posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:17:23 PM

“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 haired 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 Evans, 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 hall ways 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 it’s 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 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 wormed up.
Taking off her plain light rimmed glasses Liz grabbed her soap and ran it under the water.
She smeared her moisturising 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 eye lids 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.



“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 wether 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 2am 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 was 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 clip board 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 check list 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?
Glancing 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 grey sweater. Quickly glancing in the mirror she straightened her glasses and ran her fingers through her hair than ran out her door.
Living in this place definitely had its advantages some times, she knew were all the video camera’s were and were all the keys and doors were.
After getting the key to the most important room in the building she sneaked down the hall. Her breathing slowed as she noticed the security guard up a head. She slid into a different corridor and the guard walked past with out noticing her.
Once he was gone Liz tip toed down the corridor she originally was headed down. Once she found the door she was looking for she 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.
“Ok 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 “Ok I’ll be right back”.
He headed down the hall and Liz smiled “Ok”.
Once he was around the corner she followed after him. She watched him walk into her room and she hurried over to lock the door behind him.
“Aye!” he yelled as she shut the door.
She grinned and sprinted down the hall to the camera room. She walked in a switched off the camera’s and most of the security alarms that she would have to pass through. She grabbed the key chain that was the security guards she had just locked in her room 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 slipped it open and peaked in. Her eyes fell on Max who was staring at you full of alert.
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”.
“Ok” he walked over to her. He felt like he could trust this girl, she seemed nice and she was very beautiful.
“Ok follow me and be very careful ok?” she snuck out the door and Max followed behind her. They crept down the hall 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 finger-print 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 males 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 one 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.
“Ok, let’s get out of here” Max said.
Liz shivered and watched as the two strangers began to sneak away.
“Thankyou 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 a 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 camera’s 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.


--------------------Part 2
Pierce slammed his fist into the wall “GOD DAM IT!” he yelled. He had just been told that in the search for Max, there had been no success.
“I don’t understand, how could he have gotten through security so easily?”
“There’s more to this than what we think I know it, I just haven’t figured out what. Agent Donald’s get Liz please” Pierce held his red fist “We know he’s in Roswell, we have to figure out a way to get more undercover”.
One of the agents suddenly sat up straight “I have an idea” he stated.
“Lets’ here it then” Pierce demanded.
“Liz, she is the same age as Max isn’t she? she could sign up at the same school he attends and work undercover, she could befriend him and find out all his secrets”.
Pierce raised his eye brows, they had run out of idea’s to that just might work “That would take a quite a while to get him to trust her, but it might work, I mean he has never met her before so he won’t know she’s dangerous”.
Liz and agent Donald’s walked in “What’s going on?” Liz asked.
“Take a seat Liz” Her father instructed. She sat down and folded he arms.
“Do you know any more about what happened last night?”
Liz frowned “I already told you everything I know”.
Pierce nodded “I have a proposal for you”.

Max glanced at the group “I don’t know who she was, she just turned up and helped me escape”.
Michael gnawed on his fist “She said she turned off the security, how could she have done that unless she was an agent?”.
“She was our age Michael she was definitely not an agent, plus she didn’t have the black uniform on”.
“Well how do you explain her knowing the way through the hallways and her hand being recognised on the finger print scan?” Isabel asked.
“I don’t know! what does it matter anyway? she’s obviously on our side, so we have nothing to worry about” Max stood up and leaned against the wall.
“They will still come after you after you, they aren’t just going to leave you alone because you escaped” Alex explained.
“We have to run” Michael said.
“No Michael, we can’t just leave everything behind, what about mom and dad?” Isabel asked.
Maria frowned “You should stay, I think you should be on the look out for a day or two and if anything suspicious..”
“That’s just waiting for waiting for them to find us” Isabel cut in.
“I say we attack them” Nasaedo barged into Michael’s apartment “After training for a week and being careful we can destroy the unit”
Max ran his hand through his hair “How?” he asked.

“But won’t he expect you to go after him? he’s not just going to go back to school and wait for you to capture him again” Liz rested her hands on the forehead.
“He’ll be suspicious for a while but you’re job is to distract him from all that, maybe we should get you some contact lenses a tight dress..” Pierce said.
Liz hissed “No way! this is unbelievable” she stood up and left the room.
Should she go undercover for them? that way she could see Max again. And she would be able to protect him from her fathers clutches again, if she didn’t do it they would probably just get some other girl to do it. If someone else did it they would get everything they needed for he father and that could not happen, she wouldn’t let it.
Max knew what she looked like and if she just turned up at school he would most probably approach her?
Liz stopped walking and turned around, she walked back into the room she was just in “I’ll do it” she said.

“I can’t believe we are just back at school, this doesn’t seem right” Isabel stood with Max at his locked.
“If we are in a public place and never alone they won’t be able to do anything, they’ll draw to much attention to themselves” Max explained.
“Yeah but I just know something..”
“Stop” he closed his locker “What else can we possibly do? leave Roswell and just run away from mom and dad and our whole life? if we run they will just keep following us and we will have to keep running, I don’t know about you but I don’t want a life like that”.
Isabel frowned “I don’t” she folded her arms over her chest “Just promise me we’ll be very careful?”
“I promise” he headed down the hall “I’ll see you after class”.

Liz wandered helplessly down the hallways of west Roswell high, her first ever class at high school was science and she was having trouble finding it.
There was no sign of Max yet, what would his reaction to seeing her be? was he even at school today?
She was wearing a red tank top, a black cardigan and a jean skirt today, she had told her dad she would only go undercover if she could wear her normal clothes and not wear a camera. He had given her two different tiny camera’s to place at his home and if she needed any more to contact him. At least she didn’t have to wear one.
She pushed her glasses up her nose after the slipped slightly and glanced around, the hallways were nearly empty.
Her father had gotten her into several of Max’s classes and found her an apartment to stay in at a place near town. She had a job application sent in for a job at some local restaurant and she had a fake last name since Max knew her fathers name was Pierce.
Liz Parker was her new name.
Finally Liz found the science room, she knocked on the door and was greeted by the teacher “You must be Liz the new girl, welcome to our class”.

---------Part 3

Max nearly swallowed his pencil when he saw Liz walk into the room. He coughed forcefully and felt Maria whack him on the back “you alright girl friend?” her voice came but Max barely heard her.
Liz’s eyes flew around the room and landed on Max who was sitting in the middle of the class at a science table, which was only occupied by him.
He lifted his gaze and she quickly looked at the floor “You can have a seat at the back with Max Evans” her teacher pointed to Max and Maria waved cheerfully from the seat behind him.
Liz walked down the science lab slowly not lifting her gaze to meet any one in the class, She quickly took a seat next to Max and stared at nothing but the desk.
“Hi I’m Maria” Maria held her hand out and Liz just stared at it and didn’t say anything, “Your very shy aren’t you?”.
Liz slowly turned her head to look at the girl in the face “You could say that” she whispered.
Maria frowned “Pardon?”.
“Nothing” Liz said opening her science book to any page available.
Max could feel the heat coming off her body. What was she doing here? she said he’d never see her again.
He wanted to grab her and yank her out of class so all his questions could be answered.
Max tried not to think about the fact that this girl was very beautiful and he was very attracted to her, he had to focus on the fact that she could have connections with the enemy.
The period went by so slowly it felt like it could have been the whole day.
Max watched Liz work from the corner of his eye. Her brown hair that was like a warm inviting blanket cascaded across the side of her face blocking his view of her face.
He could smell her scent and intoxicated him, this made it all most impossible to focus on anything else.
Max happened to have the same effect on Liz. She had to hide the fact that her breathing was entirely to fast for someone who had not just finished a 5km run.
She managed to control herself after no less than fifteen minutes and then she began working on her heart beat, that was a lot harder to control.
Liz scrambled out of class as soon as the bell rang and Max watched her go, knowing he would have to follow her.
He left the class quickly “Did you see her?” Michael asked, after also watching Liz through out the whole silence lesson which he had decided to take part in today.
“Yes” Max answered “ She went that way” Max pointed down the hall and he and Michael quickly headed off in that direction.
Liz reached her locker and opened it quickly, she shoved her face in it and breathed in ‘shit, shit, shit’ she thought.
A hand hitting the locker beside her head made her heart jump to her throat.
She turned her head and fell back into her locker in surprise.
Max and that guy who had been there that night was standing there. What was his name again? Mitchell? Marco?
“Who are you?” Michael demanded.
Liz’s back ached as the door to her locker digged into her back, she looked down at the ground “I..... I”
Max bit his lip “Come with us” he said.
Liz shuddered “I have to get to my next class” she murmured.
“Like hell you do” Michael said roughly.
“Michael..” Max warned.
“I’ll come with you ok.. just, don’t make a scene” she pushed her glasses up her nose and followed them down the hall.
They walked out to the car park and to a jeep. Liz frowned “Where are we going?” she asked.
Neither of them answered, Max hopped into the drivers seat and Michael in the back. Liz breathed in then slipped into the passenger seat.
Liz watched as Max drove out of the car park and down the street.
“Are.. are you an alien too?” Liz asked Michael while looking into the review mirror
He cleared his throat “That’s none of your business”
“Michael you don’t have to be so god dam harsh ok? just stop, she helped me to get away from the FBI, if she hadn‘t who knows what could have happened, we should be thanking her!” Max said.
Liz swallowed “I am here to help you ok, you can trust me”.
“Yeah you said that” Max glanced at her quickly then focused back on the road again.
“I am agent Pierces daughter ok?” She spat out.
The car screeched to a halt and Liz gasped.
“Get out!” Michael yelled.
“I hate him, I don’t agree with his work, I let you out of the compound because I don’t think any one should be treated that way human.. or not!” She stared right at Max while she pleaded her innocence “I live there because I am forced to, I am sorry about what he did to you but I am nothing like him”.
Liz’s eyes begged him to understand and Max swallowed “Your his daughter?”.


“I was sent here to keep an eye on you, kind of undercover, just to watch you to make sure your not up to anything alienee” Liz brushed her hair behind her ears and pushed her glasses up her nose.
“Are you one of his agent’s even if your his daughter?” Max asked brushing some grass off his trousers.
“No, he acts like I’m one though, he asked me to do this because I’m your age and available straight away, if I’d said no they would have sent some other girl who would have told them everything about you, I couldn’t let them do that so I came” Liz glanced at Michael who was in deep thought while listening to the conversation.
He occasionally asked questions but Max seemed to have most of the questions he had covered.
Max was looking at the creek in front of them, they were sitting in the local park on the soft damp grass around the dirty water that was infested with ducks.
Liz was explaining her whole life story like it was some important documentary that you’d rush home to watch.
“It must have been lonely” Max said.
“It was, I’ve been there since I was seven, I’ve never really had any friends or anything, I’ve had to socialise with the agents but as you can imagine they aren’t exactly the friendliest of people” Liz brought her fingers up to just in front of her mouth and blew a bit of dirt and seed off her finger tips. She glanced back at Max who was by surprise watching her intently.
He looked back at the creek and began to speak “Did you get schooling there? did you do every day things like we do?”.
“Yeah, I did everything like you apart from the going to parties and getting drunk in the weekend, I haven’t done that before, I don’t think that would be my scene though anyway” She chuckled slightly and Max smiled.
Michael rolled his eyes. Liz was such a geek.
“I had a teacher come in and in spare time I have a computer and I am allowed outside the compound, but I have to assisted, I have television in my compartment and everything like normal” Liz couldn’t help but feel a little lost being out in the open away from her horrible home.
It may not be very inviting or nice but a home is a home.
“Where are you staying?” Michael asked.
Liz and max looked at him, it had been a while since he had spoken and he finally seemed involved in the conversation.
“I have an apartment near your house” she looked at Max “As long as I keep telling them I haven’t noticed any suspicious behaviour they should leave you alone. They got me a place close by so I could watch you more, I might have a job at a restaurant in town, called the crash.. or something”.
“The Crash down” Max said.
“Yeah, that’s it” Liz nodded.
“Maria works there” Michael explained.
“Oh the girl from science class?” Liz asked.
“Yeah, you’ll get the job most probably” Max said.
“I hope so, is that were most people hang out?”
“You could say that” Max smiled.
Liz blushed.
“How long are you going to be here?” he asked.
“Hopefully indefinitely, but I don’t know” Liz pushed herself to her feet, “Can we get back to school?” she asked.
“Yeah” Max stood up and they headed to the jeep with Michael trailing behind.
“I’m sorry for..” Michael started.
“Don’t apologise, I know it must have been hard to trust me at the beginning, I just hope you guys can trust me now” Liz hopped into the front seat of the jeep.
“We can” Max said “I just have one more question”.
“Sure what is it?” Liz asked.
“How can you not be at least worried about the fact we’re aliens? I mean your father would have said heaps about how evil we are and you’ve probably had proof that aliens have killed, thanks to Nasaedo our protector, but yet you seem to not be scared of us at all” Max turned the jeep on.
“After seeing you I knew that he had been lying”


posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:18:33 PM
---------Part 4

Liz waved goodbye to Max and Isabel after school and watched them drive off. A satisfied smile spread across her lips, Max was such a nice person! and his friends were wonderful. She had spent the whole day getting to know them, Maria with her bouncy and pure personality, Alex with his witty personality and great sense of humour, some how he had made her living in a compound her whole life funny. Kyle with his thug football star show off antics, Michael, well he could be rude but Liz could tell that he just needed to open up to someone after his whole life of hiding from everyone and being worried about letting his secret out, Isabel was a bit of an ice queen but proved that she was a wonderful personality underneath it all, maybe her ice queen ness was from years of having a secret too. Then there was Max. What could she say about him? to her he was perfect, he was secluded and quiet at times like her but when he let himself have a good time and laugh it was like watching an addictive TV show that you could help but be obsessed with. His smile lit up his whole face and his eyes showed his delight when he was happy.
When you talked to him he gave you full attention and didn’t show he was bored or leave half way through just because he felt like getting a drink.
She couldn’t help but be kind of glad Max had been brought to the compound and into her life. She knew she was selfish for thinking that, after all her father had put him through, but she couldn’t help it. Right now she would have still been trapped in there and not have all the friends she had made today.
This was the greatest opportunity of her life, being here with them and learning to become a normal teenager and she would do anything possible to stay with them and help them past her father and the FBI.
Today when she had been telling Max and Michael her life story she didn’t tell them some kind of important facts and she didn’t know why. She hadn’t told them she had been sent to get close to Max and make him fall for her so he would tell her his secrets. All she had said was that she was sent to watch and make sure they weren’t up to any alien business.
All day she had been wondering why she hadn’t told them but after a while she realised that maybe it was because she was too embarrassed to tell Max because of the feelings she had for him. Maybe later on she would finally tell them all.
Liz unlocked her apartment door and walked in. The phone rang instantly and she shuddered, she had not been looking forward to this phone call.
After picking the phone up she licked her lips to get rid of the lack of moisture on them “Hello” she said waiting for the cold reply she was expecting.
“Well how was it?” her fathers voice was as cold as she expected “Did you talk to him?”.
“No” Liz answered “I’ve seen have seen him many times though”
She heard an exasperated sigh and she couldn’t help but feel like a cold finger was running slowly down her spine “It will take time for me to get to know him ok? it won’t just happen on the first day” her breath shuddered showing her fear of her secrets being found out.
“Did he notice you?”
“I think so, we had eye contact a couple of times” she lied. Really she had talked and been with him all day, she had had eye contact with him but that was only because he had caught her staring at him. Thinking of him made this phone call easier.
“So you think everything is moving along accurately?”
“Accurately enough for the first day” she answered. The phone line clicked off “Yeah well now all the business is taken care of I just want to know how is this all for you? are you safe?............. nice to know you care dad” she slammed the phone down and collapsed onto her bed. She hadn’t needed him her whole life why would she need him now? just because she was in a whole new place and had no idea what was in store for her.
The thing that brought tears to her eyes was the fact that her father always said how evil they were and that they killed. But he had just sent her to one unarmed and innocent. Wasn’t a father supposed to yell and say “THERE IS NO WAY MY DAUGHTER IS GOING ANYWHERE A ALIEN!” her father response had some how not been that encouraging.
Tonight she was going to the movies. At lunch the ‘gang’ was telling her about everything teenagers do. it went like this:

“I can’t believe that monster’s your father!” Isabel said after being told Liz’s story from Max, “No offence”.
“None taken” Liz sipped her orange juice.
“Well now your away from there, we can show what it’s like to be a normal teenager” Maria smiled “Well kind of” she frowned at Isabel, Michael and Max.
“Thankyou I don’t know what I would have done if you guys hadn’t been so wonderful” Liz rested her chin on her crossed arms which were resting on the table “So what do people get up to around here? I want to get out and try everything!”.
“There’s the Mall, UFOnics that’s a dancing thing, movies, crash down, swimming, the park and an arcade” Alex said.
“Why don‘t we all go to the movies tonight, sort of to get Liz used to it” Kyle suggested
“Oh could we?” Liz asked a smile gracing her face
“Yeah I‘ll go”

Then everyone had agreed to go and Maria had suggested they have dinner at the Crash before. Isabel had asked Liz to go around to her house after school and Liz had happily accepted the offer. Isabel was coming to get her soon, it was just Liz had to take the phone call her father was going to make, if she missed it her father would not have been happy.
She didn’t even know why she called him that, he didn’t deserve the title that’s for sure.
While she got changed Liz decided she wouldn’t address him by that anymore.
When Liz was dressed in a ankle length jean skirt and a white long sleeved v neck top she grabbed her bag and put some girly necessities in it, then went outside to wait.
Once Isabel arrived they went straight to her house. It was only down the street but she was afraid she would get the number wrong or something.
Max was in the kitchen helping his mom put away groceries and they were talking casually.
“Mom, I want you to meet Liz....Parker, she’s me and Max’s friend, she’s new in town” Isabel introduced them.
“Well hi Liz” Diane held her hand out and Liz shook it.
“It’s nice to meet you, your house is beautiful” Liz wished she had grown up in a beautiful house like this, she could remember a bedroom that used to belong to her when she was seven, in the memory she was curled up on her bed crying because her parent’s were fighting.
“Why thank Liz, so what are your parent’s names?” Diane asked.
Max leaned against the counter watching and felt bad for Liz having to answer that question. He was surprised by her lie.
“Um well I moved here by myself because my mother and father passed away in a car crash up north” Liz answered “There names were uh... Nancy and Jeff”.
“Oh my dear I’m so sorry!” Diane’s eyes filled with concern and Liz frowned,
‘No don’t be there was nothing you could have done, I just try not to think about it” Liz touched her arm in concern of upsetting the women and the lady surprisingly pulled her into a hug “Your such a brave girl, I take it your in Roswell by yourself?”.
Liz nodded “Yes I have an apartment just down the road”.
“Well Liz your welcome here any time you want, if you wanna stay here at night because you don’t want to go back to that lonely apartment don’t even hesitate, you are welcome here when ever you want” Diane patted Liz’s arm.
“Thankyou” she smiled Isabel grabbed her arm “Come on lets go to my room”.
Liz smiled at Max and waved slightly before she was pulled out of the room.
Max was surprised by how good a liar Liz was, she would need to be if she would have to lie to her father.
“Does your mom know about you and Max and Michael?” Liz asked.
Isabel shook her head “No”
“Why not? she is very nice person I think she would take it well” Liz sat down on the edge of Isabel’s big bed.
“Well I have wanted to tell her before but it’s Max who needs convincing, he’s afraid she won’t love us any more, he’s like Michael, he doesn’t want people to fear him. They won’t let anyone in, it was me who get Alex pulled into this whole thing by accident and then Maria found out because he’s her best friend, Kyle was nearly killed one night in the park and Max healed him , those three are the greatest mistakes we have ever made”.
“They are very tense Max and Michael are, your secret is taking a toll on all of you, you need to be carefree for a while and you can be, you don’t have to worry about the FBI anymore” Liz kicked her jandals off and folded her legs.
Isabel smiled “Maybe we will but we will always have our secret and there’s nothing we can do about it”.
“I’ll help you, while you guys show me everything about being a teenager, you’ll be able to have some fun and just relax”.
“I really hope what you say happens”


----------PART 5

“I’ll be right back” Liz walked out of Isabel’s room and into the hallway, she walked down it looking for the bathroom.
Her eyes landed on Max who was just pulling his shirt off to hop into the shower. She still felt tingly when she saw the sight of his muscular body. In the white room Max had been forced into wearing nothing but scrubs but he had looked VERY fine in them.
She cleared her throat and Max’s head swung in her direction.
“Oh Liz?” he asked.
She blushed and looked anywhere but at him “I just.. um wanted to use the toilet” she answered.
“Oh sure sorry...” he walked out of the bathroom “there you go” he motioned for her to go in and Liz looked up into his eyes,
“Thanks” she scattered into the steam filled bathroom and closed the door. The shower was going and she hurried so he wouldn’t have to wait to long to hop in it.
Max waited outside the door and when she emerged he smiled.
“Thanks” she headed down the hall to Isabel’s room unaware that Max watched her go.

Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had so much time
To sit and think about myself
And then there she was
Like double cherry pie
Yeah there she was
Like disco super fly
I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely is a dream
Max, Liz and Isabel walked into the crash down and looked around. Liz smiled at the sight of the local restaurant, it’s mural’s and decorations set the theme of aliens and it was incredibly cute. “I take it you like the restaurant?” Isabel asked.
“I love it” Liz chuckled “It’s entertaining”.
Max and Isabel laughed “If you say so”
Hangin' round downtown by myself
And I had too much caffeine
And I was thinkin' 'bout myself
And then there she was
In double platform suede
Yeah there she was
Like disco lemonade
I smell sex and candy here
Who's that lounging in my chair
Who's that casting devious stares
In my direction
Mama this surely is a dream
Mama this surely is a dream
Yeah mama this must be my dream
They took a seat at a booth near the back and Maria soon joined them “Hey guys” she sat down beside Max and rested her elbows on the table “Alex is out the back and Michael and Kyle aren’t here yet, that is if they ever get here, Daphne will serve us soon hopefully”.
“So Liz how’s it going? has Isabel been filling you in about everything?” She asked.
“Yes” Liz answered “I love being able to be out in the open, this is a whole new world to me, I’d seen it all on TV but being here is so much more” her face was glowing with happiness and it relieved the others that she was happy. After the life she had had she deserved some freedom.

“Max can you drop me off first, I’m really tired and I just wanna get into bed” Isabel had noticed the glances between Max and Liz all through out the night and she felt like giving them some alone time.
“Oh.. um sure” He pulled up outside their house and Isabel hopped out “See ya Liz”.
“By Isabel see you in the morning” Liz waved as Isabel walked away and Max headed down the street.
They drove in silence to Liz’s apartment then when he arrived, he stopped the car and Liz turned to face him “Thankyou for the ride Max”.
“Liz can I ask you something?” He turned to look at her and she nodded. “How did you turn off the security and make sure the coast was clear that night?”
Liz swallowed “I didn’t know what to do to help you, I had watched you from behind the wall, there was a glass thing that you couldn’t see and all I knew was that I had to do something. During the time you were in there I told my father to be easier on you, to stop torturing you and just talk, compromise. He wouldn’t listen of corse. One night I was in there and I found a clip board it had a list of things on it, it was things that they could.. do to you to make you talk, at the bottom it said to kill you, they had done all most everything else and I was worried it would get to that”.
Lis told him her how she freed him and he listened with all his attention on her.
“You didn’t have to do that for me.. thankyou, I owe you so much” His voice was filled with gratitude.
“You don’t owe me anything, I wanted to do it” she told him “I did it because I knew that you weren’t evil, my father just couldn’t see past your blood cells. I was right about what I saw because you aren’t evil your this wonderful person who had great friends that have all excepted me with in a day. You have a family a nice house and are normal. I consider you more normal than me, I don’t care what your past was and where your actually from all I can trust is what I see and hear from you, I can’t help but be glad you came to the compound or I wouldn’t have had the chance to have had all this happen for me” she closed her eyes for a second “I’m sorry I know its selfish of me to be kind of glad my father found you”
“No.. it’s not, you deserve some happiness your life has been horrible” Max said.
she smiled “I could say the same thing to you”.
“I though mine was bad but you’ve had worse, you haven’t had family and love” he swallowed.
Liz smiled “Thankyou.. for everything Max”.
“No.. thankyou” he whispered.
They sat in silence for a second then Max brushed a piece of stray hair behind Liz’s ears.
She looked into his eyes and his hand grazed her cheek, she blushed and swallowed.
Max felt like he was looking into this soul, they had been heaved into each others lives with very odd circumstances and they didn’t care.
Liz felt Max moving closer to her and she pulled away “Um.. good night Max” She opened the door to the jeep and hopped out “see you tomorrow”.
“Yeah.. Is and I will pick you up” he said.
She nodded then closed the door. Max watched her walk towards the building and shuddered, he was falling for Liz, he had not stopped thinking about her since she saved his life but he had dismissed it with the knowledge that he would never see her again, what was he supposed to do about it? would Liz even think of him that way? he knew that she didn’t care about the fact he was an alien but he just didn’t know.

Liz closed the door behind her and she quickly pulled her clothes off and hopped into bed. It was bad to like Max, she was supposed to be helping him not falling for him.
Knowing that didn’t change how she felt though, her heart wanted Max, she could feel it. She had known it since she first saw him. Would anything ever come of their relationship? did he want anything to happen between them? she fell asleep her mind questioning many things.


Liz wandered down the school halls fanning herself with her hand, today was very hot. She wore jandals and a light white dress to keep cool, someone tapped on her shoulder and she turned her head to see Kyle. He was wearing a t-shirt and shorts, “Hey Liz, hot isn’t it?”
“Boiling god I don’t know how you can handle this weather more than once? at the compound we had air conditioning”
Kyle laughed “We don’t have a choice but to handle it”
“Aghh I don’t know how much more of this I can take” Liz whined.
Kyle smiled “Vicky!” he waved “See ya Liz” he walked over to his girlfriend and Liz sighed as he kissed her passionately.
“Hi Liz” Max walked up behind her and she smiled.
“Hi Max” She continued to fan herself while they walked.
“I refuse to talk about the weather one more time today, I am sick of it, it is hot everybody get over it” Maria grumbled.
Max and Liz laughed.
“So what are you two up to now that school is finished for the weekend? something wonderful I hope” Maria grabbed Liz’s hand and waved it in front of her face.
“Maria! use your own hand!” Liz laughed snatching her hand back.
Liz rolled her eyes at Max he chuckled. Liz almost drooled, he was wearing a black button down top that had the first few buttons undone because it was so hot.
“You guys! idea!!!” Alex ran up and rapped his arms around Maria’s shoulders, she squeaked and pulled them away “Sweaty” she groaned.
“Let’s go to the pool, please” Alex said.
By now they were in the car park and could see Isabel waiting at the jeep and fanning herself with her school book.
“I’ll go” Maria said.
“What about you two... come on?” Alex begged.
Liz swallowed “I don’t have any togs”
“I have some old ones you can have!” Isabel cut in.
“Thankyou Is, Um sure, I’ll come then”. Max of corse agreed to come now.
“Ok we’ll see ya there in 30 minutes, later ” Maria and Alex headed off toward the Jetta
“Bye Isabel!” they both yelled.
Isabel waved her book at them then snarled at Max to hurry up so she could get into more comfortable clothes.
Liz hopped into the back seat of the jeep and rested her head on the seat, she closed her eyes and before she knew it they were at Max and Isabel’s house.
“Come on Liz the bikini will look great on you” Isabel grabbed Liz’s hand and pulled into the house.
“Hi Isabel, Liz” Diane was vacuuming the lounge, “Hi mom” Isabel called as she pulled Liz down the hall.
“Hey Max” Diane wiped her brow and Max took the vacuum form her I’ll finish the lounge for you mom” he offered.
“Don’t be silly Max, go away” she smiled.
“Are you sure?” he asked.
“Yes!” Diane snarled.
Max headed down the hall and stopped outside Isabel’s door. “Max go away” Isabel demanded.
“Why?” Max asked.
“Because we are going to be getting changed and we don’t want you to see us nude” Isabel went to close the door “Isabel” Liz whined “I won’t look good in this”
Isabel sighed “You will look awesome” she grinned “Don’t you think Max?”
Max swallowed and looked at the ground “Yes” he answered.
“You didn’t even see the bikini” Isabel exclaimed, she pulled his chin up and showed him the red boob cube bikini. Liz was going to be wearing that? maybe he shouldn’t go.
Liz grabbed the bikini, “I don’t know..” she mumbled.
“Bye Max” Isabel closed the door with her powers and turned to Liz, “Try it on, it will look great”.
“But Isabel I don’t have a tan and I need a bikini wax, you have to remember I have lived in a basically underground compound my whole life” Liz explained.
“I can fix that” Isabel said “I have powers you know, how else do you think I look so wonderful?”

Liz and Isabel stood in the kitchen running ice over them selves. They were in their bikinis and were just waiting for Max to be ready.
“Liz?” Isabel asked “What do you think of Max?”
Liz ran the ice down her jaw “What about Max?” she asked.
“What do you think of him?” Isabel asked.
“I don’t know.. he’s nice why?” Liz turned to look at Isabel and she grinned.
“I don’t know I was just wondering” Isabel knew that Max and Liz were lusting over each other and she knew they both deserved to have some fun. But she didn’t know that if they got together it would be more than just fun, it would be love, she didn’t know how deep their feelings went. Isabel was determined to have them together within a week, it would be hard work.
“Ready to go?” Max walked in and froze at the sight of Liz running ice down her neck and over her shoulders.
Isabel watched him gawk and chuckled “We’re ready Max” she said.
He didn’t move “MAX!” she yelled.
He snapped out of it “Yeah, um let’s go”


-----------------Part 6

“Max I need help” Liz sat down next to him in the library “Pierce is getting inpatient he want’s news and I don’t know what to tell him”
Max closed his book and looked around “Let’s go somewhere else, it’s to public in here” he whispered.
She nodded and stood up, they walked out of the library and outside, they sat down behind the bleachers next to the football field.
“What should I tell him?” she asked “I’m out of idea’s”.
Max ran his hand through his hair “I don’t know, what does he want to know?”
“Well he only knows your an alien so something about you, he’s been pressuring me to talk to you” Liz brushed a stray strand of hair that came out of her plaited pinkie tails.
“Why don’t you tell him that during one off our classes we had a discussion and that you know one of my friends names, don’t say someone I actually know...”
“So not Michael or Alex or anything it has to be someone else, it can’t be made up because they will probably look them up” Liz concentrated on thinking for someone, she folded her legs and her thigh brushed Max’s leg. She shuddered and smiled “What about Michael? that guy in your history class? you talk to him”
A smile crept across Max’s face and Liz’s heart fluttered “What?” she asked.
“It’s just you’ve been here 2 and a half weeks and you know heaps about my life” he continued to smile.
Liz laughed “I have o know heaps about you though, my father..” Max cut her off “Yeah I know, but don’t you get bored I’m not a very interesting person”.
“Yes you are” Liz smiled “I wouldn’t enjoy it if it were anyone else” did I just say that out loud? she questioned, how embarrassing.
Max eyes turned red and Liz bit her lip “Are you doing anything after school? we have that biology thing we need to do”.
“Oh sure, why don’t you come around and we can study” he said.
“Yeah ok” She was happy to be able to go around to his house to see him and not Isabel, when she went around there she was always with Isabel, Max and her never had much time together, he longest alone time they had had was about half an hour, someone always interrupted them.
“So you know what to tell your dad?” he asked.
“I prefer he just be called Pierce I don’t really consider him a father” Liz explained.
Max nodded “Oh, sorry”.
“No its ok” she said.
Max couldn’t help but wonder about Liz, she was so secluded like she was afraid of something, that something was probably be her father and the FBI;
“Are you ok after the compound? what they did to you wasn’t exactly nice, if I were you I would be having nightmares and be afraid to be anywhere alone” Liz touched his arm and a jolt was sent through both their bodies.
Max was having nightmares, no body knew about it though.
“Can I try something?” he asked.
“Sure” Liz said “What is it?” she asked.
Max smiled, she said yes before asking what it was, she was such a trusting person, he loved that about her. “There’s this thing I can do, where you connect to someone and you see flashes of each others life, I have never done it with anyone before, but if I see your life and know what you have been through maybe it will be easier for you to be able to forget about it and make a new life here in Roswell with me.. I mean us” he wanted to let her know she could trust him, “I can make you just see mine or I just see your or not at all if you want to”.
“Sure, what do you have to do?” she asked.
He stood up and shifted seats so he was sitting in front of her, he moved toward her more and raised his hands to her face. He brushed her hair behind her ears and Liz’s breath caught in her throat at first she thought he was gong to kiss her and her heart beat was going rapidly fast.
“You have to look into my eyes and clear your mind of everything” he said.
Liz nodded and looked him straight in the eyes, after a few minutes the connection was formed and she were both bombarded with images.
Liz saw:
// Max and Isabel walking along the high way naked when they were young //
// Max huddled in Mrs Evans arms crying //
// Max healing a small bird in his back yard and Isabel telling him it was to public //
// Max sitting in Biology at the age of 13 //
// Max and Michael in shock after Isabel telling them Alex and Maria knew their secret //
// Max walking alone at night, he had woken up and not been able to get back to sleep, him finding Kyle bleeding to death from being robbed and him healing the wound //
// Max being followed by an agent and because he had been noticed the night he had healed Alex //
// Max getting out in the white room and being so scared and lonely//
// Max screaming as he got tortured by her father //
// Liz standing before him saying that he should follow his heart, he had followed her because his heart said he could trust her //
// Max lying in bed thinking about her wondering if hopefully he could see her again //
// Liz coming in biology and the mixture of happiness, shock and wonder he felt //
// Liz’s happiness when she first walked into Crash down //
// Liz running ice over her jaw in the kitchen with Isabel //
The connection stopped and tears fell from Liz’s eyes, she looked into Max’s eyes and put her hands on top of his, she gently tugged them away from her face then buried her face in her hands.
“What did you see?” he asked.
“Your childhood” she whispered wiping her tears away “You were so lonely as Lonely as I was” she looked up at him “What did you see?”
“You crying on your bed when you were 7 because your parent’s were fighting, you wondering around your compartment at the compound wondering what to do, I saw our life in there and then felt how happy you were to come here to Roswell, to get away fro it all” he had also seen her the night she rescued him when she was tracing his features through the glass, he felt how excited she was that she was going to see him again.
Liz wiped her eyes again “You got out of the pods when I was getting taken to the compound” she remembered, “Your life begun then and mine ended”.
Max lifted her shin so she was looking her into the eyes “Does it make you feel better to know that someone knows what you have been through?”
“You already knew that before you saw it” Liz said looking him in the eyes.
Max heard her cell phone begin to ring and the expression on her face shook him internally, he didn’t like that look. It was of terror and worry, she was afraid of her father as much as he was.
She pulled her phone out and stared at it, she looked up at Max and he swallowed. Max grabbed her spare hand for comfort as she received the call and put it to her ear.
“Hi” She said “Yeah I talked to him, in one of our classes”
Max rubbed his fingers over her hand and tried to soothe away the frightened ness but knew he couldn’t.
“He has a friend, I can’t remember the nae of him but he’s in the football team” Liz stared into Max’s eyes and she felt the comfort she needed.
After the phone call she put the phone down and began to cry. She lifted her head and surprisingly they fell into a hug. Max rapped his arms around her and she rested her head on his shoulder.
“Into the brave new world,
I hope I see you on the other side of this changing world,
baby when my ship pulls in, I try to believe in anyone,
look at the state I’m in,
But for now, I’m just sittin’ at the tail bone,
here in song, and wishing I was able,
stable now now now now now,”
“Thankyou” Liz whispered.

