posted on 10-Dec-2002 5:09:47 PM
Title: Loosening The Tight Ends
Arthur: Lizzy
Rating: PG-13 to NC-17
Pairing: Liz and everybody, UC, AU
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Summary: Liz Parker moves to Roswell from New York with her family. The gang immediately puts up their guard. Liz senses the tension and decides to help loosen them up. She concocts a plan and puts it into motion starting with Alex.


Chapter 1


As soon as she stepped out of her car she was being stared at with envy by boys and girls alike. She ignored every single one of them. She was used to them though. She knew that when they saw her they would stare, but when they actually got to meet her they were shocked by her behavior and just generally who she was.

Liz was what her parents liked to a ‘free spirit.’ They taught her not to hide who she was or let gossip bother her because of who she chose to be.

Last week they had moved from New York to the small town of Roswell, New Mexico. Her dad’s mother had left them a restaurant when she died. They all agreed that maybe moving would be a good thing. A place to start over. So they packed up everything and moved here. They lived above the diner, which was called the Crashdown Café.

They immediately noticed how small of a town and how out of place they were. It was hard not to with the stares that followed them wherever they would go. But being who they were they ignored every single one.

Liz decided that she didn’t want to start school in the middle of the week so she waited. As she walked into the building she got more stares from the student body. She wanted to roll her eyes at them. She could already hear the gossip mill starting.

She smiled as a girl her height and long blonde hair with green eyes and her own sense of style in clothes came up to her. Right behind her were six other people. She contemplated just walking right past them but something told her that this group of friends could use her help. All of them seemed so tense around not only her but with each other.

As soon as the new girl walked in, Maria gasped, Isabel and Tess dropped their mouths open and the guys just stared. Maria was the first one to recover.

She knew the new girl was going to be starting school today. She worked at the Crashdown as a waitress at the new girl’s parents restaurant and had gotten very little information about the new family and even less info about the girl her age.

Michael, her on and off again boyfriend, told her to stay away just in case. Well she told him all she wanted to do was make the girl feel like she was welcomed. It wasn’t like she was going to spill all of their secrets to her.

She was thinking of someone that was like a small town girl would be. Boy was she wrong. The new girl was wearing dark brown leather pants that hung dangerously low on her hips with a sleeveless leather shirt of the same color that stopped right above her navel. Her stomach, which was pierced, was well toned as her arms were. The color complimented her skin tone which looked to be perfectly tanned to a light golden brown. Her hair reminded Maria of a chocolate waterfall with honey colored highlights running through it. She had huge doe eyes a deep beautiful chocolate color with eyelashes any girl would kill for. Her face was flawless. Damn she was perfect.

She walked up to the new girl with a bright smile on her face oblivious that her friends had followed her. “Hi. I’m Maria Deluca. I work at the restaurant that your parents own.”

Liz smiled at the girl. “I’m Liz Parker.” She noticed Maria’s friends didn’t make an effort to introduce themselves or to hide their suspicious nature. And being who she was she wasn’t going to go out of her way to be a friend to them.

Maria noticed Liz looking behind her and turned around to find her friends giving Liz the evil eye. “Liz you must excuse them, for they have never seen anyone quite like you.”

Liz just nodded her head choosing not to say anything. She stayed quiet and just stared at the group. Though they did seem tense, she had a feeling they were very close and would not hesitate to back each other up if necessary.

When Liz didn’t say anything and just stared at all of them the tension rose and become unbearable so Alex spoke up to Liz. “Hi, I’m Alex. So where are you from Liz?”

Liz turned her attention to Alex. He had sandy brown hair with light brown eyes and was tall and lanky. He looked to be the geek of the group, but she saw potential in him with the right girl, or girls.

“Hello Alex. Can someone tell me where the principle office is?” She deliberately ignored his question that didn’t go unnoticed by the other members.

“Why don’t I take you there myself and make sure you don’t get any paws on you,” Maria offered.

Liz grinned at her. She had a feeling Maria, herself, and Alex, if he didn’t let himself be swayed by the others, were going to be good friends. She followed Maria who looped her arm through Alex’s and dragged him with them.

Walking away Liz felt the rest of the groups eyes on her. Max, Michael, Isabel, Tess, and Kyle, who hadn’t closed his mouth, continued to stare after her. It turned out that she had a tattoo on her lower back, right above her pants. It looked to be a word but it was written in Chinese symbols. The only weird thing about it was that the symbols were cut in half with what looked to be an arrow going through it.

“Do you see how she acted. She was looking directly at us but didn’t even bother to acknowledge us,” Isabel said. She was one of the resident beauties and only ice princess of the school. With her long blonde hair, brown eyes, and voluptuous figure, Isabel was the desire of half the guys in school.

“I know. It was like she was waiting for us to make the first move or something,” Tess said in reply. She, like Isabel, was also one of the resident beauties of the school. She had short curly blonde hair, ice blue eyes, and curves in the right places that made Tess the desire of the other half of the guys in school.

“I don’t know, but damn that girl looked better then you two. Anyway it wasn’t as if we gave her a reason to be friendly with us giving her the once over,” Kyle commented which earned him glares from both Tess and Isabel. Kyle was the athletic god of the school with looks to boost. He had dark blonde-brownish hair, blue eyes, and the body of an athlete that played every sport possible.

“I think we should check her out. Did you realize that she just totally ignored Alex’s question? She could be an enemy,” Michael pointed out. He had short spiky hair and brown eyes. He also wore a permanent scowl on his face.

“Get real Michael. A hottie like her could never be an enemy,” Kyle said. Michael just scowled at him and turned to Max for his thoughts on this.

Max looked at everyone looking at him and sighed. He didn’t know what to say so he said the only thing he could think of. “We’ll watch her to see if anything is abnormal. There is no need to get into a panic about her. She hasn’t done anything suspicious so we are going to just leave her alone.”

With that he left to head off to class leaving the others staring after him.


**********

When lunch came around the whole school knew Liz name and was already making up stories about who she was and where she was from. Some of them were just to far out there to even be considered.

She was to meet Maria by the doors leading to the quad where she would get to meet the rest of the group. She had at least one or more of the others in her classes so far and none of them bothered to introduce themselves. The one thing that did bother her was the boy called Max. She had found out his name in her first class.

The boy stared at her when he thought she wasn’t watching. Just like the rest of the group he was apart of, she was intrigued. He was the cliché of tall, dark, and handsome. He had the body of an Adonis. His hair was a deep raven color with his bangs sweeping over his forehead and the hair curled at the nape of his neck. His eyes were this rare amber color with golden flecks in them and long eyelashes that you didn’t usually see on a guy.

“Hey Liz,” Alex said interrupting her thoughts. “Maria got stuck in class so she asked if I could take care of you until then.”

