posted on 7-Sep-2001 12:34:24 AM

Title: Bonding Eight
Author: Nikki
E-mail: nikki_m⊕iprimus.com.au
Disclaimer: I don't own Roswell
Category: It is AU. There are CC. No UC (as in Max/Maria). Definately slash of F/F and M/M.
Rating: Most of it will be NC-17
Spoilers: None
Summery: The eight teens are put together for thre months to bond.
Author's Note: Ok this idea came to me after reading a very good fic on this board...I can't remmeber the name of it right now but it was really good...anyway, I went looking for more like it but couldn't seem to find any, so I thought I might be able to make up one of my own. Also don't read if you don't like slash of any sort.

Prologue

It 2014 and Earth and Antar have been joined together for over 40 years. Many things happened over the time to join the two planets but now they are joined, the universe is a better place to be. Humans and Antarians have fallen in love and are reproducing. At first both planets were worried with the outcome of the two races repruducing but after the first eight babies, everything was fine and all the doubts were put to rest.

There were only minor problems with the two different races. If a human and an antarian mate, their offspring has genes from both parents so they aren't full humans or antarians. Some of the genes are recessive and need others to help them make these genes dominant. This process isn't spoken off much for it isn't a flattering topic of conversation.

The child is given genes that let's them go without the other genes for about sixteen to seventeen years of age before their life span is up. The process is something that goes like this. In a mixed marriage, the children are born as twins. There are four types of twins. They are labelled AH101, AH102, AH103 and AH104 for females and for males they are labelled AH201, AH202, AH203 and AH204. Each label represents what genes they possess. Four pairs of twins are chosen from a list of children and when they turn sixteen their parents take them to the selection base to be put with the other three sets of twins.

They are put into a house together. They can't leave and no one can enter. They receive their daily requirements for three months. By the end of the three months they have to have fulfilled the process and possess all the qualities to survive on either planet. If they don't come out of the house possessing all of the four qualities then it is fatal. Whilst in the house the children will find their mate for life.

And so The Process goes on an the next set of children to be chosen to go into the same selection house are as follows:

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Secret Identification Profiles:

Parents:
Amy Deluca and Jim Valenti

Maria Valenti: (AH101)
SEX: Female
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:23am

Kyle Valenti:(AH201)
SEX: Male
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:11am

Parents:
Nancy Jacobson and Jeffrey Parker

Elizabeth Parker: (AH102) >>>>>>Youngest
SEX: Female
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:31am

Michael Parker:(AH202)
SEX: Male
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:10am

Parents:
Diane Roberts and Phillip Evans

Isabel Evans: (AH103)
SEX: Female
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:19am

Maxwell Evans:(AH203) >>>>>>>Eldest
SEX: Male
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:04am

Parents:
Eloise Marsh and Charles Whitman

Tess Whitman: (AH104)
SEX: Female
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:26am

Alexander Whitman: (AH204)
SEX: Male
D.O.B: May 22 2014
(time) T.O.B: 5:15am

Possible Mating Couples:

- Maxwell Evans and Elizabeth Parker

- Michael Parker and Maria Valenti

- Kyle Valenti and Tess Whitman

- Alexander Whitman and Isabel Evans

Date of Entry:

May 17 2030

Date of Exit:

August 17 2030

Approved by:

Dr. Manhayem

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Edited by - Nikki on 09/08/2001 00:41:16

Edited by - Nikki on 09/08/2001 01:01:57

Edited by - Nikki on 10/01/2001 08:28:00

[ edited 1 time(s), last at 13-Oct-2001 8:12:29 PM ]
posted on 7-Sep-2001 12:47:13 AM

Part One:


>Parker Residence<

May 15th 2030

"Lizzie! Michael! Get over here now! We want to talk to you!" Jeff Parker yelled from the living room. Two sets of feet running down the halls of the house and doors slamming could be heard. Two bodies appeared at the living room entrance.
"Come in. Sit down. We just need to tell you something before your birthday so that you can prepare better." Nancy said from where she was sitting across form the couch she was signaling too. The two teenagers stepped into the room slowly sharing curious and confused glances at eachother. They slowly sat down and waited. Jeff sat down next to his wife and held her hand tightly.
"What’s going on?" Liz Parker asked. She was nervous. They had never had one of these kinds of talks where they sat down across from one another to discuss something. She was getting scared. She started playing with her long, dark brown hair, nervously placing it behind her ears.
"As you know, you're turning 16 in a week and there are things that you need to know." Jeff said taking charge of the situation.

>Whitman Residence<

"What sort of things?" Alex Whitman asked. He and his sister had been asked to sit down on the couch to talk just a few minutes ago.
"Well you know that your mother is Antarian right?" Charles asked looking form his son to his daughter then back to his son.
"Yeah. What has that got to do with anything?" Tess asked. She looked confused and worried about this talk. What was going on? So what if mum was Antarian? Everyone was in a way. Tess shook her head from side to side, her blonde curls bouncing around her head.
"Well the children in human and Antarian marriages are born differently. Um, you see, you have all of the genes needed to survive but only some of them are dominant. Your human form can't handle all of the genes when you are a baby." Eloise Whitman said slowly. She eyed her children carefully. This is hard news to take especially when they find out what they have to do to make their recessive genes more dominant.

>Valenti Residence<

"So what do we have to do to get these genes of ours dominant?" Maria Valenti asked. She was scared about what she was just told. She could die if these genes didn't become dominant. Kyle could die.
"Well you can't exactly go out and buy them. That's the problem. The day after you and your brother's birthday you have to go some place. You are going to live somewhere else for three months. It will help you make the genes dominant." Jim Valenti explained.
"So we leave you guys for three months? What if something happens to us?" Kyle asked. He was scared for his life and his sisters.
"Actually, um, we can't give you too much information but what we can tell you is only a few details." Amy said. She looked over at her husband who was pacing the floor behind her. He was stressed about this because he wanted to tell them much more. The only thing is that they couldn't say much at the risk of something going wrong. Plus, the kids would just get too embarrassed talking about it once they found out what they had to do.

>Evans Residence<

"What details would they be?" Isabel Evans asked from her seat on the couch. Why all the secrecy? What could be so bad about knowing that you could die if you wouldn't do the things that they knew you had to do to survive?
"Well, um, you leave on the 23rd. The day after your birthday. Don't worry everyone will think that you are going on a vacation. It doesn't matter if they don't believe you, they will have to do it one day soon anyway. You will live in a house for three months. It won’t be just the two of you. There will be others. But you can't leave the house at any point and no one can enter." Philip Evans told his kids. He already gave a little too much information but he just wanted to protect his kids. If they need to do this to live and if he has to follow the rules so that the plan is full proof resulting in his children’s lives than he will follow the rules as much as he can.
"So there will be other people in the house? Why?" Isabel asked. If she had to make her genes more dominant than why does she need to be in a house with other people to do that?
"You know we can't answer that. You will find out. I promise. We won’t love you an less for it. In fact, we'll love you just the same, maybe even more." Diane tried to reassure her kids.
"When do we start packing?" Max asked. He wanted to live. He wanted his sister to live. If these people that were going to be in the same house with him for three months, and if they were going to be there to help him live, then he would do anything it takes so that he could come back to see his parents again.

>Parker Residence<

"Whenever you like. But you can't leave it to the last minute because we leave early on Sunday morning. Don't worry kids. You'll be ok." Jeff assured his kids. They looked so scared. It's for the best, he decided.



posted on 7-Sep-2001 12:53:55 AM

Part Two

May 22nd Saturday Night.
Departure: Tomorrow Morning

>Parker Residence<

"Hey Liz. You all packed up?" Michael asked from Liz's bedroom doorway. He had been standing there for over half an hour just watching her sit there on the end of her bed staring at the wall. He knew she was thinking, but she hadn't even moved an inch. The only way that he was sure she was still alive was the fact that he could hear her breathing.

"Oh. Michael. I didn't see you there. Have you been standing there for long?" Liz asked shocked. She could usually sense when her brother was around but this time she couldn't even feel him. It worried her but she didn't look too much into it because she could feel him now and she just put it down to being in deep thought.

"Yeah, about half an hour." Michael answered. He walked into the bedroom and sat down on the desk chair opposite Liz's bed. He studied her face intently trying to see if he could see what was wrong.

"Well why didn't you tell me?" Liz said turning her head away from Michael. She knew what he was trying to do and didn't really want to talk about it much. She just wanted answers, not more questions.

Michael, noticing the way Liz turned her head, asked, "So, you going to tell me?" Liz turned to look him right in the eye.

"How come you always know when something is wrong?" Liz asked tears were ready to fall.

"Because I know you. Whether you like it or not." Michael stated he got up and sat next to her on her bed. He put an arm around her shoulders and pulled her towards his chest.

"I'm scared Michael. What if we don't bond and we die? What if something happens to mum and dad and we won't know because we're somewhere else? Will we be able to talk to them? Will we be able to see them? What if we don't get along with the other people? Will they hate me? What if I start a fight? What if there aren't enough bathrooms? I know that's stupid to think about but still there could be a lot of people in that house and if we only have one bathroom do you know how many people will need to use it? A LOT! What about food? Where will we get our food from? Toilet paper? You know with lots of people toilet paper is very necessary." Liz had started rambling and Michael knew that she needed to get it all out. When she started talking about toilets and toilet paper he tried to stifle a laugh. Of all the things she should be worried about she worried about the amount of toilet paper.

"Liz...Liz...LIZ!" Michael raised his voice a notch to get her attention. Liz stopped right in the middle of asking about towels and hair dryers.

"Yeah?" Liz asked looking up at him with scared and timid eyes.

"Whatever happens, I'll be there. We'll both be there together. You won’t be alone. Nothing will happen to mum and dad while we're gone. They'll be alright. We'll get along with the other people even if we don't then it will start some good arguments! And, YOU start a FIGHT? I don't think so. I'm sure that they built the house with enough bathrooms, the food will probably be delivered to us every week or something and I'm sure that we will have a generous supply of toilet paper." Michael assured her. He rubbed her back soothingly to calm her down. "And hey, if any of the others steal toilet paper then I'll just kick their asses!" Michael said chuckling. He looked down at Liz. She looked up at him and smiled weakly. She leaned up and hugged him. She gave him a kiss on the cheek and then held him close. She whispered in his ear, "I love you Michael." "I love you too Lizzie."

Nancy and Jeff Parker watched as their two children embraced. They weren't going to see them for another three months. What were they going to do? There wouldn't be laughter in the house, no silly arguments over which channel to watch. Nancy looked up at Jeff and whispered for only Jeff to hear, "I'm going to miss them so much Jeff." "I know, me too Nancy."

>Evans Residence<

"All packed son?" Phillip Evans asked walking into his son's room.

"Yeah, just about. Just a question." Max asked looking up at his father.

"Yeah anything Max." Phillip said sitting down on Max's bed.

"I don't have to carry Isabel's make-up suitcase do I? Cause that thing is heavy, I mean how much make-up does one person actually need. She has a whole cosmetics store in there and there is no way that I am carrying it for her. Everyone will think that it's mine!" Max said looking at his father seriously.

Phillip was laughing. He couldn't help it. He just thought that Max was joking but when he saw the serious look in his eye he knew that Max wasn't joking.

"Dad! It's not funny!" Max said getting up of the desk chair that was facing his bed. Phillip looked at his son who was quickly growing into a man before his eyes. "Max, I promise to make sure that she doesn't force you into carrying her make-up bag." Phillip said it so seriously that he couldn't stop the laugh that was inside. Max just glared at his father. "Dad. It's not a bag. Bags are things that you hold shopping in or groceries in, that's what normal people would use, but Isabel, she isn't normal. She has a suitcase! When I say suitcase, I mean the biggest we have!" Phillip stopped laughing and looked at his son. "Ok ok ok, I'll make sure you don't have to carry it!" "Thanks dad." Max said and sat down next to his dad.

"So you ok?" Phillip asked his son seriously.

"Yeah. I'll be fine. You and mum will be ok wont you? I mean without us here? No fights to put a stop to or having cereal in the mornings because there actually is some?" Max said looking at his father.

"I think we'll manage Max. Plus, your mother and I will have plenty to do while you and Isabel are gone." Phillip gave his son a wink.

"Oh God. Please dad. I'm about to go to sleep! I do not need to have the mental image of my mother and father having sex imprinted into my brain." Max said scooting away from his father.

"Don't worry Max. I promise you that we won’t do it in here!" Phillip said laughing. He got up off the bed and started walking through to the door. He turned to look at his son.

"DAD!" Max whined. He flopped back onto the bed and covered his eyes with his hands. There was no way that he would get any sleep with that image in his head.

"Night son! Sweet dreams!" Phillip said jokingly. He walked out the room and closed the door.

"YOU DID THAT ON PURPOSE!" Max yelled out after he heard the click of the door. He waited a few seconds and then heard the laughing. Max rolled his eyes and sighed.

--

"Oh hey mum. What you looking at?" Isabel said rummaging through her closet for anymore clothes that she would like to pack.

"Oh just looking at my baby girl and how much she's grown up." Diane said leaning against the door frame.

"Mum! Don't get all Hallmark cards on me. I don't think I could handle it." Isabel said looking at her mum with her hands on her hips.

"Ok ok, I promise I'll try not to." Diane said walking into the room. "So are all your clothes in here?" Diane asked pointing at the large suitcase against the far wall.

"That? Oh please! That's just my make-up!" Isabel said looking at her mum.

"Oh and who do you plan on getting to carry that for you?" Diane asked inspecting the suitcase. She grabbed the handle and tried to pick it up with no success. She couldn't even lift it up an inch.

"Oh Max of course. He'll do anything if you ask him the right way. You just watch. Come tomorrow morning and he'll be begging to carry that." Isabel said in a serious tone. She turned back to her closet pulling out tops and skirts and other clothing at a rapid speed.

"Ok well if you're sure. But, honey, how are you feeling. Are you scared at all?" Diane asked picking up some of the clothes off the ground and folding it and placing it neatly on the bed.

"Oh mum, I'm fine! Couldn't be better! I can't wait. It's going to be so much fun! I wonder what all the other people are like. There definitely are girls there right? I mean I will be able to talk to other girls my age right?" Isabel said stopping what she was doing and turning towards her mother.

"Of course there will be. I'm sure you'll have a great time. Aren't you scared though? Just a little, cause if you are then I am always here to you know talk to." Diane said folding more clothes.

"Oh I think I will be fine. Tough you and dad, you'll have the house to yourselves. Whatever will you and dad do?" Isabel said sarcastically.

"Isabel! You know your father and I don't do that anymore. We're too old. And I'm sure you don't want to hear about your fathers and my sex life." Diane said blushing a little.

"Well it seems you and dad have different opinions on that issue. You two should probably get together and compare notes before you confront us!" Isabel said sitting down on the bed and smiling up at her mum's blushed face.

"What has your father been saying to you Isabel?" Diane asked. She still couldn't look her daughter in the eye.

"Oh I just heard him talking to Max about all the free time you two will have while Max and I are gone. Just promise me one thing though. Not in here!" Isabel said. She knew picking on her mother wasn't nice but if she was joking then it was ok. Plus, they did this a lot; teasing each other jokingly.

"Isabel!" Diane exclaimed.

"I'm just joking. But still, don't do it in here!" Isabel said seriously.

"Ok I promise!" Diane said laughing. She was going to miss this. Her and Isabel would spend hours teasing each other. With Isabel and Max gone Phillip and her did have time and more places to do the things that Isabel was talking about but she was still going to miss them. They were her angels and she wanted them to stay here with her. But she knew that wasn't possible. A lone tear slid down Diane's cheek and Isabel immediately noticed. She got up off the bed and walked over to her mother and pulled her into a tight embrace.

"I love you mum." Isabel whispered.

"I love you too Izzie." Diane whispered back. They just held eachother for the next couple of minutes trying to remember everything about the hug so that they could imagine it when it wasn't there.

>Valenti Residence<

"Maria! Give me the hair gel! IT'S MINE!" Kyle yelled as he ran down the corridor after Maria.

"It's MINE! You stole it and you aren't going to use any more of it! There's enough in your hair to last you a year!" Maria shouted while running back down the corridor.

"There is not!" Kyle said as Maria ran out of one room and straight into Kyle's arms. Maria squealed.

"Let go of me you big lug!" Maria screamed struggling to get free of Kyle's hold.

"No way sister! You give me the gel and I won't tell mum and dad what you were doing during the party today when you mysteriously disappeared for an hour." Kyle threatened.

"You wouldn't dare!" Maria threatened.

"Oh yes I would! MUM, DAD!" Kyle yelled.

Maria gasped in shock. He wouldn't dare! She would have to get him back! If her parents found out what she was doing in that closet and with whom? She would be dead! Anthony would dead!

"If you tell, I'll tell them about that time you and Luke were here alone, with your pants down!" Kyle looked at her with shock.

"How'd you find out about that? You fucked him didn't you!" Kyle whispered.

"Excuse you! I did not fuck anyone and I don't plan to for a few years or months. Though to get dirt on you it doesn't take much with your friends...Just a little hand brush here and a raking of nails there and some cleavage." Maria said breaking out of his grip.

"I'll get you for this Maria!" Kyle threatened. He then turned and stormed off. Maria just smiled.

"Maria. What's going on?" Jim Valenti asked. He heard Kyle shout and didn't know what was going on.

"Oh nothing dad. Kyle just got angry because I took my hair gel back." Maria said simply before starting to walk off.

"Maria, promise me something when you are in that house with your brother." Jim said before she could disappear in her room.

"Yeah anything dad." Maria said turning around and crossing her fingers behind her back.

"Don't pick on your brother while you're in that house!" Jim said then started to walk off.

"I promise. Oh and night dad." Maria said and then walked up to him and kissed him on the cheek.

"Night Maria." Jim said then walked down the hall to his son's room.

>Whitman Residence<

"Hey Alex. You think I should take this top? Cause there might be these really hot guys in the house and I want to dress to impress!" Tess said holding up a top that was purple and it was off the shoulder. To Alex it looked way too small to fit but he had seen it on her and it had fit and it didn't really leave much to the imagination.

"Whatever Tess. Anyway, why are you so happy? I mean, you won't have any friends, you probably will have less privacy than here and mum and dad won't be there either. Aren't you in the least bit worried?" Alex asked his sister. They were in her room because Tess wanted his opinion on the clothes she was planning to take. Of course he was a bad choice especially because he was the over protective brother.

"No way! I can't wait. Can you believe it! Three whole months without mum or dad! YAY! I can't wait! Can't you just see it now? FREEDOM!" Tess was so ecstatic. She just couldn't be worried.

"Hey kids, all packed yet?" Charles Whitman asked his kids as he poked his head in the door.

"Yep. All packed. Hopefully I didn't leave anything behind. Tess isn't at all packed. She's only on her clothes and she hasn't even started on her make-up yet." Alex said to his dad.

"Oh that's ok. I'm sure she'll pack everything before tomorrow. Right Tess?" Charles asked.

"Oh yeah right dad." Tess answered distractedly.

"Anyway, I better go to bed and Alex, since you've packed maybe you should go to bed as well." Charles said.

"Right dad. Where's mum? I just want to say goodnight." Alex said getting up off Tess's bed.

"She's already in bed. I think she's reading. You can go and see her if you like.” Charles said.

"Ok thanks dad. See you tomorrow." Alex said as he walked out of Tess's room and turned right down the hallway. He headed towards his parent's bedroom. He reached the doorway and knocked softly.

"Alex?" Eloise Whitman asked as she looked up at her son standing in the doorway.

"Mum? I just wanted to say goodnight." Alex said slowly walking into the room.

"You all ready for tomorrow?" Eloise asked. She looked up at him and took a long hard look. He looked so vulnerable. She knew he would be ok but she still knew that it hurt inside that he had to leave his family and friends.

"Yeah, can't wait." Alex said in a sarcastic tone.

"You'll be ok Alex. I know you. You're going to make me proud. I love you so much. When you come back we can sit down for hours and talk about everything that happened while we were apart. I promise." Eloise said looking at her son. He had sat down on the edge of her bed next to her. She reached a hand up and brushed his hair off his forehead. He looked so cute. She was going to miss him so much.

"I'm going to miss you mum." Alex said.

"I'm going to miss you too Alex." Eloise said. She sat up and hugged her son to her.

"I love you mum." Alex said.

"I love you too." Eloise said holding her son.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:07:09 AM

Part Three

Sunday 23rd May
Morning - Bus Station

"Ok so you guys have everything?" Jeff asked his two children.

"Yeah. At least we think so. Oh dad we're going to miss you guys." Liz said looking at her father with tears in her eyes.

"You'll be back before you know it. Don't worry. Everything will be fine, we'll be fine and you'll be fine." Jeff said reassuring his daughter. Michael didn't really need it. He knew everything would be ok. "Liz, why don't you go and say goodbye to your mother. She's just over there talking to the bus driver."

"Ok dad. I'll be back though." Liz said before putting down her bag and walking off towards her mother. Jeff waited till she was out of earshot.

"Michael. You have to promise me that you'll take care of her ok? And if the nightmares come back, let her sleep in your bed with you. I'm sure they wont but, if they do, you have to take care of her, she doesn't have Dr. Mattock to talk to." Jeff said looking Michael straight in the eye. It was very important that he got his point across because if those dreams came back, Nancy or him wouldn't be there for her.

"I promise dad. I'll take care of her, you know that. I love her and not just because she's my sister." Michael said blushing. He didn't really like expressing his feelings even if they were to his parents. The only person that he was able to express his feelings with was Liz.

"Good, I'm glad. Ok now let's go over and see what your mother is up to." Jeff said slapping Michael on the back and picking up Liz's bag, walking over towards his wife. Suddenly, someone came rushing past bumping into Michael and Jeff. He fell on the ground quickly got up and jumped up and down as if nothing had happened. He looked at them both. "Hi." He said looking around as if something was after him. He looked about the same age as Michael. He was pretty well built, looked like one of those varsity football players. "Hi." Michael replied wearily. "Ok, well I'm Kyle and this never happened. This especially never happened if you meet a girl called Maria." As soon as that was said he was off.

Jeff looked at Michael and they both started chuckling as they headed off towards Nancy again.

Kyle was running at full speed. He turned to look behind him quickly to check that Maria wasn't on his tail. As he turned his head back around he didn't have time to register anything as he saw the gravel in front of his eyes. 'Great, I'm on the ground inn front of like a hundred people.' Kyle thought. He slowly got up and noticed a father and son just looking at him. They didn't attempt to make conversation. He looked at the son and guessed he was about the same age as him and thought he should say hi. "Hi." Kyle tried. He looked around again checking for Maria's little head bobbing through the crowd of people. Nope, she wasn't around. "Hi." Kyle heard the boy say. Kyle did a quick sweep behind this boy and saw a blonde head bobbing around. Maria. "Ok, well I'm Kyle and this never happened. This especially never happened if you meet a girl called Maria." Kyle quickly said and then ran off dodging people left and right.

"KYLE VALENTI! GET YOUR VARSITY BUTT OVER HERE NOW!" Maria screamed at the top of her lungs. Kyle found the hair gel and had decided to run off with it. It wasn't the fact that she had brought a big enough supply for the rest of the year, it was the fact that he took it. Again. She spotted him talking to some guy with spiky hair. 'He needs the gel more than Kyle' she thought. If she was quiet enough she could attack him silently. She started squeezing through people and just as she was about to pounce she saw him bolt. Busted!

"SHIT!" She screamed.

"Did you step in some?" A voice came from her right. She turned to look at whose voice it belonged to. A tall, lanky guy with brownish/black hair stood next to her. "Um, no. Kyle stole the hair gel." She said as if that explained it all.

"Yeah, I scream about shit when Kyle steals my gel too." Alex said jokingly. He had been standing around looking at the families saying goodbye. He saw a guy fall over and then jump up and soon that guy noticed something just before he bolted. Alex turned to see a short girl with long blonde/brown hair in long ringlets standing there pissed off. As Alex approached he heard her scream profanities. He was simply going to help her with where this Kyle guy had gone. At his last comment she laughed. Alex had that quality about him; he could make anyone laugh whatever mood they were in. She looked at him with her green eyes after she stopped laughing. He stared back. He stuck out his hand introducing himself.

"Alex, Alex Whitman." "Maria, Maria Valenti." She said cheerfully then ignoring his hand pulled him into a hug.

"You haven't seen a guy running around that looks like a football player have you?" She asked hopefully pulling back from the embrace.

"Yeah actually. He bumped into those two people and then fell on the ground at their feet, stood up exchanged a few words then took off at full speed." Alex said pointing to all the places.

"Ok. Thanks. I hate to make this convo short but the lug needs a kick up the ass. And soon! But, I'll speak to you later Alex, Alex Whitman." She said as she started to leave.

"Speak to you later Maria, Maria Valenti." Alex said turning away and walking off. He was looking down at his feet smiling when he accidentally bumped into someone. He immediately looked up and his breath caught in his throat. "I'm really sorry. I mustn’t have been looking where I was going." The blonde goddess, Alex had named, said.

"No, I - I'm the one that's sorry. I had my head down. I knocked into you. Me and my big feet. Sorry." Alex said blabbing on. This goddess that was in front of him was just that, a goddess. She had blonde long hair that looked so silky soft in the sunlight; her lips were as red as cherries and so very inviting. Alex couldn't stop staring.

Isabel had seen the tall lanky brunette walking this way so just as he was about to pass by she stepped out in front of him. She caught him off guard. "Oh well, it doesn't really matter. I'm Isabel Evans, who the hell are you?" Isabel asked. She didn't come off sounding rude. It sounded more like a joke. She didn't want to scare the guy off with one simple question.

"Alex Whitman. So..." Alex said trying to think of something smart to say.

Isabel loved how he was so shy. She thought it was endearing. "So what's your favourite colour?" Isabel asked. She wanted to know everything about this guy in the short amount of time that she had before boarding the bus to get carted off somewhere.

"I don't really think about it much but I'd have to say red." Alex said. Alex was staring her in the eyes and she looked at him intently and then nodded.

"Same." Came her reply. One thing she noticed about this Alex, was the fact that she had been standing here for about three minutes and yet he hadn't steered his eyes away from her face. She liked that about guys. Usually, when she would meet a guy they would usually stare at her chest all night. She had to commend him on this great effort.

"You know, I have been standing here for almost five minutes and you have not looked at my chest once. Thankyou. You have restored my faith in men." She said smiling.

"Oh Thanks...I think." He said shyly. "Well if you want me to strip you of that faith I could stare at your chest for the remainder of the conversation." Alex suggested with a smile. He was joking of course, but he wasn't prepared for what she said next.

"Well if you must, go right ahead." Isabel said. She was testing him.

"I was only joking. I wouldn't do that. Anyway, who would want to spend a whole conversation staring at your chest when they could be looking in your beautiful eyes?" Alex said. 'Great Alex. If she doesn't already think you're an idiot you just proved how much of one you really are. What a corny thing to say! She is so definitely going to walk off and you are never going to see her again! Idiot, idiot, idiot!' Alex thought to himself.