“We told Nasaedo there was no need to attack the compound” Max explained to Liz as he walked back into his room holding a drink and a sandwich for her.
Liz thanked him and put the plate and cup down on the floor “Because..”
“Because they aren’t trying to find us right now so we don’t have to hurry to feel safe again” he sat down on the floor beside her and leaned his back against his bed.
“It is very lucky I said yes to coming then isn’t it? other wise you guys would have killed me” Liz sipped her drink and Max frowned “No we wouldn’t off, we would have taken you away and given you a goo life”
“No you would have blown up the compound which means with me in it” Liz argued.
“Must you think on the bad side of things?” he asked,
“I..” she was about to come up with a smart come back but the door opened revealing Isabel “Hi” she said “having fun?”.
Max and Liz both shared a glance “Is there something you wanted Isabel?”
“Nope” Isabel ran her hand along the door “I’m just bored”.
“Why don’t you go to the crash down and see Maria or Alex?” Liz asked.
“I just might do that” she walked out of the room “see ya!” she smiled.
Liz sipped her drink again and flicked through her science book, “I know all this, I had a lot of spare time at the compound” she chuckled.
Max laughed “Well you can teach me it” he reached for the page at the same time and their hands collide. Liz looked at Max and their eyes connected.
Blushing she pulled her hand away from his and turned back to look at her book, “Where do you want to start?” her voice came out a lot weaker then she planned it too.
Max didn’t say anything his body was yelling at him and if he spoke a moan would come out.
Liz turned back to look at him and swallowed “Max?” she asked.
Max inched his face forward and before either of them knew it the warm sensation of their lips touching spread through out their whole bodies.
Liz moaned and tried to get closer to him, Max leaned forward and ran his hands through her silky hair.
Liz got up onto her knees and Max did too, Liz rapped her arms around him and squashed her body into his. Max moved forward to try and get closer to Liz this caused Liz to be forced onto her back on top of their school books and work. She opened her legs and Max lied down in-between them, Max groaned deep in his throat as her soft tongue glided across his. He broke the kiss heaving or breath and stared Liz in the eyes, she swallowed and lifted her chin so she could kiss him again, he brought his mouth down on hers and she licked his lips, he trailed his kisses down her jaw and under her chin. She arched her head back and closed her eyes in satisfaction.
This felt so wonderful and... right and all they could both think was finally!
Max ran his hands under the hem of her shirt to feel the inviting skin of her stomach against his finger tips, he felt Liz shudder against him., he bent one of her legs so his arousal was pressed into thigh.
Liz rapped her arms around his neck and groaned at the feel of his body touching hers She knew they had to stop and she was slowly building up the strength to pull away. She could feel his warm hands on her stomach and this caused her to break away from his mouth. She looked up into his eyes then pushed herself up. Max got up off her and ran his hand through his hair “I’m sorry, I don’t know what I was thinking” he said.
Liz swallowed and got up she sat down on the edge of bed and crossed her arms “You aren’t regretting what you did are you?” she asked.
Max turned to face her “Do you want me too?”
Liz frowned but couldn’t help but let a smile slip across her face “No”
Max’s eyes widened she liked it?
Liz blushed furiously and Max got up onto his knees so he was in front of her “I don’t regret it, I’ve been dying to do that for the longest time” he brushed her hair behind her ears and Liz smiled “Really?”
“Yeah” he blushed.
Liz rested her forehead on his “I’ve wanted to do that for a long time too”
He looked into her eyes then they both moved their lips forward, Liz excepted his tongue into her mouth and they both shared a heart searching kiss.


posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:19:32 PM
-----------------Part 7

Liz stared at the plate she had just dropped in front of the customer “Oh.. I’m so sorry! I’ll get a new one right away, no charge” she franticly began picking up the food and pieces of glass then scurried into the back room.
As soon as the door closed a whimper escaped her mouth and a frustrated tear dripped down her cheek. “Are you alright?” Michael asked just getting into his apron.
Liz quickly wiped her eyes, she hadn’t known he was there! “I just dropped my third plate today” she said.
Michael raised his eye brows, “Oh... bummer” he walked through the door and Liz sighed “MICHAEL!” she exclaimed.
He pocked his head through the door “Yeah?” he grinned.
Liz looked like she was about to blow a fuse so he decided to stop playing with her, “Oh.. right” he waved his hand over the plate and the food and it all turned back into it’s normal self.
“Thankyou “ she huffed walking back thorough the door.
“Hard first day?” she gasped and lost her balance as she bumped into Max, he quickly grabbed her and the tray and she let out an exasperated sigh “Kill me now” she cried.
“I’m sorry about the inconvenience” she placed the plate in front of the customer and walked over to the next table “Hi my names Liz, Welcome to the crash down, are you ready to order?” she asked.
“We’ve been ready for half an hour” The lady answered.
“Oh” Liz frowned “I’m sorry we’ve been really busy, what would you like?”
“A galaxy sub and...” the lady took her order and she quickly scribbled down the food before hurrying over to the kitchen to place the order.
“Last table” Liz mouthed to Max who was leaning against the counter watching her with a silly grin on his face.
After serving another table and giving the food to a couple more Liz hurried out the back before she was pushed into doing over-time. Max was sitting on the employees break couch and she huffed air out of her mouth before collapsing down on the couch beside him “Hard day?” he asked.
“Understatement” Liz shifted so she could rest her head on his shoulder, Max placed a kiss on the top of her head and Liz closed her eyes, “I’m worried” she whispered
“About?” Max asked.
“Pierce, I haven’t heard from him in three days and I know he must be planning something, I know what’s going to happen, he’s going to ring and announce some big new arrangement because he’s grown impatient and want’s results quicker” Liz pulled off her glasses and wiped away a piece of lint off them.
Max swallowed “We can’t do anything until we hear from him” he rapped his arm around her and she lifted her feet off the ground and turned her body into his so she was snuggled at his side.
“I just hope it isn’t something to big. It better be something I can squirm my way out off” Liz lifted her head to look him in the eyes “I am going to go home and have a shower, want to do something later?”
“How about get a video, I don’t think any ones at home” he ran his thumb over her lips and she smiled “Ok, why don’t you pick the video while I get ready at home?”
“Let’s go” he grabbed her hands and they both got up off the couch. Max started leading them out of the room when Liz stopped him “Wait .. I want to .. do this..” she grabbed the back of his head and pulled his lips down on hers. She flicked her tongue across his teeth and then dipped it into his deep mouth further.
Max kissed her back by running his tongue along hers and over her lips, Liz moaned and broke away “Let’s go” she smiled and lead them out into the Crash down.
No one really knew about their relationship yet, they had only been together for 2 days and one of those days had been a Saturday.
Liz and Max were just enjoying being able to kiss and hold each others hands.... basically just enjoying the couple hood before letting everyone know.
Max stopped the jeep and Liz gave him a quick kiss “See you in 40 minutes” she smiled.
Her smile froze when she noticed a black car in the drive way to her apartment. Max noticed the car and his whole body convulsed “I can’t just let you go in there”.
“GO! don’t come back, I’ll ring you when the coast is clear.. it’s not safe they’ll get you again” she jumped out and stared at him one more timed “What are you waiting for? GO!” she exclaimed.
Max pulled the jeep away then drove down the street quickly.
Liz stared at her apartment then hesitantly walked up to the front door, her heart was pounding so hard in her chest that she felt it in her toes. Slipping the key into the lock she quickly slid the door opened and swallowed.
“Why hello Liz” Pierce sat in a chair at the table she had in her little dining area. Liz shivered and folded her arms “I knew I’d hear from you soon” she said.
Closing the door she tried to hide the Goosebumps and tremors her body were producing “Why are you here?” she asked.
“I’m impatient Lizzie you know that” he folded his arms and smiled evilly “Since we are just siting on our asses at the compound we wanted to get into the action a little bit, we gave you two camera’s neither have been touched” he picked them up off the table and held them in front of his face “They will be used now though, along with one for your top” he put the camera’s down “By the way where have you been?” he asked “I have been sitting here for half the day”
“Work” Liz answered motioning to the uniform “I work at the crash down remember” she walked in and put her bag and keys down on the table, “I have to wear a camera?” she asked.
He grinned and lifted the badge on her chest “Cute” he said looking at the name tag “Yes you will be wearing a camera and you will have back up”.
Liz’s heart sank, that meant acting like she didn’t know Max. She wouldn’t even get to talk to him much.
“During the day you will wear this camera and one of my agent’s will always be near by” he pulled out a small broach the size of half her finger nail and pinned it to her top “You can take it off when your home but when ever you leave the house you have to wear it, when your coming home your back up will notice and leave to his own apartment, tell him when your leaving again, his apartment is down the road, we have a car for you parked out back, it’s a small blue ford laser, nothing flash, nothing a normal teenager wouldn’t have” he looked around “We expect results soon Liz, something to go on, I’m leaving you know what you have to do” He pointed to her fridge “the phone number of your back ups apartment is on the fridge and the keys to your car are on the bench, call us if you need anything” he headed to the front door and pulled it open “Good luck” he said before leaving.
Once he was gone Liz took the broach off and turned it off, she put it in the kitchen with the other two then collapsed on her coach, tears escaped her eyes and she let herself cry.


Max was pacing back and forth in his room, he was going insane!!!
He hadn’t heard from Liz yet, he expected her to ring sooner than this, was Pierce still at her apartment? was she safe?
Should he go round there? no he couldn’t go around there, Liz said she’d tell him when the coast was clear, if he just went barging into her apartment it would blow everything.
His gaze kept falling on the phone that just wouldn’t ring! he would combust if he didn’t get a phone call soon.
He sat down on the end of his bed and rested his head in his hands “Come on Liz, come on” he mumbled.
As if on cue the phone started ringing and he grabbed it quickly “Liz?” he asked.
He heard a sniffle “Yeah” .
“What's wrong what happened?” He demanded.
“Can you come around at about 1am? it should be safe then, bring everyone ok? low profile” her voice was filled with sadness “You trust me?” she asked.
“Yes I trust you, we’ll be there, are you alright?” he asked.
“Just be here ok?” she hanged up and Max sighed.
The phone call he had been waiting for had not been much help.


------------------------Part 8

“I’m going to be wearing a camera so it would be best if none of you talk to me at all” Liz had red rimmed eyes and she sat by herself on the corner of her bed.
“I can’t believe this” Maria grumbled “We have to do something we can’t just go on like this”
Max just sat with his elbows resting on his thighs, he was looking at the ground and he wasn’t saying anything. “There’s nothing you can do” Liz said “There might be a few occasions I can tell my back up that I'm going home and then come around, but only at night”.
“We’re sorry there’s nothing we can do” Isabel sat down next to her and rapped her arm around Liz’s shoulders.
“I know” Liz said quietly.
“We better get going before our parent’s figure out we’re gone” Alex said.
Liz nodded “It’s not safe that your here, you should go” she stood up and sharply breathed in.
Michael and Maria stood up, Maria hugged Liz quickly “We’ll figure something out” she whispered. “Thankyou” A tear dripped down Liz’s cheek and she quickly wiped it away.
Isabel hugged Liz and Alex and Michael said goodbye and sorry before walking out the door.
“Max?” Isabel asked,
“I’ll be out in a sec” he said lifting his head.
“Ok” she walked out and closed the door behind her. Liz just continued to sit she knew what she had to do but she didn’t want to do it.
It was lucky Max got up other wise they both would have just sat there for hours.
“There’s nothing we can do?” he asked kneeing down in front of her.
She shook her head “no” tears spilled down her cheeks and Max wiped them away, “I have to say this even though I don’t want to..” Max cut her off.
“Don’t say it” he closed his eyes briefly “I know”.
Liz whimpered “I’m so sorry”.
“It’s not your fault” he opened his tear glazed eyes. He stood up and Liz stared up at him, “This can’t just be... it” she said.
Liz stood up and rapped her arms around his neck, she pulled his mouth onto hers and they kissed each other longingly “Goodbye Max” she whispered.
Max kissed her lips again, he didn’t say anything he couldn’t, it hurt to much.
He walked to the door and opened it, he looked back at her one more time then disappeared into the night.


Liz felt awful walking through school, no one was going to come up to her and say hi.

Well no one who she cared about would.
Wearing a camera and having someone follow you made you feel like you’d never ever be alone. The happiest she had ever been in her whole life was a few days ago and she could never have that back, she wanted to throw up. Maybe if she killed herself she would at least not have to see Max’s face and have to look the other way.
Was this hurting him as much as it was hurting her? her heart answered ‘yes’.
This was going to be a long day.

Max could feel her walk past him as he stood at her locker. This felt wrong, he had to do something, they could do something they HAD TO.
He wanted to grab her and pick her up so she rapped her legs around his waist, then he’d devour her in front of everyone.
He was so complete when he had her, he was happy. He didn’t care if he failed his next class, or if the spare tire on the jeep was fixed, all the problems in life seemed so small when he had her. He hadn’t even gotten used being able to say that she was HIS girl. No one even knew that had been involved, wait, Isabel probably would have figured it out.
They should never have gone to her house that afternoon, they should have goon straight to the video store then to his house. At least then they would have had the afternoon together, they would have had that tiny bit more time.
He was going to burst he had to something, he shared basically every class with her, he would have to see her being beautiful every second of the day, that was good on top of being bad, dam her father!
During the day he tried to come up with ideas, but he couldn’t come up with anything with out talking to her. He was going to have to see her even though they weren’t a couple anymore, that was only for convenience, he didn’t care if he never saw her. When he did see her he wanted to be able to hold and kiss her.
His gaze drifted to Liz who sat quietly at the front of the room. her petite frame looked tiny against the back of the chair. Her brown hair was in a big bundle-mess at the back of her head and strands fell over her neck. It was a weird hair-do it wasn’t up and it wasn’t down, normally it would be stupid but it was on Liz and she made it beautiful.
He watched her as she took off her glasses and rub her eyes, she was concentrating too hard on class and it was tiring her eyes.
After class he was walking down the hall and walked right into her, she gasped and bent down to pick up her books that had scattered over the floor. “I’m so sorry” she said.
“No it was my fault, I was distracted” he said.
Liz looked up at him and blushed “Um.. your Max right?” she asked.
He nodded “Yeah”
“Oh.. well I was wondering if you could tutor me after school for um English, I’m having trouble with it” Max handed her the books she had dropped and they both stood up properly.
“What part are you having trouble with?” he asked.
“um.. all of it” she whacked herself in the head, did she say that? her father would be laughing so hard right now “Ow” she mouthed.
Max couldn’t help but smile “Well sure, your house..?” he asked.
They couldn’t go to his house because his mom would be there and she would start talking to Liz like normal and it would blow her cover.
“No would it be ok at the crash down? I have a shift at 4:45 and if we study there we can eat as well” she pushed her glasses up her nose and blinked at Max.
“Ok, do you need a ride? I have a jeep” he said.
“That would be great” she said.
“Well I’ll see you after the last class here?” he asked.
“yeah.. ok” she smiled then turned and walked down the hall.
Liz was so cute under pressure, he couldn’t help but think as he walked to the gym for physical Ed his next class.


Liz walked into the crash down bathroom and pulled the camera off her sweater “I’m going toilet so you’ll have to end your peep show for a few minutes” she spoke into the camera , quickly she turned it of and hurried back into the crash down, “Max” she said “Come here”
He looked her questioningly then walked into the bathroom. She closed the door behind him and breathed in “I had to turn it off to go to the bathroom, Pierce rang my cell phone and told me to make this study date, I’m so sorry I couldn’t get out of it”
Max nodded “I understand, look we can’t do this anymore, he’s going to expect you to do more and more soon and...”
“Your suggesting we have to do something to their plan or to them?” Liz asked folding her arms.
“Well either” Max looked at the ground.
“I’m willing to kill my father Max” he looked up at her suddenly “If that’s what you were wondering?”
“Um.. actually I was wondering that and I’m so sorry, it’s just..” Liz cut him off
“I understand and I am willing to but killing just him won’t help much it would have to be the compound and all the agents”
“Are you sure you’d do that.. for us?” he asked.
Liz nodded “Look I can’t be on the toilet much longer or they’ll start being suspicious” she opened the bathroom door and Max walked out “We’ll find another time to talk?” he asked.
“Yeah, I can’t not go to the bathroom for the rest of my life” she smiled.
Max nodded and she closed the door.
Liz turned the camera back on and washed her hands before walking out into the crash down. max was working like he had been before she went to bathroom and the viewers had no idea that anything had happened.


Liz was lying in bed trying to come up with ideas about what they could do with the situation they were stuck in.
She had to figure out how to stop everything from proceeding the way it was. Killing her father? most people would think that be horrible but he was a horrible person and he didn’t deserve to live. How could they kill him and destroy all records of Max and aliens? no doubt if they got rid of the compound the FBI wouldn’t try rebuild it, it wasn’t doing well enough from the beginning so they wouldn’t waste the millions on it again. The results they got from it wouldn’t be enough to satisfy them.
If they set the compound on fire and blew up the agents, her father and all records would be destroyed then they would be home free.

But what would happen to her?

She didn’t know. She’d still have the apartment and everything but she didn’t earn enough money at the crash down.
Maybe she’d get some kind of benefit or something.

But what would happen once the compound was gone? would she stand in front of the wreck fake-crying like a little girl till the FBI turned up and found her? did they know she was out being a spy? if they got there and didn’t see her would they think she died in the fire?
If they did would that make her an illegal alien? No they had to make a way so the FBI knew she was still alive when they got there, that would make her situation better. There were so many things they had to come up with. It was going to take a long time to plan something.


-------------PART 9

“Max?” Liz asked opening her front door at 12 at night “What are you doing here?” she asked.
Max leant forward and placed a passionate kiss on her lips, Liz broke away “MMMMax I thought I made it clear we couldn’t...” Max placed his finger against her lips,
“You did and I don’t want that, I can’t not touch you when there’s a free moment” he walked in and closed the door, “I need to be able to kiss you” he pecked her lips “I want to be able to run my hands through your hair and be able to pull you close to me” he ran his hand across her waist and pulled her body that was covered with grey baggy pants and a tank top against him. Liz looked up into his eyes “It’s not safe Max... and there’s only the nights when I’m not wearing a camera” she stepped away from him and turned around.
“I don’t care!” he exclaimed “All I want is you, Liz in the last couple of months my life has revolved around you. ONLY you. Your everything to me Liz, I don’t want to not be with you” he reached out and cupped her cheek.
Liz closed her eyes “I don’t know what to say” she whispered,
“Don’t say anything” he pulled her mouth down on his and furiously kissed her. She moaned and stepped back wards. Max stepped forward and rapped his arms around her hips. Liz gave in and rapped her arms around his neck.
“Why do you do this to me?” she asked as he kissed down her neck.
Max smiled “You do it to me too”
Liz broke the kiss and sat down on the bed , She slid herself backwards so she was in the middle and Max knelt down in front of her. She rapped her arms around his neck and pulled him down on top of her.
They hadn’t gone very far in their relationship that they had shared for two days- that made sense - but the connection they shared mentally made it feel like there wasn’t anything they weren’t ready for.
Liz pulled Max’s shirt over his head and fused her lips to his chest, she trailed her tongue across his collar bone and felt him shudder in satisfaction.
Max slid his hands up and done her hips and when he felt Liz lead his fingers to the rim of her top he pulled it willingly over her head. She was wearing a white sports bra and her newly tanned skin looked even more golden with the pale material against it. Liz ran her hands up and down his muscular chest and stared up into his eyes “I hate you, why do you have to be so perfect?” she asked, “If you weren’t so perfect maybe it would be easier for me to just walk away”.
A pure smile slipped across his features “I am another species and you still say I’m perfect?” He tucked a few strands of hair behind her ears and trailed the out line of her glasses.
“Would you still want me if I wasn’t an alien?” he asked.
“I would never have met you if you weren’t alien” she pressed a kiss against his lips and sighed “I hate these things” she pulled her glasses off, they made it harder to get closer to him.
“I can heal your eyes” he said “It is possible”
Liz’s eyes widened “You could?” she asked.
Max nodded “Do you want me too? you’d never have to wear glasses again” he said.
Liz bit her lip “But people have seen me with glasses I always wear glasses, what would I say to them?”
“That they were reading glasses you just wore them all the time for convenience” Max explained.
Liz kissed him passionately “Your a genius” she whispered “Would you heal my eyes?” she asked.
“Yes” he pecked her lips “Are you sure you want me to?”
“I would love you to” Liz smiled brightly “What do I have to do?”
“Just look into my eyes and relax” he said.
Liz nodded and looked into his eyes. Max placed his hands on each temple and focused all his attention on her. Their breathing subsided and the connection formed. Max focused on fusing everything together and fixing the in-operable features. Once he finished he pulled his hands away and placed a kiss on each temple then on her forehead, “How do you feel?” he asked catching his breath.
Liz didn’t know when her eyes had closed but she slowly opened them to see her normal blurry surroundings. She swallowed and was about to say it didn’t work when normal things she wouldn’t notice began filling her vision. Her sight got clearer and clearer slowly till she would see everything perfectly.
“Oh my god” she whispered blinking a few times and shifting her head. Her breathing quickened and she got up slightly so she was resting on her elbows.
“Oh my god I can see perfectly” she ran her fingers over her eyes and they began filling with tears “Thankyou so much” she whimpered. Max smiled and sat up and she buried her face in his chest “I love you so much thankyou” she cried.
Slowly she realised what she had just said, oh no was he going to think she was some kind of freak for loving him without even knowing him very well? was he going to jump up and leave the room?
Max swallowed. She loved him. He loved her. his mind screamed at him to quickly say something before she combusted. SHE LOVED HIM! He opened his mouth to say something but nothing came out. Liz closed her eyes and waited for him to run away. What he did was not what she expected, “I’m sorry, I don’t know what I was thinking, you can leave now if you want”.
“I love you too” he ran his hand through her hair and down her back.
Liz swallowed, yip he was scared of her.
Wait a minute.. did he just say he loved her too? her eyes flung open and immediately connected with Max’s beautiful amber pools of delight.
“Wha..” she backed away from him “What did you just say?”
Max bit his lip “I said I love you too” his brow straightened to her weird response
“Why?” she demanded.
Max frowned “Because...” he said.
Liz crossed her arms and waited for him to continue, why wasn’t he running away? this was an uncalled for response!! she was in shock she had not expect this!
“You are caring and beautiful, I didn’t think you could be more beautiful then you already were but you’ve proved me wrong now by how wonderful you look with out glasses, You are loving and gentle, you are graceful and determined, you surprise me sometimes by what you say and you have amazing strength! the fact that I’m not from the same planet as you doesn’t even matter to you, most people would be afraid to come near me but you broke me away from hell and I trusted you instantly because of the pureness in your voice. I didn’t think anyone would love me, let alone you” Max’s voice was soft and encouraging and Liz felt herself melting back into reality.
She looked up at him with big eyes and a tear dripped out of her eye “You make me sound wonderful” she said.
“You are” he lifted his gaze from the blanket on the bed and looked her in the eyes.
Liz breathed in a shuddered breath and Max thought she was about to get up and leave but she pounced into his arms and began placing furious kisses all over his face “I love you so much, I think I’ve been in love with you since I first saw you” she cried.
Max fell back onto his back and Liz sprawled herself on top of him. Their mouths connected again and they made love to each other desperately. They just weren’t getting close enough to each other so Liz reached for Max’s pants. She broke the kiss so she could un zip them and pull them down his manly thighs. Max swallowed as he felt them leave his body completely. Liz left them at the end of the bed and lied back down on top of him. Max rolled Liz off his body and slithered over her body so he was straddling her tiny body. He released the elastic band from Liz’s waist and slid them down her brown legs.
They were left to lie on top of his pants and then he turned his focus back to her completely. Liz rapped her arms around his neck and kissed down his neck, she gently sucked on his hot skin leaving a small hickey. She smiled and ran her finger over it. Max’s his hands had a mind of their own and reached up to cup her heaving chest. Liz moaned as his index fingers teased her hardened nipples.
Liz rapped her hands around his and just as she did there was a knock at the door. A shocked gasp escaped her lips and Max sprung up in surprise.
He slipped off the bed and Liz quickly followed. She banged into his chest and grabbed Max’s shoulder,
“Why would anyone come here this late?” He asked.
Liz’s couldn’t help it “You did” she grinned. Max rolled his eyes and got up off the bed,
“You should hide” she whispered. He nodded and walked over to the bathroom, Liz followed him and grabbed her bathrobe, she pulled it over herself and closed the bathroom door. “Um hi?” Liz frowned at her back up standing in the door way.
“Are you alright how come the lights were on? weren’t you sleeping?” he asked.
Liz bit her lip “I was just about to” she walked over to the bed and her eyes widened at the sight of Max’s jeans and shirt sitting in a messy pile at the end of her big bed, “Is there something else you wanted?” Liz asked scrambling over to the bed and trying to not make it obvious as she swept the clothes off the end and onto the floor. “I came to tell you, that you won’t have back up tomorrow, because I am going back to the unit now and someone else will be taking my place later tomorrow afternoon” he eyed her suspiciously, she seemed to be focused on something behind the bed. He walked over and heard Liz gulp as he reached her.
“Is something going on?” he asked.
Liz shook her head “No” she said too quickly “I mean no why do you say that?” she asked.
He pushed past her and stared down at the clothing down on the floor. Liz closed her eyes and waited for him to say something,
“Someone's here?” he could see very clearly they were men’s clothing.
“No” Liz felt Goosebumps prickle her skin as he breathed on her neck “Where is he?” he asked.
“Um what are you talking about?” Liz asked.
“Don’t play dumb you know very well they aren’t your clothing so who’s are they?” Pierce wasn’t gonna like this, he thought.
Liz swallowed and sat down on the end of the bed. She wasn’t going to say anything, she knew there was nothing she could do now.
The man eyed the apartment as he walked around, where was he? he wondered. Max stood in the bathroom leaning against the basin, waiting for Liz to come tell him the coast was clear and when the door opened he was shocked to see it wasn’t Liz.
The man froze.