Liz rolled her eyes and asked him, “Why does she think I need someone to take care of me. Do I just scream helpless victim or something because I thought I was doing a real good impression of being a bad ass.”

Alex just laughed at that. “Maria has a habit of just taken people under her wing even though they don’t need or want it.”

They were headed to a table in the quad when Liz spoke again. “You and Maria have been friends for a long time huh?”

“Yeah. We’ve known each other since kindergarten,” Alex answered back. They sat at the table in companionable silence until Alex asked a question. “You do know why Maria has taken you under her wing right?”

Liz pushed her hair behind her ear and looked him straight in the eye. “I’m guessing it’s because the way I dress and don’t speak unless spoken to.”

Alex heard the amusement in her voice, but he didn’t want her to mad at what Maria was doing. “Look, Maria can be a bit overbearing,”

“A bit overbearing,” Liz asked interrupting.

“Okay smothering.” At her grin he went on. “I guess what I’m trying to tell you is don’t get mad at her for the way she is. She means well with everything she does. It’s just sometimes she can take things a little too far, especially when you get her going on her emotions.”

Liz gave him a genuine smile that made her 10 times more beautiful then she already was. “Alex, I promise you that I will not get mad or snap at Maria. I know she means well. Trust me. I can handle Maria. I more worried about your friends. If they keep staring they are going to burn a hole right through me.”

Alex gave a sigh of relief at her declaration then a look of confusion until it dawned on him that the others were very weary of her. Liz elbowed him softly in his ribs and motioned with her eyes for him to look across the quad. Isabel, Tess, Maria, Michael, Kyle, and Max were coming their way and all their eyes were on her. “I’ll tell them to keep their eyes to themselves.”

When the group approached the two Maria went to sit on the other side of Liz. Isabel saw how cozy Liz and Alex were so she sat on the other side of him and Michael sat on the other side of Maria. Kyle sat down by Isabel, Tess sat beside him and Max in the middle of her and Michael.

Maria was the first one to make the introductions. “Guys this Liz Parker. Liz, this is Michael, Max, Tess, Kyle, and Isabel.”

Everyone said their how do you do’s and it’s nice to meet you, but Liz could just feel them wanting to ask questions. “Why don’t you all just ask the questions instead of pondering them.” She surprised them all with how blunt she was.

Alex was about to begin the interrogation when Liz just rolled her eyes and answered the obvious ones first. “I’m from New York and I’m 17 years old about to be 18. My parents and I moved here because my grandmother left us the restaurant when she died and we thought that moving to a new town would be exciting and fun. I like to dance, play basketball and I love to run in the mornings. I love to go out at night to stargaze and my tattoo says destiny. The reason the arrow is going threw it is because I don’t believe in it. I like to dress the way I want to dress and not the way people tell me. And I don’t appreciate it when people stare or make up false rumors about me,” she said ending with a smile.

Everyone stared at her till they realized what she said and averted their eyes. Liz looked at Maria and Alex. All three of them busted out laughing with the rest of the gang joining in. The rest of the lunch period was spent talking easily and comfortably until the bell to end lunch rang.




Chapter 2


Thanks for all the feedback. This is a short part and I’m sorry if it sucks but it is needed. Enjoy!



Chapter 2


Liz walked into the apartment calling out for her mom while going to the kitchen. She shared a very loving relationship with both her parents that was uncommon in teenagers her age. She told them everything that when on in her life for her family didn’t believe in lies. All lies ever did was keep your parents from finding out the truth later rather then sooner.

Nancy Parker came into the kitchen and looked at her daughter looking for something to eat. Liz was everything that she could want in a child. Yeah, Jeff and her had wanted more children but it wasn’t possible. They were lucky that they had gotten Liz. She looked at Liz again. Her baby girl was growing up so fast. “Hey sweetie. How was your first day of school?”

Liz smirked at her mom’s question. “Well besides the stares I got from both students and teachers, the rumors that are already going around about me, the girl that decided she needed to take me under her wing and her friends that threw a glare my way, everything was perfectly fine. Oh and expect a call from the principle about my choice of dress,” she added.

Nancy looked at her daughter stunned a little and with a smile on her face. “I’m not worried about that. I’m wondering why would her friends throw glares your way and why did she need to take you under her wing?” She ignored the rest that she said because she had expected that.

“Well according to her friend Alex, who is a really sweet guy, she needed a new project and I was nominated. She works here in the diner. Her name is Maria DeLuca.”

“I think I remember her,” her mom said. “Real bubbly and over excited to meet new people.”

“That’s her. Anyway Alex also said that their friends get real protective of her. I don’t know why they would need to. She could just scare the person trying to harm her by talking his ear off.” Liz and her mom started to laugh. “Anyway, they all seemed real tense except for Maria and Alex. I was thinking that maybe I could help loosen them up,” she stated causally while looking at her mother.

Nancy narrowed her eyes at her daughter. “What do you mean by loosen them up?” She looked her daughter in the eyes and realized exactly what Liz meant by ‘loosen them up.’ “I don’t know if you should do that honey. Remember what happened last time and this is a heck of a lot smaller town than New York was. And it is only your first day at getting to know them. Plus I’m sure that whoever those kids are will not go for something like that. They are probably too straight laced to even consider it.” She watched as Liz sighed and rolled her eyes. “Fine Elizabeth, but if those kids knock on this door to hunt you down, I’m going to let them in and point the way.”

Liz smiled and hugged her mom. “Thank you, thank you, thank you. You…”

“Yes, I’ll tell your dad,” she interrupted her. Liz squealed and ran into her room to start planning the first phase of her plan.


*****

Jeff Parker walked in the apartment after trying to get familiar with how things worked downstairs at the diner. He saw his wife in the kitchen preparing dinner. “Hey, where’s Liz? I wanted to ask her how her first day went.”

Nancy turned to look at her husband standing in the entryway to the kitchen and sighed. She knew Jeff was going to be a little flabbergasted at what his precious little girl was going to do. Especially after what had happen last time.

She walked over to give him a kiss on the cheek and told him to sit down. Jeff looked at her warily and knew something was up. There was no use in delaying the inevitable so Nancy just said it. “Your daughter has already decided to loosen a group of teenagers she met at school.”

As she guessed, Jeff looked flabbergasted at her statement. He didn’t know what to say. Nancy and him had always taught Liz to be open about who she was and what she did with her life and never let someone bring her down about it. “But she has only been at that school and known these kids for a day. Why would she want to help them out already. She usually takes her time about choosing the people and then a little more time about figuring out what she wants to do.”

“Apparently they’re special.” At his confused look she knew he would have to talk to Liz himself if he wanted all the reasons. “Look, I’ve already had this talk with her earlier so how about you go into her room and ask her these questions.”