She watched all the emotions play over his face at his words. She knew what he said was corny, he knew what he said was corny, for Christ’s sake, the whole world knew that what he said was corny, but to Isabel, she hadn't heard anything as nice before. She looked at him again, trying to make eye contact. He had sort of averted his eyes and it seemed he was staring at her forehead. "You know, if we were older and alone, you'd be getting lucky right about now." She said. She watched as his eyes focused on her. "But, I guess you'll have to settle for this." She continued as she leant in and kissed him on the cheek.

"Thankyou." Alex said looing down at the ground with a goofy grin on his face.

"That's ok. Well I better go. My family is probably wandering where I got to. Hopefully I'll see you later Alex." Isabel said walking off.

Isabel walked off looking for her mum. She was walking through a crowd of people when she spotted her talking to another lady with slightly red hair and a young girl with chocolate brown hair that came down to about her mid-back. She headed in that direction.

Liz turned her head to left to look around at all the people. Her mother and Mrs Evans were talking and she didn't really have anywhere else to go because her dad and Michael had set off to look for a vending machine to get a drink from. As she was looking around she spotted a girl heading towards her. She watched as guys turned to watch her walk. 'God, I wish guys did that when I walk by.' Liz thought. She looked back at the girl and Liz noted that she was headed straight for where she was standing. She turned around to see if anyone was behind her. No one.

Isabel watched as the petite girl turned to look behind her. She was heading for them but it was mainly because her mother was there. Max had gone off to look for a vending machine for a packet of chips or something.

"Isabel. Come over here. I want you to meet someone." Diane Evans said. She was talking to Nancy Parker when she spotted her daughter walking towards them.

Isabel quickened her pace and stopped right next to the other girl. "Isabel, I want you to meet Nancy Parker and her daughter Elizabeth Parker. Elizabeth is your age as well." Diane said motioning with her right hand at the two people standing in front of her.

"Hi Mrs Parker...Elizabeth." She said shaking Nancy's hand and then turning towards Elizabeth. 'What a name. So posh. I wander if she likes being called that or it just has to be Elizabeth.' Isabel thought to herself. She put up a nice front.

"Hi. Please don't call me Elizabeth. Just Liz thanks. Elizabeth makes me sound too posh or something." Liz said shyly.

"Oh ok...Liz." Isabel said emphasising her name. Liz looked at the girl and blushed a little. Suddenly a blonde girls with curls came barrelling up to them. "Hi. You don't know me and well, I don't know you but hey...anyway, I'm looking for my brother. He's somewhere around here. He went for a walk and hasn't come back. He's tall, dark brown, blackish hair. He's skinny looking and is probably walking with his head down. Goes by the name of Alex. Have you seen him? Have you?" The curly blonde haired girl asked.

"Oh Alex. Alex Whitman right?" Isabel asked.

"Yeah, that's him. You know him? How do you know him? Jeez, he leaves for like three seconds and already he has a girlfriend. So anyway, what's your name? I'm Tess. His twin sister. I know, I know, we look nothing alike. Don't worry we aren't anything alike! Ah! Sorry, I didn't catch your name. Can you repeat it? Oh what's your name?" Tess rambled on like there was no tomorrow. Isabel smiled. She liked this girl already. Liz tried to stifle a laugh. This girl was hilarious. She asked for Isabel's name and didn't even let her answer, and then she asks again claiming she didn't catch when Isabel didn't even throw it.

"I'm Isabel. I'm not Alex's girlfriend. But I did just meet him. Oh! But I did kiss him." Isabel said brightly.

"I'm Liz. I haven't met Alex." Liz said quietly. She couldn't believe what she heard Isabel say. She kissed this Alex guy after just meeting him? Woah!

"Oh ok. Cool. So do you know where he went? Mum's been looking for him. She said she wanted to give him a kiss before we got called on the bus." Tess explained. She obviously added in that little extra about his mum to embarrass him, the girls had decided.

"He went that way I think." Isabel said pointing over in the direction from which she had come only moments earlier.

"Ok. Thanks guys. See ya around." She said cheerily as she pulled Isabel down and gave her a kiss on the cheek and then turned to Liz and did the same. As she walked off she gave a little wave.

"Ok anyway, do you want to go for a walk? If we can find my brother, I can introduce him to you." Isabel suggested.

"Alright. Maybe if we see my brother I can introduce him to you as well. He went off with my dad looking for a vending machine. Guys!" Liz said.

"Hey. My dad and my brother went looking for one as well. Isn't that funny?" Isabel said turning towards Liz looking at her as they walked away.

Max and his dad had been walking around aimlessly for about ten minutes when they spotted a vending machine. They walked up and noticed another father and son walking over to it. 'Hey, looks like Izzy was wrong when she said that no other normal people would go looking for a vending machine.' Max thought to himself.

"Look son, there." Phillip said as they neared the vending machine.

Michael spotted the other pair heading for the machine and just chuckled to himself. As they neared the two boys looked at eachother.

"Hi, I'm Max." Max said holding out his hand. Michael took it. "Michael." Was all he said.

They stood there for a couple of minutes talking. After their father's had gotten what they wanted they parted ways. Max and Phillip headed to the right while Michael and Jeff headed to the left. Max was walking back to where his sister was last seen when he saw a beauty walk by. She had chocolate brown hair and it was long. All Max wanted to do was run his fingers through it. She turned her head to the left when she sensed that someone was watching her. He kept staring at her even though he knew she knew he was staring. Max had only seen a glimpse of her face and he already thought she was beautiful. When she turned her head, he saw her face for the first time and was mesmerised. Her eyes were beautiful, her skin looked so soft, her lips were small but pinky/red. Her tongue slipped out of her mouth to wet her lips and all Max wanted to do was caress his her tongue with his. At that moment he noticed Isabel was with her. 'What was Isabel doing walking along with someone he didn't know. I have to meet her.' Max thought. As Max started to walk over there a loud voice came over a speaker.

"Can these following surnames please place their luggage on bus 314. Matthew and Olivier Back, Flynn and Sarah Hughes, Maxwell and Isabel Evans, Jacob and Madeleine Mackey, Michael and Elizabeth Parker, Jack and Melanie Shifft, Kyle and Maria Valenti, Alexander and Tess Whitman. Please proceed to the bus."

'Great,' Max thought, 'I'll never meet her now.' Max walked over to his things and headed towards the bus.
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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:08:18 AM

Part Four

Sunday 23rd May
Bus departed 10:30am
Bus arrived at destination 5:35pm

"Ok. Can these people please move to the right? Matthew and Oliva Back, Flynn and Sarah Hughes, Jacob and Madeleine Mackey, Jack and Melanie Shifft. Can Maxwell and Isabel Evans, Michael and Elizabeth Parker, Kyle and Maria Whitman, Alexander and Tess Whitman please move to the left?
The group took their bags off the bus and made their way to the left. Liz looked left and right down the road. There were houses lined up and down the street. The houses looked so beautiful. The only problem was that you could barely see them because the walls were so high and the trees out the front were massive.

"Ok kids please step this way." The man said. He was bald, short and a little on the lumpy side. He was wearing a Bright green shirt and bright blue trouser pants. His belt was on the last loop and his shirt buttons looked ready to pop. Max, Michael, Alex, Kyle, Tess, Isabel, Maria and Liz started following the bald, fat, short man wobble down past a couple of houses.

"Maaaxxx...." Isabel whined. "What?" Came his gruff answer. He knew what was coming and he wished that she had asked before they left cause then his dad could have done something about it. "Can you be a nice big brother and carry my suitcase?" Isabel asked with a whiny, sugary sweet voice.

"She has him wrapped around her little finger." Maria whispered to Liz. They had never met but Maria just had to make a comment. Liz giggled and Michael turned to look at her. "What's so funny?" Michael whispered. "Nothing." Liz whispered back. Michael ignored it and kept walking.

"Hey Maria, did you bring a good supply of hair gel?" Kyle whispered.

"Why? Planning to run off with it again? Maybe trip on the way? Let your face meet the ground?" Maria taunted.

"You told didn't you?" Kyle accused Michael with a jab of his fore finger into Michael's chest. "Wh-What?" Michael asked. 'Told what? To whom? When?' Michael thought.

"You told Maria that I fell on the ground didn't you? What did she do to get it out of you? Did she touch it? Did she promise something? What did she do?" Kyle started asking.

"Um, Actually it was me that told her." Alex piped up.

"Oh, then ok." Kyle said and then kept on walking. He figured the lanky guy wouldn't be worth it so he left it at that. He didn't say anything more on the subject as they entered the grounds of the house.

As they walked in the front gate, there was a small garden at the front. It wasn't very big but that was soon explained by the bald man saying that they wouldn't be allowed out the front door at any time. He opened up the front door and walked in. The eight teens followed him inside and set down their suitcases. As Max walked in the door after everyone else, the bald man pulled him aside and told him that he should be expecting a letter tomorrow. Max nodded and walked in. He noticed the brunette girl watching him. He couldn't believe his luck. He was going to be living with his brown haired beauty for the next three months!

Liz was feeling the same way. She had noticed him earlier at the bus station. He definitely was looking at her. She hoped. Even on the bus he kept turning around every couple of minutes looking in her direction. Every time she caught him, he would turn away. Now she was going to spend the next three months living with him!

"Ok rules. You can't leave the house and no one can enter. You can go out the back but that's all. Um, the bedroom is upstairs, so is the bathroom. Check it out. Um, dinner will be served at 7:30pm. You will soon get information on everything else you may be questioning. Any questions? Ok bye. Enjoy!" And with that, the bald man was gone and they had the whole house to themselves.

"Ok. So what do we do first?" Max asked looking around at all the faces staring at him.

"Wait. Did he say bedroom? As in ONE?" Tess asked almost reaching hysterics.

"I think so. Hey girls, looks like you'll be bunking with us. PARTY!" Kyle yelled.

"Shut up you twerp! I'm sure there are at least boys and girls rooms. I mean they wouldn't force us into one bedroom!" Maria stated whacking Kyle in the chest with the back of her hand.

"Fine. Wanna make a bet on that Valenti?" Kyle said towering over Maria.

"Bring it on Valenti." Maria said standing on her toes with her hands on her hips.

"The hair gel, if I win. My dinner, if you win." Kyle said.

"Deal." Then Maria slapped him upside the head and headed to look for the stairs that would determine the fate of the hair gel.

The others just watched on as the siblings argued. 'Thank god Alex and I don't act like that!' Tess thought to herself. She started to follow them though. The house intrigued her. It was very big. As she started to walk down the foyer she noticed an entryway on the left. There was a table that had ten chairs all around it. She turned to her right and there was an entryway which she assumed led to the lounge room where there was a whole entertainment unit against the front wall and lined up against the wall facing the entryway where Tess stood was full of DVD’s. "Wow." Tess breathed out.

"You can say that again." Isabel said walking up beside her and inside the room. Isabel did a quick inspection and nodded her head in approval. "I like. I like." She stated then turned to look at the room that was joined onto the lounge area. It was a dining room, so it seemed. It had, what looked like, an antique dining table with ten chairs around it. There was a painting on the wall of some mountains. On the opposite wall was another entryway. Isabel walked through, Tess following and Alex was closet behind. It led to the foyer but now they were at the other end of the foyer standing next to the back door.

Meanwhile, Max, Liz and Michael had headed off to the left where Tess had first looked. As they walked through the entryway, in the centre of the room, was the table with ten chairs. There was a painting on the wall of the sky. The wall at the front had a big window with white lace curtains on it. The afternoon sun was shining through. Liz looked to the right and saw the kitchen. She headed that way and Max followed close behind. Michael had already found his way into the kitchen and was rummaging through the fridge when they heard a screech from upstairs. "What was that?" Liz asked. "I have no idea. Maria maybe?" Max said. They headed out the other doorway at the end of the kitchen and were greeted by the other three. They all looked at eachother and shrugged. They headed up the stairs.

When they reached the top there was a carpeted area that was pretty big in size. There was a long wall that was 'L' shaped but backward. There were two doors leading through the wall. Next to where the backward 'L' ended was another room but with the door wide open, they noticed that it was the bathroom.

Max headed towards the door that was almost directly opposite the top of the stairs and stepped through. There were four beds lined up against the wall and one either side of each bed had a bedside tables with a lamp on it. He started walking down the right and around the corner. Some of the others were following him and they turned the corner to find another set of four beds that looked exactly the same as the other four beds. Along the wall opposite the feet of the beds were a long row of cupboards and draws. There were two wardrobes on either ends of the room. Above the cupboards and drawers was a long mirror that ran along the same length.

Maria and Kyle walked into the room after everyone else. "Cool. Hair gel for me!" Kyle said walking over and jumping on a bed.

"Oh. So it was Maria that screeched was it?" Michael asked. He'd been watching Maria since they got on the bus. He thought she was hot. Her hair was nice and long and in those long ringlets. She had pouty lips and they were red. He had watched her wet them from time to time with her tongue that would snake out of her mouth. She was short, not that he minded, and her chest size was about average. That's what he liked. He thought she was gorgeous. She was feisty too and that really turned him on.

"No that was Kyle. He noticed that there was a whole supply of condoms in the bathroom." Maria stated simply.

"Oh, right." Michael said.

Everyone just sort of stood around and didn't really know what to do or say. "Well, it's 6:15. We have 75 minutes till dinner is served.... So what should we do?" Alex asked. Liz shrugged then averted her gaze to the ground to inspect the carpet. Max shrugged also then put his hands into his pockets and shifted his weight from side to side. Kyle was just looking around the room and opening the drawers on the bedside tables, investigating. "Ok. Don't we have a loud bunch Alex?" Maria said sarcastically. "Yeah guys, come on. Let's go watch TV or something. Maybe we can decide which bed is whose." Alex suggested.

"I'll take...that one." Isabel said pointing at the furthest bed, which was situated at the corner that led to the other four beds. "Well I'll take this one next to Isabel." Tess said sitting on the bed. "Well then I might as well just keep the girls to this side and sleep in this bed. Kyle! GET OFF!" Maria yelled while walking over to the bed that was next to Tess's and which Kyle was laying on. She picked up his legs and threw them off the side of the bed and sat down. "Hey Liz! Take that bed next to me and then us girls can gossip at night and stuff!" Maria said pointing to the bed that Max just happened to be sitting on at this point.

"Ok." Liz said shyly then walked over and sat down the farthest away from Max as she possibly could. He noticed and a little bit of pain flashed through his eyes before he masked it.

"So I guess us guys are on the other side of the room huh?" Alex said. "Yep and I take this bed." Kyle said hopping up off Maria's bed and running over and jumping on the one that was perpendicular to Isabel's bed. "I'll take the one next to you." Michael said walking over to lean against the cupboards. "I'll take the next one." Max said still sitting on Liz's bed. "Well I guess I get the last one right?" Alex asked.

"Ok. So...What's everyone's name's again?" Liz asked. "Max." Max said turning his to smile at Liz. She blushed then turned and looked at the ground. "Isabel." Isabel said looking at her nails with interest. "Alex." Alex said sitting on the cupboards. "THE MAN!" Kyle yelled from his bed. "Yeah, in your dreams moron. That's Kyle. I'm Maria." Maria said with a sweet smile. "Michael." Michael said rubbing his eyes. "I'm Tess." Tess said cheerfully. She was on a high. She was acting way too happy and chipper. To the others it looked like she got over the one bedroom deal a long time ago. "My name's Elizabeth. But, please just call me Liz." Liz said.

Everyone just sat there. No one really knew what to do. They had just been stuck in a house together and they were expected to know what to do straight away? Yeah right! The silence was so intense that they started to hear eachother breathing and then soon came pulses. The silence became unbearable for Maria and she had to get out of there. And fast. "Ok. That's it. I'm going to go downstairs and get my bags and stuff. Then I'm going to unpack and by the time I finish, it should be dinner time." Maria said. She got up off her bed and walked out the room.

Liz quickly got up and followed. What Maria had suggested was a good idea and it would take up a lot of time to do that before dinner. 'Maybe people will be more relaxed by then' Liz thought. Soon everyone started to follow. Max had gotten up right after Liz had and then Isabel remembered her make-up suitcase and jumped off her bed and ran after Max. "Maaaxxxx.....?" Isabel whined again. "NO!" Max yelled. "Pleeaassse?" Isabel whined louder. "Izzy! I said NO! Which part of 'no' don't you understand? The 'N'' or the 'O'?!" Max yelled back. "Hey, what do you need?" Alex asked walking up behind Isabel at the top of the staircase. "Oh, just for someone to help me with my luggage." Isabel stated. "Oh I can help if you want?" Alex offered not knowing what he was getting himself into. "Thanks. That would be great." Isabel said sweetly. They walked down the stairs and back to the front of the foyer. She pointed to the biggest suitcase and motioned for Alex to pick it up. "Come on, don't you have anything heavier than this?" Alex asked as he gripped onto the suitcase and tried to lift it. The suitcase didn't budge. "What have you got in here? Bricks?" Alex asked. His arms was starting to hurt from trying to lift the suitcase. "No. Just make-up." Isabel said. She walked over to him and moved his hand away. She lifted up the suitcase with ease and headed up the stairs yelling, "Pick up the other suitcases Alex." Alex watched in amazement his goddess just pick up the suitcase and walk away.

"OK!" He yelled back. He hurried and picked up the other four suitcases and bags that belonged to Isabel.

By the time dinner was to be served, everyone had settled a bit and gotten a bit more comfortable with each other. They were able to hold a conversation for longer than a few minutes. The afternoon was progressing well. At dinnertime, the table was set all nice and neat and the placemat's all in a straight line and glasses clean. Everything looked beautiful. Entree was garlic bread, the main meal was roast pork with baked potatoes and dessert was your favourite flavour of ice cream with your favourite topping.

Max had made sure that he sat next to Liz at the dinner table. Luck was on his side at that time when some of the others decided that they allocate the seats for every meal. They decided that wherever they were sitting now, they had to sit there for the next three months. Max was jumping for joy inside. He just wanted to yell and scream with excitement. He got to sit next to his brown-haired beauty for every meal. Life was good.

Liz was really happy with the seating arrangements as well. She didn't want to admit it to herself but she knew deep down inside that she wanted to sit next to him. There was more to it though, than just sitting next to him. She could smell him and they would accidentally bump arms just to feel the tingling feeling that occurred everytime they touched. She was excited by it.

After dinner, everyone was pretty tired and they all decided just to head off to bed and tomorrow they could do more exciting stuff. They had three months in this place and they had yet to check out the backyard.

By 9:00pm almost everyone was in their pyjamas and hopping into bed. Max went downstairs to the kitchen to get a warm glass of milk before he went to bed. As he came back up the stairs he notice Michael and Liz having a private conversation. He was a little curious but didn't ask. If they wanted to share it with him then they would. If they didn't, then they wouldn't.

Inside the room everyone had started to get into bed. There were still a few bedside lamps on just to give the room a soft glow. The conversation had steered to what they would be doing at that point of time if they were back at home. Michael took this opportunity to go and talk to Liz outside for a couple of minutes. "Liz. Come here." Michael whispered to her and started to walk out of the room. Once they were outside Michael looked down at his younger sister and said, "If you have any trouble sleeping, any at all, you know, if the nightmares....anyway, just come to bed with me ok? I'll make it go away ok?" Michael said. Liz just nodded. Then she noticed max walking up the stairs with a glass of milk. He had a look of curiosity on his face but didn't ask about anything. He walked into the room and went to bed. Michael and Liz soon followed.


posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:11:51 AM

Part Five

Monday 24th May
Day Two:

Alex slowly awoke from his dream. In it, Isabel and him were making passionate love to eachother under the stars in a park. Alex grinned when he remembered what the dream was about. "Now, I could get used to waking up to that." Alex mumbled. He sat up in bed and looked around. It took him a minute to realise that he was in the big house with seven other people.

He quietly got out of bed and pulled the covers up. He was just going to check on the other girls that he couldn't see from where he was standing. He slowly walked down the length of the room, first passing Max who was sound asleep, then he had to step over articles of clothing and a suitcase while passing Michael's sleeping form. By the time he reached Kyle's bed he had to do a run up and jump over his things because they just seemed to be strewn all over the floor not leaving a pathway to go by. One item that did catch Alex's eye was the packets of condoms. There were like ten of them. They were probably more but Alex didn't really want to know. He just knew that he had to make sure this guy didn't get frisky with his little sister.

He looked up at the four beds with their sleeping forms in them. He looked at Isabel and noticed her hair was everywhere and he knew she was going to have a hard time getting out all those knots. He then looked at his sister and heard her snort. He chuckled then watched as Maria rolled over and yawned. He was sure she was going to wake up but he was wrong. She was sprawled out on her back and her she moved her right arm to rest above her head. As she did that her right breast popped out the side of the silk loose top she was wearing. "Shit." Alex mumbled. He was thankful that he didn't think of her in a sexual way because he would be having the time of his life right now. "What's wrong?" A whispered groggy voice came from the bed next to Maria. Liz. "Liz, you scared me there for a second. Come over here. You have to fix up Maria." Alex said motioning for her to get out of bed and stand next to him.

Liz had heard someone shuffling around earlier and she knew from past experiences that it was better to pretend you're asleep then to be awake. She heard a chuckle soon followed by 'shit'. Then she knew that it was Alex. She turned to look at Alex and then decided to make her presence known. After Alex called her over, she slowly got up out of the bed and slowly walked over to stand next to Alex. She looked over at Maria and she noticed the excess of skin. She chuckled then walked over to her and pulled up the sheets to cover up her over exposure. She stepped back and smiled. She turned around and faced Alex. He was looking down at the ground because he didn't want to invade Maria's privacy even if she didn't know it. "Wanna go eat breakfast?" Liz whispered. Alex looked up and nodded. They headed out the door that was opposite Maria and Liz's beds.

They headed out the door and started walking down the stairs. "So what do you want for breakfast?" Liz asked. "Dunno. We can see what's there and then decide." Alex answered.

Later on after everyone was awake. Liz had finished breakfast and was washing up some dishes, Alex was talking with Michael in the TV room, Maria, Isabel and Tess were sitting at the table gossiping as if they had known eachother all their lives, Kyle was laying on the couch watching some TV and Max, he was upstairs at that moment having a shower. Liz couldn't help her mind wandering off into Max-Land. She could just see it, Max standing under the spray of the water as it ran down his naked flesh. Max reaching for the soap and smothering his hands in soapsuds. Max's hands running over his muscular chest, his hands moving slowly down to his stomach then inching lower and lower until he reached his - and then Liz was pulled out of her daydream when she heard, "Can Maxwell please go to the room connected to the dining room?" A voice said from overhead. The house was silent. The TV was off. The chattering had stopped. Liz turned the tap off and by the sounds of things, Max had finished his shower. Liz was disappointed a little because she wanted to go back to her daydream but then she remembered that there were more important matters to think about. Suddenly, the sound of running footsteps could be heard. Max came running in the kitchen door in just a towel wrapped around his waist, which he was holding the edges with his left hand. "What's going on? Who was that? What room? Where did that voice come form? Did you hear it?" Max started barking out questions to anyone that would listen. "We don't know, we don't know, we don't know, we don't know and yes we heard it." Liz answered every one of his questions. "Oh ok." Max said. He walked into the dining room where everyone else was waiting. He looked at the walls and then, for the first time noticed the crack in the wall. There was an outline of a door. Max walked up to it and then it suddenly opened up. He stepped through and the door closed. The others just watched and tried to absorb everything that had just happened. Isabel was the first to react. She was getting worried. One second her brother is standing there and then next he's not. What was happening?

Inside the room Max looked around and sat in the chair that sat behind a desk. He waited and soon enough a man dressed in a suit entered from another door. He sat down across the table from Max. Max waited for the man to start. The man pulled out an envelope from the inside packet of his jacket. He layed it on the table and then slid it across to Max. Max picked it up and looked at the front. Nothing. He turned it over to open it when he noticed the writing. 'Only open in the presence of the other housemates.' Max looked up at the man to ask him what this was about but the man had disappeared. He turned to the direction from which the man came and noticed the door closing. Max sighed then stood up. He adjusted the towel then stood at the entrance he came through and the door opened and he stepped back out to seven eager faces waiting to find out what had happened.

"So? What was that about?" Maria was the first to ask.

"Um... I'll explain in a minute. Can I get changed first?" Max asked.

"Yeah, sure man, go ahead." Kyle said whacking him on the back. "Thanks." Max said and headed upstairs with the envelope in his hands.

A few minutes later Max came back downstairs all dressed and ready to get down to business. "Ok EVERYONE IN THE LOUNGE ROOM NOW!" Max yelled out from the bottom of the stairs.

"WE'RE THERE!" Alex yelled back.

Max headed to the lounge room and found everyone waiting and ready. "Ok. I was given a letter. And, I'm supposed to read it out to you guys. I haven't read it yet so...I don't know what to expect. Just listen and ask questions after...ok? Everyone ready?" Max asked. Everyone nodded their heads. "Ok." Max took a quick look at everyone's faces and then decided to just get into it. He turned the envelope over and unsealed it. He pulled the paper out and opened it up. He began reading.

"Dear Housemates,

You have been placed in this house to help eachother live. You are the offspring from mixed marriages and this means that you are born with different genes. Your parents would have explained that all to you already but if you have any questions on the matter ask Maxwell and he can ask us.
You all should know that you are here to bond with eachother. We can not tell you how you are to do that because you have to learn to use your antarian side. You eight will bond and your suppressed alien side will become more dominant and then you will truly be half alien, half-human.
The plan for the next couple of months is the following:

May 24th Monday
- You receive the details of the next couple of months.
- The next week up until the 30th will be spent getting to know eachother.
May 30th Sunday
- You will pick a person of the same sex and spend the next two weeks bonding with them.
- This will help bring out some of the alien genes.
June 13th Sunday
- You will spend the next two weeks bonding with another person of the same sex.
- This will bring out a set of alien genes.
June 27th Sunday
- You will spend the next two weeks bonding with the last person of the same sex.
- After these two weeks you will have completed the bonding and should be ready.
August 11th Sunday
- By now you should have already picked your mate.
- This last week should be spent learning more about your chosen mate.

Now that you know about the schedule, you should know that the bonding is very important and vital. If you do not succeed in bonding then your mate will die also.
They way you bond is up to you but make sure you succeed. You will know if you have succeeded.

Now that this has been read to you, please start with what you have to do this coming week.

From

Dr. Manhayem" Max finished. Everyone just sat there for a couple of minutes trying to digest what this was all about. Max sat down on the armrest next to Liz waiting for someone to say something.

"So...bonding huh?" Alex asked.

"Yep." Max said.

"I don't mean to be naive or anything but they don't expect us to like have sex with eachother do they?" Tess asked.

Everyone started chuckling. "Tess. I don't think that's what they meant by bondinnngggg." Kyle said chuckling then realising that 'bonding' could be interpreted in many different ways.

"Nah. They wouldn't - would they?" Maria stated.

"Maybe... I mean... by the term 'bonding' well, it could be anything really...but the one thing that comes to mind is well, sex." Liz said.

That was not what they were hoping for.