It was the alien, she was just doing her job? he wondered. He hadn’t know she had been so successful. “Oh” he swallowed and turned around.
He sighed and nearly shot himself for breaking them up, he should have known it would be Max.
“Who are you?” Max asked realising he better act like a normal teenage boy.
Liz sat watching the whole exchange and smiled when Max began being the smart one that he was.
“Um.. Liz’s cousin” that was his quick come back? Max thought.
“Why are you here so late?” he asked.
“Why are you?” the man asked.
“You know why I’m here” Max rolled his eyes “Why are you here?”
“I am leaving town and I wanted to check on Liz before I left” He wasn’t a great liar but he was decent.
Max decided not to push him any further “Oh ok” he walked past him and over to a smiling Liz.
“I better go” he whispered, she nodded and pecked his lips. He pulled his jeans on and his shirt and hurried to the door, “See you tomorrow” he said.
Liz watched the door close and came up with a good lie that she could use for Pierce.
“I didn’t know you had been so successful I apologize for interrupting” The man said.
Liz nodded and the phone rang, she picked it up “Yes?” she asked.
“Liz, your back up should be there soon, please come with him to the compound”
“Why?” Liz asked.
“Just come” the phone line cut off and Liz chucked the phone “Let’s go” she told the her back up.


posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:20:44 PM
------------------Part 10

“Why did you call me all the way out of here?” Liz asked getting impatient.
“Yeah since she is doing so well with the alien” her back up cut into the conversation.
“She is?” Pierce asked.
The guy frowned “Didn’t you know? the alien and her were...” Liz cut him off by her chair squeaking as it scrapped along the ground. She fluttered her eye lashes then walked over to get a glass of water.
“The alien was there when I got to her apartment tonight” The man finished.
Pierces eye brows raised “No I did not know that” he turned to Liz who was bitting the rim of her cup while looking at the ground “Liz is there a good reason as to why I did not notice this on the camera?” his teeth were gritted and he looked very mad.
Liz put her cup down then took her seat “He came around after my shift and I couldn’t get to the camera without him being suspicious” she looked down at the table as she spoke.
“That doesn’t explain why his clothes were on the floor and he was half naked along with you” The man said. Liz cursed him, jeez couldn't he just keep his mouth shut?!
She looked up and tilted her glasses, now that her eyes were fixed the glasses made her feel cross-eyed. Pierce shifted in his chair and crossed his arms “I’m waiting for an explanation” he said to her.
“We were talking and kinda hit it off ok?” Liz blushed and bit her lip. Would he suspect something? it was a pretty decent answer.
“So I take it your quest is getting along nicely?” Pierce asked grinning evilly. Liz rolled her eyes, that’s all he cared about, most fathers would be yelling and asking for the address of the boy so they could go kill him for touching their daughter. “You could say that” she whispered. “So that means I didn’t need to call you out here to tell you to make a move on him because all the agents have noticed the way he stares at you” Pierce smiled.
Liz rolled her eyes again and groaned “He doesn’t stare at me” she said.
“Yes he does” Pierce argued.
“Whatever” Liz shifted her glasses again “When can I go back?” she asked.
“Anxious to see him again are we? you do know Liz that you can’t get emotionally attached to him? he is an alien I don’t see how you can have even found him remotely interesting” Pierce spoke professionally, never ever father like.
Liz blinked suddenly, THE NERVE OF HIM!

“Yeah well I have to find him interesting don’t I?! If I didn’t I would be very bored because I am forced to spend every waking moment with him!” Liz yelled as she stood up from her chair.
“Sound’s like you need some rest you are quiet moody tonight” Pierce snickered.
“LIKE you could care less if I did” Liz exclaimed.
“Excuse me?” Pierce asked.

Liz couldn’t wait till he was dead “You heard me! or do you want me to repeat myself? YOU COULDN’T CARE LESS IF I WAS TIRED! you don’t even care that you’ve sent your only daughter in a potential dangerous situation! oh but I forget you don’t think of me as a daughter do you ‘daddy’? I’m just another one of your agent’s, get me out here so you can do your work and not have to worry about extra responsibly huh?” Liz walked over to the door and stormed out. Se had never told her father how she felt but tonight she was peeved beyond belief! Max was probably worried about her right now, that shouldn’t be, they should be cuddling together after making love for the first time. She could almost feel his hands on her skin like they had been earlier. She wanted to see him so much, tonight was the best night of her life until her stupid back up turned up. Max had told her he loved her and his words had been so beautiful.

The only good thing about what had happened was the fact that her and Max would be able to go public about their relationship and be able to spend after school and during school together without worrying if her father would find out. Now instead of worrying about both they only had to worry about her father being able to see what they were up to.
Liz walked out of the compound and over to her little car.
It was raining quiet hard right now, she hadn’t eve noticed it had started raining. Her glasses became obvious again and she pulled them off and chucked them down onto the passenger seat.

“I love you too” Max had said, her heart leapt just thinking about it. They loved each other, she had never thought anyone would ever love her, her whole childhood she just figured she would have to deal with the fact she wasn’t growing up like normal kids and that was that. Now she had hope, even if it meant assassinating her father.
What would happen after the compound was gone? would she be free? would her and Max be a normal teenage couple and could she spend the afternoon at the mall with Maria and Isabel without having to worry about her father suspecting they were aliens?

Her father was blocking off her life, he was preventing her from so much!
She had started coming up with a plan in which to destroy the compound but it wasn’t safety proof enough, anything could go wrong. They couldn’t wait too much longer to do something because her father was a very impatient man and he would want Max to at least tell her he was an alien soon. She couldn’t let that happen, she couldn’t let anything happen to Max, Isabel and Michael. Maybe Maria and Alex would even get hurt. She shuddered. No that was not going to happen, her father would be gone soon and they wouldn’t have to worry about any of that any more.

A sudden thought flickered in Liz’s mind but she dismissed it. If she wanted to she could just drive off to no where right now and start a new life but many things were wrong with that idea.

First of all, she would have no money and no job, so she would have to live in her car.

Second, she didn’t know where she would go and she would always be on the run from her father, there would always be that constant nagging that her father could find her and what he would do to her if he found her.

Third of all -^*Max*^- the most important reason of all. Him and his sister and their friends, she needed them so she couldn’t leave them, they were her only friends.
But she needed Max most of all, he was her air.

How had that happened in such a short time? he was her whole life, 3 and a half months ago if someone asked her what she would be doing by the end of the year she would have answered, I’ll still be here in this hell of corse. Her life had changed dramatically. And it was for the best, her life was on a great corse now, sure they had a big bumpy patch coming up but she had faith that she and Max would get past that and never look back.

Liz flicked open the glove compartment to look for some music, she found nothing so she turned on the radio. It was 4am the sun would be coming up in a few hours, so would be too tired to go to school in the morning so she would have to go after lunch maybe. Really she wanted to go to school in the morning so she could see Max, but her body wouldn’t let her, she was physically exhausted.
Her eyes felt heavy and she barely noticed the passing cars, as she went to turn around the corner her heart stopped when she saw the car in front of her. It had come out from behind another car in hopes to pass it. The rain made it harder to see but she knew that there was no way she could dodge it. The car swerved to the right and hit the car it was trying to pass, Liz fought to get control of the car but it swerved and smashed into the two cars. Liz felt her body heave forward and glass shatter on impact. The car crunched inward before her eyes and the burning pain of her leg getting crushed shot through her whole body. One of the cars she had crashed into had it’s horn blaring away, Liz wished the dam horn would just go off, mostly all she could think about was the immense pain she was in. Her eyes flickered and a stinging pain stung her side, leg and forehead. Unable to keep herself awake her eyes fluttered and the last thing she saw was black.


Max sat with Isabel and Michael at lunch time the next day. Max was distressed because he was worried about Liz. She hadn’t come to school today and she hadn’t rang him to say she wouldn’t be coming. She was probably sleeping because she had had a late night last night but he didn’t know. What had happened after he had left her apartment? he hadn’t wanted to leave but he had to, it wasn’t safe to be there while that FBI agent was there.

“So what’s happening with the situation?” Michael asked.
“What situation?” Isabel asked.
“With Pierce when do we blow the bastard up?” Michael folded his arms on the table and arched his head forward.
“Max?” Isabel asked.
“Oh.. what?” he asked clicking into reality he was worried, something wasn’t right with Liz he could feel it, he kept telling himself that she was at home but something was telling him that she wasn’t.
“When do we blow up Pierce?” Michael asked.
“Oh” Max swallowed “Uh can we discuss this later, I don’t feel like talking about it”
“Are you ok Max?” Isabel asked.
“I’m just worried about Liz” Max said,
“You mean since she isn’t at school today?” Michael asked, “D\She’s probably just having the day off, I do it all the time get over it”.
“Michael.. I can feel it, something's wrong.. she’s not ok” Max ran his hand through his hair, he had to go see her now!
“What do you mean?” Isabel asked.
“Guys!” They all looked up to see Maria and Alex sprinting towards them,
“What is it?” Max demanded looking at them with worry.
“It’s Liz” Alex said “Maria was talking to Dellas and she said that...” Max cut him off,
“Where is she?” He demanded.
“The hospital, she was in a car crash last night and it’s pretty bad” Max sprung up and started running across the courtyard. His heart had stopped beating and he felt his whole body go hot. “Max!” Isabel called as the others chased after him.

------------Part 11

“WHERE IS Liz Parker’s room?” Max demanded the receptionist,
“Was she one of the victims of the car crash last night?” The receptionist asked.
“Yes” Max answered, “she has long brown hair, she’s quiet short and..”
“I know the one, poor girl hasn’t had many visitors, she had a middle aged man visit her this morning I’m guessing it was her father but that is all she’s had. Once he found out she wouldn’t die he spent 20 minutes in there then left, Oh silly me for letting so much information go without even asking who you are, I wouldn’t normally it's just she’s had no visitors and you look like your about to jump the counter to get to her” The lady with Monica on her name tag pressed a button on the mouse and Max shifted feet to keep from screaming,
“Look can you please tell me where she is?! I’m her boyfriend and I only just found out”.
“Go straight down the hall, then when you reach the end go left and it's the fifth door down” the lady said.
Max ran down the hall quickly and nearly banged into a trolley going around the corner.
“Hi we’re here to see Liz Parker” Isabel said as her and the others walked up.
Monica rolled her eyes and smiled.
Max didn’t care about anything but getting to Liz, he didn’t care if the whole FBI was in there waiting for him because this was some big trick! he just NEEDED to see Liz and he would kill someone to do it.
He finally reached the door he was looking for and flung it open quickly. He froze at the sight before him. Liz lied in the bed with cords coming off her and bandages around her tiny fragile body. His heart felt like it had just been smacked across a cold brick wall and was now being kicked around an alley.
He walked in and closed the door behind him. Liz’s eyes were closed and she had a long gash across her forehead and across the side of her face, her left arm was bandaged and he could tell her leg was bandaged because of the big bulge under the blanket. He took a seat beside her and a tear dripped from his eye “Liz” he choked out. She just lay there, sleeping obviously. He lifted his hand he knew what he had to do, “Max no!” Isabel walked in and Maria gasped at the sight of Liz.
Max’s hand began to glow, he ignored his sister, Isabel crossed the room and snatched his hand away “I know your hurt but you cant heal her Max, it’s too public! they all know she’s hurt, if she’s just healed all of a sudden don’t you think they’ll get a little suspicious?!”.
“I don’t care Is... look at her! I have to do something” Max argued, his eyes were full of pain and Isabel felt bad for stopping him but they had to think rationally.
“Max she’s right, it will be too obvious that something is up if you just heal her, the lady at the counter said she wasn’t going to die, so your just going to have to wait for her to get better like any other normal person” Maria touched his arm and he fused his eyes closed,
“Can you all leave for a minute?” Max whispered. Alex took Isabel’s hand and Michael lead Maria through the door. Once Max heard the door close he opened his eyes and tears streamed from them freely. Liz looked so pale and lifeless. His thought drifted to last night, she had been so awake and alive, she had felt so warm and soft against his skin. If he hadn’t left maybe she wouldn’t have gone to the compound! he was so mad at himself.

He gripped her hand so tight his knuckles were white, he needed to get as close to her as possible so he could feel that she was still with him and well. He leaned over her body and placed a soft and innocent kiss on her forehead and lips. He got no reaction from her and a little bit more of himself broke away. A quiet sob escaped his lips and he buried his face in her hair “I love you so much Liz, please don’t leave me” he whispered.


“Do you think that Isabel is an alien too?” agent Reynolds asked.
“I don’t know but we’ll have to keep and eye on her.. and the rest of them who are there” Pierce had placed a camera in Liz’s hotel room when he had visited her that morning, because he knew that Max would come and visit her at least once. He was very surprised when Max barged into the room with an expression on his face that spread right through his body. The expression had scared Pierce. Max had just told Liz that he loved her and that surprised him too. How could he say that after knowing her for so little time? Something was going on that he didn’t know about and he vowed he would find out what it was very quickly. Max had been about to use his powers to heal Liz and he had been shocked beyond belief, even though he knew Max had had that power, because it was such a public room and anyone could walk in.

When the hospital had rang him to say his daughter was in hospital he had been surprised and had headed down there pronto. Was it because it was his daughter and he had been upset and horrified with sadness? Pierce knew that wasn’t why. It was because he wanted to get there before Max did. He knew that he was as horrible as Liz had said but it was the way he was, he wasn’t about to change himself for anyone.
His thoughts drifted to Liz’s mother, Torrance.
She was the most beautiful woman he had ever known, they had meet at the super market when they were 19 and fell in love almost instantaneously; He didn’t know why she had said yes to marrying him but she had and they had spent a wonderful two months enjoying each other, before she had announced she was pregnant. It was such a young age to be pregnant, but Torrance had been so happy and dropped her whole life's plans for their daughter. Their life had been great till they were 26 years old, when Torrance finally gave in and said “I can’t handle this anymore, your job is more important to you then I am!” she had left him with their 7 year old daughter and he had taken a while to get back onto his feet, he had been offered a job looking for aliens months later. After a year on this job he had searched for Torrance so he could drop his job and be with her because he had missed her so much, but his search had been short. She had died in a plane crash. He never told Liz. She didn’t know her mother was dead.

He watched the screen blankly as his daughter lied in her bed. He must have gotten this horrible after his wife's death; that must have been it. Max sat by her bed with his head resting on her belly and his hands clasped around hers. He didn’t like that thing touching his daughter.
At first he didn’t think that Liz would be able to get Max’s attention but surprisingly she had. How? his daughter was beautiful he couldn’t deny that but she hadn’t even done much.
There was nothing he could do now, to get Max to tell his secrets. he just had to wait till Liz got better.