Jeff frowned but got up and went to his daughter’s room. He knocked on the door. “Liz it’s me, your old man. Can I come in?”

“Yeah,” came the muffled reply. Liz sat up on her bed when her dad walked in. She had been anticipating this talk all day. He wouldn’t try to convince her not to do it, for if he did then he was being a big hypocrite, but he would ask her to wait. So she had been sitting on her bed trying to come up with all the answers to the questions she knew and hoped he would ask.

Jeff sat down at the foot of her bed. He had realized a while back ago that Liz was no longer her little princess but a young lady. “So what’s this I hear about you wanting to loosen up people.”

Liz sighed and looked in her father’s eyes. “I met these seven people today at school and they just looked like they needed a little fun in their life’s. It almost seems that they have the weight of the world resting on their shoulders.” When her dad didn’t seem impressed she continued. “I don’t know what it is about this small group of people, but I feel like they need my help. Dad you should see and meet them. You wouldn’t believe how much tension is just pouring off them.

“Dad I know you want me to take my time and I know that you think it is to early to tell just after meeting them. But with this group I have no doubt in my mind that they will be open to do whatever it takes to get the tension off of them. I promise it won’t be like last time. I’ve learned my lesson and I can tell now when it’s time to get out of dodge.”

After she finished she waited for her dad to say something. Jeff just looked at her and knew she knew what she was doing. He smiled at the saying she had gotten from him. “If it looks or gets to entangled I want you to pull yourself out or I’ll do it for you. I also would like to meet them before you started. And yes, you can have the apartment when ever you need it, but you have to agree that everytime the diner needs help, you have to help.”

Liz squealed and jumped into her fathers’ arms. “Thank you, thank you, thank you. You will not regret it and I will bring them by tomorrow after school so you and mom can see first hand what I’m talking about.”

“Jeff, Liz dinner’s ready,” Nancy yelled from the kitchen. Both father and daughter went to enjoy a family dinner before Liz’s plans started.

*****

Liz had invited the gang to her house after school the next day. Before they had went though they had impromptu meeting.

“Are we sure we want to go over to her house. She could be trying to trick us if she is an enemy,” Michael said. He didn’t trust Liz no matter what anyone said to him. She had this vibe to her and he didn’t know if it was a good one or bad one, but he wasn’t taking any chances.

“I agree. Who knows what we will be walking into,” stated Tess. She didn’t dislike Liz. It’s just that Liz gave her a feeling that she wasn’t familiar with and she didn’t know if she liked it.

“So do I and did you hear about what she said her tattoo meant,” Isabel also agreed. Like Tess, Liz gave her a feeling she didn’t know what to think of.

Max looked at everyone. ‘Why does everyone have to look to me for the answers,’ he thought. “If we don’t go she’s going to know that something is wrong if she is an enemy. If we go then we can check out her family and maybe her room.” Max knew they weren’t going to find anything odd about her, but he did owe it to the others to check her just to make sure.

Alex and Maria looked at each other and rolled their eyes. “Guys no offence or anything but don’t you think your being a bit paranoid. Her tattoo is just a tattoo, no hidden meaning behind it. Not everyone that comes to Roswell is out to get you,” Alex said. He and Maria got a good vibe from Liz when they were with her. Something told them that Liz would be good for the group and maybe even loosen up the tension.

Little did he know that she had a plan that would defiantly loosen them up. More than any of them expected.


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posted on 10-Dec-2002 5:14:59 PM
Chapter 3


It was Friday and Liz was getting ready in her room to go out tonight. The gang had come over after school on Tuesday and met her parents. Her dad had gotten himself in a huff because he had to admit that this small group of teenagers did seem unusually tense around anybody, new or other wise.

She saw Tess and Michael sniffing around her room but kept silent on it not wanting to disrupt anything that they were doing. She had to gain a little of their trust if she was going to go through with her plan and if this made them comfortable then so be it.

After they came out she asked if they had anything planned for the weekend and when they answered no she asked if they wanted to go to a club. Of course all the girls agreed while the guys had to be convinced.

She walked out of her bathroom after finishing her makeup and hair so she could decide what to wear for tonight. She was going to start her plan with Alex tonight because next to Maria, he seemed the most open minded. She didn’t want to start with Maria because she thought that after she got Alex he could help with her. They seemed like they would make a great…couple if you will.

After she had gotten them she would move on to Kyle, Michael, then Isabel, Tess and lastly Max. Max would probably be the hardest to convince. He was so shy and responsible. It had to suck to be him.

“Honey, you have 15 minutes till everyone gets here,” her mom said. Once the group had come over, Nancy had to admit that maybe Liz could help all of them. “Your not even dressed.”

Liz sighed. “I know but I don’t know what to wear. Should I wear the white leather pants with the red top that has no back or should I go with the black leather mini skirt with the slits up the sides with the red leather top that has no back?”

Her mom laughed at her. “Calm down sweetie. You’ve never had a problem with choosing clothes.” Liz looked at her mother with a look that said don’t you think I don’t know that. Shacking her head she walked over to her daughter’s closet and pulled out an outfit that would look great on her.

“Oh that’s perfect. Thanks mom.” Liz left to go change while her mom went to go wait for the others.


*******

They arrived all on time dressed in their best. Isabel had on black leather pants with a red halter top and boots. Her hair was left hanging down and she had on red lipstick which brought out her lips more.

Tess was wearing a baby blue mini skirt with a matching sleeveless shirt and strappy sandals. Her hair was straight and framed her face to bring the color of her eyes out more and her makeup was light.

Maria was decked out in true Maria DeLuca fashion. She had on a soft pink sparkly shirt that criss-crossed in the back and cut off at her navel with a black skirt that had slits up both sides. Her hair was in loose curls and her makeup matched her shirt.

Michael had on jeans and a black button down shirt, that Maria made him put on, and his hair in disarray spikes as usual. He saw no reason for getting dressed up. Typical guy.

Kyle had on a dark blue shirt with black khakis and his hair slicked back. Tess dressed him.

Alex had on a red button down shirt with dark blue jeans and his hair as usual. He dressed for Isabel.

Max had on a gray sweater with beige khakis and his hair to the side as usual. Isabel dressed him.

All of them packed themselves into the Parker’s living room and sat down. They liked Liz’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Parker seemed to let her have her space but kept a firm grasp on her behavior not that she need it because under all the leather and skimpy outfits she wore she was an A plus student and already runner for valedictorian. Also the fact that Mr. Parker had black hair and seemed dress in nothing but name brand clothes or Mrs. Parker who had fiery red curly hair and dressed just a tad bit more conservative, not much, then her daughter had a lot to do with it. Plus they were both pretty young, mid to late thirties.

“Would any of you kids like any thing to drink or eat,” Mrs. Parker asked. She got no thanks and well if your cooking then I’m eating from Michael until Maria, Tess, and Isabel all hit him in the back of the head.