Later that day they decided to look at the backyard to help get their minds off of what the letter had said. When they stepped outside they noticed the 15metre pool at the back. There was a spa attached to the pool as well. There was a BBQ against the fence of the pool and next to that looked to be another bathroom with a shoer and a toilet for after getting out of the pool. Across the BBQ on the far wall fas a gazebo with another table that seated ten. Next to that was a fountain with running water. It was beautiful, breathtaking.

'Skinny dipping.' Kyle thought to himself.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:13:12 AM

Part Six

Tuesday 25th May
Day Three:

"Ok, so I had an idea to help get our minds off of the um...bonding...yeah, anyway, if someone has a piece of paper and a pen then we can write down questions for everyone to answer. And maybe at the end of the week we can answer them all. What do you think?" Isabel suggested. Everyone had woken up and eaten breakfast in pretty much silence. Now they were finishing up and Isabel couldn't handle the silence anymore. She had all of last night and this morning to think of something that could take their minds off the bonding.

"Yeah, it sounds good." Alex said. He liked the idea, especially because it meant two things for him. One, he would get to know more about this goddess of his and two, they could forget about sleeping with eachother for a while. Everyone had been avoiding eachother ever since yesterday morning after the letter was read to them. How could they act as if everything was ok? They had just been told 24 hours ago that they would have to have sex with eachother. Though the thought of two girls together did do it for Alex, he didn't think that he should have to let the girls have their fantasy of two guys come true. 'Do girls think about two guys doing it?' Alex thought to himself. He started to get sidetracked. 'Would Isabel like watching me touch say, Michael? Now that's something to think about!' Alex continued.

"Alex...Alex...ALEX!" Tess screamed in his ear. He had suddenly gone really quiet but a huge grin had placed itself on his face. It looked like it was permanently there. It looked funny but it was just plain annoying. This was not a time to be happy!

"Wh-what?" Alex said shaking his.

"What were you just thinking about?" Maria asked smiling. 'Was it me, or didn't anyone else notice that he was staring at Isabel?' Maria thought to herself.

"Oh nothing. So, did we get a piece of paper and a pen?" Alex asked going back to the topic of conversation before his thoughts intruded.

"Yeah, about five minutes ago, and I repeat the question. What were you just thinking about?" Maria asked. She wanted to tease him. She had to. Kyle wasn't giving her anything to get going on so She had to start somewhere and Alex just happened to be an easy target.

"Oh ok. Well then let's get started on the questions, hey?" Alex said Maria's question.

"I'll get you back for that Whitman." Alex heard Maria whisper from across the table. He looked up stunned and Maria was just sitting there with a bright smile on her face. Alex shook his head and tried to focus on question they could write down.

"How about, Favourite... colour?" Michael asked. He wanted the conversation to move away from Alex. Maria was giving him way too much attention and Michael didn't like it. 'She should be giving me attention' Michael thought.

"Yeah, and favourite food." Liz said helping with the questions. Max had the piece of paper and pen and was writing down the questions. Liz was sitting next to him and She watched as the muscles inn his arm shifted under the navy blue shirt that he was wearing. Max was watching Liz from the corner of his eye. He saw her staring and after he finiShed writing the question he lifted his head a little so that all She could see where his eyes. He caught her eye and he winked. She bluShed then turned her head to look anywhere but at him.

'Oh GOD! He caught me staring...I am never going to live this down.' Liz thought to herself.

"NICKNAME!" Kyle yelled out. He sounded like he was on a game show or something. Everyone just stopped what he or She was doing to stare at him. "What? Is that not good? FINE! I'll think of something else." Kyle turned to look at the wall and think. Everyone went back to what they were doing. Max wrote down nickname anyway. It could be a good question. Some people might have a funny nickname or something.

"Birthday." Liz said. She still wasn't looking at Max so She didn't see him nod his head and write it down.

"Starsign. I want to know what all your starsigns are so I can tell you all about it and stuff." Maria said excitedly. She couldn't wait to wow her with knowledge of their starsigns and about how they act and stuff. She was always ons of those people that loved stuff like that, birthstones, starsigns and so on.

"Ok...got it." Max said as he dotted the 'I'.

They just sat there for a couple of minutes trying to think of things that they could ask eachother. The only problem was that they would have to answer them too so they didn't want to have to answer anything really personal... well everyone but one.

"VIRGIN!" Kyle yelled out banging his fist on the table. He thought he had a great question.

Everyone thought he was joking and started chuckling. He looked at them and didn’t know what was going on. 'Had someone already asked that?' Kyle thought. He then realised they were all laughing AT him. "Hey! What's so wrong with that question? Are you too scared to answer or something? Got something to hide? The only person that I know that has something to hide would be Maria...right Maria?" Kyle said snickering. Everyone turned to face Maria. They had stopped laughing. Maria just looked at everyone. 'Great. Just great' Maria thought. It wasn't that She had never had sex is was that Michael was in the room and Kyle had made it so obvious that She had done 'stuff' but that stuff was unknown.

"I have NOTHING to hide. But you're one to talk Kyle...I mean how long does it really take to get changed after a game? And come to think of it, the locker room can get pretty crowded and if I can remember, there are only 10 showers so you share... Am I right Kyle or did I miss anything out?" Maria said getting back at Kyle.

"Th-that... YOU'RE LIEING! I know you... You - you just don't want anyone to know what you’re done." Kyle said back. 'Damn! She got me.' Kyle thought. He looked down at the tabletop and relief waShed over him when he heard Michael ask a question that obviously wasn't directed to him.

"You've been in the boy's locker room? Why?" Michael asked. He had his ideas but he just couldn't come to grips thinking that this beautiful girl with the feisty side would do that sort of stuff.

"Well, yeah I have... only about five, maybe six times a fortnight." Maria answered. She felt dirty. The way he was staring at her as if he knew exactly what She was doing in there. In all honesty She hadn't done anything bad. She had turned on some of the guys to get dirt on Kyle's latest doings. She looked up at Michael and saw hurt, anger and frustration in his eyes. Then She saw something else, a flicker of another emotion... regret? Was that regret She saw? Anger and hurt She could understand and maybe even frustration but regret? That had totally stumped her.

"Ok... Maria, you and I? Later. Talk." Isabel said from the seat next to Maria. Maria just looked at Isabel and then nodded. 'Ok. That was weird.' Maria thought.

The day went on and people still kept avoiding eachother. The morning discussion was good. People got their minds off bonding but they soon returned when the 'getting to know you' task was finiShed for the day. Alex and Kyle and Tess were sitting in the lounge room watching a movie, Max was sitting at the kitchen table having a snack, Liz was fixing up something in the kitchen, Michael was in the toilet and Isabel had cornered Maria and now they were upstairs in the bedroom discussing what happened earlier and what Kyle had implied.

"So you went into the boys locker room, then what?" Isabel asked. She knew from day one that Maria was like her... sneaking into the boys locker room promising but never giving.

"Well the only reason I go in there is to get dirt on my brother to use against him. See he threatens me, I threaten back with something twice as bad and he backs off. Wimp!" Maria explained. They were upstairs and Maria was laying on her bed and Isabel was laying on Tess's facing Maria.

"So what things do you do in there? I mean, different girls have different ways, so what's yours?" Isabel asked.

Maria turned on her side to face Isabel. "Well there was this one time when I wen in there and only one of Kyle's buddies was in there. It was after a basketball game and I had seen all the other guys leave but Paulie. I snuck in quietly and then I heard moaning. I thought one of my friends had gotten in before me, but I couldn't remember seeing anyone enter. I passed rows of lockers and benches and the moaning was getting closer. When I reached the row of lockers that the moaning was the loudest I snuck a peak around the corner. I had to make sure that someone else hadn't gotten to him first. Anyway, I noticed that I couldn't hear any girlie moans so I was surprised to say the least, to catch Paulie, well, you know? You do know right?" Maria asked. Isabel smiled brightly and nodded... 'Oh, I know!' Isabel thought.

"Oh ok, good. Just checking. Anyway, I watched him finish up and clean himself up and just as he was about to get up I came around the corner looking all innocent eyed and stuff... they always fall for that... anyway, he was shocked and was about to get up and pull his pants on but I shook my head. He sat back down and I walked over to him and picked up one of his hand and stuck his index finger in my mouth, I sucked on it and showed him what I could do for him. I then took his finger out and stuck my index finger in his mouth, he sucked on it then I pulled it out and reached down to his dick and ran my wet index finger up the underside of it. He moaned of course and then I leaned in to whisper in his ear, while giving him a great view of my cleavage of course, and I whispered, 'Tell me what Kyle's been up to and I promise to help next time.' You should have seen his face! It was priceless! He was so shocked. So he looked at me and nodded. I ran my finger up his dick again and he started to tell me all about what Kyle had been up to, you know skipping school to go into the next town with some mates... some stupid things and just as Paulie thought that I was going to help relieve him, I stood up and walked out." Maria finiShed. She started laughing and Isabel looked at her and joined in.

"God, that's just too funny... But, you didn't you know? Like at some later date, did you?" Isabel had to ask. She had never personally done it and She just wanted to know what it was like... She got turned on a lot and has had to relieve herself and She'd turned guys on before, never helped relieve them either and She had never had sex.

"OH, GOD NO! Paulie's cute and everything but I can't do that...I'll get a bad reputation!" Maria said. Isabel just nodded. Then they heard a loud sigh come from the other side of the room.

Michael had come out of the bathroom just after Maria and Isabel had walked into the bedroom. He knew they had headed to their side of the room and he waited a few second before entering the guys side of the room. He walked in quietly and turned to look down the right side to see if Isabel was on her bed or not. If She was, then he wouldn't be able to listen in. When he noticed She wasn't he walked very slowly getting closer too them. He kept out of sight and about six feet away from the corner he stood and listened. He listened to Maria intently. As She started to describe the finger-sucking thing, he started to get very turned on. He was semi-hard but he didn't care, he kept listening. Then She said She ran her finger up the underside and Michael almost came right then on the spot. After the story was over, Michael couldn't help but wander if Maria had helped out this Paulie guy some other time. When her answer came he sighed out loud. 'SHIT!' Michael thought. When the girls stopped moving and then a little shuffling could be heard, he bolted.

Michael ran out the room and flew down the stairs; he ran into the dining room and then ran and jumped onto the couch that Tess was sitting on watching the TV. He started to control his breathing and then he heard footsteps running down the stairs. "I was here all along ok?" Michael said just as Maria and Isabel stormed into the lounge room. Maria looked at all the of them and waited for them to look at her. One by one they looked at Maria and had looks of confusion on their faces. She eyed them very carefully looking for anything that would give the person away. She looked over at Kyle and he just stared at her. She glared at him. She thought it could have been him. She looked at Tess and knew it wasn't her. She was way too naive to know what was going on or even care. She looked at Alex who was just staring at Isabel. Nope not Alex. Maria's gaze locked onto Michael, he looked a little fluShed, his breathing was a little fast and by the bulge in his pants, She knew straight away. She didn't say anything then walked out. Isabel followed close behind.

"Well, do you know who it was?" Isabel whispered.

"Yeah. Michael." Maria whispered back. Maria turned to look at Isabel. Maria had a mischievous grin on her face and Isabel knew it straight away. She had used that grin herself a couple of times. It was painfully obvious that Maria was going to get back at Michael. And soon. They walked back upstairs again went into the bathroom. This was the only place that they could probably keep things a secret. Maria turned on the bath, the taps at the sink and the showerhead.

"So, what are you going to do to him?" Isabel asked. She was getting excited. Maria looked to be one of those girls that would go through anything to get someone back.

Maria's grin widened. She couldn't wait to get back at Michael. It would just take a little time.

The rest of the day wasn't very eventful. People were now barely talking. No one knew what was going on with anyone else and most of the time most people didn't want to know.

Everyone went to bed at around 10:00pm. There wasn't much they could do anyway. Everyone was just getting ready for bed when Max started talking to everyone.

"Hey, you know, for those questions, maybe one of them could be like, what do you want to be when you grow up? What do you think?" Max asked.

"Yeah. Ok. Write down that one." Alex said. People nodded even though no one could see it. Then soon every light was out and everyone was sleeping.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:16:50 AM

Part Seven

Wednesday 26th May
Day Four:

"Hey, did any of you check out that bathroom out in the backyard?" Kyle said coming into the house.

"Nope." Maria said walking past him from the dining room into the kitchen.

Kyle started following her. "Well it's got all these things for the pool and games and stuff. You should see. It even has a volleyball net and ball. We should all play later." Kyle said as Maria moved around in the kitchen. Liz was in there also making freshly squeezed orange juice. She finished up and turned around with the glass of orange juice in her hand and lent against the bench. She looked at Kyle. "Maybe you should ask the guys to play." Liz stated. She stood up properly and walked over to the table where Isabel, Alex and Max were sitting.

"Hey, where's Tess?" Kyle said looking at everyone.

"Um... last time I saw her she was drooling on her pillow and moaning out your name lover boy." Maria said slapping him hard on his back as she walked past to sit next to Isabel. Isabel started giggling and soon shut her mouth when Kyle glared at her.

Michael walked into the room and sat down across the table from Alex. He crossed his arms on the table then layed his head on them. It was WAY too early to be up. "What's the time?" Michael grumbled.

"10:30...just about." Alex said looking at his watch. Michael groaned in response.

Maria smiled then leaned over to whisper in Isabel's ear. Isabel nodded then they got up and left.

"Was it something I said?" Alex called out after them.

"NO!" Isabel yelled back.

"Oh I thought of another question. Max, you got the paper and the pen?" Liz said. She still refused to look at him. Yesterday was just not her day and she didn't want a repeat.

"Yeah. Hold on." Max said. He stood up and reached his hand into his back pocket of his jeans. He turned around and walked into the kitchen looking for a pen. When he came to sit back down he accidentally dropped the pen. He turned around so that his back was facing Liz and bent down to pick up the pen. At that moment Liz turned to look at Max and was greeted by the sight of his gorgeous bum in her face. She unconsciously licked her lips and her breathing quickened. He straightened up and sat back down. As soon as Max had stood up Liz turned her head and faced Michael who looked ready to kill Max for doing that in front of his baby sister.

Michael looked at Liz's flushed face and he was starting to calm down. "Liz, what was the question for the list?" Michael asked trying to get her to focus. He didn't want Max to know that he probably just turned on his sister.

Liz calmed down a little and focused. 'What was that question again? Oh great, now I can't remember.' Liz thought. She mentally kicked herself for getting so distracted. "Um... hold on I just forgot it. Let me think for a second." She said resting her chin on her hand and looking at the wall intently.

Max grinned softly. He noticed Michael's glare and didn't really know what it was for but he figured it must have had to do with Liz or something.

"Ooh.... I remember...What is your most embarrassing moment?" Liz said excitedly.

"Why oh why did you just say that?" Michael whined. Liz knew his most embarrassing moment but he didn't want anyone else to.

"Because not the whole world revolves around you and some of the others might have worse ones than you!" Liz snapped back. She rarely snapped but when she did it meant business and Michael knew not to argue.

Everyone else in the room had gone silent when they heard the tone of Liz's voice. She just didn't seem the psychotic type. She just seemed so reserved. Like Max.

"What's going on guys?" Tess said cheerfully coming into the kitchen and picking up a piece of fruit and then sitting down in between Liz and Michael.

Everyone was silent. "What? Is there something in my teeth? Man? I just brushed them!" Tess said getting up. Liz quickly put a hand on her arm and pulled her back down. "No. Nothing is in your teeth. Everything's fine. We were just discussing more questions for the list." Liz said calmly. Max, Kyle and Alex all let out a breath which they didn't realise they were holding.

"Oh ok then. Well I was thinking about that this morning when I was in the shower. I was just in the middle of washing myself in between my legs, when -" Tess started but she was soon cut off by a chocking sound coming from Kyle.

Kyle had watched Tess come in through the kitchen and pick up a piece of fruit. He could smell her as she brushed past him. She sat down next Liz and soon when she started talking about the shower and how she was in there, Kyle had picked up a drink that was on the table and started to take a sip when Tess said she was washing herself in between her legs and then the drink was lost. He chocked on it and spit it out as if it had burned him. Everyone stopped what they were doing and just stared at him. Sure, it had affected them a little but not like it did Kyle.

"Sorry... Keep...going." Kyle got out through some coughing.

"Anyway, as I was saying...I thought that a question could be, have you ever masturbated? What do you think?" Tess asked innocently. Everyone was stunned to say the least. Alex was just petrified. He didn't want to know if his sister laid in bed at night and did, whatever it is that she did to herself. Now Isabel, that was a different story.

Liz sat there in thought for a second. Yeah, she had relieved the sexual tension once or twice but did she really want everyone to know about it? NO! She leaned over to whisper in Tess's ear. "Do you really want your brother to know that you masturbate at night? Do you really want to know that your brother does too?" Liz sat back and just let Tess think over what she had just said.

Tess listened to what she said then thought about it. NO, definitely no! "Ok. Scrap that question... there is no way that I want to know if Alex has...ewww! Yuk. GROSS!" Tess said and then shivered at the thought.

Everyone sighed with relief. They didn't want to start a fight over something like that.

Meanwhile, Maria and Isabel had gone off to discuss their plan to get back at Michael. Isabel didn't really need to do much in the plan because it wasn’t her that Michael heard confess about turning on some guy, it was Maria. Isabel listened though and couldn't wait to get the plan going. The only problem was...how do they get Michael alone on the couch?

Later on in the day around lunchtime, the four guys had set up the volleyball net and were playing two against two. Everyone realised what he or she had to do in order to survive. Most of them thought that if that was what they had to do then they would but it was still uncomfortable with the guys touching eachother because it wasn’t really a manly thing to do. For the girls though, it was easy, it was natural and they didn’t have to think about how it would affect eachother.

The teams playing were Max and Alex against Michael and Kyle and right now Max and Alex were losing but were having fun doing it. Liz was sitting down on the top step outside of the back door watching the four guys play. The other three girls were inside doing girlie stuff that Liz really couldn't have been bothered to join in.

Soon the game started to get more competitive and as the game got competitive the players got hotter and sweatier. They soon were forced to strip off their t-shirts and just leave on their shorts and Speedo’s. Liz didn't mind one bit. She had a beautiful view of Max's chest and back and she was in her little Max-Land.

About half-an-hour later Max and Alex were winning by 3 points and it was Michael's serve. Michael and Kyle had changed sides so now they were facing the house. Michael was just about to serve when Maria walked out in a really skimpy bright yellow bikini. There were two small triangular pieces of material attached to string pieces that only covered her nipples. The bottoms were so low cut that they started just above the pubic hairline. It was also a thong. There was definitely nothing left to the imagination. Michael had thrown the ball up into the air and he was about to hit it when he noticed Maria. He hit the ball haphazardly and it headed straight for Liz's head at full force.

Liz turned back in time to just see the ball head straight for her head. She tried to duck but the ball hit her right in the middle of the top of her head. She was either going to have a big lump or a headache or both.

"MICHAEL!" Liz heard Max yell. Soon Max was by her side running his hand through her hair and soothing her. His hands in her hair had never felt better. Her body had never felt better besides the massive headache she was just starting to get. She reached up with a shaky hand to rub her head but Max grabbed on to her wrist and stopped her. "Don't it'll just hurt more. Let's go inside and put some ice on it." He gently lifted Liz up in his arms and carried her inside.

Outside Kyle was yelling at Michael for hitting Liz and making them lose the game and he was yelling at Maria for wearing so little. Maria was yelling at Michael for hitting his own sister because he couldn’t keep his hormones in check and Michael was yelling at Kyle for yelling at him and Maria and he was yelling at Maria because she shouldn't have distracted him. Alex just watched on in amusement. He turned towards the back door and saw Isabel in a small bikini, almost like Maria's, standing there watching the verbal fight. Alex walked up to her. "What's going on?" Isabel asked not taking her eyes off Maria's thong clad body. "Michael hit Liz with ball. Come on. Let's go inside and see how she's doing." Alex said placing his hand on her right hip to turn her around and walk inside.

Alex noted how warm and soft her skin was. Even in so little she felt warm. After Isabel turned to walk inside Alex moved his hand to her lower back. Her skin was soft there too. Was her whole body soft? They walked into the kitchen to see Liz sitting on the bench with her legs spread and Max standing in between them holding a cloth with ice inside to her head. He was whispering things to her to calm her down. What neither Max nor Liz realised was that he had calmed her down significantly by just standing there.

"They look so cute." Tess whispered behind them. She was also clad in a skimpy bikini. Alex had seen her in less so it didn't bother him. What bothered him was that Kyle might see her like this and he didn't want him to. Alex had noticed the looks that Kyle had been giving Tess even if his sister was too blind to see what they meant, Alex knew though.

"Yeah they do, don't they?" Isabel whispered back. Alex was brought out of his thoughts and back to the conversation. "Well, I think they'll be ok so why don't we just leave them while we try to occupy ourselves with getting some actual clothes on you two." Alex said leading his sister and his goddess out of the kitchen and up the stairs.

When they reached the bedroom Maria was already in there and she was angry. You could almost see the smoke fuming out of her ears. Alex came in behind Isabel and Tess and just watched as she would mumble to herself and then let out a frustrated moan.

"You ok?" Isabel asked walking up to Maria. Maria stopped what she was doing and looked at the three faces. She sighed then started looking for some clean clothes to put on. When she found some she turned to them and started telling them what Michael and Kyle were yelling at her about. As she was telling them she started undressing. She started to untie her bikini top and then got it stuck in a knot. She was already frustrated enough as it was; she didn't need anything else to go wrong. Tess walked more into the room and sat on Liz's bed just watching Maria move about. Isabel was still standing next to her and when her bikini top got into a knot she put her hands on Maria's shoulders to stop her from moving. Maria stopped fidgeting but she didn't stop talking.

Isabel's hands slowly untied the knot at Maria's back and then undid the knot behind Maria's neck. She reached forward and hooked her index finger at the front of her bikini and slowly pulled it off revealing the rest of her breasts. Tess just watched in amazement at Isabel touching Maria like that and it seemed like Maria didn't even care. She was still rambling on about how unfair her brother was and how mean Michael was being.

Tess stood up and moved over to Maria's bed standing opposite Maria. Maria was asking if they agreed and Tess just nodded not knowing what she was agreeing with. Tess picked up Maria's shirt that she pulled out and turned around to face her. Maria lifted her arms so Tess could slide the t-shirt over her head. Isabel was hooking her fingers into the sides of Maria's bottoms and started pulling them down her legs. Maria didn't stop her. When they reached the floor Maria stepped out of them and stepped into the panties that Isabel had ready. Isabel slid them up her body then took the pants out of Tess's hands and bent down again for Maria to step into them so she could pull them up her legs. All the while Alex just watched. He couldn't stop watching. They just looked like they did it all the time. It affected him the most it looked like because Tess and Isabel didn't look ready to jump Maria at that point.

Alex did have to admit that watching Isabel touch another girl the way she was, turned him on so bad that when she was pulling down the thong Maria was wearing that he almost ran out of there and into the bathroom to relieve the sexual tension in his lower body.

Maria finished her ranting and flopped down on the bed. Isabel sat beside her hip and Tess sat beside her head. Seeing the three girl sitting on the bed like that almost did Alex in so he ran out of there and into the bathroom like a bolt of lighting.

"Where'd Alex go?" Maria asked as she watched him bolt out the door.

"Dunno. Anyway, Isabel and I have to get changed as well." Tess said getting up and walking over to one of the draws across from her bed and pulled out a pair of shorts, panties and a tank top. She walked over to her bed and layed them out.

"What do you mean as well?" Maria asked confused. She wasn't dressed, was she?

"We just helped you get changed." Isabel said. She stood up and went and retrieved a skirt and a tank top and a pair of panties.

"Oh. Right. Um, I'll meet you guys downstairs then." Maria said. She got up of her bed and walked out of the door confused as ever.

Downstairs Michael was apologising profusely to Liz. He couldn't believe Maria had blamed him and his hormones when she walked out of the house practically wearing nothing.

"I am so sorry Liz." Michael said.

"So you should be." Max answered for her. He couldn't believe Michael was blaming this on Maria. So what? She came out in almost nothing. Gee whiz!

"It's ok Michael, I understand. The ball just slipped." Liz said calmly making up an excuse for Michael. She knew why the ball had hit her and it was because of Maria but she liked Maria and didn't want to blame it on her so she just tried to get Michael and Max to forget about it.

"No it's not alright. I could have hurt you really badly. Are you sure you're alright?" Michael asked. The guilt was really sinking in now and the anger was disappearing. 'How could I have hurt my little sister. I'm supposed to stop her from getting hurt and look at me hurting her myself. What sort of a brother am I? She was hurt enough when she was -' Michael was interrupted from his thoughts when he heard Maria's voice next to him.

"You ok Liz?" Maria asked soothingly.

Liz nodded. Maria ran her hand up and down Liz's arm soothingly. "That's good. I'm sorry about what happened." Maria said softly.

Liz slowly shook her head. "Don't be, it's not your fault. It's not anyone's fault. I just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time."

"I'm so sorry Liz. Is there anything I can get you or has prince charming over hear already gotten you everything you need?" Maria asked with a slight tease at the end. She turned to look at Max who was looking down at the ground blushing. Liz smiled and blushed. Maria giggled.

Michael just watched the exchange between the two girls. He couldn't believe his eyes. She was feisty and considerate! WOW!

"YOU! A brother should not have to see his little sister in almost nothing!" Kyle pointed his finger at Maria as he walked into the kitchen.

"Oh shut up! You're going to give Liz more of a headache if you keep yelling like that!" Maria said back.

'And there's the feisty side.' Michael thought to himself. He chuckled lightly.

"Hey Kyle, get over it. I've seen my sister naked before! Live with it. You're going to see a hell lot more of it while we're here." Alex said coming into the kitchen after his little party in the bathroom.

"You're fine with it? You're fine with Tess going around showing off everything to complete strangers?" Kyle asked.

"Of course not but it's her body and if she wants to show it off then let her. I can’t stop her, though I can try and stop the goons that try to touch that skin of hers." Alex said. He knew all too well that if you tried to stop his sister from wearing what she liked then you'd probably end up locked in a room with photos all over the walls of her in skimpy outfits for the next three hours.

"Whatever." Kyle said angrily. He had just lost that argument and he didn't like it.

"Oh I so wish you were my brother Alex." Maria said wistfully.

"Well I could practically be him already, I just saw you naked." Alex said. Everyone was silent.

"YOU SAW HER NAKED?!" Michael yelled.

"Sheesh, its no big deal. Tess and Isabel were undressing her in front of me upstairs while Maria was raving on about you two." Alex explained. He didn't really see what the problem was, Maria did have a hot body but her body wasn't they female body he wanted.

"Not a big deal? NOT a big DEAL? How can you say that? You saw her naked and you didn't think to walk out of the room? Talk about hormones!" Michael was pissed. How dare Alex see Maria naked? It wasn't right, he should have seen her naked. Life just wasn't fair!

"Hey, why are you getting all angry! She's MY sister." Kyle said looking at Michael.

"Well, well you didn't jump in fast enough." Michael said. He turned and walked out of the kitchen.