“Her leg was crushed and two bones were broken and then there’s a lot of external damage, her legs have been stitched up but I’m afraid she will have bad scaring. There was a blood clot in amongst the torn tissue but we managed to get that fixed up last night.
Her arm was dislocated and her side was quiet badly cut open by the metal on the car door. She had a long gash across her forehead and down the side of her face” Max felt woozy. How could Liz have been ripped up so much.
“She’ll be ok?” He choked out.
The nurse nodded “After a while she will be almost back to normal, she’ll have a few scars and she may need to talk to a professional”
Max breathed in “Ok thankyou” he turned around and headed back down the hall. He walked into Liz’s room and closed the door.
She lay in the position as she had been for the last 8 hours. It was nine at night right now. But he would not sleep and he would not leave Liz, he needed to be ready when she woke up. His jacket was sitting on the end of the bed so he picked it up and moved it over to the little cabinet at the door way. He put it down on top of the small piece of furniture unaware that he was blind folding Pierce from seeing into Liz’s room through his camera.
He took a seat next to Liz’s side where he had been for the after noon and ran his fingers over the smooth skin on her hand. He brought her hand up to his mouth and kissed it gently. His mom had come by and brought him some food and Liz some flowers, they were white roses and they sat on the window sill. His mom understood that he needed to be here with her after he had demanded she stopped trying to get him to come home tonight.

Max's eye lids felt heavy and he could feel sleep trying to consume him. He fought it but he fell asleep after a few minutes. He woke early in the morning at 2:34am, he glanced at the clock and back at Liz who still lay on the bed peacefully. He had a blanket pulled over him that a nurse or someone must have put there because he knew he hadn’t. Lifting his spare hand he ran his fingers through his hair and rubbed his forehead and then his cramped neck from sleeping on an uncomfortable chair. A sudden movement from Liz's hand jerked his gaze in her direction, she squinted her eyes and moaned quietly then moved her head back and forth. Max moved closer to her and ran his fingers over her forehead, hoping to comfort her from her nightmares. She tilted her head back then moved it forward again, Max leaned over her figure and kissed her forehead soothingly. She whimpered then slept peacefully again. Max wanted to heal her so she could be awake right now, so he could see her beautiful chocolate eyes. His eyes closed again and he shifted in his seat trying to get comfortable. There were a few rays of light shinning through the door way and the window. It set a dim light over both of them as they slept till the morning.
He’d have to wait to see Liz awaken again.

Max was woken from his sleep three night’s later by a loud whimper being let out. He quickly sprung up in his chair and opened his eyes to look at Liz. She was tossing in turning and she had sweat dripping off her forehead. Max grabbed a paper towel and went over to wet it, While he was wetting the napkin Liz let out a loud cry as she sprung up in bed. She winced in pain instantly and another cry escaped her lips. Her eyes flung open and she heaved for breath. Where was she?! her mind screamed.
Max ran to her side quickly “Liz?” he asked franticly.
Liz swallowed painfully and whimpered before turning her head to face Max who was at her side. Tears poured from her eyes “Where am I?” she cried.
Max tucked her hair behind her ears and helped her lie down. Liz slowly started to remember everything. She soon remembered that she had been in a car crash. “Liz are you ok? are you in pain?” Max asked.
Liz sprung up in bed again “Oh my god Max” she reached for him and when she felt his warm and inviting skin she yanked him up into her arms. Max rapped his arms around her and held her fierce fully “Are you ok?” he whispered “I have been so worried” a tear dripped from his eye.
Liz gasped for breath “I am at the hospital?” she asked.
Max nodded “You have been for most this week” he explained “Do you remember what happened?” he asked.
Liz nodded against his shoulder “Yes” she whispered, Max rocked back and forth as she cried “I was so scared”


-----------------Part 12

Max wet the cloth again and dabbed it on Liz’s forehead, “What’s wrong with my legs?” Liz whispered. Max swallowed “They were crushed on impact and were cut up pretty bad, you broke two bones and there was a blood clot. They managed to fix it but there will be scaring”.
Liz closed her eyes “What else?” she asked. They didn’t care that it was early in the morning they needed each other right now. Liz ran her hand over Max’s knuckles as she begged him to continue.
“Your arm was dislocated and you have a long gash across the top of your head. Your side was cut open and has been stitched up like you leg” Max explained everything “I want to heal you so so much” tears formed in his eyes “This is killing me” his voice was weak and he sounded like he was about to break down. Liz held back a sob “You can't Max, it’s not safe” she wiped her eyes with her arm that wasn’t bandaged and looked up into Max’s eyes “Thankyou”
Max looked at her questioningly through the moonlight “For being everything to me, for looking after me.. I don’t want to think about what my life would be right now if it wasn't for you”
“You wouldn’t be in hospital” Max said
“Yeah instead I’d be in hell” she rolled her eyes “Just stop ok?” she demanded “If I could sit up I would slap you! you can’t possibly be blaming yourself! your stupid! I don’t know how you could possibly twist this to make it seem it’s your fault” She bit her lip “Things happen that we can’t control Max, we cant blame ourselves, we need to just get over it. I will get better ok?” she winced and held her arm gently.
Max swallowed, he knew she was right “I’m sorry” he said.
Liz closed her eyes and held her hand out and Max took it, she pulled him over to her side and he lied down next to her, “Have you been here the whole time?” she asked placing a kiss on his forehead. He nodded “Yeah, it’s been four days since you were in the ..” Liz pressed her lips against his “Thankyou” she whispered “I’m sorry for telling you off.. I just don’t want you blaming yourself it’s not your fault” Max buried his face in her neck “I know” he swallowed “I’m just worried about you”.
“Is there anyway you can get rid of the pain without healing the actual wound or make it heal a tiny bit faster?” she bit her lip.
Max shook his head “No I can only heal the wound” he explained “I’m sorry”. Liz closed her eyes “It’s not your fault”
“Yes?” he asked.
“Will you hold me till I fall asleep?”

Threw you the obvious and you flew
with it on your back, a name in your recollection,
thrown down among a million same.
difficult not to feel a little bit disappointed
and passed over

When I've looked right through
to see you naked and oblivious
you don't see me. but I threw you the obvious
just to see if there's more behind the eyes
of a fallen angel,
the eyes of a tragedy.

here I am expecting just a little bit
too much from the wounded.
but I see through it all
and see you.
so I threw you the obvious
to see what occurs behind the eyes of a fallen angel,

eyes of a tragedy.
oh well. apparently nothing.
you don't see me.
you don't see me at all

“Are you ready to try and walk today?” Liz’s nurse asked as she cleaned the sheets. Liz sat in a wheel chair by the window drinking tea “When Max gets here” Liz answered.
“You and him are pretty serious huh?” the nurse asked.
“Yeah you could say that” Liz smiled briefly and ran her finger around the brim of her cup “Are you involved with anyone?”
“No” the girl laughed “we aren’t all as lucky as you”
Liz chuckled “I am lucky, but you’ll find someone too”
“I hope so” The nurse walked over to the door “Can you have a break? come sit with me for a few seconds you must be exhausted” Liz asked.
“I’d love to but..” Liz cut her off “Just a few minutes till Max comes” Liz begged. “Ok” The nurse laughed and chucked the sheets down on top of the cabinet by the door and walked over to Liz, she leaned against the heater on the wall and folded her arms “This job is going to kill me.. but I have to pay my way through college some how”.
“College? aghh don’t remind me I’ll have to go there in a year.. I’m not looking forward to it” Liz put he cup down on the window sill and ran her working hand through her hair “I vow never to drive a car again once I’m better” she groaned. The nurse chuckled “You will drive again and grow old with your handsome boyfriend” The nurse stood up “I better get back to work, see ya later” she headed over to the door. She heaved the sheets off the cabinet and a couple of things fell on the floor. “Opps” The girl sighed, she bent down and picked up the hospital necessities and placed them back on top of the cabinet.
“Bye” Liz said looking at the tiny black object that had fallen on the floor that the lady hadn’t picked up. The lady walked out the door and panic screeched through Liz, No that couldn’t be what it looked like! she put he one hand on the wheel of her chair and started pushing herself across the room towards the door, it took her five minutes to get there and her arm hurt from being strained. She looked around for the object “Where are you?” she muttered. She bent down and looked around, she finally saw it and reached for it strenuously. “Just .. about.. there... aghh!!” she exclaimed as she fell from her chair. She hit the floor on her bandaged arm with a thud and she groaned in pain “Shit, shit, shit!” she cried. She looked up, her wheel chair looked so, so far away. She lifter her lift arm and full with effort tossed herself onto her back. “OW!” she moaned resting her head against the cold floor, she looked up at the ceiling.
“Hmm I wonder when Max will get here” she mumbled out load.
A few minutes later, like she expected, she heard the surprised voice of Max. “LIZ?!” he demanded looking at her sprawled out on her back on the floor “What are you doing on the floor?!” he dropped the flowers he had brought for her on the cabinet and kneeled down next to Liz. “Hi Max” she smiled “Be a doll and look under the bed for a small black gadget”
Max frowned “How’d you get on the floor?” he asked.
“I was looking for the little black gadget!” she exclaimed while laughing.
“Um.. Liz are you on some kind of drug?” he put his arm under her neck and her legs carefully then lifted her up into his arms. He carried her over to the bed and lay her down.
“I am not on drugs Max... well I am but only pain killers.. which BY THE WAY DO NOT WORK!.. anyway please Max I’m serious.. at the end of the bed.. a black thing.. you have to find it” she begged.
Max pecked her lips then walked over to the end of the bed, he bent down and looked around. All the hairs on his body stood on end when he picked it up “Liz.. what's going on?” he asked.
Liz lifted her head “Is it a..?”
“Camera?” Max asked “Yeah” he walked over to her and she took it from him “Crap” she exclaimed “Max you said the only time he’s been here was on the first day! this camera must have been here since then!” Panic filled their eyes. Liz inspected the camera “It’s turned off, when it fell on the floor it must have switched off, that means he doesn’t know we know it’s here” Liz looked up at Max “We have to get to him before he gets to us”


“But Liz can’t get there, she can’t even walk!” Maria explained “How are we supposed to pull this off without her?”
“We can’t” Michael rubbed his forehead “She gets released from the hospital in 2 days.. they said she should be in bed for at least a week before going back to school”
“Well .. Max could heal her then and that night we can go and get it done.. we couldn’t wait any longer than that” Isabel rubbed her hands together. She was sitting on the couch at her house along with Michael, Maria and Alex. Max was at the hospital (surprise, surprise)
“Yeah” Alex cut in “that’s the only thing we can do.. we don’t have a choice”
“So that’s it? Max will heal her and that night we’ll go get rid of Pierce and his evil partners?”
“Yip” Isabel answered.
“I’ll go fill Max and Liz in” Michael stood up “Anyone coming?”

“Are you ready?” Max asked kneeling down in front of Liz, she breathed in then nodded “Ready as I’ll ever be”
Max stood up and Liz held her hand out to him “I know that last time we tried this it didn’t happen and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t this time, It will eventually” He pulled Liz to her feet and she winced “I don’t have to worry about not.. ahh... er.. not doing it, Because I will do it” Her voice was strained and sweat formed across her brow and above her lips. Max brushed her hair away from her face and pressed a kiss against her lips “I have faith in you Liz, it’ll happen”. Liz breathed in a shuddered breath and smiled “Thankyou”.
Max smiled and started to step backwards “No.. wait, I have an idea” she pulled him closer “If I try and walk while I’m kissing you, it will keep my mind of the ain” she lifted her working arm and rapped it around his neck. “Do you think it’ll work?” he asked a grin seeping across his features. “Sure it will” she whispered while closing in on his lips. She moaned in satisfaction and Max rapped his arm around her waist “Ready?” he asked into her mouth, which was still fastened to his, “Mm hmm” she mumbled. Max took a step backwards and Liz closed her eyes tightly and slipped her injured leg across the grass. She growled in pain and Max flicked his tongue across hers in hopes to distract her, she moaned and pressed her body against his. He stepped back and she slipped her two feet along the ground again. Liz broke the kiss and heaved for breath “ahh” she cried. Max wiped the sweat from above her lip “Come on let’s try again” he whispered. Liz nodded and pressed her lips against his, Max stepped backwards and Liz followed groaning in satisfaction . Max stepped backwards again and Liz followed. They repeated their process a few more times before Max bumped into someone.
“Max, Liz I would like to asked what the hell your doing but I’m afraid of your answer”
Liz broke away from Max’s lips and rested her forehead against his “I told you it would work” she whispered. Max smiled “So did I” she kissed him again “I walked again!” she exclaimed happily. Max kissed her passionately and ran her hand through her hair “I knew you could do it”.
“Yeah.. hello? person waiting here” Michael grumbled resting his hand on the side of the tree trunk. “I think their busy Michael” Maria smiled, she was happy for her two friends, they deserved some happiness.
“What is it guys?” Max Lifted Liz into his arms and carried her back to her wheel chair.
Michael filled them in, on the plan and they both agreed that that was the only thing they could do.
“I’m just happy I’ll be able to run again!” Liz smiled.


posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:21:37 PM
------------ Part 13

Liz stared up into Max’s eyes as he ran his hand up her body. Max’s eyes showed how much he was concentrating, they also showed that his heart was burning strong with love and determination. Liz could feel tears sting her eyes, he loved her so much. She loved him just as much and it fascinated her. How had she gone from the lonely girl locked in a prison, to a young dependant woman, in love and about to go to war? the changes she had endured in through the last few months felt horrific.
Liz started to feel all the pain in her legs subside and she wiggled her toes in satisfaction. Max’s energy would be drained when he was finished, that was the unthought up part of their plan. She could feel his energy draining right now and he was only half done. With all the commotion this week they had all forgotten that Max would need time to re-cooperate.

10 minutes passed and the group waiting outside the door was growing impatient. They were bubbling with anticipation to get to the compound, Liz also wanted for the time to hurry up and arrive but she was more afraid that something would go wrong when they got there. She suddenly felt Max break the connection and the soft jiggle of the mattress as he collapsed onto the bed. She sprung up and was at his side in seconds “Are you ok?” she asked brushing her fingers over his forehead. He opened his eyes and relief flooded through Liz “Are you?” he asked.
Liz smiled and nodded “I feel brand new” she bent down and pressed a kiss against his forehead “Thankyou, I owe you so much”.
Max breathed in “Let’s just say we’re even”.
Liz laughed and helped him sit up “How much energy do you have?” she asked.
“Enough” Max cupped her face “Are you ready? we CAN wait till tomorrow to do this”
“No, we can’t” Liz smiled “And plus I do want to do it now, we have to get this over with so we can get on with our lives”.
Max nodded “Ok.. if you sure” he kissed her lips gently “I love you”.
“I love you too Max” she ran her hand through his hair and flicked her tongue across his.

“You two done in there yet?!” Michael banged on the door.
Max groaned “Give us a minute”
They heard and exasperated sigh and then footsteps leading away from the door. Max kissed Liz warmly again “Let’s go”
She nodded and he helped her off the bed.


The plan was to follow Liz in the jeep to the compound then once they were closer they would park the cars and head in on foot.

It was too dangerous to go in with cars, they had high security and the slightest rumble of dirt against their feet would alert the whole campus. They were all nervous that something would go wrong. The situation was very dangerous and one wrong move could destroy all their work. Michael had gotten hold of Nasaedo during the week and they had taken care of getting weapons for Alex, Liz and Maria, since they did not have powers. Michael had been in charge of designing the plan and setting out the details for their ambush. He had had a lot of help from Liz, since she knew the whole compound like the back of her hand, she knew hidden passage ways and where hallways headed too, she could identify where camera’s where and the places security men were situated. The one thing they were all going on was the fact that Pierce hadn’t caught onto what they were doing, he had been able to see freely what had been going on in Liz’s hospital room all month and looking back they realised the most they would have seen was Isabel using her powers along with Michael and Max. He had rung and demanded when they had told Liz about the fact they were aliens and she had simply said that one night Max had told her and that she would give him more details once she was out of hospital.

Everyone’s heart’s were beating quickly as they filed out of the cars and headed through the shrub to the compound. Liz walked up head by herself but Max quickly joined her and entangled their fingers together for luck. Liz’s other hand was nested on the gun she had been given, she was ready to use it when she needed too.

“Ok” Liz turned around to face everyone “A couple of metres out, at the back of the compound there is a green latch hidden in the grass, like I’ve said before, when we find it we will all be able to assemble in there, but then we’ll have to split up” she shivered, tonight she would go with Isabel, Alex and Nasaedo, then Michael, Max and Maria would go their own way. She did not want to be separated from them but it was safer that way. “From here we have to be very quiet and sudden movement’s will alert and alarm”

The walk/ tip toe to the back of the building had felt like it had taken the whole night and the sun would come up any moment. When in fact it had only been 12 minutes.

They all looked for the latch that would lead them into their future, but not surprisingly Liz found it first. She heaved at it with the help from Michael and it opened to see a small port hole that had a plain metal ladder that lead down to a pitch black cave.
“It’s awfully dark down there” Maria whispered. Liz nodded “See ya down there” she leapt down the hole not even using the ladder, “She’s like a scary realistic Lara Croft” Maria snorted.
Michael tapped her shoulder “Do you mind shutting up huh? we need silence so we can hear danger approaching” Maria rolled her eyes “Just lightening the situation”.
Nasaedo went down the tunnel followed by Max, Alex then Isabel. “You first space boy” Maria motioned for him to go down, He shook his head “you can’t pull the latch shut, go” she sighed and hopped down the port hole.
Once the slight bang of the latch shutting was heard and you could see Michael’s legs coming down the ladder Liz began telling her instructions.

“You know what to do ok? Michael do you remember the plans I told you?” Liz was the leader, she felt in charge and important.
He swallowed “Yeah.. slightly” he crossed his arms, he had so much to remember, it was different for Liz she had been here everyday so it just naturally implanted itself in her brain, he had to force it into the tiny space and it was giving him a headache.
It was like his brain was on over load.
Liz nodded and smiled “Good, there is no point in waiting here, let’s get this done so we can get on with our lives” She was trying to hide her fear. She had to be strong, it was important.. she was afraid mostly of bumping into her father. He would know what she was doing and she was afraid of his reactions. Would he try and kill her? fathers DO NOT kill their daughters.

But then again, daughters don’t usually blow up their dad’s home with them in it.

Liz was frustrating herself, she was fighting the need to punch herself in the face. Shifting from foot to foot she glanced around the group. Everyone was silent. They were deep in thought most probably.
Tonight there was chance something could go wrong and one of them could get hurt and someone might not be there to help them and... STOP Liz told herself, there goes that need to punch herself again. Couldn’t she ever think positive? tonight would end all uncertainties. It was all or nothing.
Get rid of everything and have a great life. Or something goes horribly wrong and every single one of them gets locked away in castle very very far away.
A poem she had memorised was stuck in her head. It was her favourite poem, it always seemed to put her mind at ease.

It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubts.
It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.
It takes strength to share a friend's pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.
It takes strength to hide your own pain,
It takes courage to show it and deal with it.
It takes strength to stand guard,
It takes courage to let down your guard.
It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.
It takes strength to endure abuses,
It takes courage to stop them.
It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on a friend.
It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.
It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.

Liz glanced over at Max, she would see him again, nothing would happen to him, he was too important. He looked down at her and she pressed a kiss against his lips, “I love you” se whispered.
“I love you too, take care of yourself.. for me” she looked up into his eyes then turned away, doing that hurt A LOT. But if she didn’t do it, they would have curled up on the ground together and never moved.

Isabel, Alex and Nasaedo followed her down the hall and the others that were left behind all shrugged their shoulders “Let’s do this” Michael said in a Rambo voice. Max nodded and they headed in the direction they had been told to go in.