“Gees, I was only joking,” Michael grumbled rubbing the back of his head.

Liz came out into the living room a minute later and everyone except her mom and dad dropped their mouths open. She was wearing a leather flesh color strapless shirt that stopped above her navel showing off her belly ring with flesh color leather pants that hung low on her hips showing off her tattoo in the back. The leather looked more like a second skin then clothes. Her hair was straight for the causal affect and she had on little makeup and she had black stiletto boots on.

Liz looked at the people in the room and rolled her eyes. Didn’t she tell them she preferred not to be stared at. “Ahem.” She cleared her throat which brought everyone out of their inspection of her.

Isabel thought she could look better than Liz for once but boy was she wrong. Tess thought she could at least measure up to her but she looked down at her clothes and decided she would never measure up. Maria didn’t even try.

The only thing going through all the guys heads was damn she was hot.

“So shall we just head out. I want to get there now before the lines get to long,” Liz said interrupting everyone’s thought patterns.

They all piled into three cars. Alex rode with Liz in her Mercedes. Isabel, Michael, and Maria all rode with Max in his jeep. And Tess rode with Kyle in his mustang.

The small group of eight arrived at UFOnics at 11p.m. and there was already a line outside. It is the only club in Roswell. Anyway they all got out of the cars and went to stand in line.

Liz heard someone say that it was an hour wait so taking it upon herself she got out of line and went up to the doorman. As she came up to him she smiled seductively.

The others watched her talking to the doorman and him turn his head to get someone. After a few minutes they saw a guy in a black suit come out. Liz spoke to him and pointed to them at the same time. A few minutes later he smiled at her and she waved to them to come to the front. They were let in and each given a pass to the VIP section.

Liz smiled at each of them and lead them to the VIP section where they were shown a table and told drinks were on the house, but no alcohol.

“This sucks,” Kyle stated.

“I don’t think it does,” Alex replied.

“That’s because you don’t drink Whitman,” was his reply.

Liz was wondering how she was going to do this. Alex was hung up on Isabel even though she treated him like crap sometimes. Getting an idea in her head she walked over to him. “Wanna dance,” she asked.

Alex looked at Isabel, who was looking at a guy dancing, then back to Liz. “I would love to.” She pulled him to the dance floor. Everyone else followed. Max was dancing with Tess, Michael with Maria, Kyle with some random girl, and Isabel with some random guy.

After about an hour Liz and Alex got off the floor. He went to get them a couple of drinks and when he came back he was staring at the dance floor. Liz turned to see what he was looking at and saw Isabel dancing in a seductively way with some guy. Now was her chance to put her plan in motion.

She grabbed his hand and drug him to the floor under protest. He didn’t want to get anywhere near Isabel right now. “Alex trust me. I know a way to get back at her,” she said. He nodded his head at Liz and let her lead him to the dance floor willingly. They stopped at the DJ’s table so she requested a song.

Baby, you pretend that things ain't what they seem
All this tension on titling just exactly what we should be


Once the song started Liz started to gently gyrate her body on his. Liz felt how tense he was and leaned to whisper in his ear, “Just relax Alex.”

Her breath was warm and her voice was a little husky. He relaxed letting her set the way and pace they were dancing.

If you see me with a man, understand that you can't question me
The feelings that you caught ain't my fault, can't help your jealousy


Isabel noticed how Liz and Alex were dancing. She walked away from the guy she was partnered with and went to watch them. Liz turned to were her back was to Alex’s chest and moved to grind her butt into his crotch. Isabel’s eyes went big the moment Alex started rubbing his hands all over her.

She looked around her and noticed the whole group was looking at them. Max, Michael, Tess all had her expression of shock. Kyle had a look of envy and Maria was hollering for Alex to get on with his bad self.

So, come on and freak my body
We can get nasty naughty
All night a private party
Gotta hit that spot just right
Work me like a 9-to-5


When Liz started to grind her ass into his crotch, Alex tensed. He was going to stop but then he asked himself why. He wasn’t with anyone and neither was Liz and she didn’t seem to mind. So he relaxed and let everything he did flow naturally.

Liz turned and wrapped her arms around Alex’s neck and pulled him closer to were there was no room between them.

They rubbed their bodies against each other not caring who was staring, which happened to be almost everybody. The crowd, except Max, Isabel, Tess, and Michael, were cheering.

Liz moved to where her center connected with Alex’s fastly grown erection. She moved to whisper in his ear when he started to back away. “Don’t be embarrassed by it Alex. I’m flattered that I can bring you to this state.” He blushed at her comment and she thought it was cute.

Put your hands on my waistline
Want your skin up against mine
Move my hips to the baseline
Let me get mine, you get yours
Hang a please-don't-disturb sign
Put my back into a slow grind
Runnin' chills up and down my spine
Let me get mine, you get yours


Alex pushed his erection Liz a little further into her center and moaned when she rocked her hips a little. He also heard her give out a little moan herself which made him feel all manly.

Liz lightly kissed him on his cheek right before the song ended. They stopped dancing and everyone began clapping at that them. Liz led Alex through the crowd to the table all the while holding his hand.

Isabel was beyond angry and jealous. She knew she had absolutely no right to be but she couldn’t help it. The weird thing was she didn’t know who to be jealous at, Liz for dancing with Alex or Alex for dancing with Liz.

The others, except Maria, said nothing about their dance. “So how does it feel to put on a show for everyone,” Maria said.

Alex blushed but remained quiet. Liz however did not. “It felt wonderful.” Her and Maria started laughing.

For the rest of the night Alex danced with Liz and kept throwing sly glances her way. He got the distinct impression that she was coming on to him. Kyle had come and talked to him early saying that Liz was purposely giving him a signal saying that she wanted to have sex with him.

Of course Kyle was known to blow the littlest of things out of proportions, but it still had him thinking.

They left the club about 2 a.m. all in the same cars they had come in. Liz had been trying her best to give Alex all kinds of signals to get him ready for what she was about to ask him. “Alex would you like to come over to my house. My parents left for the weekend.”

posted on 10-Dec-2002 5:25:03 PM
Chapter 4


Needless to say Alex was shocked by what she was saying or implying. He turned to look at her and saw the sly grin on her face. He knew it. He knew it. She was just kidding with him. Damn Kyle for putting those ideas in his head.

Liz turned her head slightly and noticed Alex looked a little disappointed. As if knowing why she said, “I’m not kidding Alex. My parents are gone until Sunday afternoon so you could stay as long as you want.”

Alex’s heart sped up but he tried to keep his cool. ‘She just wants you to sleep over at her house because she doesn’t want to be alone,’ he thought. “If you didn’t want to be alone why didn’t you ask one of the girls to sleep over. I’m sure they would have been glad to.”