"Guys, can you please keep it down." Max said. It was the first time he spoke in a while. He had noticed that Liz wasn't looking to well and when the yelling had started she seemed to wince in pain.

"Sorry. I'll get the moron out of here. You hear that Kyle? Moron, that's what I called you. Now get out of here before I kick your ass." Maria threatened.

"Fine. But don't think that this is over!" Kyle said pointing to Alex and then to Maria.

A few minutes later Isabel and Tess walked in all changed. "How you feeling sweetie?" Isabel asked walking up to Liz and her brother. She placed her hand on Liz's thigh and rubbed it with gentleness.

"A little tired actually." Liz replied.

"Well Maybe Max can take you upstairs and you can rest until dinner is ready or something." Tess suggested. She sounded so sincere. It was a side of Tess they hadn't seen yet. All they really saw of her was the ditzy side.

"Yeah that sounds like a good idea. What do you think?" Max asked Liz. Max really wanted Liz to say yes, he wanted to carry her up the stairs and lay her on her bed and tuck her in. Maybe he could stay with her if she let him.

"Yeah. I'd like that if it isn't too much trouble." Liz said. She didn't want to inconvenience anyone.

"Hey, it's ok. I don't mind." Max said. He slid one arm around her back and the other underneath her knees. He gently lifted her up against his still bare chest and walked out of the kitchen. He gently carried her upstairs and luckily Maria and Isabel had left the bedroom door open after they came out because it made it a hell of a lot easier for Max to carry Liz over to her bed. Once they were in the room he carried her over to her bed and gently laid her down. He manuvered her around gently so as not to jar her so that he could put the covers over her. He bent down next to her head and gently brushed the hair away from her forehead. She looked so peaceful just laying there.

"Do you want me to stay with you?" He asked hopefully.

"If you don't mind." Liz whispered softly. 'She looks so adorable.' Max thought. He stood up and then started moving away from her bed. He was just going to get a shirt to put on.

"Where are you going? Liz asked frantically sitting up in bed.

"I'm just going to get a shirt to put on. I'll be right back." Max said soothingly. He waited for her to nod her head and then he turned and headed to his set of drawers and pulled out a royal blue t-shirt. He slipped it on and walked back over to Liz's bed. She had fallen asleep and she looked so beautiful. He had never seen anything as beautiful as this scene in front of him. If he were an artist he would paint her just like this.

"Are you going to lay down with me?" Came her soft voice. Max was surprised. He thought she was asleep.

"If you want." Max answered.

Liz answered him by shuffling along the bed to the other side and lifting up the blankets for him to climb under. Max slowly got in and turned on his side to watch Liz. Soon Liz was asleep and she had unconsciously attached herself to his front. Max put his arm under her head and neck to cradle it against his chest and his other arm moved around her waist to pull her close. Soon sleep took him over and so they slept cuddled together in a small bed meant for one.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:20:21 AM

Part Eight

Thursday 27th May
Day Five:

Isabel lay in her bed early Thursday morning. She lay on her left side watching the other three girls sleep. She had been up since 7:00 am and it was already nearing 8:00am. This seemed to be the only alone time she had when she could think to herself.

Tess suddenly rolled over onto her stomach and her face was turned towards Isabel. She breathed in deeply then let out the breath in a rush. She remained asleep and Isabel just smiled. Tess was a pretty girl. She had natural blonde curls that were just below her shoulders; she had bright blue eyes, pink lips that she kept fresh with lip-gloss every five to ten minutes. She had a well-proportioned body. Her breasts looked to be nice a full, 'They probably wouldn't fit in my hand' Isabel thought. Her hands were small and delicate, they looked so soft and Isabel imagined what they would feel like on her skin.

Isabel closed her eyes and imagined what the rest of her body would look like. Her flat stomach, the smoothness of her skin, the curls at the juncture of her legs, her thighs, her knees, her calves right down to her purple painted toes.

'Why am I so attracted to her?' Isabel asked herself. She was attracted to all three girls and she didn't understand why. She had never been attracted to any girl until now. She had seen her friends undress in front of her all the time before and after PE but that had never affected her the way it did seeing and touching Maria's body the other day. Maria's skin wasn't tanned but it was a little darker than Tess's was. For some reason Isabel just knew that it was. Her skin was also soft. It almost felt like silk. Isabel remembered when she had reached to the front of Maria's bikini and pulled it off her. Maria didn't have as big breasts as herself but Isabel didn't mind. From where she was standing she thought they were fine. Maria's legs were also silky smooth and one thing that Isabel didn't tell anyone was that she could smell the scent of Maria's arousal when she was kneeling down behind her. She even saw it on her bikini bottoms when they were on the ground.

When Isabel saw the wet spot she had the strongest urge to run her index finger up the inside of Maria's leg till she reached her clit and start rubbing it in circular motions like she had done to herself so many times before. What the weird thing was, was that Isabel had never imagined doing that to a girl but as soon as the thought was in her head Isabel had to physically restrain herself from doing it.

'I wander if Liz smells like Maria does when she's all hot and bothered.' Isabel thought. She opened her eyes and lifted herself up to rest on her left hand still facing the other three girls. She looked to where Liz lay almost in a foetal position. It looked like she was hiding from something or someone. Isabel was intrigued. The girl was so quiet. Who knew what she was thinking?

While Isabel was intrigued by her mind, her body also intrigued her. Isabel imagined what Liz would taste like. Everywhere. She wanted to lick every part of her, head to toe. She wanted to run her fingers through her silky hair and push Liz down in between her legs proving the point about quiet people always being the best in bed.

Isabel could see that Liz was very much to herself a lot of the time and Isabel knew that it would probably take her time to open up to any of them besides her brother Michael. 'I wonder what's she's hiding?' Isabel thought. This was meant in more ways than one. Everyone could see that Liz wasn't the most well endowed girl but she was beautiful. Her chocolate brown hair that fell down to her mid-back, her chocolate brown eyes that were wide with wonder, her pinkie-red lips that looked softer than silk and her tanned skin.

Isabel guessed that her skin was soft too. Her hair was soft, so she thought, her lips were soft, so she thought, her fingers had the softest of touches, or so she thought, her skin must be soft, right? 'I can't wait to bond with her. Wait! Where did that come from? I should be repulsed by these thoughts. Man, I am going crazy!' Isabel had a mental battle. She found Tess, Maria and Liz so very attractive in their own ways and all she wanted to do was fuck them all until their voices were hoarse from crying her name so loud.

'Stupid hormones!' Isabel muttered in her mind. She quietly pulled the covers off and headed to the bathroom for a cold shower.

At breakfast Maria was rather quiet. The others were engaged in a conversation on what things they could do to pass the time. Maria was only half listening. She was watching Tess eat her breakfast. It fascinated her the way that she would do the tiniest things like butter her toast and it would make Maria smile. Maria found it cute that everytime Tess went to take a bite of her toast she would unconsciously lick her lips.

Tess was wearing a low cut pyjama top. It was violet with thin spaghetti straps. Maria had noticed that if she lifted her arms above her head then you could see a slither of skin from her stomach show through. It was a creamy white colour and Maria was wandering if her whole body was that colour.

Maria looked down at her plate of food and then at her orange juice. She picked up the glass and took a sip. Her eyes landed on Isabel. She looked so different from the day that they had all arrived. She acted as if she were one of those snobby girls that went to a boarding school because both her parents were like doctors or something and could afford it. Three hours later and her outer shell had melted away and she became a person that showed she cared about things that really mattered.

Maria sat there thinking for a minute. 'I wander if there are any more layers of her icy exterior that we need to break through? Would she open up to me?' Maria thought. She watched Isabel for a minute as she picked on her brother. They looked so adorable. You could see that they loved eachother very much and had a healthy and honest family relationship.

Maria turned to look at Max's shocked face after Isabel said something. Maria smiled and then watched as he bent his head down and sneaked a peak at Liz. 'Now that is just plain obvious!' Maria yelled in her head. These two had been sneaking glances at eachother ever since they had been sitting on that bus and they just looked so madly in love but didn't think the other returned the strong feelings. 'Boy are they wrong!' Maria thought.

Maria watched Liz. Liz was the kind of girl that wore her heart on her sleeve but also kept her secrets to herself. Maria had sensed that she could trust this girl from the beginning. Although they hadn't really talked much, Maria considered Liz her best friend in the house.

Liz had woken up early and had gotten changed into a light-blue t-shirt that wasn't big but wasn't so tight that didn't leave anything to the imagination. Maria liked that. Although Liz probably didn't mean to dress in a way that made people wander about her, but she did. Maria couldn't help thinking about what was underneath those clothes of hers.

Maria imagined slightly tanned skin, small, perky breasts, flat tummy, smooth skin, slender hips, dark brown curls at the apex of her legs, shapely thighs and cute little feet. 'God, I wouldn't mind fucking her and finding out.' Maria thought. She was stunned by this thought and chocked on the orange juice that she had picked up and started drinking from.

When she started choking Michael patted her on the back to help clear her throat. "You okay?" He asked in a gentle voice. Maria turned to her left and looked up at his face with shock written all over it. She had never heard him be so gentle. "Yeah, thanks." Maria whispered. She had to admit that she had feelings, strong feelings about Michael. She didn't think that anyone had noticed and she hoped that Michael hadn't just in case he didn't return those feelings.

'God he's so hot.' Maria thought. 'If I have to fuck every girl in this house to be with Michael, then LEAD ME TO 'EM!" Maria decided. And with that decision she made another. 'Tess, Isabel or Liz? ...I'll see who Isabel picks.' Maria finished her thoughts and sat back in her chair with a smile on her face.

Michael had been watching Maria out of the corner of his eye all morning. He had watched her gaze move from Tess's face to her breasts, then over to Isabel and he watched her face change to wonder. Her eyes quickly moved to Max and then to Liz. She had a smile on her lips and Michael could tell that she thought that Max and Liz were cute together. Even though Liz was his sister, and he shouldn't be admitting anything, he too thought that they would be cute together. As long as he treats her right.

Michael then saw out of the corner of his eye Maria choke. He quickly set down his fork and started to softly pat her back. He asked her if she was ok and... What was that? Shock? Was she shocked that he asked if she was all right? 'Jeez, this girl's hard to please.' Michael thought. Ever since he saw her board the bus with her brother, he knew that he wanted her. He had even convinced Liz to sit in the seat behind them so he could hear her voice.

Halfway through the bus ride she pulled out her discman and started listening to music. Michael was a little disappointed because that meant that he probably wouldn't hear much from her but then she started singing softly and at that moment he knew for sure that he was going to make her his. He didn't care if they were going to be in two different places, he was going to make sure that when they came out, he was going to make her his.

Michael smiled slightly at the memory. Every second since they all stepped into the house, he thanked his lucky stars that she was put with him. It was fate's way of telling him that they should be together. Michael's thoughts were soon averted to the next two weeks task. 'Fucking a guy task' Michael had re-named it. There was no other name to call it. Plus, it was pretty self-explanatory. He had to pick either Max, Alex or Maria's brother Kyle to 'bond' with. 'Kyle will probably be the hardest because it's Maria's brother.' Michael thought. 'Great' Michael muttered sarcastically in his mind.

'Max could be easier though. Bribing him. Something maybe to do with Liz, although this may be hard on him too because it’s MY little sister that he wants.' Michael thought. Then he started to really think about it. 'We're all going to be in the same boat. Let's see, Max has to 'bond' with me and I'm Lizzie's brother, I have to 'bond' with Kyle, who's Maria's brother, Kyle has to 'bond' with Alex, who's Tess's brother and Alex has to 'bond' with Max who is Isabel's brother. Man this is just funny.' Michael was thinking to himself. He came to the other two conclusions of Alex and Isabel and Kyle and Tess because they just seemed to fit. Also, Michael had noticed that everytime Isabel walked into a room that Alex was in, his eyes just lit up. Michael thought he looked cute when he was staring at her.

'Hey, there's a thought. Maybe if I can find something cute or endearing about each of the three guys than maybe it will be easier to 'bond' with them. I'll have to think more on that later.' Michael decided and then he went back to finishing his breakfast.

After lunch, which consisted of toasted sandwiches, Max had gone to the bathroom upstairs, Maria, Isabel and Tess were talking nails and hair products in the lounge room while Michael, Kyle and Alex waited for Max to hurry up so that they could start a game of basketball and Liz went upstairs to lay down and right in her journal.

Max walked out of the bathroom and turned and walked into the bedroom through the doorway that led to the girl’s section. He walked in unbuttoning his shirt and noticed someone in the room. He looked over and saw Liz lying on her bed writing in her journal, not even noticing that he had walked in. "Hey." He said softly. Liz was startled. She turned around and smiled at him. He had four of the top buttons undone of his shirt and she could see his chest, well at least a little bit of it. He smiled back. "Hey." She said softly. She closed her journal and sat up tucking her feet under her. "So, what you doing?" Max asked. He went back to unbuttoning his shirt again. "Um, just clearing my head." Liz replied. She couldn't believe Max was just undressing in front him, what she wouldn't give for no one else in the house right now.

"Oh ok. Well if you ever need to talk, I'm always here." Max offered. He slid his shirt off his shoulders and caught it in one hand. She turned and started to round the corner to reach his stuff so that he could change into a t-shirt.

"Thanks... I think." Liz replied watching him as he turned and started to fold his shirt in the air as he walked off. She could see all the muscles in his back moving and it turned her on big time. After a couple of second he came walking around the corner holding a white t-shirt. He stood at the end of her bed and started to put it on. Liz just watched as his six pack came into view. 'God I want that body all over me, around me, on me and IN me.' She thought.

Max looked at her and walked over to Liz and sat down on her bed next to her. She looked at him curiously. "You okay?" Max asked concerned.

"Yeah, I guess. Why?" Liz answered. 'He was concerned? Now he is just plain gorgeous!' Liz thought.

"Well, you just seemed really quiet today. You sure nothing's bothering you? I don't smell or something and me sitting here is pissing you off is it?" He asked smelling his armpits. Liz laughed. He looked so cute smelling his armpits. Although it was a disgusting thing to do in the company of a lady, he somehow mad it look so natural.

"Well, I think that I just made a break-through ladies and gentlemen. Liz Parker has just laughed for the first time today! Thankyou, thankyou. Yes, yes I love you all!" Max said standing up and bowing. Liz laughed even more.

"Thanks. That helped." She said after she stopped laughing.

Max knelt down in front of her and placed his hands on her knees. "Now that you look and probably are feeling better, thanks to me of course." "Of Course." Liz said. "Hey! Anyway, I better get outside. The guys want to play some two on two basketball." Max said standing up. Max started to turn away when he heard Liz's voice.

"Maybe, if you don't mind, I - - nothing, it doesn't matter." Liz waved off her thought with her hand.

Max watched her; she looked so cute and vulnerable. "What is it Liz? You can ask me anything." Max assured her. He squatted down in front of her again looking up into her face.

"Um...maybe, maybe I could take you up on that offer later?" Liz asked not meeting his eyes. She kept staring down at her hands fiddling with her nails. 'What if he just turns around and says, 'Talk to you? Yeah right.' Now I feel like an idiot. That's what he's going to say. I know it!' Liz thought. She had tears in her eyes but she wasn't going to let them fall. She wouldn't give him the satisfaction.

Max just listened to her question. 'She actually wants to talk to me? She's so beautiful. Look at her, she's probably thinking that I'm going to say no. Of course, I'm not going to say no and pass up an opportunity of a lifetime. "Anytime you like. Even if it's three in the morning, I don't care. I would love to listen to what you have to say." Max said softly.

'I would love to listen to what you have to say' kept running through her mind. When she heard his answer her head had snapped up and her eyes met his. She smiled shyly. Max moved his head towards hers. It just came naturally. His hands grabbed onto either side of her face and his lips descended on her temple. "Oh God." Liz whispered. Max ran his hand through her hair and stood up. She looked up at him and he smiled down on her. He started to leave and just as he reached the bedroom door he stopped and turned around. Liz looked up at him.

"Wish me luck." Max said. "Good luck." She replied softly. He smiled then walked out closing the door behind him.

As soon as he was out the door Liz collapsed back onto her pillow. She could still feel his lips on her skin. 'They were so soft. I want them on me.' Liz thought and followed with a moan. Before Max had come in she was writing down in her journal about what she was going to do about 'bonding' with Isabel, Tess and Maria.

They were all pretty attractive and she could see herself doing 'stuff' with them, the only problem was that she didn't want people to think differently of her for wanting to touch these girls, kiss them, hold them all through the night and taste them. Just thinking about it again was getting her all hot and bothered. Just the thought of running her fingers over Tess's breasts, through the valley between them, holding them, running her thumb over the nipples making them come to a peak, then imagining her hands running up and down Isabel's back while straddling her naked form, naked herself then running her hands up Maria's thighs slowly parting them as she reached closer to Maria's heat. She could even hear their moans and pleas in her head at the way she stroked them, plunged her fingers inside them, kissed every inch of their skin until they reached their climax and then receiving the same treatment from each of them.

She couldn't handle the wetness between her legs anymore and turned around to lie on her back. She undid the button and the zipper on her pants and slid her delicate hand underneath the cotton of her panties until she reached her destination. Her legs parted slightly for more room. Her index finger found her clit and started to rub it slowly eliciting a whimper to escape from Liz's lips. Her left fist clenched into the covers of the bed. Her fingers went lower until they came in contact with her opening. A slender finger slid inside and her muscles clenched around her finger. She slowly slid it in and out. After about the sixth time she added a second finger and moaned at the feeling of being full.

Soon her left hand found it's way under panties as well. Her finger found her clit and started to rub it in a circular motion as her two fingers thrust inside her repetitively. Her breathing became shallow and fast. Her hips started to move of their own accord. Her finger rubbed faster and her fingers thrust faster. Her hips moved faster until she felt herself start to reach the top.

Then she fell. With a loud guttural moan she came down from her high and relaxed. Her hands were still inside her and she didn't dare move them for a while at least until she could control her breathing and slow down her heart beat. She lay there for another five minutes until she felt the need to wash away any trace of what she had just done.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:21:01 AM

Part Nine

Friday 28th May
Day Six:

The group of eight had been sitting around for the past hour and a half discussing the task for that week. They had started off with only a few questions but now they had a list of them. They wanted to add more to it so they could learn more stuff about eachother.

Max was sitting on the four-seater couch next to Liz who was sitting next to Isabel who was sitting next to Maria. On the two-seater couch to Max's right was Michael and Kyle while opposite them on the other two-seater couch was Alex and Tess.

Max looked at the piece of paper with the questions on it and looked up and around the room seeing if anyone else had any more questions that they want to ask. "Anyone?" Max asked hopeful. Liz leant over and whispered something in Isabel's ear. Isabel looked at her and nodded. She just sat there and waited a little bit.

Liz had leant over to whisper in Isabel's ear. "Describe the perfect night for...you know." Isabel turned to look at Liz and nodded. She turned too face the front and waited for anyone else to suggest a question.

"What size bra you wear." Kyle said. Everyone looked at him and Maria looked like she was going to shit bricks in her seat.

"KYLE VALENTI! HOW DARE YOU ASK A QUESTION LIKE THAT! I HAVE YOU KOW THAT IF WE HAVE TO ANSWER THAT THEN YOU GUYS HAVE TO ANSWER HOW LONG YOUR COCKS ARE. FLACID AND HARD!" Maria yelled from across the room. She was standing up, fists clenched on either side of her. Her face had gone bright red with anger and if Kyle didn't take the question back then all hell was about to break loose.

"FINE!" Kyle yelled back. He was not going to let her win this round of brother/sisterly love.

"Hey!" Max, Michael and Alex all said at the same time. How dare Kyle just think that they were ok with their sisters and everyone else knowing their size. He was going to get it later.

"Chill. It's ok! It's all good!" Kyle re-assured them. The three guys just stared at him with hatred and frustration.

"No it's not all good. You can compare sizes with them all you like but I certainly don't want to hear how big Max's cock is at either stage. He's my brother for Christ's sake! Please!" Isabel said defending herself and her fellow girls. Of course she would love to know how big Alex was but she only wanted herself to know. No one else.

"Anyone else feel like this?" Max asked. Everyone but Kyle raised his or her hand. "Majority over-rules. Those questions are out." Max decided. Everyone let out a sigh.

"Now, anymore DECENT questions?" Max asked. Liz softly nudged Isabel and Isabel spoke up.

"How about, describe the perfect night to... you know? Do it?" Isabel said. Max just nodded and wrote it down.

"Is that all? Cause if it is then maybe we can start on working out how to do this. You now, do we just ask the questions and answer them one by one or what?" Max asked.

"We could just answer one by one. Max, ask the first question and I'll go first." Tess suggested. She didn't mind going first.

"Ok. Well let's just say that we can add in our own questions along the way... ok?" Max asked. He waited for everyone to nod. After they did he began with the first question. "What is your favourite colour?"

"Purple." Tess said. "Now Alex goes and so on."

"Um, orange." Alex answered.

"Black." Kyle said.

"That's a shade Kyle, not a colour." Maria said.

"Fine. Violet." Kyle said embarrassed. How many guys would admit that their favourite colour was violet? Not many.

"Green." Michael said.

"Royal Blue." Max answered. He turned towards Liz and she looked at him and smiled.

"Me too. Royal Blue." Liz said still staring at Max.

"Red." Isabel said.

"Green too." Maria said glancing up at Michael.

"Ok, next question. Favourite food?" Max asked.

"Fruit." Tess said.

"Chocolate." Alex said glancing over at Isabel who smiled shyly back. 'Hmmm, he likes chocolate...There are lots of things that you can do with chocolate.' Isabel thought to herself.

"Pizza." Kyle said relaxing in the sofa.

"Anything I cook." Michael replies rubbing his eyebrow.

"Anything mum doesn't make." Max answered with a smile. Isabel chuckled.

"I'd have to say, nothing that the cooks at our cafe don't make." Liz said. Michael nodded enthusiastically.

"I agree with Max. You don't want to be anywhere near our house when my mum has her Martha Stewart books out." Isabel said shaking her head. The others chuckled. Tess looked lost.

"Who's Martha Stewart?" Tess asked.

"She used to be on TV ages ago and she has her own books and stuff. My mum just loves her!" Isabel replied.

"Anyway, I would have to say, lasagne is my favourite food." Maria said with a nod.

"Ok, your nickname?" Max asked glancing down at the sheet.

"Oh man, I have to think for a minute... Ok well Tess is a nickname but the meanest thing I was ever called by people at school, which stuck for a while, well at least before I hit puberty, was Tetsy Wetsy. Man I hated that name. All because I spilled my juice down the front of my pants and it stained so I had a spot down the front of my pants for the whole day. Stupid Mark Letsky started it." Tess said. She cringed as she thought back to the day. She had been walking up the front steps of the school when she tripped and spilled the apple juice down her front. She went to the bathroom as fast as she could trying to not get noticed but unfortunately luck wasn't on her side that day when Mark Letsky got in her way. Ever since he saw that stain he called her Tetsy Wetsy. He did stop after she grew boobs and that was all that was ever on his mind.

"I was once called Alexandra for a week. Mark Letsky also started that. Hey Tess, remember when that was? It was only because I screamed like a girl in the third grade. I mean, he came up to me and punched me in the balls. Of course I was going to scream like a girl." Alex explained. "They even pinned me down and glued bows to my hair."

Everyone chuckled. "Yeah I remember that. That was hilarious!" Tess said turning towards Alex.

"I was called 'Lick-a-dick Boy' for like three weeks. Some people still bring it up and when they do...I pound them." Kyle said with a smile.

"Lick-a-dick boy? How did you get that name?" Michael asked.

"Oh you know that trick? Doyoulickadickaday? That question I answered yes. Of course I didn't know what the hell the guy was going on about so I just said yes and from that moment on I was called the 'Lick-a-dick Boy'. Bastards!" Kyle said.

"Right. Anyway, Mikey P. That's my nickname. No little story to go with it, not funny just plain Mikey P." Michael said. He looked at Max.

"Maxine. That's my nickname after everyone at school decided I was gay because I had never had a girlfriend. You know it has taken me years to try and get the stupid jocks to get off my back about it. You know, it's probably one of them that's gay anyway, all that showering together and stuff." Max said turning to look over at Kyle.

Liz giggled. "The Virgin Geek. I have been called that since grade 7. Ever since I showed an interest in Biology, and turned down every guy that asked me out, I have been known as The Virgin Geek. I'm used to it now." Liz said shrugging.

'So, she's a virgin, I like that.' Max thought and smiled.

"The Ice Queen and The Christmas Nazi. I DO NOT want to go into it...so LAY OFF!" Isabel said raising her voice. Max just chuckled and Isabel reached over and punched him in the arm.

"Ow." Max said rubbing his arm.

"Ok. Me next. I'm called Hurricane Valenti. I don't really know why though." Maria said in thought.

A couple of the others chuckled but stopped when Kyle glared at them.

"Birthday?" Max asked as he read off the sheet.

"May 22nd 2014" Tess said.

"May 22nd 2014" Alex said.

"May 22nd 2014" Kyle said wearily.

"Me too." Michael said leaning forward on the sofa.

"Yeah same." Max said straightening up.

"Ok this is really weird because I am too." Liz said.

"I agree. I'm May 22nd as well." Isabel said turning towards Maria.

"Great this is just great! Now I can't tell you all about your different starsigns! Crap. Oh and same as everyone else." Maria said getting frustrated.

"Ok this is just one that I thought of. Do you know what time you were born?" Max asked.

"Yeah, 5:26 in the morning." Tess said.

"Um, 5:15 in the morning." Alex said.

"5:11 in the morning. Hey cool I'm older than you two." Kyle said.

"Not so fast buddy. 5:10 in the morning. I beat you by one minute." Michael said looking at Kyle.

"Damn!" Kyle muttered.

"I was born at 5:04 in the morning." Max said turning to look at Liz.

"I took a long time, I was born at 5:31 in the morning." Liz said turning to Isabel.

"5:19 in the morning." Isabel said with a worried look.

"Well I was born at 5:23 am and I'm proud of it." Maria said holding her head high.

"Ok so I'm the oldest, then Michael, then Kyle, then Alex, then Izzy, then Maria, then Tess and then Liz. Right?" Max said trying to see if he got the order right.

"Right." Liz said as she checked it in her head.

"Well that's just weird. Why would they put us all in here born on the exact same day around the exact same time? It's just weird." Alex said.

"Oh well. It doesn't matter. Let's get to the good questions." Kyle said. He didn't want to dwell on the fact that he was younger than Michael and Kyle.

"Fine. We'll talk about it later. Next question. Are you a virgin?" Max said reading off the sheet again.

"Yes." Tess said.

"Yep." Alex said.

"Do I really have to answer this question?" Kyle asked.

"So you do have something to hide then, right Kyle?" Maria asked sitting up in her seat.

"Of course not. Fine. I'm a virgin." Kyle said defeated again.

"Virgin." Michael stated then switched his gaze from his hands to Max.

"Virgin." Max said.

"100% virgin." Liz said shyly.

"Yeah virgin." Isabel said.