-----------Part 14

“NOOO!” Liz cried as a bullet was seen puncturing Max’s body.
She pulled her trigger and a bullet flung from it. Again, again, again and again she pulled it shooting at him. She walked closer to Pierce as he fell and shot him over and over again until he was well and truly dead.
As she looked down at his grotesque figure her hands began to shake and the gun slipped from her hands hitting the cold leno floor with a small thud. Tears poured from her eyes and her lips began to tremble.

The scent of death filled the air and she choked out a sob to show her feelings of deep shock. She looked down at the ground as blood poured out over the floor in a large puddle just before her feet.

She had killed her father. She had not only killed him she had murdered him in cold blood. Her body began to convulse and another sob escaped her lips.
“Liz” a choked moan brought her back to her senses.
“Max” She breathed out as she spun around. Max was sitting against the wall holding a bullet wound that carved his shoulder.
“Max” She repeated quickly running over to him “Michael can you heal him?!” she asked.
Max lifted his head and stared up at her “We don’t have time we have to get out before the building blows”.
Michael rapped his arm under Max’s pit and helped him to his feet, Liz rapped her arm around his waist and they hurried out the door.

Smoke filled the hallway and they all coughed on cue. Their eyes stang and they could barely see where they were going. Liz swallowed and the polluted air invaded her nostrils, burning them uninvitingly. “That way” she choked.
They sprinted down the hall as fast as they could.
They weren’t ready for the fire that was blazing out through the electricity room. They had to run through it to get to the decided exit and they all gripped each others sides and looked at each other before sprinting through it. Heat grasped their skin and their faces scrunched up in pain. Liz cried out and Max gripped her shirt, as an act of comfort.
It didn’t stop the pain but it helped her inside. Michael didn’t have the power to shield them with a protective bubble, only Max did and he was too weak to use his powers. He had already healed Liz today and after this huge ordeal he would collapse before he had the chance. His feat dragged slightly and his arms hang but he would not give up.
Their skin was red and tanned after they got away from the fire and they could see the door they were praying for up a head. Michael and Liz forced their bodies faster and they finally reached it. Michael kicked at it but it would not open, Liz then kicked at it with all her force and it flew open revealing a long tunnel that lead down to a port hole with a bar- ladder going up. They hurried down the tunnel heat screaming from every direction. Their lungs were burning and their wounds stung like cigarettes were being put out on their skin.

A rumble shook the ground like an earth quake and they took that as a last warning before the building exploded. Liz motioned for Max to climb the ladder first but he wouldn’t go he lifted her on to it, with the rest of his strength and she climbed it willingly.

Max went next and the building shook again as the building crumbled slowly. Michael was right behind them and up ahead they could see Liz struggling with the latch on the gate-escape. “WATCH OUT LIZ!” Michael yelled, she looked down then jumped to the side as he raised his palm. It began to glow blue then it flew at the door and it punctured like a huge hammer was pounding on it.
Liz pushed at the hot metal and it flew open revealing the cold night sky. Her lungs thanked god and she heaved her self up onto the grass. Her body was giving in as she landed toughly against the ground but she knew she had to get up and help Max and Michael out of the port hole.
“Come on Liz!” she subconsciously mumbled heaving herself up onto her knees. Max popped his head out of the dark hole in the ground and he began demanding breath .
His eyes closed in satisfaction and Liz grabbed his hands.
His eyes flew open, he too had to force himself that little extra. Once they got him out of the tunnel he hit the grass and collapsed, just a few minutes there and he could find some energy to get across the field! it was like a plea from his body to just let him sleep.
Michael felt the earth shake and he looked down as flames suddenly roared across the port holes edges. Liz’s hand grasped his wrists and he fought his bodies cries to collapse and pulled himself out of the tunnel. Liz kicked the gate closed and scrambled to her feet.

“Max, Michael quick!” she grabbed their hands and heaved them to their feet. They all stumbled across the field as fast as they could.
A huge bang invaded the peaceful night and as the gate was blown of, flames and bits of rubble exploded into the air.
The next explosion they were not ready for, the dirt covered earth crumpled and screeched as it shook, shaking them off their feet like a little girl had been holding them up and had got tired of playing so she dropped them and went to play with something else.
Max hit the ground next to a bush of some sort and Liz hit his side but onto her back. Michael landed on top of them roughly “stay down” He whispered. Gravel and flames flew around them and sirens burned the air. The flames lit the sky and at this point, Max, Liz and Michael let them selves catch their breath and let the musky once cold air fill their heat rashes and burns.
“We have to move or we’ll get hit by some falling building” Liz moaned. Max nodded and rolled to the side , Michael rolled off Liz so she was squeezed in-between them.
Max rolled over several times through the bush his shoulder feeling like it was on fire. Liz rolled after him them Michael. She bumped into him and felt his hand reach out and grasp hers, she didn’t know if it was because he was in so much pain that he had to grasp something or just a supporting and loving gesture. It didn’t matter anyway she didn’t have the strength or will power to debate over it. She fused her eyes closed and heaved for breath.

They could only hear each others breath and the blowing up in the distance as they forced themselves to stay awake.
What happened then was the most unexpected occurrence of the night.
“Oh my god” Liz moaned.
“What?!” Michael asked.
“Shhh” Max silenced them.
Yip he had heard right.


Cars with sirens and doors slamming as feet hit the ground could be heard barely, but it was no mistake what it was.
“Crap” Michael voiced their thoughts “What do we do?!”
No one got to open their mouths before footsteps and running feet were thrashing through the bush beside them. Liz sent out a silent prier that they wouldn’t find them, but she mustn’t have done it quick enough or it hadn’t been heard because a voice that let all their suspensions be confirmed filled their ears.
“Over here!” a man cried “Survivors! survivors!”.
Liz let herself go then, she closed her eyes and let the blackness take her sore body.


She woke up once in an ambulance, the uncomfortable stretcher squeaking underneath her aching back but didn’t wake up again till the next day. She lay in a hospital room with bandages rapped around her left leg, arm and forehead. Reality slowly caught up with her and she lifted her head. “Max, Michael” she whispered. She sat up and her fears subsided slightly as she saw both of them in a bed of their own on either side of her.

Max’s lips were dry and peeling and his face was deathly white. Michael just looked like he was in immense pain. His eyes were open and he lay on his back looking up at the ceiling. “Michael?” She asked.
His swallowed “Yip I’m alive bring me some eggs bitch” he joked.
A tiny smile seeped across her face “Coming right up, just hand me my wheel chair and a bucket of pain killers”.
A small chuckle escaped his lips “Do you think they know we are aliens?” he asked.
Liz felt a remote in her hand and pressed the up button. Her back was lifted into the air with the mattress and she could see both Michael and Max clearly now.
“I don’t know” she whispered.
She turned to face Max “He doesn’t look to good..”
“The nurse said he was fine, he just was sleeping like you were, he’s just a little more injured since he was shot and all.. he always want’s that little bit extra attention” he joked again.
Liz realised it must be keeping him sane, being able to joke in a situation like this.
She swallowed “I wish he were awake”.
“He will be soon, they drained some of the sleeping drugs from your systems so you’d wake up” he said.
“How long have you been awake?” she asked shocked by al his knowledge.
“2 hours, they have been coming in and out of here, having discussions in-between each other, they didn’t know I’m awake, they know your Pierce’s daughter” Michael answered,
Liz winced at that name, “He’s not my father” she whispered.
Michael knew what she must be going through, so he didn’t say anything.

They lay without saying anything for 10 minutes, until Max woke up. His eyes flung open and Liz noticed straight away since she had been watching him intently.
He choked out and Liz wanted to hop out f bed and jump into his arms “Max!” she cried. His head darted in her direction and he winced slightly “Liz” he whispered.
She smiled and tears welled up in her eyes “It’s ok, me and Michael are here and ok.. could be better but we’re alive”
Relief filled Max, he felt like a weight had been lifted from his shoulders, but he still had a lot to worry about.
He raised his bed up to and looked over at Michael and Liz. Michael waved with a cheesy grin on his face and he swallowed “Why are you so happy?” he asked.
“Must be drugs” Michael smiled.
“Must be” Max looked down at himself, his shoulder was bandaged and so was his hand and knee, “Liz are you badly hurt?” he asked.
She wiped the tears in her eyes away “No, I’m ok” she whispered.
“Ya know, I weakened that door for you” Michael said.
Liz and Max started chuckling, remembering how when they were trapped in the compound and Liz had been able to kick the door open after Michael had tried.
The door opened a lady walked in, Liz could see clearly into the hallway and she knew it was not a public hospital.
“Oh your all up, that’s great” she smiled.


-----------Part 15

You've got your ball,
You've got your chain
Tied to me tight, tie me up again.
Who's got their claws
In you my friend?
Into your heart I'll beat again
Sweet like candy to my soul
Sweet you rock,
And sweet you roll
Lost for you, I'm so lost for you

Oh, and you come crash into me
And I come into you
And I come into you
In a boy's dream
In a boy's dream

Michael had his palm resting on the white brick next to the window. Secure bars fitted into the window’s sill and it blocked his full sight of the windy rain that howled outside.
Max was leaning against the bars on the door, 50% of the walls in the cell were cold unkind bars.
Liz’s head rested on her knees and her arms rapped around herself trying to keep out everyone and everything. Tears were at the brink of falling and she felt no longer need to hold them in.
After their week in the small un-public hospital room they had been transferred to here. A cell.

Touch your lips just so I know
In your eyes, love, it glows so
I'm bare-boned and crazy... for you.

Michael was thinking about how Max and him had not been found out. During their whole stay in the room they had never been labelled as aliens. Everyone here thought they were human. Right now they were in the hands of the FBI and it wasn’t because they were alien. Michael always thought that if he got caught by them it would be because of his origins.

Oh and you come crash into me
Baby, and I come into you
In a boy's dream
In a boy's dream

They had been identified as causing the fire in the compound and killing 16 people, that’s why they were still here. If they had just been helpless survivors they would be home by now. They were all still sore from their burns and Max was still trying to ignore the pain in his shoulder. He had healed some of it but not enough for any one to be suspicious, and not enough to stop the pain completely.
Right now they were waiting for the agent’s to come tell them what they had planned for the torturing.
Something told them, they wouldn’t be seeing home again any time soon, or at all ever again.

And if I've gone overboard
Then I'm begging you
To forgive me
In my haste
When I'm holding you so girl,
Close to me

Liz’s head was spinning. What would happen to them now?
Would they be in the FBI’s clutches for the rest of their lives? she had already spent the beginning of her life with them, what was the rest of it too? tears dripped from her eyes, she had seen what it was like now. She knew what it was like to go to school and have friends and not be forced into a small building. She could not go back to being small trapped Elizabeth Pierce. She would die.

Oh and you come crash into me, yeah
Baby, and I come into you
Hike up your skirt a little more
And show the world to me
Hike up your skirt a little more
And show your world to me
In a boy's dream
In a boy's dream

Max needed to get hold of Isabel. She would think they were dead and that would be killing her. He had to let her know that they were alive. Michael and him were all she had. The three of them were aliens and they put up with it together. Isabel could not do it by herself. She was strong but she was not THAT strong. He was glad she had Alex and Maria, that helped a little but not enough.
Isabel had not tried to connect with him yet, or maybe she hadn’t been able to get through to him, maybe he was unreachable.
He heard a sob and turned his head. It wasn’t Michael who was crying so it had to be Liz. He crossed the room and went right over to her. She looked up and the tears that stained her cheeks in little rivers were like tears in his heart.

Oh, I watch you there
Through the window
And I stare at you
You wear nothing, but you
Wear it so well
Tied up and twisted,
The way I'd like to be
For you, for me, come crash into me
Come crash into me, yeah

Liz looked up at Max who had a distraught look crossing his features. She made an attempt to wipe her tears but it did nothing because they kept flowing down her cheeks.
He stared at her for a few seconds before squatting down in front of her, he looked her straight in the eyes and her lip began to tremble. As another cry escaped her mouth she collapsed into his arms and he flung himself around her instantly. He lifted her up off the ground and sat down so his back was against the bit of wall hers had just been on. He sat her down on his lap and squeezed her body close to his. As she let it out, Max let a little of his pain out too.

Crash into me...
Crash into me...

Michael watched as Max rocked Liz back and forth as she cried. They were going to going through a lot in the next few days and it would all determine their futures. He knew that if they were kept together they could at least fight the war with companionship. It’s all ways better to have someone than to try for something on your own. He had learnt that this past year.
He had tried to do everything by himself. He was his own person and he needed no one. Maria brought him out of his shell which had turned out not to be so hard after all. Really it had been as soft as Marshmallow with crusty bits on it.

You know, I'm the king of the castle,
You're the dirty rascal, crash into me.
Please crash into me, baby...

Max buried his face in Liz’s neck and inhaled her smell “I love you” he whispered.
Liz’s body felt a wave of warmth spread through out it. She had need to hear that.
“Thankyou” she lifted her head and kissed his mouth “I needed to hear that”, she closed her eyes and a flash of her fathers body blurred her vision. She watched as his body crumbled to the floor and she could feel her hands shake like they had when she had dropped the gun. She opened her eyes and tried to catch her breath “Liz” Max cupped her cheeks “What happened?” he asked.
She swallowed and whipped her hand across her eyes “I killed my father” she said her body beginning to shake “I killed my father” Max tightened his grip on her and shook her back and forth as she slowly broke down.

Oh, no no no...
Yes, I see the waves
Come and crash into me.
See the waves come and crash into me.
Crash into me.


Liz sat in-between Max and Michael in the court room and gripped both their hands. their knuckles were all white, they were just waiting to be sentenced.
This morning they had finally been visited by someone who had told them what was going on.

“Good morning” A lady in a black woman had walked into the cell and stood in front of them “How have you been?”
“How the hell do you think we’ve been?" Michael muttered.
“Pardon?” The lady asked sternly.
“Peachy” Michael looked up at her “We’ve been just peachy”.
She had snickered than glanced at Max and Liz who lay tangled up together on the small spring mattress. They sat up and Liz slipped onto Max’s lap, the night they had spent in that cell had been a very bad night.
“You must be wondering what’s going to happen to you know that we know about your blowing up our special unit” she folded her arms.
“Ya you could say that” Michael muttered.
“Look if you don’t shut up things will get a lot worse than they already are so why don’t you just shut your ungrateful little trap?!” the ladies out burst had shocked them all but they didn’t have time to get used to it.
“The FBI have decided to hand you over to the public police system instead of holding you in here.
We have told them that you three are fire bugs and were playing with fire one day and ‘accidentally’ lost control of it
They think that you burnt down a building with two people in it who got badly injured.
Those two people were the ones that lived in the compound that didn't die when you set it a light. They are your cover up.
Anyway that’s what the court believes” she swallowed “I just want to make one thing clear. If you don’t go along with this story things will be a lot worse. We have been very kind about this whole thing considering you killed 16 people and destroyed a building worth over a million dollars. The reason we are being kind about this is because we were about to abandon that unit anyway”.
Liz ran her hand through her hair, the lady standing in front of them didn’t even care about the 16 dead people, neither did the FBI probably.
That just showed how wonderful they really are.
“What if we don’t go along with your lie?” Max asked.
“Well, you’ll probably cause them further search into the topic and they might find out what you really did, I don’t know if you know the consequences for killing one person let alone sixteen in this country, but I can a sure you you’ll never be a free man before you die”
Liz shuddered and Max held her tighter “What happens now?” she asked.
“Well you’ll be picked up in a squad car now and you’ll be taken to a local police department, then it’s up to them what they do to you”.

After they had reached the police station and given their statement they had had their one phone call and rang Isabel. She had been so happy to hear from them, but not happy about the news they carried.
Isabel had had to tell their parent’s the lie and they had been shocked and had come down to the police station straight away. Michael, Liz and Max weren’t allowed out since their trial was tomorrow, but Mrs Evans had shown her disappointment towards Max, Michael and Liz then left with Philip.
Isabel had hugged them all so tight along with Maria as they cried their eyes out. Alex had been so happy they were alive.

Max glanced behind him at his family sitting in the court room.
Mrs Evans didn't believe that they had set a building on fire, it just hadn’t happened! her son was a very good student and never did anything wrong, she didn’t know about Michael or Liz but her son was not a fire bug!
Something was going on here but she didn’t know what. Her thoughts were interrupted by the judge.
“Liz Parker, you will be sent to a juvenile correction centre for girls and Max Evans along with Michael Guerin will be sent to a male one. You will be there for six months and then I will see you again to update your case”.
Liz’s heart stopped and she let out the shuddering breath she had been holding in, she could not be separated from Max, she couldn’t be alone again!
“Max!“ she cried out.


posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:23:20 PM
---------------PART 18

“You gave us all a little bit of a scare yesterday Ms. Parker” her nurse sat down at her desk “Do you want to tell me what happened?”
Liz swallowed “I’m sorry about that.. I was just a lot stressed out and very confused, I had talk about what was bothering me and it won’t happen again”
She nodded “Please make sure it doesn’t.. are you sure there’s nothing we can do to help or change? we wouldn’t like to see one of our patient’s do anything to herself or get into some trouble that we can’t help with”
“No, no!” Liz stood up “That.. I promise.. was a one time thing, it shouldn’t have ever happened and it never will again.. as I said I’ve talked to someone I love and we’ve sorted it out, it won’t happen again”
“Ok if your sure Ms. Parker”
“I am, thankyou” Liz left the room and headed into the cafeteria where everyone was having lunch.
Max rapped his arms around her waist and pulled her down next to him “you ok?” he asked, she nodded and kissed his lips “Yeah, I am”

He slid a plate of food in front of her, it had a turkey sandwich, sliced orange and a fruit yoghurt on it, Max had just finished peeling and cutting up her orange for her.
“Oh Max thank..” he silenced her “Eat you lunch” he said, she smiled and picked up a piece of orange.

“Lizzie!” Drusilla said in a cheerfully- fake voice; she slid her tray in-between Liz and Max’s then took a seat in-between them. She was practically sitting on their laps until they scooted outwards, again Liz cursed her room mate.
“Liz Parker way to scare a girl yesterday! what happened?”
“I had a nervous breakdown” Liz said in a huff; she pulled the top off her yoghurt and stabbed her spoon in it fierce fully, throwing a tantrum like a little girl who couldn’t sit on Santa's knee.

She would trade in, sitting on Santa’s knee any day, for a chance to sit on Max’s.

Liz blushed after that thought came to her head.
“I used to have them” She blinked at Michael who sat across the table noticing how annoyed Max and Liz had both became once she sat in between them “Just how long have you been here?” he asked.
“Oh I don’t know, going on a year and half I guess” she drank her yoghurt in one go. The thing that amazed Liz was that she too, maybe saying that to the new girl in a year and a half. Was being annoying contagious after you’d been here for that long? she wondered. “You guys are here for two years aren’t you?” Drusilla asked.
Max, Liz and Michael nodded silently.
“I have a question” Liz put down her yoghurt “We’re all nineteen so we don’t really qualify as teenagers anymore, so why did we get sent to a “teenage” help camp?”
“It’s more of a young adults camp, most people here are nineteen” Drusilla stoo up.
“How old are you?” Max asked.
“Twenty of corse!”