Liz parked her car in front of the apartment, turned it off, crossed over to Alex’s seat and straddled him. “Because I’m not looking for that kind of sleep over.”

At this Alex gulped. His felt himself get hard just by what she was implying then add her straddling him. Oh yeah, he wanted to stay.

He nodded his head as his answer. Liz smiled a small smile and leaned towards him. She touched his lips lightly not wanting to push if he changed his mind. Alex had no intention of changing his mind. He was a teenage guy after all.

She kissed him again this time letting it linger. Alex initiated the next kiss this time letting Liz slip her tongue in his mouth when she asked for permission. She coerced his tongue to inter mingle with hers. Her hands entangled themselves in his hair bring his head closer. When he made no move except to kiss she moved his hands to her hips then brought them back to his hair.

Liz rocked her hips when she felt his erection brush against her stomach. Alex lifted hips involuntary and hit her center. Both moaned at the contact. His hands tightened on her hips and forced them to move again to give him some relief.

Liz had to get them into the apartment before they both lost control. “Alex.”

“Mhhm,” was his reply for he couldn’t form a coherent sentence if his life depended on it.

“We need to move this inside. I don’t want the town’s sheriff to come knocking on the door in middle of an important moment.” Liz smiled when she saw Alex come somewhat out of his lust induced haze.

Alex finally remembered where they were. He defiantly did not need the sheriff coming to interrupt him then going and telling Kyle who would tell everybody. He nodded his head to acknowledge her.

Liz opened the passenger door and got out holding her hand out for Alex to take. Once he did she closed the door and set the alarm. Still clutching his hand she led him to the stairs leading to her apartment. She opened the door and locked it once they were inside. She led him to her room which was at the end of the hall.

Once inside her room Alex looked around. She had a balcony and her own bathroom. There were posters on the wall, a desk with a laptop on it, and a vanity with mirror. But what he noticed the most was there were mainly pictures everywhere. Pictures of people he had never seen before. He assumed they were her friends from New York.

It was at this moment that it hit Alex. He was in her room, in a house with no parental units, alone. He started to get nervous. He had never even gone as far with a girl as he had in her car tonight let alone had sex with someone.

Liz turned on her CD player and went around the room lighting candles. She finally looked at him and noticing his nervousness came over to him and put a comforting hand on his forearm. “We don’t have to do anything you don’t want Alex.”

Alex knew she was speaking the truth. “Liz not that I don’t want to, because believe me I do, but you just met me. You don’t love me and I don’t love you. And why me? You could have any guy you want.” Alex damned his conscious for asking those questions. Any guy at school would kill to have this chance, but he had to be the one to bring the logical questions into play.

“Well one of the reasons I picked you is because you don’t hide behind a mask. You are who you are and I’m attracted to people like that.” At his thoughtful look Liz continued. “The other reason is you looked like you needed to loosen up and let your guard down. Even if only for a little while.”

Alex tensed a little at how right she was about loosening up. He may the joker of the group but he never let down his guard. Liz was offering to help him do just that. “Okay, but still you don’t love me and I don’t love you.”

Baby, you pretend that things ain't what they seem
All this tension on titling just exactly what we should be
Now, I don't mind us bein' some kinda casual thing
Listen, all I want to do for now is have you come and take all of me
Can you


Liz moved closer to him. “Your right. We don’t love each other but why do we need to. Why should that stop us from doing something we both want.” At his confused and worried look she went on. “I’m not going to do this and then ask for your heart Alex. You can give that to Isabel. All I’m saying is that I want to help release some of the tension. And you body,” she adds.

When she finished Alex didn’t know what to think. He didn’t know she knew about him being in love with Isabel. “If we do this your not going to tell anyone are you?”

Put your hands on my waistline
Want your skin up against mine
Move my hips to the baseline
Let me get mine, you get yours


Liz gazed thoughtfully at him before answering. “I won’t tell anyone unless you think I should. I’m not about to ruin you are anything.”

Hang a please-don't-disturb sign
Put my back into a slow grind
Runnin' chills up and down my spine
Let me get mine, you get yours


What guy wouldn’t want to sleep with her. She was a goddess. ‘Come on Alex. Take one for the team.’ He closed the distance between them and crushed her lips to his.

Liz immediately responded by plunging her tongue into his mouth. Hands entangled in each others hair until Liz moved hers down and gripped his ass. Alex opened his eyes in surprise but didn’t bother to pull away.

If you see me with a man, understand that you can't question me
The feelings that you caught ain't my fault, can't help your jealousy
If you can handle the fact that what we have has got to be commitment free
Then we can keep this undercover lovin' comin' hidden underneath the sheets
Can you


She moved her hands back up the edge of his shirt and pulled it over his head. Their breathing was ragged and hard as they tried to catch their breaths. Liz looked Alex in the eyes then grabbed his hands and brought them to the back zipper of her shirt. Alex swallowed nervously. His hands were shaking.

“It’s okay Alex. Just relax and let nature take over.” At Liz’s words Alex pulled the zipper down. She wasn’t wearing a bra underneath so her breasts were the first things he saw. He licked his lips in delight. This time his hands shook in anticipation of having them in his hands and feeling exactly how soft and lush they were. She wasn’t big by any means but they looked non the less tempting.

Put your hands on my waistline
Want your skin up against mine
Move my hips to the baseline
Let me get mine, you get yours


Liz grabbed one of his hands and brought it to her chest but not letting it touch. She let go of his hand and it hovered in the air a second before coming into contact with her breast. Her skin was soft and silky. He wasn’t sure what else to do but going on instinct, and what he learned from watching porn, he brought his mouth to her breast. He sucked the nipple gently into his mouth feeling the nipple harden.

Hang a please-don't-disturb sign
Put my back into a slow grind
Runnin' chills up and down my spine
Let me get mine, you get yours


Liz had her eyes closed. If she didn’t know any better she would have thought that Alex had done this before. She let out a moan when he released her nipple and turned to give the other one just as much attention.

After a few minutes of enjoying her pleasure Liz brought his lips to hers. She broke the kiss when the need for air became too great. Her hands went to the button of his jeans as her eyes went to his. She was asking for permission to which he granted. As she unbuttoned and slid his zipper down, Alex started to get nervous again. No one had ever seen him naked except him.

So, come on and freak my body
We can get nasty naughty
All night a private party
Gotta hit that spot just right
Work me like a 9-to-5


Liz sensing his approaching nerves pulled his head down for a passionate kiss while at the same time grabbing his erection.

“Oh God,” Alex said breaking the kiss. Liz smiled knowing he wasn’t going to stop her from doing anything she wanted. She pulled down his jeans and boxers in one go leaving him naked before her eyes. She stepped back to access him. Underneath all the clothes he did have some muscles much to Liz’s surprise. His chest was nicely sculpted along with his legs and, um, other areas.