There was silence while waiting on Maria's answer. She was sitting there looking at everyone else. She wanted to say she was, well because she was, but she wanted to make Kyle squirm. She knew that he would take the news bad if he found out that she had lost her virginity before him, it would be a classic moment in the history of the world. But then Maria looked at Michael who was pleading with his eyes to say virgin.

"Virgin." Maria said glumly. Michael bowed down his head and smiled to himself.

"Ok Can I add at this point?" Kyle asked. Everyone nodded. "Ok, how far have you gone with the opposite sex?"

"Ok I'll answer this. Hand job on two guys." Tess said. She looked over at Alex to see what his reaction was. He just sat there for a couple of minutes.

"Um. Right. Wasn't expecting to know so much about my sister. Um...I've only made out with a girl, in like 8th grade. So pretty much nothing worth while." Alex said.

"Well I got to this stage where I was going to go down on this girl, but then she informed me that she was in the middle of her you know, monthly friend. Anyway, I haven't done it and all I've done is fondle breasts." Kyle said talking animatedly with his hands.

"Fingered a girl. Last year." Michael stated.

"Oh god! OVER SHARE! Michael, I - I wish I never heard that!" Liz exclaimed.

"Anyway, I've never even kissed a girl." Max said shyly. He looked down and Liz smiled at him to reassure him that that was ok.

"Well, I have kissed a guy but that's it. He never touched me and I never ever touched him." Liz said.

"Ok well I just have to warn Max that this is some stuff he probably doesn't want to know so like, block your ears if you don't want to hear this. Ok, Boys locker room, five weeks ago, Tom Hilligan, Captain of the basketball team, I was just about to give him head and the coach walked in. So that is as far as I have gotten." Isabel said smiling. She looked over at Max who looked ready to run out of the house and all the way back to Tom Hilligan's house and pound him.

"Great. My sister's turning into a nympho." Max muttered.

"Ok, my turn. I have only gone as far as Tess but with way more guys. I have to. It's the only way I get dirt on Kyle and believe me, it pays off." Maria said smiling at Kyle. She caught Michael's look of distraught on his face and she quickly put her head down. She felt ashamed by what she had done. 'Maybe I can change while I'm in here?' Maria thought.

"Ok, I'm getting really tired of these questions, can we answer more later and just have a little fun for a while?" Max asked. Everyone nodded and started to get up. Maria walked over to Liz and grabbed her arm and led her upstairs. While they were marching up the stairs, Maria called out, "Everyone stay downstairs. Liz and I need to talk."

Isabel and Tess looked at eachother and quickly ran up the stairs after them. The four guys watched them leave and looked at eachother. The tension between them was getting thicker everyday. They knew what was coming and they weren't very happy about it. The silence was getting to be too much for Alex.

"So what do you guys wanna do? Let's just go outside and talk ok? Or play something." Alex offered. The other three nodded mutely as they exited the house through the backdoor.

They were lying in the middle of the backyard on the grass. Max was lying down next to Michael who was next to Alex who was next to Kyle. They had taken their shirts off and were using them as pillows underneath their heads.

"Ok. Kyle, don't get mad at me and don't punch my face in but I like your sister." Michael said starting the conversation. Someone had to and he supposed that if he started then it would be over with and then they could all move on and he could be with Maria.

"Did you have to tell me that?" Kyle asked. "You know, I have noticed the way that you look at her and I'm not sure that I like it. But, I have seen the way she looks at you and I can tell that she likes you and so help me god, if you dare lay a finger on her or IN her then I will literally shove your head so far up your ass that you have to pull down your pants to talk." Kyle threatened.

"That goes second for me Kyle. If you so as hurt my little sister than I will shove YOUR head up YOUR ass. Got it?" Alex said in the same threatening tone.

"Alex. As you heard, Izzy's been around. Don't you dare rush her for anything, don't you dare hurt her don't you dare make me regret what I am about to say. I don't mind that you two have a thing for eachother. Make sure it's clean and I don't find out what you and my sister has done and if she ever, EVER comes crying to me about you, I will kick your ass so far that you won't know what hit you. Got it? She may seem tough on the outside but, in reality, she's a softie." Max said. He made it sound threatening.

"Max, I've seen the looks, the look-into-my-soul looks and I don't like it one bit. Liz is my kid sister and she's been hurt before. She doesn't need some Prince Charming wooing her off her feet and then just destroy all her dreams with one mistake. You hurt her once and you better watch your every move." Michael said. He was serious. Things had happened in Liz's life and he didn't want her to feel scared again. He wouldn't let that happen to her again. He promised her.

"Ok well I think that we have gotten all of that out so let's play some basketball guys." Kyle said getting up off the ground and running over to pick up the basketball.

"Why don't we go swimming instead? I'm sick of such male sports. Plus, we can perve on the girls in their swimsuits." Alex said.

"Hey! That's my sister you're talking about Whitman!" Max said pointing at Alex.

"Fine, fine, we'll play basketball. We'll go swimming some other time ok?" Alex said holding his hands up in surrender.

"Ok. Teams are me and Max, Alex and Kyle." Michael said snatching the ball off Kyle and dribbling it over to the hoop and scoring. Michael caught the ball again and turned around to face the others, He bounced the ball over to Kyle and smiled. "Your turn." He stated.

Meanwhile, upstairs the girls were sitting on Maria's bed talking. "Our mission ladies, shall you choose to accept, is to drop that 100% virgin into at least a 50% virgin. Do you accept?" Maria said in an official tone.

"Maria, I don't think I like that idea." Liz objected.

"Hey. It's not your choice to make. So girls?" Maria snapped at Liz and then turned to Isabel and Tess.

"Ok. Sure. Where do we start?" Isabel said. Tess nodded.

"Ok. Well the next task is soon approaching and we'll have to choose who we'll be spending that time period with. We can choose that on Sunday but for now, we'll teach you a few things." Maria said. The other two looked at eachother and smiled.

Liz sighed and buried her head in Maria's pillow. 'Oh god, they so better have good intentions and I hope I learn something. I hope Max likes it.' Liz thought. "Fine." Liz mumbled.

"What was that Liz?" Maria teased.

Liz lifted her head and looked at them. "Fine." Then she buried her head in the pillow again. The others laughed. 'She's so adorable.' They all thought at the same time.

Later on that night after dinner, they decided that they could answer more questions the next day instead. They were a bit tired of them and all they really wanted to do was go to sleep. They all slowly made their way up the stairs and over to their stuff.

Tess was getting her clothes out and she caught the sight of Liz out of the corner of her eye. Liz was taking off her jumper and folded it neatly. She placed it on the bench top and turned to face the wall, her back to everyone, she lifted the top above her head and set it down next to her. She reached for her pyjama top and was about to put it on when she felt a soft hand on her shoulder. She held the top to her chest covering her bra and turned her head to the left. There stood Tess smiling at her.

"You know, it's bad to wear a bra to bed." Tess stated.

"I know. I was going to take it off after I put my top on." Liz said motioning to the red tank top she clutched to her chest.

"You know, the guys can't see you from around there, and Isabel, Maria and I are all girls too, you haven't got anything we haven't seen. Don't be scared. You don't have to be. Here, I'll help you." Tess explained. She moved Liz's hair over her shoulder and stepped behind her back. She placed her fingers on the clasp and slowly undid it. Liz felt the loss of a little pressure against her chest. She then felt a hand on either bra strap and then they were slowly being pulled down her arms until it reached her elbows where they got stuck from the way Liz's arms were still clutching the tank top to her chest.

Tess moved around to stand in front of Liz. She noticed behind her Isabel and Maria watching them. They just silently watched and didn't say anything. They understood what Tess was doing. Maria smiled and nodded her head but she still stood there watching. Liz was looking at Tess then, as she was about to say something Tess placed a finger on her lips to silence her. Liz shut her mouth. Tess smiled slightly and reached for the tank top. She pulled it out of Liz's hands and placed it on the bench top next to them. Liz kept her hands up covering her chest. Tess reached out and pulled her arms down slowly giving her the space she needed if she wanted Tess to stop.

Liz couldn't believe this was happening. Tess's hands were so soft on her body and soon she didn't know why she was so scared anymore. Once Liz's arms were by her side Tess reached for the bra straps again and started sliding them down her arms. Soon Liz's breasts were revealed to Tess's view. She looked at Liz's face and Liz blushed. She felt so exposed. She didn't like it. No one had ever seen her like this, well not since she was little.

"Don't be shy. You're beautiful." Tess whispered meeting Liz's eyes.

"No I'm not. Please don't say things like that." Liz said shyly reaching beside Tess for her top. Tess grabbed her wrist. "Don't put it on yet." Tess whispered. Liz looked up at Tess with wonder and curiosity.

"Can I do something?" Tess asked tentatively. Liz thought for a second. Then she nodded. "But, please don't embarrass me." Liz said. "I wouldn't dream of it." Tess said truthfully. Tess then reached up with her right hand and with her index finger she ran her finger through the valley between her breasts. Liz bit her lip and closed her eyes. 'This can't be happening.' Liz thought. Then she felt Tess's finger run underneath her breast and Liz sucked in a breath. 'Jeez, she hasn't even touched my breast and she already has me wanting her.' Liz thought.

Tess was pleased with the response she was getting from Liz. She wasn't lying when she told her that she was beautiful. That really was the only way that she could describe her. Her left hand started to softly brush over her stomach slowly inching its way up to Liz's other breast. Her left thumb rubbed under her breast causing a moan to escape from Liz's mouth. She looked over Liz's shoulder and smiled slightly at the two girls still watching. They smiled back and finally moved over to their beds. They lay down and faced Tess and Liz.

Tess's thumbs softly brushed over Liz's nipples. "Oh God." Liz whispered. Tess's thumbs ran along the sides of her breasts until she reached Liz's sides and held onto her. She leant her head forward and their chests were almost touching. Liz had her head bent forward and as Tess stood closer to her she rested her forehead on Tess's shoulder. Tess rubbed her thumbs over her sides. "See, that wasn't so bad was it?" Tess whispered. Liz shook her head. Tess then grabbed Liz's tank top and lifted Liz's arms above her head. She stood on the tips of her toes and slid the top over her arms and down them to rest on her shoulders. Before Tess pulled down the top completely, she ran her thumbs under Liz's breasts again. Liz looked into Tess's eyes with such want but was scared.

Tess sensed this and pulled down Liz's top over her breasts. "Night." Tess said softly. She walked past Liz and deliberately brushed her body against Liz's. Now they were both all hot and bothered and couldn't really do much about it now.

They lay in bed and soon the lights were out and Liz fell into a restless sleep.

About an hour after everyone was asleep, heavy breathing and moaning could be heard in the almost silent room. Suddenly the sound of sulking could be heard then someone shot up in bed. They were awake and tears were streaming down her cheeks. She clutched the sheets to her chest and pulled her knees up to her chest. She rocked back and forth until she heard some shuffling from the guy’s side of the room. She started to panic and hyperventilate. She then heard someone rushing over to her. She was about to scream when she heard him whisper.

Michael had been sleeping peacefully until he heard something in the distance. He'd heard it before but he couldn't quite put his finger on it. He listened intently until he realised it was his little Lizzie. "Shit!" Michael muttered quietly. Obviously not quiet enough because Max was soon awake. Max still hadn't registered everything that was going on but soon he saw Michael hop up out of bed and blindly find his way around the corner to one of the beds.

Michael reached Liz. "Shh... It’s ok, I'm here, I'm here. Nothing is going to happen. I'm here." He started to rub her back gently and sat down next to her. He held her close to his chest and just sat with her until she calmed down. After she calmed down he started to get up. He pulled the covers off of her and reached for hand. Liz placed her hand in his and slowly got up off the bed. She grabbed her pillow and followed Michael over to his bed. He got in and then shuffled over to let Liz in with him.

Max just watched quietly as Liz hopped in bed with Michael, she was sniffling and what he could tell she was shaking. 'What's wrong with her?' Max asked himself. He mentally shrugged and just waited to see what was going to happen.

Liz snuggled up into Michael's chest and just relaxed with the soothing feelings of Michael as he ran his hand through her hair over and over. She was still shaking a little but she had calmed down considerably. They'd have to talk about it tomorrow morning.

Soon Max heard Liz's breathing steady and he knew she had fallen asleep and then the sound of Michael's hand running through her hair stopped and Max looked up at Michael's form only to be met by his eyes. "Don't hurt her Max." Michael whispered then closed his eyes and held Liz tightly against him.

Max just watched for a few minutes then went back to sleep. 'I won’t hurt her.' Max promised before he fell asleep.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:24:17 AM

Part Ten A

Saturday 29th May
Day Seven:

Max sat at the breakfast table eating some cereal by himself. It was 7:30am and he had woken up at six, had a shower and then went downstairs still wearing nothing but a towel and sat down to eat breakfast. No one else was up just yet and he was glad because he needed to think without any distractions and people were distractions.

Last night Liz was crying and shaking and she slept in Michael's bed. Max had seen it all and when Max thought that Michael couldn't see him he opened his eyes and Michael's words ran around in his mind. 'Don't hurt her Max. Don't hurt her Max.' 'What had happened to her that made her so scared?' Max wondered.

Max was so deep in thought that he didn't notice Alex come into the kitchen. "Hey Max. Nice clothes." Alex said as he sat down next to Max at the table with a bowl of his own cereal.

"Oh hey Alex. Sleep well?" Max asked looking over at Alex then taking another spoonful of cereal.

"Yeah... you?" Alex said putting a spoonful of milk-covered cereal in his mouth.

"It was ok." Max said softly.

"Um... Max? Can I ask you something?" Alex asked.

"Yeah sure, whatever you want." Max said setting his spoon down and giving Alex his full attention.

"Um... well you know this bonding thing?" Alex asked carefully waiting for Max to nod. After he did he kept talking. "Well I was just wandering, you know, we don't have to like 'bond' with the girls or the other two guys watching right?" Alex asked sheepishly.

Max laughed. "No I don't think so Alex. I'm sure that we can give eachother room. I mean, yeah." Max said nodding his head trying to convince himself.

"Ok. Just checking...but um Max? Don't you have any more clean clothes?" Alex asked.

"Oh yeah I do. I just didn't want to get changed with everyone in the room and I was waiting for the steam to leave the bathroom." Max explained.

"Just checking." Alex said. They sat in silence for the next couple of minutes both deep in thought until someone else came into the kitchen.

"God, what is it in here? Code of silence of something? Please, someone say something." Maria said bursting into the kitchen.

"Morning Maria." Both Alex and Max said at the same time. They just looked at eachother and chuckled.

"So how long have you two been up... Jeez Max, care to put some clothes on? Or are you waiting for Liz to get down because last time I saw her she was just getting into the shower with Isabel." Maria said in all seriousness.

Max and Alex who had just both placed a spoonful of cereal in their mouths choked and spat out their cereal on the table at the same time.

"KIDDING!" Maria squealed. She doubled over with laughter at the two boy’s expense. Their faces when she said that last line, it looked like they were both ready to jump up and run for the bathroom to see for themselves.

"Thanks a lot Maria. Now you can clean it up. You caused the mess." Max said standing up and walking over to the sink and placing his bowl inside. He turned to look at Maria who picked up a cloth and walked over to the table. 'Men!' she thought.

Tess walked in the kitchen door next. "Morning all!" She said throwing her hands up ion the air striking a pose. "Morning Tess." Max said smiling.

"Hey little sis!" Alex said picking on Tess. He knew that she hated it when he referred to her as his little sister and Alex knew from past experiences that pushing Tess's buttons turned out hilarious.

"Hey big bro!" Tess said in a high-pitched squeaky voice that she knew irritated Alex. 'Two can play at this game.' Tess had thought when she heard Alex refer to her as his little sister.

"Hey Tess. I have to ask you. What you did to Liz last night, I think it worked a little. I'll have a go with her next. Unless Isabel has anything up her sleeve." Maria said walking back into the kitchen and throwing the used washcloth into the sink to be cleaned later. She jumped up and sat on the bench top facing Tess who was leaning up against the fridge with her arms crossed.

"What did you do to Liz last night?" Max asked. Did this have to do with why Liz was crying last night?

"Nothing bad. Lighten up Max. But, just for the record. She is...beautiful. That's all I can describe her as." Tess said turning around and opening up the fridge and pulling out some orange juice.

"That's what I thought she would be. So what did you do to her anyway. Iz and I couldn't see because her back was to us but it looked pretty hot anyway. I mean, her hands were visible but yours weren't for a very long time." Maria said leaning back on her hands. Tess looked over at Maria and they had a silent conversation.

"Hey come here, I'll show you." Tess said she opened up the cupboard door to her left and then the cupboard door to her right next to the fridge. She placed the carton of orange juice on the shelf and motioned for Maria to come over to her.

Maria hopped up off the bench and walked over to where Tess was standing in between the two cupboard doors. It was like she had opened them for privacy just in case.

"Um. What are you two doing?" Alex asked nervously. He didn't want to see his sister doing something sexual in the kitchen no less.

"Oh just showing Maria what I did to Liz last night. K, Maria take off your shirt. Are you wearing a bra underneath cause as you saw, Liz wasn't." Tess explained. She was acting as if this happened all the time. Max and Alex were frozen in place. They had their mouths wide-open and looked ready to faint.

"Is it working?" Maria whispered. Tess slightly nodded but made eye contact with Maria which told Maria that she would still have to take off her top and bra.

Maria started reaching for them hem of the shirt when they heard a male voice from one of the doorways.

"WHAT IS GOING ON?" Kyle yelled coming in through the doorway closest to the stairwell.

"Great." Maria muttered. "Just when the fun was about to start."

Tess was now down right pissed off with Kyle. She was just about to see Maria's firm breasts again and he had to ruin everything for them. Plus, Max really needed a push to start something with Liz. And it was funny seeing him squirm.

After the morning's adventures everyone had fully woken up at Kyle's yell. Now it was 11:30 and everyone was up and about doing his or her own things. Kyle and Max were trying to keep up their exercise by running around the backyard doing laps. Maria and Tess were in the kitchen making something for everyone for lunch. Alex and Isabel were watching some old movie on DVD in the lounge room. At the table that joined on to the kitchen, at the end of the table farthest away from any over-eager ears sat Michael and Liz talking quietly.

"You sure you're ok?" Michael asked again.

"Yes Michael. I'll be fine. I'm sure it was just last night. Hopefully they won’t come back again tonight and then I can let you have a good night's sleep." Liz said trying to lighten the mood but failing miserably.

"Don't joke Liz. You can wake me up at anytime of the night. Or morning. I love you and I'm your big brother and I am going to take care of you ok? Just like I promised." Michael said running a hand over Liz's hair.

"Thanks Michael. I love you." Liz said softly. She looked down at the tabletop shyly. She never knew what reaction those three words would give Michael, especially with other people in just the next room. She was surprised when Michael hugged her close to his body and stroked her hair just the way she liked. She was even more surprised when he whispered to her. "I love you too little one."

Maria soon disrupted the moment. "Hey you two sure are close for brother and sister." Maria asked in a slight teasing tone.

"Drop it Valenti." Michael threatened.

"Fine. Message received loud and clear Mickey P." Maria said using his nickname. Michael just looked at her and smirked. He got up off his chair and walked out the back to run laps with the guys.

"Has everyone finished their lunch?" Max asked after he saw Kyle, the last person at the table to finish eating get up and place his dished in the sink.

"Yeah." Everyone replied.

"Ok good. Maybe we can get more of these questions out of the way. Remember that you can put a question in whenever you like. Shall we start?" Max said. Everyone nodded and he pulled out the piece of paper from his back pocket an unfolded it. He picked up the pencil that was behind him on the kitchen bench and got ready to mark off the questions.

"Ok... we're up to, what do you want to be when you grow up?" Max asked.

"Model." Isabel answered.

"The next Bill Gates." Alex said.

"Artist." Michael said.

"Singer." Maria said excitedly.

"Oh great." Michael muttered hoping no one heard but he was wrong. The whole table heard. They were silent as they watched Maria's face boil to a beet red. She was going to blow.

"Michael Parker. You have never heard me sing! For all you know I could be better than anything you've ever heard and you know what? I am better!" Maria said then leant back in her chair and crossed her arms over her chest to emphasise her point.

"Um, Michael I think you should take back what you said because she is good." Kyle said from the other side of the table. Michael looked at him and then remembered the bus ride over and then turned towards Maria and whispered an apology. Maria was taken aback. Twice. First her brother admitting she was good at something and then Michael Parker saying sorry for insulting her? Wow. This was big.

"That's ok." Maria whispered back and smiled sweetly. Michael just smirked at her.

"Ok. I want to be rich... but it doesn't matter if I'm not but as a profession, assuming I do get one, um.... actress." Tess said smiling.

"I want to be a pro football player!" Kyle said throwing his arms up into the air. Everyone laughed.

"I want to be a molecular biologist." Liz said shyly.

"I want to be a paediatrician." Max said crossing off that question. "Next question. Most embarrassing moment."

"Oh great... um getting caught cheating on the captain of the basketball team with the captain of the football team." Isabel said. She hoped that was her most embarrassing moment. She never really got embarrassed, she was perfect. Or that's what everyone else thought.

"When I got caught after hacking into the school's security camera's and catching the two oldest teachers at our high school going at it in the band room and broadcasting to the entire student body and faculty." Alex said. Tess started laughing. She remembered it like yesterday. Mr Cornfeal and Ms Mansy were trying to help eachother undress when they both fell over and landed in a heap on the floor both of them with a broken hip each. Lucky Alex had hacked in because then no one would have been able to help them till Monday morning considering it was broadcast on a Friday night.

"I was um...caught...by the parents." Michael said looking anywhere but anyone's face.

"Caught? Don't you mean they watched you jack off in the back of the car one night?" Liz asked laughing.

Michael turned even redder with embarrassment than Maria had when she was angry before. Everyone was laughing hard soon and they couldn't stop.

"Alright, let's move on!" Michael demanded. Maria sobered up enough to tell of her most embarrassing moment.

"I accidentally mooned the whole school at a whole school assembly in 9th grade." Maria said. Then she thought of what happened to Michael and started laughing again. Kyle was remembering when that had happened to Maria. It was the day that she had sat on something that wet her right through and she didn't have any other panties to change into and the only other clothes she had was a skirt. She put that on hopping that she could make do for the rest of the day. But when she was asked to come up on the stage to receive and award from the school choir she tripped and the skirt lifted up revealing all of what was Maria to half the faculty and the student body.

"Well, I caught those same two teachers that Alex said. But I caught them with my eyes, in person on the teacher’s lab desk in the bio labs on a Wednesday afternoon. Everytime I had to have class in that lab with Mr Cornfeal I couldn't stop gagging all the way through the class without picturing the two old wrinkly bodies on top of the lab desk." Tess said as she shuddered at the mental image.

"I had to dress up in a fairy costume for the school play as punishment for beating up one of the geeky kids during PE." Kyle said shyly. Tess chuckled. Kyle in a fairy costume. Now that she would have loved to have seen.

"Hey Maria got any photos of that?" Tess asked jokingly.

"Actually, yeah. Upstairs!" Maria said laughing out loud.

"What? You brought them here?" What were you thinking?" Kyle asked through clenched teeth.

"Oh just thought I might embarrass you." Maria said matter of factly.

"Ok. Well nothing really embarrassing has happened to me. Um...yeah. I don’t really do anything that draws attention to me." Liz admitted.

"Same." Max said. There was silence for a few seconds as Max checked for the next question.

"Ok what's the worst thing that has happened to you." Max asked. He sneaked a glance at Liz and he noticed she was frozen in her place, as was Michael. They were just looking at eachother having a silent conversation with their eyes.

"Um, the worst thing has ever happened to me would be catching mum and dad having sex one night when we were like ten. It was gross and thank god I didn't ever go back into that room without knocking again!" Isabel said shuddering.

"Worst thing that has happened to me would be, oh god...I don't know... My dog died when I was like thirteen. That was pretty bad." Alex admitted. He didn't have a clue what the worst thing that had happened to him was.

"Can I not go next. I'll go before Liz does. Just to give me time to think of one." Michael said.

"Ok... The worst thing would have been when dad was in hospital for two days." Maria said looking over at Kyle who nodded.

"That's so sad. Anyway, my worst thing would have been turning up to school wearing the exact same clothes as the class geek. That was just terrible." Tess said lightening the mood from depressing.

"When grandpa died. That was hard on mum." Kyle said looking over at Maria who nodded with him.

"Ok. I'll go, if Michael and Liz don't mind." Max said looking at both of them. They both nodded encouraging him to go on.

"Worst thing that would have happened to me was not knowing if the girl you loved, loved you back." Max said. Isabel smiled to herself knowing Max was talking about Liz.

Liz just turned and looked at Max and realised that he could have been talking about her. But he isn't in love with her, is he?

"Ok. The worst thing that has happened to me was losing Liz for three weeks." Michael said. Everyone was puzzled for a minute. He lost Liz? When? Where did she go for three weeks? These were the questions running through everyone's minds.

Before anyone could get a word in Liz started. "The worst thing that has happened to me was being kidnapped when I was six."

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:24:36 AM

Part Ten B

Saturday 29th May
Day Seven:

At that moment it was so quiet that you could have heard a pin drop. No one moved, no one said anything and soon you could hear everyone breathing.

"Why?" Maria was the first to break the silence. Liz had been kidnapped? Why? By whom? How did she escape? Or did someone find her? These questions kept running through her mind. She wanted to know. She had to know.

"I have this sort of like, defect, I guess you could call it. I have this thing that let's me have triplets. See we can only have children in twins and I have this defect that means that I could have twins to quintuplets. Anyway, um, there are only like one in a thousand that have this and you're born with it. One of the doctors at the hospital where Michael and I were born hated Antarians and he saw that on my chart it said I was 'defected'. The doctor was in this group of humans that didn't like the fact that Antarians had mated with humans and believed that we brainwashed humans. He watched our family for six years until the right time came up for him to catch me." Liz explained quietly. During her little explanation Max had reached under the table and grabbed her hand resting on her thigh. She held on to his hand like a lifeline.

"But why you? Why not any other human-antarian child?" Maria asked once again. Everyone had just sat there in silence. They didn't want to be the one to ask the questions. Kyle knew that Maria's curiosity had gotten the better of her and he thought it better that she ask the questions.

"Because of this defect, it somehow makes me more vulnerable for experimentation." Liz whispered.

"EXPERIMENTATION?!" Isabel practically yelled. She couldn't believe it. No wander she was so quiet and kept to herself. She didn’t trust anyone, how could she after what happened to her.

"Ok can we not talk about this anymore? I think we should just forget about it. Move on form this question on to some other ones." Michael said. He didn't want Liz to get too upset and he knew that she would definitely be sharing his bed that night.

"Yeah. Let's move on. Okay, um...Describe the perfect night... for you know...." Max said hesitantly.

"Ooh... my question!" Liz said excitedly. She was glad to change the subject.

"Hey, I thought it was Isabel's." Max said looking at her strangely.

"Oh yeah... that's what I meant." Liz said turning her flushed cheeks away from Max's view.