“Hi Isabel!” Max smiled at Liz “Yeah we’re doing ok”, Liz fiddled with the telephones cord and Michael was leaning against the wall next to them.
“You did?” Max swallowed and his eyes filled with fear “And?”
He closed his eyes briefly and after a while he said “So I should be relieved?”, he breathed in a few seconds later and smiled “Michael want’s to say hi” he handed the phone over then looked down at Liz “She said they will all be coming down on the guests day in two weeks”
Liz nodded and began biting her hand “And your parents?”
“She told them the truth about everything” he pulled her hand away from her mouth “Including who we are. At first they didn’t believe her, then they bawled, then they hugged her” he closed his eyes again “I wish I could have been there for her” Liz pushed her lips to his “I know you did” she ran her hand through his hair “It’s ok”
He smiled as Max hanged up the phone “Sounds rough” he walked away.
Max sighed happily, finally alone with Liz, they hadn’t been alone together for more than twenty minutes since they saw each other again in court, it was draining.
“My room?” Liz knew exactly what he was thinking, they needed to be alone! they needed to be able to sit/lie together for and hour or more, they needed to be able to touch each other with out public eye.

They headed down the hall so quick it could have been jogging, they opened the door and found Drusilla sitting in between some guys legs with her mouth around his arousal. Liz gasped and closed the door quickly “Jesus, that’s disgusting! that’s the third guy this week I swear” Max chuckled and kissed her forehead. He slumped his arm around her shoulders as they walked, she rested her head against him.
“Max outside duty now!” the cleaning crew leader sounded exasperated.
“Oh.. Liz look at that three minutes” Max looked at his watch. Liz frowned, this sucked, but at least they were able to see each other not like at the detention centre they had been in.
“See ya later” she kissed him long and hard and waved as he left.


Liz sat on her bed playing with her thumbs, she was nervous, so very nervous. Her legs were folded and she was in her pyjama pants and grey tank top, tomorrow was the guests day.
That meant that Max’s parent’s would be coming. That meant she would have to see then, talk to them!
What was she supposed to say to them “Hey I’m sorry I lied about my parent’s Nancy and Jeff dying and making you feel sorry for me! I’m also sorry for making your son waste 2 years and 6 months of his life”
She shuddered, would they understand why she lied so much?

Would her father have forgiven her for lying him so much? she didn’t think so.
She had supposed to have got Max to love her and get him to tell him her secrets, well she had gotten him to love her, but not on purpose.
Remembering that, she realised she STILL hadn’t told him the truth about why she was sent to West Roswell High.
She would have to do that, would he be mad that she lied? closing her eyes briefly she took a deep breath, he would he loved her, he also trusted her. But she had lied would that break his trust? no he would forgive her.

Wouldn’t he?

The feel of his lips against hers made her gasp in satisfied surprise, she opened her eyes “What are you doing here?” she asked.
“I came to see you, why are you still up? it’s late” He shoved his hands in his pockets and Liz slid onto the side of the bed and pulled him between her legs.
“I couldn’t sleep.. I’m nervous” she began fiddling with her thumbs. He smiled and swooped down to kiss her again “You shouldn’t be they understand everything now” she looked down at the floor and he used his thumb to lift her face to his, he kneeled down and stared her directly in the eyes “Everything will be fine”
She swallowed “I won’t be surprised if your dad brings a gun”
Max laughed and kissed her forehead “I love you Liz” he whispered.
Liz swallowed again and closed her eyes “About that... I have to tell you something” she opened her eyes again and she could tell she had gotten his attention.
“What?” he asked

“Max, I was honest with you a while back I don’t even know why but I just remembered and I think I should tell you” she pulled away from his grasp on her face “I wasn’t just meant to come to Roswell to watch you from a far”
Max frowned “What else were you meant to do?”
Liz swallowed “Remember when we were at the park with Michael and you guys were asking me all these questions about why I was here?” he nodded “Well I said that if I didn’t come then they would have sent some other girl in my place, you guys didn’t ask me why they would send a girl and not a guy.. the answer to that is...I was sent here to make you fall in love with me so I could get you to tell me all your secrets.. not just to watch you from a far”
Max raised his eye brows “Oh” he slipped back onto the floor, so he was sitting on his bum.
“Are you mad I didn’t tell you?” She asked not looking him in the eye.
He breathed in “No I just.. wish you’d told me”
“I don’t know why I didn’t” she reached out to him “I’m sorry”
He looked up “But you never followed anything your father ever said right?”
Liz took a minute to realise what he was saying, then she let out a quiet “Oh!” she slid off the bed to she was sitting in front of him “Max, I didn’t do anything to make you fall in love with me and I fell in love with you by myself, none of what had happened between us has had anything to do with Pierce”
She leaned over and lifted his face to look into his eyes “Let me see you eyes” she whispered, “I need to see you”
He looked her right in the eyes and she still saw questioning “I’m not hiding anything else from you” she spoke softly “I promise Max, I won’t keep anything from you ever again” His eyes slowly started to show his normal self again “Do you trust me?”
He nodded “I do”

“Then trust me when I say I am sorry and won’t do it again” she slid in between his parted legs on her knees “And when I say I love you so much and I’m sorry for keeping a secret from you” he smiled briefly and kissed her hard “I love you” he whispered.
Liz pushed him onto his back and lied down on top of him with her lower body in between his legs “Why are you here so late anyway?” she asked planting kisses down his neck.

“I couldn’t sleep and I saw Drusilla down stairs and that meant you were alone which is very rare so I ran up here to see if you were awake” he ran his hands up her back as he kissed her.
Liz chuckled “What was she doing? is ... she going to be joining us any time soon?” she ran her hands up his chest, “She looked pretty entertained” he was grasping her sides as she grinded her hips into his.
“Good” she sealed his mouth with hers and flicked her tongue over his. Removing his shirt and chucking it beside then she took a second o marvel at his beauty then began trailing hot kisses down his chest.
Drusilla came in unnoticed and smiled at them, she didn’t want to interrupt them so she just went over to her bed and pulled her top off. While she was getting into her pyjamas she drooled over how yum Max’s body was, Liz was lucky girl.
Liz moaned as Max rolled them over so he was on top of her, he began removing her top when the bed room light went off. Liz turned her head and noticed Drusilla hop into bed. She groaned and Max got up off her, then helped her up off the floor.

“Oh don’t mind me guys!” Drusilla was mad at herself for interrupting them “I was just going to bed”
Liz pulled Max’s shirt over his head and kissed his lips “I’ll see you in the morning” he left annoyed with Drusilla.
Liz sighed and crawled into bed, partly glad Drusilla had interrupted them. She was afraid of how much Max wanted from her. Did he want to make love with her? because she didn’t know if she would be good enough or if he would fit. She was very scared, of corse she wanted to move to that level of their relationship but so many questions dwindled around in her head.
What is she wasn’t good enough for him? had he had sex before? she had not and she was very afraid. Wasn’t every girl?
“Drusilla” she said,
“Hmm” She moaned in reply.
“Does it hurt much?” she asked.

Drusilla sprung up in bed “Are you talking about sex?” she grinned inwardly.
Liz blushed “Yes” she couldn’t believe she was about to pour everything out to Drusilla of all people “I don’t know how far Max want’s to go and I want to go there, but I’m.... afraid”
She heard a deep breath and turned her head to see Drusilla sitting up “Liz... there’s nothing to be afraid of trust me... if there’s anyone who knows about sex it’s me! ::: chuckles :::: anyway sure the first time hurts a tiny bit but it lasts for two seconds and then your just left with this wonderful feeling of pure enjoyment , trust me you want to sleep with him”.
Liz sighed and rolled onto her back, she put her hands behind her neck “We never get time alone anyway, so we probably won’t get the chance to do anything”
“Liz babe” Drusilla lay back down “Nature finds a way”


“I’m sorry” Diane said for the tenth time that day “I really am”
Liz stopped playing with her hair “I’m the one that should be apologising please stop” was she talking to her like another teenager? she didn’t know, all her life she had spoke to everyone in the compound the same.
“No no Liz” Philip cut in “we were wrong, we can admit when we’re wrong”
Isabel breathed in “No, mom, dad, PLEASE stop” she rolled her eyes “I can’t hear any more of this conversation today, let alone another apology! it’s sorry this, sorry for that.... Liz is sorry, your sorry, enough said”
Michael chuckled “Thankyou Is!” he whispered. Max joined them at the picnic table “Here mom, dad” he placed their coffee down in front of them “I just wanted to apologise for not telling you the truth straight away”
Isabel, Maria, Michael and Alex all groaned and stood up, “Jesus Christ!” Maria muttered before they all walked away. Max frowned and sat down next to Liz “What did I say?” he asked.
Liz shrugged and laughed nervously “Nothing, nothing at all”

Max’s parent’s were very touchy and hug-y with Max the whole day, before they left they told him that they could not believe he was an alien and they didn’t love him any less for it. He would always be their little boy and nothing would ever change that.
Maria kissed Michael hard “I miss you space man, come back soon please”. Surprisingly he hugged her and said “I miss you too, I love you Maria” she had gasped and held her hand over her mouth “I love you too” she whimpered out.
Isabel stood hugging Max “Be strong” she whispered into his neck “they love us and no matter what, that’s what’s most important”
He nodded “Yes” he kissed her cheek “It is” she smiled and hopped into the car. Maria kissed Max’s cheek “Look after him Maxi pooh” she dived into the jetta and Max watched as Alex kissed Liz’s hand “You my lovely, suit long hair much better”
Liz snorted “tell Toni big boobs McGee that”
Alex laughed “Some day you’ll be as funny as me.... some day, not now” he walked over to the jetta with his hands in his pockets, saluting Max, he smiled “See ya Max” he spoke as warmly as usual.
“Bye!” Max said waving as the car drove away. Max’s parent’s left next. Not until they hugged all three of them for at least ten minutes.

Max turned around to see Liz sitting on the little wooden post, her legs resting on the chain that was supposed to be a fence. She was resting her chin against her knees and she was gazing at him with a warm smile, the moon light shone on her, along with the building light’s coming out through the windows.
Michael had gone inside and left them.. ALONE.
He walked over to her and kissed her forehead “Let’s not have another day like that for at least a year”
Liz chuckled “Deal”.

They walked over to the building holding hands and took a seat on the wooden porch.
Liz rested her head on Max’s shoulder and he draped his arm around her waist “When did you become such good friends with Alex?”
Liz looked up at him “When I started sleeping with him”
Max’s eyes widened and Liz laughed “Max your hopelessly cute” she cupped his cheeks and kissed him “that’s why I love you so much”
He rapped his arms around her whole body tight and pulled her to him “I love you because your so perfect”


------------------Part 19

Michael flicked through a magazine in the meeting where everyone talked about their problems. This was all a whole heap of crap to Michael, these people were ALL a bunch of psycho’s.
Max nudged him in the side “You ever want to get out of here?”
He rolled his eyes and chucked the magazine down on the ground next Liz. She turned her head and looked up at them both, Michael put on a big cheesy smile and she turned her head back to the front.

These meetings weren’t fun but they were lucky they weren’t put in jail for what they had “done”.

After this mornings meeting they had the rest of the day free time and that meant Max and Liz were going to get a chance to be alone.
Liz was nervous, Max had said they would go out to the lake were no one was, she knew what was most likely to take place there.
Her heart was in her throat and she kept fiddling with her shirt, she hadn’t listened to any of the meeting.

The same questions any virgin asked themselves plagued her.

-What if it doesn’t fit?
-What if I’m not good enough for them?
-Will they be satisfied with my body?

Liz sucked in a jagged breath and folded her legs, how was she supposed to deal with this pressure?

She felt a hand on her shoulder and she turned her head “Liz?” Max asked raising his eye brows.
“Yea.. yeah?” she asked her hands starting to tremble.
“The councillor has been trying to get your attention for a little while... you ok?” he asked.
“Oh” Liz spun her head back to the teacher to see everyone staring at her suspiciously “Um.. what was the question?” she asked quickly.
Michael coughed behind her, she could have sworn he said frigid?

No, no he didn’t, she was just being paranoid! she muttered Christs name and listened to the teacher.
He asked if she would like to go outside for a few minutes, Liz shook her head “No... no I’m fine, I’m sorry”
Jeez, she really did need to be in here.
He didn’t ask her a question again, he just went to Michael “How have you been fitting in Michael? do you have any complaints or suggestions you’d like to share?”

Michael cleared his throat “Come to think about it... yeah I do”

Oh, oh, here we go, thought Max.

Liz just shook her head and buried her head in her hands, obviously Michael just could not be a good boy.

“The toilets in this place are too close to the ground, how are we supposed to get it in there? we aren’t ten years old and in training school you know” a few laughs were heard around the room and the councillor just breathed in and folded his arms.
“And..” Max nudged him again and the teacher shook his head “That is quiet enough I think Mr. Guerin, I really wanted to know about yourself, and if you have any suggestions on how we might be able to help you. Obviously your case is just severe stupidity and we’ll have to pay more attention to you”
More laughs.
What was so funny? Michael could not see what was supposed to be funny about this situation.

He stood up and headed over to the door, he didn’t have to put up with this.
“Where are you going?” The councillor asked. Michael didn’t answer he just left the room, slightly hearing what the man said to his patients, “Well everyone if you see water on the ground in front of a toilet, I suggest you step over it, Michael may have missed the bowel”


“Ok that’s enough for today, enjoy the rest of your day” Liz’s heart jumped out of her throat and bounced along the carpeted floor.
She felt Max stand up behind her, her heart was beating rapidly and her hands grew sweaty. She turned and smiled at him and he held his hand out for her so she could stand up. She took it and he pulled her to her feet.

They walked out of the room and down the hall with out speaking.
“Max” Michael was waiting at the door of his room “Can we speak for a minute?”
Max looked down at Liz, all most like he was asking permission to leave. She nodded “Yeah, I’ll meet you outside on the balcony, I need to go to my room for a minute any way” she walked away and Max turned to Michael “What is it Michael?”

Liz walked into her room, noting that the “do no disturb” sign she had given Drusilla was not on the door.
Drusilla had laughed at her when she gave it to her, she had said “Are you kidding?”
Liz did not like seeing Drusilla with many different people three times a week, at least this way she could stop it from happening as often.

Liz looked her self in the mirror, was this the last time she would be looking at herself as a virgin?
She chuckled to herself, she really was being ridiculous.
“You love Max, you want this, you have never been afraid of him before! just stop”
Oh great now she was talking to herself.

He joined her at the balcony soon after and they began heading to the lake. “What did Michael want to talk to you about?” she asked quietly.
Max was carrying a blanket , some towels and she was carrying a packed lunch, “We had an argument about what he said in the meeting” he didn’t look down at her, just kept walking.
Was he nervous to? Liz wondered. Did her even think they would make love today? had the thought even crossed his mind?
Yeah. Liz decided, he had to of, he was a guy after all.

When they got to the clearing a beautiful lake was spread across the horizon “wow” Liz muttered, it really was beautiful, the morning was just getting older and it was shinning on the lake which made it shine brightly. She walked forward, not even noticing that Max was taking his clothes off behind her.
“Liz watch out!” she turned her head just as Max came sprinting past and dived into the lake, in nothing but his white underpants
“Want to go swimming?” he called to her.

Her heart pounding, she shook her head “um... uh no Max” she watched him do back stroke. He came up to her and lifted his face towards hers from the water “Come in, I’ll race you” he grinned “Underwater. All the way to the other side”
If she weren’t so nervous, she would have grinned back and then taken him up on it.
Max came out, pulling back his wet hair. His naked chest, his naked arms, his naked legs glistened. He was laughing; to Liz he appeared to be glowing from the inside out. She couldn’t tear her eyes away from his taut, muscular body.
His wet underwear clung to him--

“It’s warm” He said, coming up to her “Come on let’s swim”
Liz shook her head backing away on unsteady legs, PLEASE calm down, she repeated to herself.
She looked down at the ground and breathed in deeply.

“Liz” he called quietly coming up right behind her, she turned around, he was drying himself off. He took her hands; gently pulling her down onto the grass, “My Liz, lets sit down for a minute” Liz sat down on the ground and Max kneeled in front of her. Leaning forward, he very softly kissed her lips, Liz stroked his arms.
She could barely breath.

“Liz” he said huskily, taking her hands again and kissing them, kissing the inside of her wrists and the inside of her forearms,
“Yes?” she said, just as huskily.
“We’re alone together”
“I know” she replied, suppressing a moan.
“We have privacy”
“Privacy Liz!” Max said intensely. “For the first time in eight or nine months you and I have REAL privacy” she couldn’t take the emotion in his eyes, she lowered her gaze.
“Look at me”
“I can’t” she whispered.
Max cupped her small face in his massive hands “Are you... scared?”
“No. Please don’t be scared of me” He kissed her deeply on the lips, so deeply, so fully, so lovingly, that Liz felt she would burst.
She tottered physically unable to continue sitting upright “Liz” he said “Why are you so beautiful? why?”
Liz laughed “Look at you”

He hugged her “God I love you” pulling away Max took her hands and pulled her to her feet, he grabbed the blanket and they walked a short distance to a beautiful tall oak tree. He flicked the blanket and spread it down on the ground, Liz kneeled down on top of it and cupped his cheeks, she kissed him.
As they kissed he got down onto his knees in front of her rapped his arms around her, “Are you still scared babe?” he asked his breath brushing her face.
She wanted to say no, she really did, but it would be a lie “yes” she closed her eyes briefly “I am, yes”
Max rubbed his cheek against hers “What can I do to stop this?” he whispered, slightly to himself, slightly to her. “You can’t” she breathed.

Max looked her in the eyes and rested his nose and forehead against hers “What if I said I’m scared.. too” a cornered smile invaded his perfect face.
“You are?”
Max laughed and brushed her hair behind her ears “You aren’t my Liz, what have you done with her?”
Liz smiled and looked down at the ground “I am your Liz” she ran her hand up his still wet chest. He looked down at her as she kissed the moisture on his collar bone away. “Hmm” she murmured.
Lifting her face, she told her heart to go away and rapped her arms around his neck. she pulled his mouth onto hers and lied down on her back with him on top of her.
Max ran his hands under her shirt and pressed his fingers into her back. “Max?” Liz breathed.
“Hmm?” he asked lifting her T shirt over her head. She bit her lip as he looked down at her “I... have you ever, slept with anyone else before?”
She looked away as soon as she asked it. She couldn’t believe she didn’t know if he had or not.

Max raised his eyes brows “No Liz, I have not slept with anyone before”
She breathed in and a smile tinted her lips “Just checking”
He chuckled “I have not wanted to ... with any one else but you Liz” she kissed him hard “Your all ready going to get laid Max, you don’t have to work the sweet tongue any more”.
“Oh I don’t?” he started undoing her board short ties with a sly grin on his lips. Liz laughed “well... unless you want to”
She could no longer talk after that.

Chances are you’ll find me somewhere on your road tonight,
seems I always end up, driving by,
Ever since I’ve known you, it just seems your on your way,
All rules of logic don’t apply,
I long to see you in the night, be with you till morning light....

I remember clearly how you looked the night we met,
I recall your laughter and your smile,
I remember how you made me feel, so at ease..
I remember your grace and your smile.