It ain't about the kissin' and huggin'
'Cause this is a physical lovin'
Straight sweatin' our bodies are rubbin'
Gotta hit that spot just right
Work me like a 9-to-5


She kissed him on the lips then started to trail down his jawline to his earlobe. She caught in between her teeth and gently pulled. Feeling Alex shiver she lowered her head to his chest and with her tongue licked his nipple. “Oh god,” he moaned. She started placing tiny kisses all over his chest at the same time stroking him and making him harder than he had ever been.

Liz pushed him towards her bed until he was laying down. She grinned devilishly at him and scooted lower. He realized what she was going to do and as soon as her mouth closed around his erection he threw his head back hitting the wall.

We have a physical thing.
We make love but don't fall in love, we spend time.
Just enough so you get yours and I get mine
No strings attached
I want your body, not your heart


Liz pulled away and ran her tongue from base to tip. She repeated this pattern a few times before taking all of him once again in her mouth. She reached to grab his sacs and he raised his hips off the bed causing Liz to take more of him in her mouth.

Liz pulled herself back up to his face much to his disappointment. It was replaced with a moan when he saw her taking off her leather pants and no underwear. She was commando all night, while she was dancing with him. If possible he grew harder.

Put your hands on my waistline
Want your skin up against mine
Move my hips to the baseline
Let me get mine, you get yours


Before climbing back on him she reached into her drawer and pull out a condom. He watched through hooded eyes as she straddled him and rolled the condom on him.

Hang a please-don't-disturb sign
Put my back into a slow grind
Runnin' chills up and down my spine
Let me get mine, you get yours


“Liz, I don’t know if…” Liz placed her finger over his lips to shush him. “This is for you Alex, not me. Don’t worry about me. We can do that later.” She smirked as his eyes went wide.

Liz positioned her center over Alex’s erection and slowly pushed herself down. Both moaned at the contact. Alex had no idea what to do so he gazed at Liz asking for help. She leaned down and whispered, “Let go and do what you want.”

Put your hands on my waistline
Want your skin up against mine
Move my hips to the baseline
Let me get mine, you get yours


He started to move his hips and Liz used her legs and braced her hands on his chest to raise up till only the tip of him was in her then plunged down. Alex brought his hands to Liz’s breast rubbing and kneading them. They continued in a slow rhythm until it became apparent that Alex could not wait any longer. Liz sped up and Alex matched her thrust for thrust.

Hang a please-don't-disturb sign
Put my back into a slow grind
Runnin' chills up and down my spine
Let me get mine, you get yours


“OH GOD LIZ” Alex couldn’t hold the yell in his voice for nothing. Liz came as soon as he did. She collapsed on his chest spent. Both were panting and tried. Liz rolled to the side disconnecting for him. She pulled the cover over them and nestled into Alex’s side.

Yeah!
Don't be shy.
I won't bite.


After a few minutes of silence Liz spoke. “So how did you like it. Was it everything you dreamed of?”

Alex turned to look at Liz with a gleam in his eyes. “Well I do have to say that it is a lot more satisfying then my hand.” They both laughed.

“Well I have to say that you are a natural talent,” Liz said. Alex looked at her with a blush gracing his cheeks. He was a little embarrassed by everything. Liz leaned over to kiss him trying to subside his fears. “You were more then wonderful lover Alex. I had an orgasm and you never expected me to do that. You have nothing to worry about.”

He nodded and leaned back over to give her a kiss. He tried to say thank you and did but then Liz brushed against his growing erection. “Already ‘up’ for another round I see.” He smiled sheepishly but she rolled him on top of her. “The only way a round two is going to happen is if you’re on top and in control.”

“I don’t think that is going to be a problem,” replied Alex. And it wasn’t.


Song is Get Mine, Get Your by Christina Aguilera

posted on 10-Dec-2002 5:26:59 PM
Chapter 5


That night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning was like a dream come true to Alex. Though when he had first woke up Saturday morning he had been nervous and shy. Liz had tried to make him comfortable but he wouldn’t relax. So in the end having enough she got up put on her bath robe and told him to get dress and leave so that she could shower. He of course sat there looking at her baffled. She rolled her eyes and said that if he was going to act like a scared little virgin then she didn’t need him to do it around her.

At that Alex had snapped out of his nervous shy phase. He jumped out of bed grabbed Liz by the wrist, dragged her into the bathroom and under the shower where he did a repeat performance of the night before. After that every chance he got he would pull Liz somewhere private and kiss her senseless. Liz kept saying that she created a monster.

Liz in turn was glad that she was able to get Alex to loosen up and enjoy life. When her parents came back Sunday her and Alex were just hanging out with the gang and even they said he looked a lot better then he use to.

The gang noticed too. Maria thought that Alex was blushing way too much but she found it cute and decided that she like the effect Liz had had on him even though they acted like nothing had happened. Isabel of course was reading was too much into the way Alex and Liz were just sitting by each other not even touching. Everybody else didn’t really have any comments and if they did they kept it to themselves.

*****

It was now Monday and Liz was trying to figure out how to approach her next plan a.k.a. Maria. She in addition knew that Maria had an idea that her and Alex had done something together this weekend. She was hoping to play off that and see where it got her. Also she had to see if Alex would join her after she had sufficiently taken care of Maria in the first round or maybe Alex himself could take care of Maria.

That very person was trying to get her attention at that very moment from down the hall. Liz smiled then faltered slightly when she saw Michael with her. It wasn’t that she didn’t like him but he could be the only one to ruin her plans with Maria if they were back together.

“Hey chica,” Maria said in an overly happy voice for 7 am. She knew something happened between Alex and Liz this weekend she just didn’t know what. When she asked either of them about it they said nothing happened between them. Like she was going to believe that.

“Hey Maria, Michael,” she said. He acknowledged her with a nod of his head but that was all. He still had no love for her in the friend department.

“You know I just saw Alex walking Isabel down the hall,” Maria said. She was trying to get a reaction out of Liz, like jealousy. It didn’t work.

“Oh yeah. He told me he liked her. I hope that works for him.” Liz wasn’t stupid. She knew exactly what Maria wanted to do.

Michael didn’t know why Maria had brought up Alex and Isabel but whatever she was trying to do seemed to not be working by the look on her face. They started talking about stupid girly things so as soon as he saw Max he called him over. “Max.”

Max turned around and saw Michael pleading him to help him. That’s when he noticed Maria and Liz. He shook his head and headed towards them. “Michael, Maria, Liz.”

“Girlfriend,” Maria exclaimed, “We’ve already talked about this. When Michael looks in your direction and you see that he is with me you just neglect to notice him. Are we clear?”