"Ok. Anyway, my perfect night would have to be dinner, then my bedroom, or his, but it has to have all the necessities, like candles, scented candles that is, and softly played music and he has to treat me good. He can't leave me wanting." Isabel said turning to look at Alex on the last sentence.

"Well, I don't really mind for me but I would make the night as perfect as the girl wants it." Alex said smiling at Isabel.

Max watched the exchange between his sister and Alex. He saw the way she was smiling and the way that they both directed their answers to each other and smiled. He was glad they were getting along but he was still going to make sure that Alex didn't hurt Isabel. Or was it the other way around?

"Well, I don't really care... backseat of a care, some pizza for dinner. Whatever really." Michael said much to Maria's dislike. She was disgusted with what he said. She didn't want her first time to be dinner at a pizza place and then a quickie in the back seat of the car... well actually she wouldn't mind if it were a nice car.... no no no. Definitely matters.

"Well, personally I would like it to be special, where he actually spends the night, pleasures me in ways that I couldn't even imagine. That, is what I want." Maria said holding her head up high.

"Noted." Michael whispered with a smirk lowering his head. Maria noticed and smiled a pleased smile.

"Definitely a quickie in the backseat of a car. I don't really mind. But he has to definitely stick around afterwards or I'll spread rumours that will ruin him forever." Tess said smiling.

"Oh and how do you suppose you are going to ruin him forever?" Kyle asked teasingly.

"I'll get Alex to help me. I'll make up something and then make it so that everywhere people go and everything they do they will know about him." Tess said challenging Kyle.

"Well, I think I could make do with a quickie in the back seat of a car. I could maybe even stick around.... For a couple of hours." Kyle said laughing at the end. Tess turned and slapped him. Hard.
Against his arm.

"My first time is going to be the most romantic night of my life. My boyfriend is going to pick me up in a limo, he's going to take me to the most expensive restaurant for dinner and dancing, then we're going to go to a play or something just for the two of us, then we're going to go back to my place and he's going to surprise me with lit candles, with strawberry incense burning, soft music playing in the background as he lays me down on the royal blue satin sheets that adorn my bed. Then he slowly undresses me and then I return the favour and he reaches over to the bedside table, which has various fruits and chocolate topping. Then he pours the chocolate topping over my nak --" Liz was soon cut off from her daydream explanation but Michael.

"I think that's enough Liz!" Michael persisted.

"That was so sweet, you have to finish it later when your over-bearing over-protective brother isn't listening." Maria said looking ver at Liz.

"Max, what's your dream night?" Alex asked.

"Being with L -- my girlfriend is just enough for me." Max said smiling. He almost made a slip up but he thought he saved it. Wrong.

'Was he going to say Liz? I hope so. Does he want me as much as I want him? God, he's gorgeous. I want him badly. NOW.' Liz thought.

Max cleared his throat and then stood up from his chair and started walking into the kitchen. "Well, that was the last question on the paper so we can relax for the rest of the day, but tomorrow we have to talk about the next two weeks." Max decided.

"Great. Ok, guys, let's go play some basketball." Kyle said getting up and heading for the back door.

"Ok, girls... let's go get ready and sunbake." Maria squealed then shot up out of her seat and headed for the stairs.

"WEAR SOMETHING DECENT THIS TIME!" Kyle yelled out from the back door.

"YES KYLE!" Maria taunted.

Max, Michael and Alex headed outside to shoot some hoops while the girls headed up the stairs. While upstairs Maria, Isabel and Tess were running around trying to find their bikinis while Liz sat on the end of her bed staring at the wall listening to them.

Isabel was the first to notice that Liz was just sitting there. She motioned for Maria to look and Maria nodded. She knew that Isabel was asking her to see if she was alright. Isabel and Tess got changed in a flash and ran out of the room screaming out that they'd see them downstairs.

Maria turned to look at Liz who was still sitting at the end of her bed staring at the wall. Maria slowly and tentatively walked over to her. She knelt down in front of Liz and looked up at her. Liz saw Maria move to squat in front of her and averted her gaze to Maria's eyes.

"What's wrong chica?" Maria asked quietly using a pet name that she called everyone when she was trying to help.

"Nothing." Liz said dejectedly.

"Nothing is not sitting down staring at a wall for fifteen minutes. Can you tell me what's wrong? It is what we were talking about before, downstairs? About the kidnapping?" Maria asked in a soothing voice. She placed her hand on Liz's thigh and started rubbing it up and down.

"No it, it isn't that." Liz said looking down at her hands that were in her lap.

"Then what is it chica?" Maria asked again trying to catch Liz's gaze.

"I, I - I don't wanna wear my bikini." Liz said softly.

Maria felt like laughing out loud. 'That was what she was worried about. God if I looked anything like her then I would be flaunting myself.' Maria thought. "Why don't you want to wear your bikini?" Maria asked in her soothing tone.

"Well, Maria, look at you and Isabel and Tess and then look at little plain old me! I have nothing on you guys. I won’t even fill out a bikini top!" Liz said frustrated.

"Liz. You are going to look so hot in your bikini. Get it out and I'll help you get changed." Maria said standing up and pulling Liz up with her.

"I really don't think that's a good idea Maria. You haven't seen this," Liz motioned to her body, "in a bikini."

"Don't be ridiculous." Maria stated. She started rummaging through all of Liz's clothes and things trying to look for her bikini.

"Maria, you won’t find it there. It's under my bed." Liz said sitting back down on her bed again.

Maria sighed then got on the floor by Liz's bed and crawled underneath looking for the bikini. "Aha!" Maria stated from underneath the bed. Liz heard her muffled 'Aha!' and giggled. Maria crawled out from underneath holding the bikini in one hand and straightening her clothes and hair with the other.

"Here." Maria stated then handed it over to Liz. Liz took one look at it and shook her head.

"Fine, I'll help." Maria said placing the bikini on the bed and moving over to where Liz was sitting. She raised Liz's arms above her head and slipped her t-shirt off revealing a light pink lace bra. Liz automatically covered her breasts with her arms and looked down. 'She's so scared.' Maria thought.

Maria sat down next to Liz and placed her hand on Liz's shoulder carefully. She lent in close to Liz's ear. "Liz, what are you so scared off?" Maria whispered. Maria stayed like that and with her free hand she moved it to Liz's arm and started to slowly pull it away from her body. The other arm soon followed. Maria forced Liz to look at her with her finger.

Maria leaned in close to Liz's face so they were almost touching. They were looking into eachothers eyes. "You're beautiful." Maria whispered. Liz gasped. Maria was so close and yet so far away. She had the sudden urge to grab Maria and pull on her long curly locks and fuse their lips together.

Maria pulled away slightly. She didn't want to start anything that she knew Liz wouldn't be ready for. After she pulled back a little her hand resting on Liz's shoulder slid down her back and reached to the middle of her back where the clasp to the pink lacy bra was. With skilled fingers she unclasped the bra and slid down the straps off Liz's arms. Maria stood up in front of Liz and reached for her own hem of her shirt and lifted it up above her head and threw it on her own bed behind her.

Liz watched as Maria stood up in front of her and stripped off her top. Liz marvelled at the skin showing. It was slightly bronzed, not as much as her own but tanned. Maria just stood there in front of Liz waiting. Liz didn't know what for so she didn't say anything.

Maria extended her hand out to Liz and Liz took it. Maria tugged on her hand slightly and Liz stood up letting her bra fall to the floor at her their feet. Neither girl moved for several minutes. Maria was soon the first to move. She reached behind her and unclasped her own bra. She pulled down her straps and let her bra fall to the ground at their feet as well. Liz instinctively stepped forward towards Maria. She lifted up her hand and was about to touch her fingertips to Maria's flesh when she suddenly pulled back.

"What's wrong?" Maria asked tentatively. She wanted so badly for Liz to touch her, in the most intimate way.

"I've never done this before. I don't know what I'm doing." Liz admitted looking Maria straight in the eye.

"It doesn't matter. You don't need to know. Just do what you want to do." Maria smiled.

Liz smiled back. She reached a hand up again and softly touched the skin above Maria's collarbone with one finger. She lightly ran her finger over Maria's skin slowly inching her way down. When Liz reached the top of Maria's breasts her other hand reached up and they met at the top of the pathway of her breasts. Her index fingers on both her hands ran down the pathway and ran underneath both breasts. Maria gasped and her lips slowly parted as her eyes closed in ecstasy.

Liz was excited, she had never made someone feel this way and she herself was getting turned on just by watching Maria. Maria's hands soon decided to make themselves useful by running up the sides of Liz's torso. Her thumbs grazed slightly under Liz's breasts mimicking Liz's actions. Liz soon took a small step towards Maria, bringing them closer to eachother. Their heads leant forward and as their breath mingled and the air crackled around them with energy, their lips inching closer together.

"Hey! You two almost ready yet or what?" Tess asked walking into the room. As soon as she saw them, she quickly turned around ran out and down the stairs outside.

Maria and Liz quickly jumped apart at the sound of Tess's voice. They both looked at eachother and laughed. They then quickly helped eachother put on their bikinis and headed downstairs.

After Tess had left, she ran outside the back and over to the gate of the pool. She opened it up and ran over to where Isabel was sunbaking on her back. Tess sat down crossed legged and slightly shook Isabel. Isabel opened her eyes and looked up at Tess.

"What?" Isabel asked grumpily.

"Maria and Liz. They were upstairs and I think I walked in on them kissing. Do you know what this means?" Tess asked rambling.

At the mention of the kiss Isabel sat straight up. "What does this mean? We can't tell Michael or Kyle. They'll chuck a spaz." Isabel said now on full alert.

"I know. But Iz, they looked so cute. They were both topless and had their hands on eachother, holding eachother and their lips were barely touching... it was so adorable." Tess mused.

Suddenly the back door opened and Maria and Liz stepped out together sharing secret smiles. Tess and Isabel looked at eachother and then back at Liz and Maria. "Something happened." The both said at the same time.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:25:31 AM

Part Ten B

Saturday 29th May
Day Seven:

At that moment it was so quiet that you could have heard a pin drop. No one moved, no one said anything and soon you could hear everyone breathing.

"Why?" Maria was the first to break the silence. Liz had been kidnapped? Why? By whom? How did she escape? Or did someone find her? These questions kept running through her mind. She wanted to know. She had to know.

"I have this sort of like, defect, I guess you could call it. I have this thing that let's me have triplets. See we can only have children in twins and I have this defect that means that I could have twins to quintuplets. Anyway, um, there are only like one in a thousand that have this and you're born with it. One of the doctors at the hospital where Michael and I were born hated Antarians and he saw that on my chart it said I was 'defected'. The doctor was in this group of humans that didn't like the fact that Antarians had mated with humans and believed that we brainwashed humans. He watched our family for six years until the right time came up for him to catch me." Liz explained quietly. During her little explanation Max had reached under the table and grabbed her hand resting on her thigh. She held on to his hand like a lifeline.

"But why you? Why not any other human-antarian child?" Maria asked once again. Everyone had just sat there in silence. They didn't want to be the one to ask the questions. Kyle knew that Maria's curiosity had gotten the better of her and he thought it better that she ask the questions.

"Because of this defect, it somehow makes me more vulnerable for experimentation." Liz whispered.

"EXPERIMENTATION?!" Isabel practically yelled. She couldn't believe it. No wander she was so quiet and kept to herself. She didn’t trust anyone, how could she after what happened to her.

"Ok can we not talk about this anymore? I think we should just forget about it. Move on form this question on to some other ones." Michael said. He didn't want Liz to get too upset and he knew that she would definitely be sharing his bed that night.

"Yeah. Let's move on. Okay, um...Describe the perfect night... for you know...." Max said hesitantly.

"Ooh... my question!" Liz said excitedly. She was glad to change the subject.

"Hey, I thought it was Isabel's." Max said looking at her strangely.

"Oh yeah... that's what I meant." Liz said turning her flushed cheeks away from Max's view.

"Ok. Anyway, my perfect night would have to be dinner, then my bedroom, or his, but it has to have all the necessities, like candles, scented candles that is, and softly played music and he has to treat me good. He can't leave me wanting." Isabel said turning to look at Alex on the last sentence.

"Well, I don't really mind for me but I would make the night as perfect as the girl wants it." Alex said smiling at Isabel.

Max watched the exchange between his sister and Alex. He saw the way she was smiling and the way that they both directed their answers to each other and smiled. He was glad they were getting along but he was still going to make sure that Alex didn't hurt Isabel. Or was it the other way around?

"Well, I don't really care... backseat of a care, some pizza for dinner. Whatever really." Michael said much to Maria's dislike. She was disgusted with what he said. She didn't want her first time to be dinner at a pizza place and then a quickie in the back seat of the car... well actually she wouldn't mind if it were a nice car.... no no no. Definitely matters.

"Well, personally I would like it to be special, where he actually spends the night, pleasures me in ways that I couldn't even imagine. That, is what I want." Maria said holding her head up high.

"Noted." Michael whispered with a smirk lowering his head. Maria noticed and smiled a pleased smile.

"Definitely a quickie in the backseat of a car. I don't really mind. But he has to definitely stick around afterwards or I'll spread rumours that will ruin him forever." Tess said smiling.

"Oh and how do you suppose you are going to ruin him forever?" Kyle asked teasingly.

"I'll get Alex to help me. I'll make up something and then make it so that everywhere people go and everything they do they will know about him." Tess said challenging Kyle.

"Well, I think I could make do with a quickie in the back seat of a car. I could maybe even stick around.... For a couple of hours." Kyle said laughing at the end. Tess turned and slapped him. Hard.
Against his arm.

"My first time is going to be the most romantic night of my life. My boyfriend is going to pick me up in a limo, he's going to take me to the most expensive restaurant for dinner and dancing, then we're going to go to a play or something just for the two of us, then we're going to go back to my place and he's going to surprise me with lit candles, with strawberry incense burning, soft music playing in the background as he lays me down on the royal blue satin sheets that adorn my bed. Then he slowly undresses me and then I return the favour and he reaches over to the bedside table, which has various fruits and chocolate topping. Then he pours the chocolate topping over my nak --" Liz was soon cut off from her daydream explanation but Michael.

"I think that's enough Liz!" Michael persisted.

"That was so sweet, you have to finish it later when your over-bearing over-protective brother isn't listening." Maria said looking ver at Liz.

"Max, what's your dream night?" Alex asked.

"Being with L -- my girlfriend is just enough for me." Max said smiling. He almost made a slip up but he thought he saved it. Wrong.

'Was he going to say Liz? I hope so. Does he want me as much as I want him? God, he's gorgeous. I want him badly. NOW.' Liz thought.

Max cleared his throat and then stood up from his chair and started walking into the kitchen. "Well, that was the last question on the paper so we can relax for the rest of the day, but tomorrow we have to talk about the next two weeks." Max decided.

"Great. Ok, guys, let's go play some basketball." Kyle said getting up and heading for the back door.

"Ok, girls... let's go get ready and sunbake." Maria squealed then shot up out of her seat and headed for the stairs.

"WEAR SOMETHING DECENT THIS TIME!" Kyle yelled out from the back door.

"YES KYLE!" Maria taunted.

Max, Michael and Alex headed outside to shoot some hoops while the girls headed up the stairs. While upstairs Maria, Isabel and Tess were running around trying to find their bikinis while Liz sat on the end of her bed staring at the wall listening to them.

Isabel was the first to notice that Liz was just sitting there. She motioned for Maria to look and Maria nodded. She knew that Isabel was asking her to see if she was alright. Isabel and Tess got changed in a flash and ran out of the room screaming out that they'd see them downstairs.

Maria turned to look at Liz who was still sitting at the end of her bed staring at the wall. Maria slowly and tentatively walked over to her. She knelt down in front of Liz and looked up at her. Liz saw Maria move to squat in front of her and averted her gaze to Maria's eyes.

"What's wrong chica?" Maria asked quietly using a pet name that she called everyone when she was trying to help.

"Nothing." Liz said dejectedly.

"Nothing is not sitting down staring at a wall for fifteen minutes. Can you tell me what's wrong? It is what we were talking about before, downstairs? About the kidnapping?" Maria asked in a soothing voice. She placed her hand on Liz's thigh and started rubbing it up and down.

"No it, it isn't that." Liz said looking down at her hands that were in her lap.

"Then what is it chica?" Maria asked again trying to catch Liz's gaze.

"I, I - I don't wanna wear my bikini." Liz said softly.

Maria felt like laughing out loud. 'That was what she was worried about. God if I looked anything like her then I would be flaunting myself.' Maria thought. "Why don't you want to wear your bikini?" Maria asked in her soothing tone.

"Well, Maria, look at you and Isabel and Tess and then look at little plain old me! I have nothing on you guys. I won’t even fill out a bikini top!" Liz said frustrated.

"Liz. You are going to look so hot in your bikini. Get it out and I'll help you get changed." Maria said standing up and pulling Liz up with her.

"I really don't think that's a good idea Maria. You haven't seen this," Liz motioned to her body, "in a bikini."

"Don't be ridiculous." Maria stated. She started rummaging through all of Liz's clothes and things trying to look for her bikini.

"Maria, you won’t find it there. It's under my bed." Liz said sitting back down on her bed again.

Maria sighed then got on the floor by Liz's bed and crawled underneath looking for the bikini. "Aha!" Maria stated from underneath the bed. Liz heard her muffled 'Aha!' and giggled. Maria crawled out from underneath holding the bikini in one hand and straightening her clothes and hair with the other.

"Here." Maria stated then handed it over to Liz. Liz took one look at it and shook her head.

"Fine, I'll help." Maria said placing the bikini on the bed and moving over to where Liz was sitting. She raised Liz's arms above her head and slipped her t-shirt off revealing a light pink lace bra. Liz automatically covered her breasts with her arms and looked down. 'She's so scared.' Maria thought.

Maria sat down next to Liz and placed her hand on Liz's shoulder carefully. She lent in close to Liz's ear. "Liz, what are you so scared off?" Maria whispered. Maria stayed like that and with her free hand she moved it to Liz's arm and started to slowly pull it away from her body. The other arm soon followed. Maria forced Liz to look at her with her finger.

Maria leaned in close to Liz's face so they were almost touching. They were looking into eachothers eyes. "You're beautiful." Maria whispered. Liz gasped. Maria was so close and yet so far away. She had the sudden urge to grab Maria and pull on her long curly locks and fuse their lips together.

Maria pulled away slightly. She didn't want to start anything that she knew Liz wouldn't be ready for. After she pulled back a little her hand resting on Liz's shoulder slid down her back and reached to the middle of her back where the clasp to the pink lacy bra was. With skilled fingers she unclasped the bra and slid down the straps off Liz's arms. Maria stood up in front of Liz and reached for her own hem of her shirt and lifted it up above her head and threw it on her own bed behind her.

Liz watched as Maria stood up in front of her and stripped off her top. Liz marvelled at the skin showing. It was slightly bronzed, not as much as her own but tanned. Maria just stood there in front of Liz waiting. Liz didn't know what for so she didn't say anything.

Maria extended her hand out to Liz and Liz took it. Maria tugged on her hand slightly and Liz stood up letting her bra fall to the floor at her their feet. Neither girl moved for several minutes. Maria was soon the first to move. She reached behind her and unclasped her own bra. She pulled down her straps and let her bra fall to the ground at their feet as well. Liz instinctively stepped forward towards Maria. She lifted up her hand and was about to touch her fingertips to Maria's flesh when she suddenly pulled back.

"What's wrong?" Maria asked tentatively. She wanted so badly for Liz to touch her, in the most intimate way.

"I've never done this before. I don't know what I'm doing." Liz admitted looking Maria straight in the eye.

"It doesn't matter. You don't need to know. Just do what you want to do." Maria smiled.

Liz smiled back. She reached a hand up again and softly touched the skin above Maria's collarbone with one finger. She lightly ran her finger over Maria's skin slowly inching her way down. When Liz reached the top of Maria's breasts her other hand reached up and they met at the top of the pathway of her breasts. Her index fingers on both her hands ran down the pathway and ran underneath both breasts. Maria gasped and her lips slowly parted as her eyes closed in ecstasy.

Liz was excited, she had never made someone feel this way and she herself was getting turned on just by watching Maria. Maria's hands soon decided to make themselves useful by running up the sides of Liz's torso. Her thumbs grazed slightly under Liz's breasts mimicking Liz's actions. Liz soon took a small step towards Maria, bringing them closer to eachother. Their heads leant forward and as their breath mingled and the air crackled around them with energy, their lips inching closer together.

"Hey! You two almost ready yet or what?" Tess asked walking into the room. As soon as she saw them, she quickly turned around ran out and down the stairs outside.

Maria and Liz quickly jumped apart at the sound of Tess's voice. They both looked at eachother and laughed. They then quickly helped eachother put on their bikinis and headed downstairs.

After Tess had left, she ran outside the back and over to the gate of the pool. She opened it up and ran over to where Isabel was sunbaking on her back. Tess sat down crossed legged and slightly shook Isabel. Isabel opened her eyes and looked up at Tess.

"What?" Isabel asked grumpily.

"Maria and Liz. They were upstairs and I think I walked in on them kissing. Do you know what this means?" Tess asked rambling.

At the mention of the kiss Isabel sat straight up. "What does this mean? We can't tell Michael or Kyle. They'll chuck a spaz." Isabel said now on full alert.

"I know. But Iz, they looked so cute. They were both topless and had their hands on eachother, holding eachother and their lips were barely touching... it was so adorable." Tess mused.

Suddenly the back door opened and Maria and Liz stepped out together sharing secret smiles. Tess and Isabel looked at eachother and then back at Liz and Maria. "Something happened." The both said at the same time.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:30:16 AM

Part Ten C

As Maria and Liz walked out, Tess and Isabel looked at one another again. "You ask them, because you saw them. Got it?" Isabel said.

Tess didn't have time to argue because Maria and Liz were already close enough to hear. As the two approached they sat down and smiled at the other two girls.

"Ok, what happened about two seconds ago?" Tess asked right away. Liz looked down and blushed and Maria looked away and blushed. They didn't know why they were hiding anything anyway, nothing had happened. They hadn't even kissed!

"So?" Isabel prompted.

"Nothing happened. We didn't even kiss." Liz said smiling at Isabel and Tess.

"Nothing right!" Tess said. She smiled at the two girls, layed down on her back to sunbake and closed her eyes. Only one word came out of her mouth. "Details!" She said and Isabel nodded. Maria and Liz looked at eachother and smiled. They turned back to Isabel and Tess and started telling them everything that happened upstairs until the moment that Tess came in.

While the girls gossiped the guys had started their own conversation.

"What do you think Maria and Liz were doing upstairs for so long?" Alex asked as he dribbled the ball up to the hoop and scored.

"Dunno, must've been important though because soon Tess ran in and in no time she ran out with a flushed face and was whispering with Isabel." Max said steeling the ball off Michael and dribbling it towards the ring.

"What classifies important?" Michael asked fouling Max.

"Hey, they could've been making out!" Kyle starts laughing. All the guys stopped everything. They looked at eachother and then looked over at the girls. Maria was sitting next to Liz with their backs to the guys. Liz then moved to slightly nudge Maria with her body. The guys all looked at eachother shaking their heads. "Nah!" They all stated.

They went back to the game but they still had one thing on their minds. Did Maria and Liz kiss?

"Would it be so bad if they did?" Alex asked.

"Well, I guess not, but it would be kinda weird." Michael said stopping and turning towards Alex.

"I understand but, wouldn't it be just as weird to them if say, you and I were making out right now?" Alex countered back.

"When you put it like that dude, you're right." Kyle said walking up to Alex and patting him on the back.

"Hey Alex. I love you man, but not that much!" Michael said jokingly.

"Hey! What's wrong with my body?" Alex asked teasing.

"Yeah! What is wrong with Alex's body? I think it looks great!" Max said sticking up for Alex.

"So it's Maxine that has a thing for Alexandra is it?" Kyle asked using their old nicknames.

"Well it could be you having a thing for Mickey P over there now couldn't it?" Max asked.

"Ah yes. Now the tables have turned cause for all we know, you could be jacking off in the shower every morning thinking about Michael and imaging his naked body against your naked body, the sweat, the heat, hands roaming around finding hard muscles, lots of clenching." Alex said teasingly. Every guy was silent. They just looked at Alex then walked off in their separate directions not breathing a word.

Later on it was the guys turn to make dinner. Kyle had taken charge and was trying to convince the other three that they should make something simple like spaghetti. The girls were in the lounge room sitting on the four-seater watching a movie. Maria was sitting next to Liz who was sitting next to Isabel who was sitting next to Tess.

Maria watched Liz out of the corner of her eye. She wanted to ask Liz about earlier upstairs but didn't have the guts to. Maria watched Isabel and Tess as well and when she had noticed that they were really into the movie and weren't concentrating on anything else she decided to go in for the kill.

She moved a little to the left, closer to Liz. She moved her lips to be inches away from Liz's ear. She breathed deeply making Liz shudder. "Earlier, upstairs, did you want that to happen?" Maria whispered. Liz thought for a second. She nodded her head slightly as not to draw attention to herself. Maria smiled and Liz could feel her smile.

"Good. I'm glad. Do you want to continue it sometime?" Maria asked. Liz nodded again but this time more noticeably that Isabel and Tess both looked at the two. Tess leaned up to whisper in Isabel's ear.

"Do you feel kinda left out?" Tess whispered to Isabel. Isabel looked over at Maria and Liz and then turned to Tess. She nodded her head and Tess smiled. "You know, the two week task starts soon. Maybe we can go together." Tess whispered again. Isabel nodded again smiling. Tess smiled back. "I'd like that." Isabel whispered.

"Hey girls, wanna see what the guys have done for dinner?" Maria asked leaning forward and looking at the three girls.

"Yeah, we better make sure they don't burn down the kitchen or something," Isabel said getting up.

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"What are we going to make?" Kyle asked popping a few chips in his mouth.

"I wish we could order pizza." Michael said.

"I wish my mum were here to cook." Max said.

"Oh no you don’t!" Isabel said storming into the kitchen. "There is no way that you want mum's cooking over something that we cook."

"Yeah, you're right. Forget what I just said!" Max said smiling.

"So what's for dinner then?" Tess asked.

"Steak and chips." Alex said.

"Steak and chips? That's what we're having for dinner?" Maria asked.

"Yeah, got a problem with that?" Michael asked standing up straighter.

"Yeah, I do. How come we all have to eat manly food? Why can't we have something like, uh, I don't know, something girlie?" Maria asked getting all riled up.

"Well, if you give us an idea for something GIRLIE to cook, then tell us and we'll see!" Michael said raising his voice a little.

Liz noticed how Maria was getting very red in the face with anger. If Michael didn't back down now then he was going to get it. No one knew what was making Maria so moody so they didn't ask at the risk of getting their heads cut off.

"Well if you boys didn't think you were so mucho than maybe we'd already have food on the damn table WOULDN’T WE?!" Maria yelled. Michael had been getting under her skin and she didn't know why. Maybe it was because she had these really weird feelings for him or something but she just had the need to yell at him.