And now your all I long to see,
you’ve come to mean so much to me..
chances are I’ll see you somewhere in my dreams tonight,
you’ll be smiling like the night we met,
chances are I’ll hold you and I’ll offer all I have,
your the only one I can’t forget,
Baby your the best I’ve ever met.

And I’ll be dreaming of the future, and hoping you’ll be by my side,
and in the morning I’ll be longing, for the night, for the night.

chances are I’ll see you somewhere in my dreams tonight,
you’ll be smiling like the night we met,
chances are I’ll hold you and I’ll offer all I have,
your the only one I can’t forget,
Baby your the best I’ve ever met.

Max licked her hardened nipple and she groaned while running her hand through his hair. She couldn’t believe they were doing this, it felt wonderful.

In fact wonderful was an understatement. It was breath taking, earth shuddering, soul aching stuff. Liz knew she would never go back now.
Not that it was likely before, but this did add a whole new dimension to their relationship.

Pulling off his ( tighty whiteys ) underwear she found herself a little more shocked then she expected. She gasped and whispered “Oh my god Max.. it’ll never fi..” he kissed her “Yes Liz.. It will, trust me” She did not reply.
He slid his hands up her bare thighs, pushing them outwards as he went. He kneeled in front of her “No .. Max .. no” Liz whispered. He entered her. Tears fell from her eyes.
“Yes Max yes? or no Max no?” he whispered kissing her lips.
“Yes.. Max yes” he chuckled and played with her nipple with his fingers. He ran his palm over it and then sucked it.
Liz had her head back, she did not feel any more pain. She only felt passion and desire, to be with her soul mate.

“Are you ok?” he asked afterwards “did I hurt you?”
Liz was to happy to say anything she just kissed his shoulder and snuggled into him more. He kissed the top of her head as he slowly remembered their experiences in his head.
He knew for certain he had never been happier in his life.
Liz ran her index finger down the line of hair below his belly button and kissed the side of his chest gently, “Want to go for a swim now?“ she asked.
Max sat up “I’ll race you”


It was dark when they headed back holding hands. They both had wet hair.
Liz was walking very slowly and Max turned to her “Why are you walking so slowly, are you ok?”
“Just a little sore” she replied looking at the ground with red cheeks. Max put his arms around her, lifting her up “Max! Max! what are you doing, I can walk, you don’t need to carry me”
He kissed her and continued walking.

Liz lay in bed thinking about her day before she went to sleep, like always. Her and max had made love three times today! twice in the lake. She could feel her body still humming with remembrance.
She needed to feel his arms around her again. She could not believe what she was about to do. She got up out of bed and headed over to the door, walking quietly down the hall she found Max’s door and opened it. Tip toeing in she made her way over to Max’s bed, his room mate Kyle was snoring away on the other side of the room.
Liz bent down and placed a kiss on Max’s forehead and his hand ran down her hip “Liz Parker, what are you doing out of bed?” he whispered.
Liz slipped into bed next to him and he rapped his arms around her “Well I came to see you Mr. Evans”


posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:25:14 PM
--------------Part 20

The next few months went by quickly. Liz and Max didn’t get much time together but at least they could see each other daily and not be separated. Michael was a loner, he barely talked to anyone, but Max and Liz knew he would go back to the way he used to be when they got out of there, in two months. The date of their release was taking forever to come.
They waited patiently or impatiently in Michael‘s case. What else could they do?
Liz put in most effort, she mingled with everyone, shared thought’s about things she was feeling, joined in on all activities and made friends. Michael was convinced that she needed to be here.

Max couldn’t help but think so to. He loved Liz with all his heart but she had been through a lot in life and she needed to talk about it, if she wanted to talk to these people that was her decision. He had been very terrified last year when Liz had had her little breakdown. He was worried she might have been loosing her head a little, but she had recovered very quickly. She had just needed to be told everything was ok and that she wasn’t alone, that’s the way she was, she needed to not be alone again.
Living in the white room had screwed her up in the head a little, not having anyone to talk to, does that to a person.
She was fine now, she laughed and smiled on a regular basis, she was very rarely upset or depressed, sure she was occasionally quiet or in her own world. Max gave her space then, she needed to be alone sometimes, she had so many things to think about, sometimes Max could just not understand what went on in her head, if he got in there, he probably wouldn’t be able to understand it any better anyway.

Liz was normal, anyone who had had the life she has had would been the same as her. She kept herself busy, trying not to have a few minutes to think, if she did she was afraid of what she’d remember. Her father’s death still hit her hard. She had done it for Max and occasionally she would climb into Max’s bed at night and he would hear her cry before she went to sleep.
All he could do was be there for her, even if it meant giving her distance occasionally. Max was convinced he knew Liz better than anyone else in the world.

Max was dealing, he himself still had the occasional nightmare about his time in the white room. That place was hell and he and Liz had been there, even if they had been there for different reasons they still had that to bond over.
Liz had been there so much longer than Max and he sometimes would wonder how she was so sane today.
They got in touch with their family and friends every now and then, whenever they had a free moment, which wasn’t very often.
That was the camps way of helping addicted teenagers, keep them busy so they don’t have much time to think about their addictions. It helped Liz too.

Max and Michael wished they had more time to breath.

Max and Liz’s relationship was the same, except they were closer now that they had made love. They hadn’t had much of chance to make love on a regular basis but when ever they got the chance they would, even if it meant in the shower or in the middle of the night when everyone was asleep. They both had a silent agreement to never leave each other. They never spoke about it, they just knew.
They would never love anyone else and they would always be together, they were destined.

After the two months were finished what were they going to do? they didn’t have any plans... they would always have a record now, so would they be able to get decent jobs?
Max thought about that a lot, he planed to marry his Liz one day and he would need to support her, where would he get a job? He still felt like a teenager that was sixteen years old. The government had really stole two and a half years of his life.
Before all of this had happened he had planned to go to med school, so he could become a family doctor, would he still be able to do that?

Liz had no plans before, she hadn’t thought about her future when she was with Pierce, she didn’t think it was very good to get her hopes up. When she was watching Television, this one time a lady had a job talking to kids, a social worker? Liz would like to be one of them. She thought that would be good, she would always be around people and helping everyone.
She told Max that and he said she should try for a job like that, it would suit her.
Michael didn’t care, he just wanted to leave... now.

Liz’s room mate moved out five months ago and Liz had her own room until a blonde haired skank moved in. Liz didn’t mind her that much but she missed Drusilla.


“Max..” Liz moaned as he kissed her neck “I really have to do this”
He continued to fondle her.
“Please.. Maaaaaaaaaax... oh god” she ran her hands through his hair “They need it done by tonight, I need to fini....” a loud groan came from her mouth. Max smiled as he un buttoned her blouse and licked her chest through her bra.
Liz heaving for breath pushed him off her “Stop Max.. Please”
He sat up and smiled “Sorry
You just taste to very much delicious and we never get to be alone here, as you know”
Liz kissed his lips once, twice, three times then picked up her book, “Help me get it finished, then we can do ‘other’ things”
He yanked the book from her hands “So what do you need done?”
Liz chuckled “You are so mine”.


“You think you are ready to be released?” Michael was asked by the councillor.
He smiled politely “Yes I am sir”
“Do you promise to behave for the next few months before your release date?” The councillor took off his glasses and got up from his chair.
“Yes” Michael rubbed his hands together “So if we’re done here I’d like to get back to my out-door class..”
“You have to earn your release Michael.. and if you don’t we can keep you here for longer, if you do a wrong again you are in danger of staying for another six months”
“I realise that and I’ll make sure it doesn’t happen” Michael walked over to the door and the teacher put down his file “Make sure it doesn’t”
Michael nodded and left.

He walked over to the phones and waited for one to be free. When was he dialled Maria’s phone number, he needed some support.
“Hello, Amy De Luca speaking who may I ask is calling?”
Michael smiled and scratched his forehead “Um hi Amy is your daughter there?”
“Oh! hello Michael, no sorry she is at the crash down, I’ll tell her you called Kay?”
Michael’s smile faded “Thanks” he hanged up the phone and walked down the hall. He was sick of this! He needed to get a way!
Once he was outside he started taking his anger out on the trash cans, he kicked them and they feel down with a loud clatter. This place was for crazy and addicted people! he did nothing to deserve this.
“Is there a reason your doing that?” He looked around to where the voice had come from, it took him a little while to find her. There was a girl sitting with her back against a tree near the balcony, she had a pad in front of her and she had a pencil in her hand.
Her hair was long and brown, it was curly and she had long legs which were spread out in front of her, she had big eyes and thin-full lips.
“Excuse me?” he asked, taken aback.
“I said, is there a reason for you making so much noise? because it was peaceful here before you decided to have a fit”
Michael rubbed his forehead “You must be new”

She frowned “Why do you say that?”
“If you weren’t knew... you wouldn’t be asking why I was having a fit” he walked over to her “You’d be having one too”
She grinned “Ach well I can only hope I won’t be like you in a year”
“So you are new? I was right?”.

The girl was wearing jean overalls and had a white tank top underneath it. A little gold cross was hanging around her neck and she had sneakers on.
She laughed a nodded “Yeah this is my second day.. so why are you in here and how long have you been trying to take your anger out on the trash cans?”
Michael sat down in front of her “that’s none of your business and coming up to two years” he ran his hand through his spikes “Why are you here? you see to innocent”
“I’d rather not talk about it”
“How long you got?”
“One year.. much less than you.. when do you get out?” she folded her legs and started drawing again.
“I get out in two months” he looked over at her drawing “Your an artist?”
She smiled and pressed her pad up to her chest “I try to be, I’m not that great”
“I tried it once, apparently I have talent... haven’t perused it though” he flicked a pice of dirt across the ground.
“You should”


Liz pulled her shirt over her head “Max...” she whispered.
He opened his eyes.
“Come on dinner.. I’m starving” she kissed his forehead and pulled her underwear on.

He groaned and rapped his arms around her waist “Let’s just stay here..”
Liz laughed and ran her hand down his chest “Up now...please I’m starving” He sprung up “Ok, Ok” he reached for his boxes and pulled hem up his legs, “What’s the time?”
“Ten past five” she stood up and pulled her jeans on “Aren’t you hungry?” she handed him his T-shirt.
He nodded “A little bit.. I wonder where Michael is”
She walked over to her dresser and pulled out a grey turtle neck “He’ll be around... probably already eating.. “ she pulled her hair up into a bun at the back of her head.
Yawning Max pulled on his jeans then socks, then shoes.
Liz ran back over t him and leapt onto his lap “Two months” she whispered capturing his mouth “What are we going to do after we leave? where are we going to live?”
He rapped his arms around her waist and she rapped her legs around his “I think we should go away to college”
“Did you get enough credit to graduate?” Liz asked “Cos we won’t get into college without graduating high school”
“Yeah we both pretty much finished high school, we won’t get into a great college but we’ll get into one”
“Should we go to one close to Roswell?” Liz buried her face in his neck.
“Do you want to be close to Roswell?”
Liz bit her lip and then a big smile spread across her face “I don’t want to go to college I want to have babies!”
“We’ll do that then” He smiled and kissed her passionately.
He fell back onto the bed and Liz ran her hands through his hair “Hey wait a minute! FOOD!” she jumped off him and ran to the door.


“Michael? Michael!” Liz walked around “Oh there you are” she found him still sitting with the girl under the tree.
“Yeah what do you want?” Michael looked up at Liz who was walking over to them.
“Do you want to join us for dinner or are you going to freeze out here... hi” she smiled at the girl he was with “Who’s this?”
“Her names Jeanne, Jeanne, this is Liz she’s my... best friends lover”
“Is that all I am to?” Liz huffed and rolled her eyes “Hey Jeanne it’s nice to meet you”
“Yeah same to you” Jeanne stood up “Is everyone eating now?”
“Yeah they are, do you want to join us?” Liz stuffed her hands in her pockets. Michael stood up.
“Um sure” Jeanne bent down and picked up her pad and paper... she had drawn a little picture of Michael.
“Huh it looks just like him” Liz smiled.
“Oh .. the drawing it looked just like Michael”
“Oh.. yeah thanks” they headed inside and Max sat down next to max “Hmm hash browns” she picked up a fork.
Michael introduced Jeanne to Max and they took a seat across from them.
“Is your name French?” Liz asked while sipping her orange drink. Jeanne nodded “Yeah it is”



Michael sat with Jeanne on his bed as she showed him her artwork “Do you like it?” she asked.
He nodded “I don’t have that kind of talent, there’s no way I’d make it as an artist while your out there”
She laughed and put her pad down on the floor “It’s a shame your leaving today Michael, I would have liked to have... gotten to know you better” she leaned in to him, so her face was close to his.
He frowned “Yeah it’s shame, we could have been good friends”
“Friends? didn’t you want to be more?” she leaned in closer and placed a hot kiss on his lips. He kissed her back for a second then pushed her away “No! I don’t want to be more I have a girlfriend that I love”
She looked hurt “I’m sorry” she got up off the bed “Oh my god I’m so sorry for throwing myself at you like that”
He grabbed her arm before she could leave “We can be friends ok? just friends... when you get out you can come and see where I live”
She nodded and hugged him “Until then”
He smiled “Until then Jeanne” she left the room and he finished packing.


Liz stuffed the last of her clothes into a big box “Max.. can you hand me that hair dryer?” He grabbed it and handed it to her “I never noticed how much stuff you have”
She smiled and sealed the box “Neither did I”
He lay down on the bed with no coverings and she lied down on top of him “I love you Maxi pooh” she kissed him softly.
“Hmm” He sighed “I love you to my Liz” he rapped his arms around her waist and buried his face in her neck.
“Can you believe it’s been two years? two whole years and we are finally getting out of here? can you believe it?”
“No Liz, I can’t believe it”
She smiled and buried her face in his “We get to live a long happy life now”

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Liz’s eyes stung from the red bath water that was floating around her. What was that? A wave of dizziness swept over her and a bubble escaped her lips, what had just happened? what was happening?
She wanted to sit up, she wanted to be out of the water. Why couldn’t she sit up?
Dizziness flared through her again, she had to get out of he water right now. Another bubble escaped her lip, this time leaving no air in her lungs. “Get out of the water right now and save yourself!”
Her mind screamed at her but her body was so relaxed, she just wanted the waves to envelope her.
“Get up” The voice changed to a males one. Liz closed her eyes “I can’t”
“You can and you will” A face suddenly matched the voice. He was her age, dark haired and handsome. He looked familiar, who was he? “Who are you?”
He smiled “Sit up and you’ll know”
Dizziness again, she couldn’t breath “Ok”.
She lifted her head from the water, the world slapping her in the face. Gasping for air, reality dawned on her. She was sixteen , Liz Avalon Pierce, daughter of agent Pierce of the FBI. She sat up completely in the bath, the water around her was pink, pink with her blood. Lifting her wrist and inspecting the large gash across it she remembered everything. Blood poured down her arm like a river. Was that her life that had passed before her eyes? That man... his name was Max. Max? he was the alien trapped in the white room, she had an infatuation with him. No. She was married to him, they had had amazing life together, two children.
Hayden. Natalie.
“No” she whispered, she was so confused but it was all becoming clear “Your sixteen and your doing this to yourself, you’ll die and you’ll never have that life with him”
Lifting her other wrist she watched the blood. Had she seen her life the way it could be flash before her eyes? had she been given another chance to have a wonderful life? was she meant for great things?
Slowly standing up in the bath she grabbed two bath towels and rapped them around her bleeding wrists; tight.

Turning the tap in the sink on she ran her fingers effortlessly under the stream until it warmed up.
Taking off her plain light rimmed glasses Liz grabbed her soap and ran it under the water.
She smeared her moisturising 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 eye lids 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.

That was the last thing that had happened before she did this to herself. She was sick of her life, she needed to get away from it, she was sick of her father and this prison. That’s why she had done this.

Getting angry with herself she swept the soap off her face and walked over to the bath tub. Turning the hot water tap on and putting the plug in the drain she removed her clothes and grabbed her razor from the cupboard below the basin. When the bath was full she stopped the water and slipt her foot into the very hot water. It was so hot it singed her skin, leaving it feeling burnt. She didn’t care. She didn’t care about anything anymore. Quickly lying down in the bathtub she grabbed her razor and held it in front of her left wrist, would her father miss her when she was gone? would he even care if she lived or died? how long would it take for them to find her body?
She put the blade up to her vain and pressed down as she ran it over the whole wrist. Blood instantly spat out and began running down her wrists, she quickly did the other hand and then put both her arms down into the water. The hot water stung her wounds for a second, they stung like her whole body. She felt like she was in an oven.
Interested for some reason, she kept lifting her right hand to watch the blood drip down her pale arm. It hypnotised her, watching her own blood seep from her new wound.
She put her head under the water and watched the water turn pink, how long would this take? how long till she was gone?
Suddenly out of no where her eyes clouded and she could see, see what her life could be like. Would be like if she got up and didn’t give up hope.
She watched it like a movie, everything everyone said and thought.

{“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..”}

{“But won’t he expect you to go after him? he’s not just going to go back to school and wait for you to capture him again” Liz rested her hands on the forehead.
“He’ll be suspicious for a while but you’re job is to distract him from all that, maybe we should get you some contact lenses a tight dress..” Pierce said.
Liz hissed “No way! this is unbelievable” she stood up and left the room.}

{He looked back at the creek and began to speak “Did you get schooling there? did you do every day things like we do?”.
“Yeah, I did everything like you apart from the going to parties and getting drunk in the weekend, I haven’t done that before, I don’t think that would be my scene though anyway” She chuckled slightly and Max smiled.
Michael rolled his eyes. Liz was such a geek.}

{“Well hi Liz” Diane held her hand out and Liz shook it.
“It’s nice to meet you, your house is beautiful” Liz wished she had grown up in a beautiful house like this, she could remember a bedroom that used to belong to her when she was seven, in the memory she was curled up on her bed crying because her parent’s were fighting.
“Why thankyou Liz, so what are your parent’s names?” Diane asked.}

{He stood up and shifted seats so he was sitting in front of her, he moved toward her more and raised his hands to her face. He brushed her hair behind her ears and Liz’s breath caught in her throat at first she thought he was gong to kiss her and her heart beat was going rapidly fast.
“You have to look into my eyes and clear your mind of everything” he said.}

Liz looked down at her naked body and the pink water beneath her.
Everything she thought she had just been living, for years, had really only been a few minutes in a blood filled bath tub.
How could that be? how could that be? she had felt it and seen it all but it wasn’t hers. YET.
It was time to have that life.
She hopped out of the bath water and sat down on the leno bathroom floor. She held her wrists for a long time then looked at them as they stopped bleeding. They were swollen and red and looked patchy.
Getting up from the floor and leaving the red towels on the floor she grabbed her clothes and shoved them on.
Looking in the mirror at her pale face she ran her fingers through her wet hair. “You can and you will” she whispered.
Quickly grabbing the towels and hiding them, then emptying the bath tub she ran to her compartment door and headed down the hallways her feet hitting the cold marble floors.
Getting 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.
“Ok 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”............................

Once she was at the door of her future she breathed in “It’s time to start your life Liz” she opened the door and slipped into the room quickly “You can trust me, I’ve come 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.
Her life would have been over and if it hadn’t been for destiny she would have been a cold corpse in a sea of blood right now.
“Follow your heart” she whispered.

The END.