Max knowing the ramifications of disagreeing with a Deluca nodded his head vigorously. Though he understood her didn’t mean that he couldn’t have a reason to come and talk to his best friend, right? “I actually had to talk to Michael.”

Maria raised a skeptical eyebrow. “Oh yeah. About what?”

Max raised eyes to Michael who was casually waiting to see what he came up with. ‘See if I ever help you with anything else’ he thought. Think of something. “I had to, um, well I need to talk to him about, about sports.” Him, Michael and Liz all cringed at the poor excuse for an excuse he had come up with.

Maria of course didn’t buy it. “All I ask for is the truth, but do I get that. NO,” she yelled. She continued to rant and rave about people not listening to her. Max was going to say something but Maria interrupted him not caring about all the people who were stopping to stare. “What do I have to do, huh?” Maria finally turned around with her hands up in the air to look at the people staring at them, but before she could show her embarrassment and tell them something Liz spoke up.

“What the hell is everyone staring at. She’s just having a conversation with a friend. Go on and resume your pathetic little lives,” and with a wave of her hand dismissed everyone. The people around them automatically dispersed.

Maria, Michael, and Max all had their mouths open in shock. Liz just seemed confused by the looks they were giving her.

“What,” she asked.

Maria started laughing and taking Liz by the arm dragged her away and seemed to forget about Michael and Max. The guys just looked on in silence at the girls retreating.

“Do you know what just happened,” asked Michael.

“Not a clue.”

Michael turned to talk to Max, but he was still staring after the girls. “I hope you’re not looking at Maria,” he said.

“What,” asked Max.

Michael narrowed his eyes at his best friends. Out of the group Max had been the one to keep quiet on his opinions of Liz Parker and her family. Maybe it was time he found out. “We need to talk.”

Max looked at Michael and seeing the serious face knew this was not a talk to have in school where anybody could hear. “When and where?”

Michael relaxed when he realized Max was not going to fight him on this. “My apartment and now.”

Max followed him to the jeep.

Once they got inside and settled in Michael’s apartment he started the questioning. “Out of all of us you’re the only one not to have any opinion on Liz. Why is that?”

‘So that’s what he wanted to talk to me about’ thought Max. He sighed knowing Michael wasn’t going to let it go until he answered him, but he was going to try anyway. “Why should I have any opinion on her. She hasn’t done anything to make us suspicious.”

“She showed up here and has taken an unusual interest in our group. That’s suspicious enough for me.”

“It would be,” mumbled Max. Michael was just glaring at him.

“What do you think of her,” Michele asked again.

“Tess, Isabel, and you are telling me that she is an enemy but Maria and Alex are telling she’s not. If I side with you then Alex and Maria will get mad and if I side with them then you will get mad. It’s a no win situation on my part,” Max stated. He was being truthful about that part.

Michael noticing his friends face knew there was more to this. “If I promise not to get angry will you tell me?”

Max ran his hands through his hair and sigh. “Alright. Truthfully I don’t know what to think. She hasn’t shown that she’s out to get us but she does seem to have taken an interest in us. I have no problem with her other then the fact that she creeps me out some times.”

Michael snapped his eyes to Max at that. “What do mean she creeps you out?”

Max ran a frustrated hand through his hair again. “I don’t know. The way she is about everything and the way she sits back to watch everybody, it just creeps me out.”

Liz had a habit of not really talking when all of them were together. Yeah she said things in the appropriate places but she never tried to fill a silence. She would just sit and look at everyone around her. Almost like she was trying to figure out what they hid but never working too hard to find out. That and the fact that she always seemed to catch him staring at her.

“You’ve been watching her, haven’t you.” It was more of a statement then a question.

“Yeah,” he answered. “I uh, been trying to figure her out lately, but only during school. She seems like a normal person.”

“But so did Tess and look what we found out about her,” Michael said. He was glad that some of his paranoia was rubbing off on Max.

“Yeah but unlike Tess none of us sense her and she’s better friends with Maria and Alex then she is with us aliens,” Max said. “I don’t want to go digging into this if nothing is wrong with her. That would just make her suspicious of us and make Maria and Alex angry with us. Anyway if anything weird happens they will tell us.”

He looked at his watch and realized they had to get back before lunch start. “Like I said Michael just leave her alone for right now but keep your eyes open.”

Michael nodded but had his own ideas of keeping his eyes open.


*****

Back at school Liz was waiting for Maria by her locker. She wanted to see if her and Michael were back together or not. If they were then she would have to move on to Kyle, which shouldn’t take any time at all. She wasn’t the type to break up a happy home.

“Liz,” Maria called out. “God I can’t stand Mr. J with his talking and talking. I mean doesn’t he ever just shut up.”

Liz laughed as she listen to Maria explain how her teacher had kept her after class and talked about the meaning of silence while taking a test.

“I mean if he wants silence maybe he should try it.” Maria shook her head.

As they neared their table in the quad Max and Michael were already there. Maria plopped down next to Michael and Liz sat next to Maria. Max was on the other side of Michael. When the others came Alex sat next to Liz, Isabel next to him, and Tess next to Max.

“Where’s Kyle,” Maria asked.

“Oh, he said something retaking a test,” Tess answered.

Alex, Maria, and Liz started talking about anything they could. The rest of them kept staring at Liz. She was trying to ignore them but it was getting creepy. “Alright that’s it. What the fuck are you staring at. Do I have something on my face or what?”

Everyone was shocked at her outburst but she didn’t care. When no one answered she got up and left. Maria took off after her while Alex stayed behind.

“I don’t know what your problems are with Liz but get over it,” Alex said in a harsh whisper so no one else would hear him. He couldn’t believe his friends. “She hasn’t done anything to you has she. This weekend she showed us a good time. Something that we needed and how do you repay her. By gawking at her.” He was going to say more but decided against it and walked away.

“You know he’s right,” Tess said. “She’s done nothing but try to be nice even though we keep giving her a hard time.” Everyone stayed silent but looked in the direction that Liz, Maria, and Alex went.


*****

Maria found Liz by her locker appearing to be waiting for her. “I thought I would find you in a bathroom stall or something upset.”

“Nah, that’s too dramatic for my taste,” Liz answered with a smile on her face.

“Look I’m sorry for the way my friends acted. They really are nice people once you get to know them.” Maria didn’t want Liz to stop hanging around her just because her so called friends couldn’t be civilized. “They just get a little freaky about new people.”

Liz smirked at her. “Don’t worry about it. Truthfully I’m not all that offended. It was just making me a little uncomfortable. No offence but they need to lighten up.”

“Yeah I know what you mean,” Maria said. “Michael is so overly suspicious of new people that he comes off as being rude. Thinking of it now he’s rude pretty much all the time.”