Liz saw that Maria was clenching her fists. She slowly walked up behind Maria and slowly and gently placed a hand on the back of Maria's neck underneath her hair. Her lips came close to Maria's ear and she started whispering calming words.

"Hey gorgeous, you ok? It's alright. It's ok. Everything is going to be ok. Come on let's go into the living room." Liz then placed a kiss on Maria's temple. Everyone was silent. They had watched Liz walk up to Maria and whisper something only for Maria's ears. It had visibly calmed her down because her fists stopped clenching and her normal face colour was returning. They then saw Liz kiss Maria's temple and a small smile crossed on Maria's face. Something definitely was up between them.

Maria had felt Liz's hand on the back of her neck softly massaging the muscles there. She heard Liz's words and started to relax. Liz somehow had that effect on her. She soon felt Liz's soft lips that had barely touched her own this morning touch her temple. She was definitely relaxed and everyone else was tense. Maria turned her head to look at Liz. She reached up with her hand and ran it over Liz's hair. "Thankyou." Maria whispered but everyone heard. Maria's hand wrapped around Liz's neck and gently pulled down Liz's forehead to her lips. Maria gently kissed the soft skin there and pulled back and smiled. Liz smiled back.

"Um...hello?" Kyle said. He'd seen the whole exchange and to say that he wasn't affected by it would be the biggest understatement of the century.

"When did you guys? When did you? When... When?" Michael stuttered over his words. His sister was holding the girl he had really weird feelings about in a very intimate embrace.

"Can, can we not have to talk about this. Please?" Liz pleaded with her brother.

"Ok. For now." Michael said and pointed at Liz. He ran a hand through his hair and walked out of the kitchen to have some time to think. Kyle followed him.

Kyle found Michael out the back sitting at the edge of the pool staring at the water. Kyle quietly approached. He didn't want to startle Michael especially at a time like this.

"Hey." Kyle whispered. He stood there waiting to see what Michael would say. He put his hands in his pockets feeling uncomfortable.

"Pull up a side of the pool." Michael said patting the space to his right. Kyle sat down next Michael and just looked at the water like Michael.

"You ok?" Kyle asked. 'Jeez, that was a stupid question Kyle. Of course he's not ok. He just saw his little sister almost getting it on with another girl.' Kyle thought, mentally kicking himself.

"You ok?" Michael asked back without answering. Kyle thought about it. He just saw his sister and some other girl ready to jump eachothers bones any time soon. Yeah, he was ok with it. Hell, he'd be seeing a lot of that soon.

"Yeah. Surprisingly I am." Kyle said nodding his head and turning to look at Michael. Michael looked at him back. "You know, for a second there I was really shocked and well, weirded out but now. I don't know it suddenly seemed ok. I realised I wasn't repulsed by it. Is that weird?" Michael asked.

"Nah. It's ok. I understand ya. But remember, you better get used to seeing a lot of that and doing that." Kyle said laughing softly.

"Oh right. Us." Michael said in a depressive tone.

"Don't make it sound exciting or anything." Kyle said sarcastically.

"Isn't it weird. I mean, we're going to have to you know... like Maria and Liz were just doing." Michael said making weird hand gestures.

"Hey. What's wrong with me? I'm hot, I'm muscly and I'm huge." Kyle said laughing.

"I'd like to see that." Michael said rubbing his nose and turning away laughing.

"Ok. I'm up for comparing." Kyle said getting up and starting to undo the button on his jeans. Michael turned and saw what he was doing and before he could protest, there stood Kyle in all his half-naked glory. Michael's draw dropped open.

"Wow." Michael breathed out.

"Ok. Now let's see yours." Kyle said pointing down at Michael's lap.

"Nup, no way. Maybe some other time Kyle. When I don't have that," Michael pointed at Kyle's dick, "to compare with." Michael said shaking his head still staring at it.

Kyle started laughing, bent down and pulled up his jeans and buttoned them and zipped them up. "Come on. Let's go inside. We'll compare tomorrow." Kyle said helping Michael up.

"So I guess it's fun jacking off right?" Michael said as they walked back in the house together.

"Oh you have no idea." Kyle said slapping Michael on the back. They both laughed and all was good for the rest of the night.

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posted on 7-Sep-2001 1:34:26 AM

Part Eleven

Sunday 30th May
Day Eight:

"Hey Alex...C'mere for a sec." Michael whispered loudly to Alex who was sitting on the couch opposite Michael. Michael motioned with his finger for Alex to hurry up. Alex got up and jogged across the room to where Michael was sitting. He sat down next to Michael and turned towards him.

"Yeah?" Alex asked.

“Last night, well - uh, have you SEEN Kyle?" Michael asked softly. He turned his head around to see if anyone was behind him. He didn't want people to hear was he was about to say. Especially Kyle.

"Yeah, he's out back with Max and the girls." Alex said pointing behind him with his thumb.

"No, have you SEEN him? I mean... naked?" Michael asked whispering the last word while leaning in close.

Alex leaned back as Michael leaned in. "No. Why? Have you?" Alex asked confused. Why would he care what Kyle looked like naked?

"Oh man! You don't know what's hit you until you see the THING on him." Michael said shaking his head while rubbing his eyebrow.

"Why? Is he really that big?" Alex asked very intrigued.

"Big, is not the word I would use. Enormous, is the word I would use." Michael said looking at Alex seriously.

"You serious?" Alex asked really intrigued now.

Michael just simply nodded his head. They sat there in silence for a few minutes until their silence was broken by Max who had come in to see if they wanted to play a game of basketball outside. "Hey guys." Max said coming in and sitting on the four-seater couch facing Michael and Alex.

"Oh hey." Alex said quickly glancing at Max. He turned his head quickly and stared at the wall in thought.

Max just watched them both curiously. They seemed to be in great thought staring at the wall. Max turned to look at the wall and then back to the guys. What were they thinking about?

Michael was watching Max out of the corner of his eye. When he saw the look of utter confusion cross his face he decided he should let him in on what they were thinking about.

"Kyle's cock." Michael said flatly.

"What?" Was all Max could get out. They were thinking about Kyle's cock? "Why?"

"It's huge. Michael's seen it... have you?" Alex asked turning to look at Max.

"Nope. So it's huge huh?" Max said sitting back on the couch and staring out at nothing while thinking hard about Kyle's cock. 'I wander if it is big? I wander what we could do with it. Woah! Where did that thought come from? Well, I guess it is understandable, I mean he already looks hot with clothes on and I think about taking his clothes off so why not think more about what's under the clothes? Yeah, that's all I'm doing...thinking about what's underneath. Harmless thoughts.' Max, Michael and Alex were so deep in thought that they didn't even notice that the man of their thoughts had even entered the room.

"What are you guys thinking about?" Kyle asked looing at each of them.

Without even realising what they were saying, in unison they said, "Your cock." As soon as the two words had left their mouths reality hit and they turned to look at Kyle.

Kyle was shocked at first. He didn't realise they would be so blunt. But hey, Kyle looked on the bright side and looked at the guys with a smile on his face. "Oh, you guys. I love you." Kyle said in a girlie voice while making a girlie gesture with his hands. "Come on guys, let's go pick on the girl's or something?" Kyle said in his normal voice and then walked out of the room thinking the guys were going to follow.

Max, Michael and Alex just sat there thinking about what just happened. They looked at eachother, shook their heads and got up and followed Kyle out the back.

Later on during the day around lunchtime, the group of eight decided to have a barbecue. They all sat outside on the grass instead of at the table that was under the roof. After they had eaten they just sat on the grass talking. Maria was sitting up with her legs out. Liz was laying on her back with her head on Maria's thighs. Maria was softly stroking her neck. Isabel and Tess were lying on their stomachs with their sides touching. They were secretly rubbing their legs against eachother and every time one of them did they would share a secret smile. Max and Alex were lying on their backs. Max had his head near Liz's side where she could reach to run her fingers through her hair if she wanted. Alex was lying in between Maria and Isabel. He had his head turned towards Isabel claiming that the sun was in his eyes when he looked towards Maria. Kyle and Michael were sitting up with their backs to eachother leaning against one another. They were sitting in front of the other completing a shape that was supposed to resemble a circle.

"So is anyone going to bring up what we should really be talking about?" Maria asked running her thumb over Liz's neck.

"Yeah I really think we should talk about it. I mean, we also have to choose who we're going to have to spend the next fortnight with." Liz said looking up into Maria's face and smiling shyly.

"Well we can see which girl goes with which." Kyle said jokingly.

"KYLE!" Max said with an annoyed look.

"Sorry." Kyle mumbled.

"Anyway, we need to discuss the situation." Max said trying to get back on track.

"What's there really to discuss?" Michael asked leaning a little more on Kyle.

"Well obviously it's probably going to be Liz and Maria, Iz and Tess, maybe Alex and I and you and Kyle. Also we need to maybe think up a word or something that we can say if a part of the house is occupied by a couple. Say something like Tabasco or something...What do you guys think? Max asked sitting up and looking around at everyone.

Everyone nodded his or her agreement.

"So is Tabasco the word?" Isabel asked. Everyone nodded or shrugged. "Well, then it's settled, Tabasco is the code word for, 'DO NOT GO IN THERE!'" Isabel said.

"Oh hey Max. The next time you get called in for a meeting you think you cold bring up washing clothes? I really need to wash my thongs." Maria said seriously.

"MARIA! Too much information! PLEASE! I AM your brother you know." Kyle said shaking his head. Michael smirked. 'So she wears thongs. Might have to check it out one of these days.' He thought.

"Don't worry, I've been thinking about it too. I think we might have to wash it by hand or something." Max said scratching the side of his head.

"I bet that we don't have to do it." Kyle said.

"I bet that we do!" Maria said challenging her brother.

"Ok. You're on... If I win then you girls have to lose your tops and bras for a day." Kyle said smiling.

"Fine. And if I win, then you guys have to walk around naked all day." Maria said nodding her head.

Kyle sat and thought about it for a second. He was sure that they weren't going to have to was their clothes, or maybe it was that he wished and hoped that they didn't have to wash their own clothes. He looked over at Maria's smug face and new straight away that he was going to take the deal.

Kyle got up and crawled over to Maria and Liz. He stuck out his hand. "Deal."

Maria looked at Kyle's hand then up at his face and knew that he meant it. She reached her hand out and shook it. "Deal."

"Hello! Did either of you forget that we should have a say in this?" Tess said sitting up.

"Yeah! It's not fair! It's our breasts we might have to show off." Isabel said sitting up and sitting awfully close to Tess.

"No! No one gets a say! EVER!" Maria said looking at the faces around her.

"Ok well now that that is settled and we've discussed stuff, well then let's do something. As a group." Liz suggested sitting up now.

"What can we play?" Michael asked.

"TRUTH OR DARE!" Kyle yelled.

"NO!" Everyone yelled back.

"Something else. Aren't there some games in the shed where the toilet is?" Maria asked getting up and brushing off her clothes from all the loose grass.

"Yeah. I'll come and check it out with you." Tess said getting up leaving the others to wait. Isabel and Liz watched as the other two walked away in deep conversation.

Maria and Tess had started to walk away from the group when Tess spoke up first. "So you and Liz are looking pretty close."

"So are you and Isabel." Maria countered back. She didn't sound defensive but thought that she should set Tess straight.

"I know. And I like it. I've never... you know... with another girl before and I'm kinda scared but when I'm with Iz, it's different. You know what I mean?" Tess asked fiddling with her nails.

Maria stopped in her tracks and as soon as Tess realised, she stopped too. "That's really sweet of you to say. Have you told Isabel how you feel?" Maria asked after she recovered from the initial shock.

"Nope. Probably won't. It's all right I don't mind. Hey maybe after Iz and I are together you and I can be together?" Tess asked.

"Yeah ok. I would like that. So tell me, have you kissed yet?" Maria asked smiling. She wanted the full scoop.

"Nope not yet. Maybe tonight or something?" Tess said smiling from ear to ear.

They soon reached the shed and opened the door. They walked past the sink and over to the wall with the games. The looked up and down and soon came to stop together on twister. "Come on." Maria said smiling.

They walked back hiding the game behind their backs. When the others noticed they were coming they were all silent waiting for them to show them what they had brought.

"Well...?” Kyle asked getting impatient.

"Twister." Tess and Maria said at the same time pulling out the box from behind their backs.

"Cool." Liz said. She had done gymnastics when she was younger and was still flexible and new that she was in with a winning chance. She loved to play games like this when it had to do with stretching and almost contortionism.

Twenty minutes later, Liz had to put her right hand on yellow and she knew if she did this, not only was she going to fall over but she was going to be facing Tess's massive breasts. Liz decided that she could do this. She could stay up and not look at Tess. Liz moved her hand and wobbled for a second and then regained her balance. Alex then had his move and was now facing Kyle's crotch. He looked at Michael who winked at him. Alex looked back at Kyle’s crotch and stared hard. 'It's doesn't look so big in his pants. Maybe it does without the pants. Can't wait to find out.' Alex thought to himself. Suddenly, something in Kyle's pants twitched as if it knew that someone was staring there and Alex lost his balance. He toppled over bringing down everyone around him. For another five minutes they were a bundle of arms and legs.

Night soon fell upon them and the eight teens packed up their things and moved inside. They subconsciously gravitated towards the living room where they all sat down and started to relax again like earlier.

"I am so tired. I can't wait to eat dinner and just hit the sack." Liz said softly as she leaned her head on the back of the couch, closing her eyes.

"Yeah, I'm beat! Who ever said that playing twister was so hard?" Maria said trying to rub it in for Alex, who she noticed, turned as red as a tomato.

"Anyway, whose turn is it to do dinner?" Alex asked trying to take the focus off him.

"The girls I think." Michael said smirking. He didn't want to have to have another argument with the guys as to decide on what they were going to have for dinner. He also knew that if the girls would cook something it would probably be decent dinner food and no sandwiches.

"Great! Just what I need. To feed the lot of you! Fabulous!" Isabel groaned. She felt the same way Liz looked. Deadbeat.

"Ok, well how about like a trade off thing. If we cook tonight," Kyle started too hear groans coming from the other three males, "then you have to sleep naked tonight." Kyle finished. No sooner had he finished did he noticed that the guys had stopped moaning and now sitting in front of him were four gaping girls, their mouths hanging open with surprise.

"Jeez, is everything with you about sex and nudity?" Tess asked disgustedly.

"Yeah, pretty much." Kyle answered coyly.

"Cool." Tess said in a cheerful tone. She could live with that. Kyle, nudity and sex. Yep, definately could live with that.

"So, what you're saying is that, if you guys cook tonight, we have to sleep in nothing tonight?" Maria asked already trying to see how she could get her plan to work for the girls.

"Yeah. Simple as that." Kyle answered.

"Ok. Then if you cook, we'll sleep naked, but, if we don't like the food and if you don't wash the dishes and give us, say a half-an-hour foot rub then, YOU four will have to sleep naked too got it?" Maria said smiling. The other three girls started smiling as they realised that they would be pampered tonight.

"Wait. Wait. Wait... So, we cook, you no like our food, we give foot rub AND sleep naked and you sleep naked?" Kyle translated into terms that he could understand.

"Yes, my smart big brother. A gold star for you!" Maria said in a kindergarten teacher's voice while getting up and ruffling Kyle's hair.

The others chuckled.

"Deal." Kyle said holding out his hand.

"Deal." Maria said shaking his hand.

"Cool. So either way you girls are sleeping naked tonight?" Michael asked still trying to grasp the concept of the deal.

"Yeah." Max replied softly.

"Good, good. Just wanted too make sure that I understood that." Michael said getting up off the couch and heading off to the kitchen to start on that gourmet dinner.

Max soon followed and then Kyle and Alex got up and ran after them. Maria started giggling.

"Maria. I DO NOT see what is so funny!" Tess barked out.

"Well, I have a feeling that our brothers have been holding out on us with their cooking talents. In fact, if I am right, which I am, I think that they are ready to make us a fabulous meal, which you my friends, and I will make disgusting." Maria stated simply sitting down smiling.

"How Maria?" Liz asked bored.

"Easy, we have to distract them somehow and while their being distracted, we put something into the food, like heaps of salt or something...easy." Maria decided.

"Ok, so how do we distract them?" Isabel asked resting her head on her hand.

"Well that's where you two and I come in." Maria said motioning to Isabel, Tess and herself.

"What will I be doing?" Liz asked.

"You my friend, will be ruining dinner." Maria stated simply.

"What will us three be doing to distract the guys?" Tess asked.

Maria went on to explain what they were going to do. They just had to wait for the perfect moment to distract the guys. Soon enough they saw Max leaving the kitchen and heading up stairs. This was their chance.

The girls got up and headed for the kitchen.

Meanwhile in the kitchen the guys were busy at work making lasagne. Michael was making the meat sauce while Alex, Kyle and Max were making salad and getting ingredients that Michael needed. Who would have guessed that Michael was a cooking freak?

"Hey guys. I gotta pee." Max said wiping his hands on a cloth and walking out of the kitchen and heading up the stairs.

"I still can't believe that we are going to be sleeping in the same room as naked girls tonight." Alex said shaking his head while washing the lettuce.

"Yeah, I don't know how you pulled that one off." Michael commented while stirring the sauce.

Isabel and Tess walked in first and headed over to the fridge. Kyle was the first to notice but didn't say anything. He just turned around and watched the two girls silently communicating by the fridge door.

Tess and Isabel had walked in knowing the plan backwards. They went to the fridge opened it up and started to whisper softly to eachother. Soon their heads were leaning in together ever so slowly. Kyle noticed and thought that Alex should watch this so he nudged him. Alex looked at Kyle confused then turned to look to where Kyle's sight was fixed. There stood his blonde goddess about to kiss his sister in front of him. He watched Isabel very carefully, every move she made. Her right hand came up and brushed Tess's blonde curls behind her ear. Alex nudged Michael when he saw out of the corner of his eye Maria approaching. She came up behind Tess and reached a hand up and started to move her hair to the side revealing the soft white skin on her neck.

Liz stood in the shadows watching the three transfixed guys watching the three girls getting it on. She was looking for the right time to ruin the food. Suddenly Michael stepped slightly forward and then turned to the side facing his back to Liz while watching Maria intently.

Liz walked slowly and quietly behind Michael and over to the sauce in the pot on the stove. She pulled out a bottle of Tobasco Sauce that she had in her short pocket and uncapped the bottle. She poured in as much as she thought would ruin it just that little bit. As she turned around she saw him.

Max had gone upstairs to go to the toilet. After washing his hands he walked downstairs and was about to say something when he saw Michael, Kyle and Alex just standing staring at the wall as Liz stood behind them pouring something into the sauce. He couldn't see what it was but right now he didn't care. She looked so cute acting all sneaky. He was about to walk up to her when he caught a flash of bright pink from the corner of his eye. He turned his head to the left and took in the scene before him. There was his sister kissing Tess's forehead, cheeks, anywhere she could get while Maria was behind Tess nibbling on her neck. Then it hit him. They had used that as a decoy for Liz so that she could ruin dinner so that everyone was going to be sleeping naked tonight. He smiled at the thought. He turned towards Liz and that's when she caught sight of him.

Tess was so caught up in the feeling of being sandwiched between Isabel and Maria that she didn't even notice Max come in. She could feel Isabel kissing every inch of her face but not her lips. They had promised that their first kiss wasn't going to be in front of everyone else. She could soon feel Maria's lips on the side of her neck sucking slightly while running her hands up and down Tess front. Maria's hands reached Tess's breasts and just as she was going to touch them both Isabel and Maria stepped away. Tess looked dazed. What had just happened? She looked around the kitchen and looked at all the faces. Michael, Alex and Kyle were hanging on for more, Liz and Max were just staring at eachother and Maria had just said something and grabbed her hand and walked out of the kitchen. Isabel soon followed.

"Uh guys? Liz and I'll be back in a few." Max said grabbing Liz's hand and dragging her up the stairs. She was shocked to say the least. She turned around quickly and saw the three girls staring at her with confusion written all over their faces. She held up the half empty bottle of Tobasco Sauce and threw it down to them. Maria reached out, caught it then looked down to notice that there was some missing. She looked up and smiled.

Max dragged Liz up stairs and in through the door opposite the top of the staircase. They walked through the door and Max walked Liz over to his bed. They sat down on it and were silent for a few minutes waiting for the other to break the silence. Liz looked around nervously.

"So..." Liz started softly.

"So... trying to sabotage tonight's dinner?" Max asked bluntly.

"No." Liz answered a little to fast.

"Really. So I guess that means that you don't want a foot rub or to not have to do the dishes and the best of all, seeing us guys naked huh?" Max joked.

"It wasn't my idea." Liz said trying to defend herself.

"So let me guess. Maria's?" Max guessed.

"Yep. But you aren't going to tell the guys are you?" Liz asked looking up at him with her doe eyes pleading with him.

Max looked down into her pleading eyes and knew straight away that he couldn't deny her anything. He nodded and grabbed her hand. "Promise." He whispered.

She looked down at their hands and for a second she couldn't see which were his fingers and which were hers. She blushed.

"So you're going to tell me that you don't want to see this body naked?" Max said leaning back trying to catch Liz's gaze.

"Well, no I wouldn't mind but -" Liz started but was soon cut off.

"I knew it! You want this body and you know it!" Max joked.

'If you only knew.' Liz thought. She looked up at him and smiled shyly.

"Ok, I promise I won't tell the others, but you have to promise me something." Max said looking down at her.

"What?" Liz asked confused.

"Well, if you have anymore nightmares, you have to promise that you will come to me at night. Especially with the next two weeks coming up, Michael won’t really be around much. He'll probably be sleeping in Kyle's bed." Max said smiling softly.

"I promise I'll think about it." Liz said softly.

"Can I ask you something personal?" Max asked with a gentle voice.

"Yeah, anything." Liz said softly. She looked up and brushed her hair away from her face.

"How often do you get nightmares?" Max asked as gently as he could.

"Um... often. My mum and dad don't really know that I get them a lot. Michael knows that I get them occasionally but he doesn't know that I can get them three or four nights in a row." Liz said.

"Oh. Well now that I know, you can come to me whenever you like... got it?" Max said slightly nudging her.

"Got it." Liz said with a smile.

"Come on. Let's go downstairs. They'll be waiting for us." Max said getting up and holding a hand out to Liz. She took it and stood up. The slowly made their way out of the bedroom and started down the stairs.

"How come you want to know so much about my nightmare's?" Liz asked suddenly.

"Um, well because I noticed that you always seem so closed off, so I thought maybe you needed someone else besides Michael to talk to and I'm always here. I promise that whatever you tell me I won’t breathe a word to anyone else." Max said stopping on the stairs to look into Liz's eyes. He leaned in to Liz and softly kissed her forehead. He then ran his hand down her hair and smiled shyly. He didn't know when he got so forward with girls. Especially one that he liked.

They reached the kitchen and saw that the guys were back to cooking and it looked like they hadn’t even realised what had happened. Or almost happened. Max smiled at Liz and let go of her hand. He walked into the kitchen and just went back to the salad.

Liz walked into the living room looking for the girls. As she walked in the three of them were sitting there giggling. When Maria spotted her she jumped up and hugged her.

"Did you get busted?" Maria asked through her giggles.

"Not really. He promised he wouldn't say anything." Liz answered cautiously. Maria started to drag Liz over to the sofa so she could tell them all about what happened upstairs.

An hour later they were all sitting at the dinner table. The salad was served first and the boys did a great job on that. Soon came the time that the girls had been waiting for. Michael brought out the lasagne and placed it in the middle of the table. The girls and Max all filled up their drinks to the fullest. This went unnoticed by the others.

Everyone took a bite of the lasagne. Every face went bright red, tears were forming in every eye and people's noses were starting to run. Everyone reached for his or her drink at the same time.

"Jeez Michael, made it hot enough?" Alex asked.

"This is not what it should taste like." Michael said disappointed.

Liz looked at her brother's face and immediately felt guilty. She knew how much Michael loved to cook and he was good at it. Michael’s lasagne was always the best. Liz put her head down ashamed.

Maria noticed Michael's crestfallen face. She also felt bad. 'I'll make it up to him.' Maria thought to herself. 'And I'll make it good.' She added.

"So I guess that means us guys are washing the dishes, giving foot rubs and sleeping naked huh?" Kyle asked.

All the guys stopped what they were doing and looked at the girls. They silently communicated. "Definitely." The said in unison.

Max just chuckled and kept eating.

After dessert, which was vanilla ice-cream and strawberries, the girls got up and headed into the living room waiting for the guys to finish washing so they could give them a foot rub. About 20 minutes and a foot rub later everyone was upstairs getting undressed for bed.

Liz watched the girls start to undress and then saw the guys starting to as well. Isabel and Tess didn't seem to mind and Maria didn't look like she did either. Liz felt a little left out being the only small-chested female, the shortest and the ugliest. Or so she thought.

On the other side of the room Max was taking off his top and thinking about what Liz would look like naked. He imagined her small perky breasts, her flat stomach, the apex of dark brown curls at the juncture of her legs, her slim thighs. Everything about Liz made Max love her even more.

He looked around him and saw that Alex was up to his boxers and was looking around nervously.

"Someone's nervous." Michael whispered to Max. Max turned and looked at Michael and then watched as Michael walked up to Alex and started saying something to him. Soon Michael's hands were on the edge of Alex's boxers and he was pulling them down. Max looked at Alex and saw his face was flushed. Max moved his gaze down Alex's body until he reached Alex's cock. It was semi-hard and Max felt sorry for the guy. Though Max did notice that he was huge. 'For a skinny guy he's big.' Max thought. His head subconsciously moved to the side.

Michael had seen Max watching Alex. He looked over and saw Alex was really nervous about discarding his last piece of clothing. He walked up to Max, said something then headed for Alex.

"Alex. It's ok. Chill." Michael tried to soothe.

"I'm chilled. Really I am, never been cooler in my life. Oh! Who am I kidding I'm fucking hot!" Alex said through gritted teeth.

"Alex. That made no sens at all." Michael said smirking.

"I don't care. Ok!" Alex practically yelled.

"Alex. It's ok. You don't have to be afraid. Look, I'm sure you look fine. Why don't I try and help you with your boxers ok?" Michael asked soothingly while placing his hands on the edge of Alex's boxers.

Alex hesitated and then nodded. Michael went down at an achingly slow pace. Alex felt like jumping out of his skin and running out of the house. He suddenly felt a hot breath on his dick. He briefly looked down and saw Michael studying him up close. 'Body, don't fail me now.' Alex thought. Suddenly he felt himself grow a little. 'Damn!' Alex thought. Michael breathed heavier on Alex when he saw Alex start to grow.

Alex looked straight ahead and noticed Max watching him as well. Then Max's head fell to the side and Alex was even more embarrassed than he was before.

Three squealing girls soon brought everyone out of their thoughts. The guys rushed down to the end of the room and turned the corner. They saw Isabel, Tess and Maria huddled on one of the beds and Liz was standing with her back to them. There was a big, black spider on her back. She didn't dare move.