Liz was trying to bring the conversation around to see if they were in their off stages right now or not. “You two so opposite of each that I’m wondering how you two even ended up together and why you keep sticking around.”

That is how Alex found them a found a few minutes later. Maria telling Liz about how she and Michael got together, of course leaving all the alien crap out. “Hey you’re not crying,” he said to Liz.

“I make it a point not to cry over stupid things,” Liz answered.

“I’m glad.”

Maria eyed them curiously. It didn’t look like they liked each more then friends but she could be wrong. It’s time to pull out the big guns. “Hey Liz, you’re not doing anything this weekend are you?”

“No.”

“Good because we are having a girls night out Friday.” Maria smiled at Liz. “And no Alex your not invited.”

A frown came over his face. “But I always get invited to girls night.”

“Sorry sugar. Not this time isn’t that right Liz?”

Liz was smiling. This was her chance to go through with the next part of her plan. “Whatever you say Sergeant Deluca,” she said giving her a mock salute. “We can have it at my house. My mom and dad aren’t going to be there.”

“Oooh, maybe we can make a weekend out of it instead.” Maria’s eyes widened and she was getting all excited about it. Liz only hoped that her parents were able to get that hotel room.


*****

Liz had invited Alex over after school that day. She wanted to get a feel and see if Alex would help her with her plans to liven his friends lives up.

Alex on the other hand was thinking of livening his own life up. Since Monday Isabel had been clinging to him like he was her property, especially when they were around Liz. Don’t get him wrong, he wanted Isabel but Liz helped him tone it down a bit so he wouldn’t look like a puppy following its master.

Alex knocked on the door and heard a muffled come in. When he walked in he was surprised to see Liz in shorts and a t-shirt with her hair in a ponytail. “Do my eyes deceive me. Is Liz Parker actually wearing something that isn’t leather.”

“Very funny Alex,” she replied. “Even I have to wear clothes that other people wear.” She smiled and went into the kitchen.

Alex followed her a little curious about what she wanted. It didn’t look like she wanted sex so what could she want.

“Would you like something to eat or drink,” Liz asked. He looked over her shoulder to see him shaking his head. “Why don’t you go sit on the couch. I’ll be there in a minute.

Alex did as he was told. God, why did Liz Parker have to be so damn hott. Isabel was gorgeous but she had nothing compared to Liz. Liz was the reason someone created the word beautiful. He closed his eyes and thought ‘Could be any more of a geek?’ He was interrupted from his thoughts as Liz sat down on his lap.

“I need to ask you some questions and you need to be truthfully about them,” she said right off. The best approach was always the most up front one. When he nodded she took a deep breath and began to ask. “Okay, the first question is how do you feel about me. Not in a romantic way but as a friend way?

“Um, well I like you if that is what you mean.” Alex was confused. She wasn’t going to say that she wanted something more was she. Don’t get him wrong he would love it but she didn’t seem exactly the type to settle down.

“Don’t worry Alex. I’m not about to ask you to go steady.” She was smiling at the blush that came over his cheeks. She leaned down and gave him a chaste kiss on the lips. “Do you trust me.”

“Depends on what you want me to trust you with,” he answered. He had a feeling that she was going somewhere with this line of questioning.

“Would you trust me with yourself and friends.” At his worried and panicked Liz quickly put his mind at ease. “Alex, whatever you and your friends are hiding I don’t want to know. That’s your business not mine.”

“How do you know we’re hiding something.”

“Because you’re panicking for no good reason.” At his nod she continued to explain. “I’m asking because you all need to loosen up. Look how up tight you got when I asked you if you trusted me. It was just a question. Now answer it.”

Alex was a little skeptical but he said nothing. He started getting that damn feeling that Liz meant them no harm and was going to be good for their group. Reluctantly he said, “I trust you.”

Liz smiled her beautiful smile and leaned in again to give him a longer kiss then last time. When she pulled away he looked a little dazed. “Now next question. How do you feel about Maria?”

Alex was a little confused. Why would she be asking him about Maria? “I love her. She’s my best friend. Why?”

“I’ll tell you later. Next question is do you like her more then a friend?”

“Where are you going with this.”

“If your were patient you would know. Now how do you feel about Tess?”

His eyes widened. “She is a friend and before you ask another question I want to know why you are asking them.”

Liz was trying to not alert him to anything suspicious and get through her questioning before telling him of her plan. Obviously that was not going to work. “I’m asking because when I first met all of you, which I know was not a long time ago, but you all seemed so tense. Like any move I made was like I was out to get you. You and Maria were the only two who didn’t look like they wanted to questioned me.”

“We don’t mean to seem that way,” Alex said looking down at Liz’s hands on his chest. “A lot has happened that when meeting new people all of us with the exception of Maria will become a little on edge.”

Liz brought his face to look her in the eyes and gave him a small smile. “That’s what I want to help you all with.”

“Help us with what?”

“Help you with the tension. You know loosen you up,” she stated.

Alex narrowed his eyes. He had a sinking feeling that he knew exactly how she was going to loosen them up. “How?”

This is it Liz. He will either get mad at you for even suggesting it and tell you to stay away or he will tell you he needs to think about it. “Well like I said when I first met all of you, you all seemed so tense so I got to thinking I could help you. I concocted a plan that would be perfect and set it into motion starting with you.”

“With me,” Alex interrupted. He didn’t remember anything happening to him.

“By sleeping with you.” She saw comprehension dawn in his eyes then angrier. “Alex listen to me before you get mad. I wasn’t going to do it but then watching all of you look so jumpy when ever I asked a personal question just didn’t seem right. I don’t want to know your secrets. I just want to help but in order to do that I need your help and advice.”

Alex looked at her. He didn’t know what to say. She used him for sex but not for her sake just for his and it worked. But that didn’t mean he was ready to except what she was planning to do. “Why did you start with me?”

“I thought that you would be the most opened minded. I would have used Maria but I was more attracted to you.” She was being honest. No lies and he could tell by just gazing into her eyes.

“Why do you need my help and advice? And what do you mean you would have used Maria?”

“Because I think it would be a little more easier if you helped me convinced them and which ones I should help first. Also I think that maybe you could tag along and learn too.” Liz saw different emotions go across his face but she couldn’t distinguish one of them. She also chose to ignore the question about Maria knowing he wasn’t ready to hear that. Yet.

Alex didn’t think he could handle this. What she was asking of him. He had to get out of here. “Liz I have to go. I have some things to do and stuff so I’ll call you. Later.” He took off out the door as soon as she got off of him.

“Sweetie I just saw Alex go rushing out of here like something happened,” her mom walked in saying.

“I just told Alex and I don’t know if he took it too well,” Liz said.

Nancy just smiled at her daughter. They taught her well even if they didn’t want her to follow in their footsteps. “Alex will come around sweetie. Just give him time. Oh, your principle called today.”