Alex was thankful that he had pulled up his boxers when he heard the girls screaming. He moved over to the bed where the three squealing girls were. He held out his hand and Isabel took it. She untangled herself from the other two and stepped into Alex's waiting arms. Kyle ran over and picked up Tess. He couldn't help but take note of the white softness under his fingers that was her skin. Michael soon followed and grabbed Maria and placed her behind him. Max slowly made his way over to Liz.

"Liz. Don't move a muscle." Max said softly.

"I wouldn't dream of it." Liz replied softly.

"I'm going to try and get it off you so be really still ok?" Max instructed.

Liz went to nod but then decided against it. "Got it." Liz said.

Max reached a hand out. "Michael, open that window." Max instructed nodding his head in the direction of the window that was in between Maria and Liz's bed. Michael quickly rushed over and opened it. He stepped back and held Maria close to him because he could. Max stepped a little closer to Liz and his other hand was running soothingly up and down her arm. The hand reaching for the spider picked it up by the abdomen and flung it out the window in the blink of an eye. Liz turned around and flung herself in Max's arms. He held her close whispering calming words in her ear.

The others tried to make sure that the girls were ok. No one had noticed that Maria, Tess and Isabel were only in their bras and panties and that Liz was topless, with no bra but pants on. Isabel noticed that Alex was only in his boxers and had to step back to admire his body. She had to admit that he was kind of skinny but she couldn't wait to feel him rapped around her again.

Maria looked at Michael's chest. It wasn't as well built as Kyle and Max's but she was fine with it. She also took note of the softness of his chest and the slightly bronzed skin. 'Just what I like.' Maria thought. She snuggled up closer to Michael and he subconsciously held her tighter.

When Kyle had grabbed Tess he had flung her over his shoulder and that's where she was still. Tess didn't mind that the blood was rushing to her head because she got to check out Kyle's butt. What she didn't realise was that Kyle was checking out her butt from a close up too.

"Kyle. You wanna put me down now?" Tess asked slapping his silk covered ass.

"Why? You don't like slapping my ass?" Kyle asked slowly letting her down. He made sure though that he was going to hold her flush against his body as she slid down him.

"Because I want to get down and yeah slapping your ass is kinda fun but I have better things to do." Tess said jokingly. As Kyle was letting Tess slide down his body her thigh ran over the front of his boxers. They both gasped and looked into eachother's eyes. They started to lean in when -

"Cut it out you two." Alex barked out. He did not want to see his sister and some jock getting it on in front of him.

Kyle and Tess quickly broke apart and blushed.

Max was holding Liz and was rubbing his hand up and down her bare back. It hadn't even registered that she didn't have a bra on. When the fog started clearing he realised that there was no bra strap. He slightly pulled away and looked down at Liz. She had just realised that their chests were flushed against eachother. She didn't know if Max had noticed and she hoped he hadn't so that he wouldn't look down. When she felt him pull away slightly and felt his gaze on her she looked up. 'Don't look down Max. Please don't look down.' Liz said to herself. Max moved a little farther away and gazed down.

On impulse Liz tried to move her arms to cover herself up. Max noticed and pinned her arms to her sides. His hands slowly slid up her arms until they were underneath her breasts. His thumbs reached out and brushed the underside. They both gasped. It felt like an electric current had just gone through them both. Max pulled Liz back against his chest and Liz just held on. They were soon broken apart by Michael's voice.

"Max. Come on, let's go to bed." Michael said with brotherly authority. Max slightly nodded and waited for everyone to start moving away until he looked down at Liz's face again.

"You're beautiful." Max whispered. His head bent down again and just as Liz thought that they might actually kiss, he moved his lips to her cheek and gave her a light kiss.

Liz was speechless. What could she say? No guy but her father had ever said she was beautiful. Maybe Michael once, but that was her brother. Brothers don't count. They have to say that sort of stuff.

Before Liz knew anything had happened she had a piece of clothing in front of her chest and Max was walking backwards away from her with a shy smile on his face. Liz smiled shyly and then turned to her bed to get undressed under the covers instead.

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"Start the tests tomorrow. Give her a little time to adjust to our way." A short skinny man said.

"What time?" Another man said. He was taller than the first. He wore a white lab coat and had red hair.

"0800 hours. She needs to sleep." The short man said.

"MUMMY! DADDY! MICKEY! WHERE ARE YOU?!" A little brown-haired girl started screaming. Both men looked through a glass window into a room that was white. There was a little girl huddled in the corner with a light blue t-shirt on and green shorts. There were tear tracks down her cheeks.

"I don't think she'll be getting much sleep tonight Tim." The tall man said.

"Then we might have to drug her Carl." The short skinny man said.

"She's six Tim. You can't drug a six-year-old. It's against the law." Carl said looking down at his partner.

"It's half alien. It can be killed for all I care." Tim said leaving no room for discussion.

"Fine. But she won't trust you or me. We should get Caroline in here and get her to talk to the girl." Carl said.

"Whatever. Just don't refer to her as a girl. It's an IT." Tim said sternly walking off.

"Whatever." Carl muttered. He fiddled with some switches and sat down in his chair. He watched the little girl looking around the room trying to find a way out.

The little girl looked around the room and suddenly felt a cold shiver run up her spine. She started to cry again. She hated crying. It just showed everyone how weak she was. She had to be strong. She had to prove to Mickey that she was strong. A few minutes later two men came in through a secret door which the little girl hadn't noticed. They wore contamination suits and walked up to her. They picked her up and started to pull at her clothes. She started screaming and screaming and trying to kick her legs. After the two men had rid her of her clothes she had huddled into a ball on the floor. Her small little body started to shake with tremors. Just when the little girl thought it couldn't get any worse another man walked into the room via the secret door. His hand reached down to grab her hair.


Two people shot up in bed panting. One held the blankets to her chest while the other ran a hand through his damp hair. He slowly and quietly got up and walked to the end of the room to check on the girls. He remembered what the little girl in the dream looked like. It was Liz. As he turned the corner he saw her sitting up in bed holding the blankets to her naked body. Max noticed that she had started rocking. He slowly made his way over to her bed and sat down next to her. He hadn't realised that he was naked as well. He climbed under the blankets with Liz and held her close. He ran his hand through her hair and down her back. He gently pulled her towards him. Her breathing started to even out and he soon found that Liz had fallen asleep. He vowed to stay awake and watch her but his eyes soon failed him and his body went into REM.

They could talk about sharing the dream in the morning.

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Edited by - Nikki on 09/08/2001 01:37:20
posted on 30-Sep-2001 8:24:14 AM

Part Twelve

Monday 31st May
Day Nine:

"Don't they just look adorable!" Maria whispered.

"I know. How cute." Isabel agreed.

"I wonder if they've realised they're naked?" Tess added.

"This is not cute or adorable." Michael said through gritted teeth. He was clenching and unclenching his fists ready to punch Max's lights out as soon as they turned on.

"Come on man. It's cute." Alex said lightly slapping Michael on the shoulder.

"I wonder why Max is in her bed anyway." Kyle asked.

"That's it. I'm going to wake them up." Michael said trying to push past Maria and Tess.

"Not so fast buddy. Let them be. I doubt that they DID anything last night anyway. Especially cause anyone of us could have woken up and I doubt that they'll do anything even if we did leave the room." Maria said holding on to Michael with all her strength.

"I have to agree with Maria. I mean, I know Max. He won't do anything until they are like on their wedding night or something. I swear he acts as if he wears a chastity belt." Isabel said jokingly.

"Yeah. Come on. Let's just go downstairs and make breakfast or something. You can pound Max later." Maria said pushing Michael out the door.

"I still think they look cute." Isabel said leaving the room. Soon Kyle, Alex and Tess followed behind.

Most had tried to get up earlier than everyone else so that they could get changed before anyone could see them, but it turned out that everyone had the same idea so either way someone was going to see something.

They headed downstairs to the kitchen and started working on pancakes. Michael said that he would cook which caused the others to groan.

"No Tobasco sauce this time ok?" Maria said.

"I didn't put Tobasco sauce in the meat sauce yesterday." Michael said stopping everything he was doing and turning to face Maria.

'Oh shit. I think I just blew it.' Maria thought. "You sure? Cause I swear that's what it tasted like." 'That's it, play dumb. It's easy.' Maria thought.

"Yeah, I'm sure. Did everyone think it tasted a bit like Tobasco sauce or was it just Maria?" Michael asked suspiciously.

"I thought that it did." Tess mistakenly said.

"Oh really you did, did you? What about you Isabel? Did you think it tasted a little like Tobasco sauce?" Michael asked folding his arms in front of his chest waiting for her answer.

"No. I thought it tasted a little pepperish." Isabel said nervously.

Michael could see right through their little innocent act. "You know what I think?" Michael started off.

"Not really. But I have a feeling you're going to tell us anyway." Maria muttered.

"I think that you three girls put Tobasco into the meat sauce. Am I right?" Michael asked looking at the three girls standing in front of him. Alex and Kyle had been silent through the whole exchange but Kyle couldn't seem to understand how Maria, Isabel or Tess could put something into their dinner when the only time they had been in the kitchen last night was to practically make his ultimate fantasy come true.

"Michael. How could they have sabotaged last night's dinner when the only time they were in here was to make out?" Kyle asked.

Michael thought about it for a second and remembered that at the time that the girls were making out, Max was in the toilet and Liz, where was Liz last night? "Where was Liz last night when you three were doing your little sucking face thing by the fridge?" Michael asked.

"God what is this, an interrogation?" Isabel asked horrified. She was fed up with all the questions and she didn't want anyone to know what they had done. She walked out of the room in what looked like a huff. Tess soon followed saying that she better go check on Iz.

"Hey man, we're going to go watch cartoons or something." Alex said slapping Michael on the back nervously while dragging Kyle out of the kitchen.

Soon Michael and Maria were left alone facing eachother down. "So tell me. Was the little performance last night to distract us?" Michael asked.

"What does it matter? You had fun didn't you?" Maria countered back.

"So it was a decoy." Michael said letting all the pieces of the puzzle join together.

"Maybe. Maybe you just can't cook." Maria said leaning up against the fridge.

Michael was losing it. He never liked mind games and that was exactly what Maria was playing. A mind game. He walked up to her and placed his hands on either side of her against the fridge slightly pinning her there. Michael took a long look at her face and noticed that she didn't look scared but by her eyes, he could tell that she was a grade A, 100% scaredy-cat.

"Just tell me the truth for once Maria." Michael said quietly.

"I did." Maria stated. She was trying to hide her frightened state and by looks of things, she thought she was hiding it pretty well.

"Sometimes, I don't know how I can put up with your yakking away and then when you don't yak, you withhold information." Michael said frustrated.

"Well maybe you should do a lot less complaining and a lot more listening." Maria said slightly raising her voice.

"Maria, that made like no sense." Michael said shaking his head.

"There you go again. Ignoring me. God you're such an ogre." Maria said putting her palms on Michael's chest ready to push him away.

"An ogre? Oh puh-lease." Michael said trying to think of a good comeback to that but coming up with nothing.

"God you're even lamer when you can't think up a come-back." Maria said starting to push Michael back. As he started to move back and was about to let Maria walk past him he grabbed her arms and pinned her against the fridge and leaned in. His lips touched hers and sparks flew. As their lips met, electric currents were going through their bodies. Michael sucked on Maria's lower lip, which emitted a low groan from the bottom of Maria's throat. Maria opened her mouth slightly and Michael took this as a sign to keep going. He didn't plan on kissing her but when she started to walk away he just knew somehow that he wasn't supposed to let her. When their lips met Michael got his first taste of Maria. She had a bit of a tangy kind of taste. He was automatically addicted. When she parted her lips slightly his tongue pushed through to meet hers. When their tongues met in a fiery kiss they both started to groan with the intensity of it all.

Maria just loved the spicy taste of Michael. She couldn't get enough of it. Her hands moved from his waist up and into his hair pressing his mouth down harder onto hers. She wanted more. Needed more. Her hands came to rest on the buttons of his shirt. She started to unbutton them. Michael groaned into her mouth when Maria's hand reached inside his shirt and she 'accidentally' grazed a fingernail over his nipple. He subconsciously pressed his hips into hers and Maria felt Michael's arousal. She herself was getting very aroused and she could already feel the dampness that was slowly growing in her panties. Maria finished Michael's buttons and started to peel off his shirt when they were rudely interrupted.

"Well isn't it a good morning?" A voice said from the door.

Upstairs Liz was sleeping better than she ever thought she could. She was having a good dream where she was married to Max and they had three children and she was pregnant with the fourth. They were in a park having lunch and her three kids were playing together. She looked up at Max who was smiling and she knew that that was where she was supposed to belong. Liz started to slowly awaken from her dream when realisation hit her.

Max was also sleeping better than he thought he ever could. He was having this dream where he and Liz were married and they had three gorgeous children and Liz was pregnant with his fourth child. He couldn't have been happier. He loved the feeling of holding Liz in his arms that when he started to wake up he didn't realise that he was actually holding Liz in his arms.

They both woke up at the same time. Liz looked into Max's eyes with shock. Max mirrored her expression. They both tried to remember what had happened the night before to get them into the same bed. Naked.

'Naked?' Max and Liz thought simultaneously. The both reached for the edge of the cover and lifted it up to have a look. They quickly pulled it down when they realised that indeed they were naked.

'Oh God. How is she going to react? She'll probably hate me now.' Max started having a mental battle with himself.

'This is just great. What is he going to think of me now? I wish I could just crawl in a whole and stay there.' Liz thought.

Max was the first to speak. "Liz. Um, do you remember how we got into this situation?" He asked.

"Not that I can remember. No." Liz said nervously. She had never been in a bed naked with another guy that was naked.

"Well, I can. And what happened last night, I don't know how we can go back... I mean, what happened last night will change our lives forever." Max started. He sat up making sure that he was covered in the appropriate places.

'God what did we do? Please don't say sex. Please don't say sex. Please don't say sex.' Liz chanted to herself.

"I think we - " Max started but was cut off by Liz.

"Please don't say we had sex." Liz pleaded.

"What? We didn't have sex. What I was going to say was that I think we shared a dream last night. Well maybe not a dream, more like a nightmare." Max said seriously.

"Phew. I thought that we had sex and I was going to forget what my first time was like." Liz said sitting up as well. She made sure that the sheet was covering her accordingly.

"Liz. Did you hear what I said?" Max asked. He was confused. She was obsessing over sex when they had bigger things to deal with. Maybe it was because she didn't imagine her first time with him. Max had a depressed look as he thought this.

Liz noticed this and was confused. What was he so upset about? "Yeah. We didn't sleep together." 'Though I wish we had.' Liz thought. She looked to see Max's reaction.

'Just forget about what she's going on about. The dream. Focus on the dream.' "Um Liz, I said that I think we shared a nightmare last night." Max said looking at her. 'Was it even registering?' Max thought.

"Um, no, I don't think so. No, no we didn't." Liz said fiddling with the sheets and looking everywhere but at Max. 'Shit! Did he know? Did he see everything?' Liz thought.

"Um, ok." Max said watching Liz's every move. She looked so scared. ‘Why? Maybe it was because I saw what she didn't want anyone to see?’ "Um, anyway, I'm going to go and get dressed...maybe you could um, turn around while I go to my stuff and get changed?" Max asked slightly embarrassed.

"Oh yeah, sure. I'll turn around." Liz said. She turned her head to the left so that Max could get up and to his clothes. As Liz turned her head, she looked up and straight into the mirror on the wall. 'Max must have forgotten.' Liz thought with a smile. She watched as Max got up out of bed and turned around a little to look at something on the ground. He straightened up and started to walk off to his side of the room. Liz's head tilted slightly to the right to get a look at Max's dick that seemed to be about semi-hard. Liz smiled to herself.

They both got dressed and met eachother at the top of the stairs. They walked down together and headed for the kitchen. Upon walking into the kitchen they were met with the image of Michael and Maria in the middle of a heated make-out session against the cupboards. Maria had unbuttoned Michael's shirt and was pulling it off when Liz thought she would have a little fun.

"Well isn't it a good morning?" A voice said from the door. Michael and Maria both jumped apart at the voice next to them. They were both flushed and blushing when they looked up and saw it was Max and Liz.

"Sorry. Um, what did you say?" Maria tried to cover up. She ran her hands through her hair and down her top straightening it up as she went.

"Nothing. Anyway, it looks like someone is having a good morning." Liz said stepping further into the kitchen with a smile on her face.

"Um, yeah, you could say that." Maria said softly. Michael couldn't look at his sister. He couldn't believe that he had let her innocent eyes see that.

"Did everyone sleep well?" Maria asked trying to change the subject.

Max and Liz shared a small smile and nodded softly. Soon Michael was brought back into the conversation when there was silence after Maria's question.

"You. My friend. Are in deep shit!" Michael said slowly but loudly while pointing a finger at Max.

"Michael..." Liz warned.

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"Hey Iz. You alright?" Tess asked walking out of the back door to the backyard where she had seen Isabel walk through.

"Oh yeah. Of course. It was all an act." Isabel said with a wave of her hand. She was sitting on the grass facing the pool looking up at the morning sky. She breathed in the fresh air and closed her eyes.

Tess just watched Isabel from beside her. She sat down quietly next to Iz and just watched. She couldn't help but notice how beautiful Isabel was. Her long blonde hair cascading down her back, her eyes closed her lips partly open. 'I could watch her for hours.' Tess thought.

Isabel slowly opened her eyes and turned her head towards Tess. Tess smiled softly and blushed looking away. She was embarrassed that she had been caught staring at Isabel. Isabel smiled at Tess's embarrassment. She reached a hand up to Tess's neck. She placed her hand against the back of her neck underneath the blonde curls. Tess was startled by the action and turned her head sharply to look at Isabel in wonder.

Isabel offered a smile and Tess smiled back. They sat in silence for a few moments just staring at eachother. Isabel slowly leaned towards Tess. Tess started to lean in at the same time. As their lips came close they both closed their eyes and slightly parted their lips.

Isabel could feel Tess's breath on her skin, she could smell the scent that was Tess and she was slowly becoming addicted to it. Tess was also aware of Isabel's soft breath on her skin and her scent. Their faces inched forward ever so slowly until their lips touched. It was soft, gentle. Neither had experienced anything like it before. When their lips touched, sparks flew and their body temperature raised a few degrees. Isabel wanted to push her tongue through Tess's lips to taste Tess but she didn't want to force Tess into anything that she didn't want. The opportunity soon came when Tess slightly parted her lips and Isabel's tongue made it's way into Tess's mouth. The first touch of their tongues was electrifying. They both moaned at the contact and their tongues mingled together in a frenzy for dominance.

One of Isabel's hands made it to Tess's hip and she was slowly massaging the skin there while her other hand was still resting on the back of Tess's neck. Tess's hands were moving around Isabel’s body. One hand was rested at the bottom of Isabel's top and her fingers were slowly creeping their way up underneath the fabric. Her other hand was braced on the ground so that she could move herself to face Isabel without breaking the kiss. After Tess was in front of Isabel, she placed that hand at the top of Isabel's thigh close to the waistband of her shorts. Slowly Isabel started to lean back and was bringing Tess down with her.

Isabel now lay on her back with Tess on top of her. Not once had they broken the kiss. Tess was straddling Isabel's hips, which made the skirt that Tess was wearing ride up her thighs. Isabel’s hand moved up Tess's thigh and under the skirt. Her hand reached over her thigh and her fingers started to draw slow circles on Tess's inner thigh close to Tess's panties. Tess moaned which excited Isabel.

The hand that was on Isabel's thigh before they moved to lie down was now creeping it's way up Isabel's top. Tess's other hand started to move up Isabel's top much like her other hand. Tess's soft hands stopped right underneath Isabel's bra clad breasts. Isabel could feel the dampness on her panties grow with arousal. She just wanted Tess to touch her breast. Isabel's left hand moved away from Tess's hip to cover Tess's right hand that was rested underneath Isabel's left breast. Isabel moved Tess's hand up to cover her breast and both girls moaned with pleasure. Tess gently squeezed Isabel's breast and Isabel's mouth left Tess's for the first time to gasp. Tess moved her lips down Isabel's neck and rested on the curve to suck gently. She was marking Isabel as hers.

Isabel's hand that was on Tess's inner thigh was wandering dangerously close to Tess's panty line. Isabel decided that it was time to tease Tess for a little and make her squirm. While Isabel tried to keep a level headed mind she willed her fingers too moved right next too the Tess's panty line. Tess didn't seem to respond so Isabel decided to torture her more. Isabel's index finger brushed lightly over Tess's soaked panties and the response that Isabel got was what she was looking for. Tess's hips moved down trying to for her centre onto Isabel's finger while Tess's right hand squeezed Isabel's breast a little harder than before and Tess's mouth removed itself from the side of Isabel's neck where Tess buried her face trying to control her breathing. Isabel smiled to herself and she was about to run her index finger along the line of Tess's panties when the back door opened and they quickly pulled apart and tried to compose themselves. How could they lose so much control right outside in the open. Well there was some thrill in it but still?

Tess sneaked a glance to her left where Isabel lay breathing deeply. She looked flushed. More than flushed. Ravished. Her lips were swollen and her shirt was up close to her breasts and her chest was rising and falling at a fast pace. Tess turned her head to look towards the sky. She was still trying to compose herself when she heard the voice of Maria behind her. She tilted her head back to see Maria and Liz smiling brightly.

"Well, looks like it is a great morning for all huh Maria?" Liz asked smiling even wider.

Both Isabel and Tess looked at eachother and smiled widely. They slowly sat up and turned to look at Maria and Liz.

"Definitely." Tess said smiling and then turning her head back to look at the pool.

"Well, I know it was a great morning for Liz. I mean, waking up next to a naked Max is a good thing, right?" Isabel asked. She had to know that Liz was going to treat him right.

"Oh yes!" Liz said nodding her head and sitting crossed-legged between Isabel and Tess.

Maria soon followed suit. "I don't think that it was just us four that had a good morning. Michael and Maria had a wonderful morning. Right Maria?" Liz said nudging her.

"I wandered why it got so quiet in there." Isabel said.

"No you didn't. You were too busy with Tess's tongue down your throat. Am I right?" Maria asked.

Tess and Isabel both looked at eachother and answered at the same time. "Yeah." All four girls started laughing together.

"Come on. Let's go see what the guys are up to." Tess suggested and they all got up and started to walk back into the house. Tess and Isabel were walking close together and by the time they had reached the house, they realised that their hands were clasped together. Tess looked up to gauge Isabel's reaction. She didn't think Isabel wanted to be so public with their relationship but when she looked into Isabel's eyes she was proven wrong. Isabel bent her head down and brushed her lips over Tess's in the softest of kisses.

The day went by very lazily. Nothing much happened around lunchtime. Everyone just sort of layed around all day thinking about things. When dinner came around it was filled with idle chitchat and nothing more. After dinner everyone decided to just sit around in the lounge room to watch a movie.

"So what movie we watching?" Alex asked sitting down next to Max on the two-seater.

"Dunno. What do you wanna watch?" Max asked looking at Alex.

Alex just shrugged.

"Can we watch an oldie?" Maria asked smiling with enthusiasm.

"What is it Blondie?" Michael asked casting a glance over at Maria.

"I nominate...Charlie's Angels." Maria said excited.

"Cool. I haven't seen that in ages." Liz said getting comfortable on the four-seater. The four girls had taken up the four-seater pretty much laying all over eachother. Liz was on one end with her feet tucked under her while Maria sat with her legs crossed next to Liz. Tess was sitting much like Liz but her feet were up on the couch bent and to the right of her body. She was holding herself up with her left arm. Isabel sat with her arm resting on the armrest and her right leg crossed over her left.

Michael was sitting with his arm on the armrest and his head resting in his hand. His legs were parted in that manly way. Next to him Kyle was sitting up leaning his back up and his legs slightly parted, much in the same way as Michael. He had his hands clasped together in his lap. Across from him was Alex. Alex was sitting in almost the exact same position as Kyle but his head was turned towards the television and resting back on the couch. Next to him Max had his head rested much like Alex and his left arm was flat on the armrest and his legs spread apart slightly.

"Fine. We'll watch Charlie's Angels." Michael agreed. He slowly got up off the couch and popped the DVD in. He grabbed the remote and hit play. The eight of them just sat in silence as they watched the movie. They laughed when it was funny and got excited when there was much action. About halfway through the movie Tess started to feel really tired. The night before she hadn't got much sleep and because today she practically did nothing physical, except for the make-out session with Isabel in the morning, she was tired. She turned her head to look at Isabel ready to ask her something.

Isabel felt Tess's eyes on her and turned to look at Tess in the dark. Tess smiled softly and Isabel raised a hand up to the side of Tess's face. She ran her hand through her blonde curls. Tess leaned her head towards Isabel's ear. Isabel leaned forward a little noticing that Tess wanted to ask her something. "Do you mind if I lay my head on your legs? I'm feeling a little tired." Tess whispered.

"Sure you can. Just ask Maria if you can put your feet on her thighs. I'm sure she won't mind." Isabel whispered back. Tess nodded and turned towards Maria. Maria saw Tess moving to her left through the corner of her eye. She turned her head when she realised that Tess wanted to ask something. Maria leaned in.

"I was wandering if I could put my feet on your legs. I'm a bit tired and I'm going to lay down on Isabel." Tess whispered into Maria's ear. Tess's warm breath on her skin aroused Maria slightly. Maria just nodded. Tess smiled and leaned in to Maria and gave her kiss on the cheek. "Thanks." Tess whispered. Maria returned the smile and turned towards Liz. She leaned in towards Liz.

Liz had seen Tess lean towards Isabel, Iz nod, then Tess turn towards Maria, whisper something than kiss her cheek and Maria turn towards herself. She leant into Maria to hear what she had to say.

"Can I lay my head on your shoulder? I'm starting to feel a little tired and Tess is going to lie down on Iz and I. Is that ok?" Maria asked softly.

"Wait. I need to move positions because my legs are getting numb. If I move so that my back is resting on the arm rest than I can put my head on the back of the couch and if I put my legs over your thighs you can lean on me and you can rest your head on my stomach and Tess can put her legs with mine. Is that ok?" Liz asked whispering her idea to Maria. Maria smiled. "That's why you're the smart one." Maria commented. Liz blushed slightly and looked down with a shy smile on her lips. "So anyway, is that ok?" Liz asked again looking up briefly. Maria nodded her head.

Liz moved around so that her back was against the armrest, her head was on the back of the couch facing the TV and her legs were over Maria's thighs. Maria layed down on her side resting her head on Liz's stomach facing the TV with her back up against the couch. Tess had already layed down and her legs were tangled with Liz's. Tess scooted back a little on the couch so her back was barely touching the back of the couch. She reached down and pulled up Maria's legs off the ground and put them on the couch in front of her. They weren't in her way because they only came up to about her stomach.

Soon Isabel was stroking Tess's hair softly while Tess had one arm under head resting on Isabel's thigh and that hand was tracing small circles just above her knee while her other hand was also drawing little circles on the inside of Maria's ankle. Maria had her left arm resting on Liz's stomach and her hand was teasing its way underneath. Maria tried not to make it too obvious but all she wanted, no needed, to do was touch Liz's soft skin. It had been a while since anything had really happened between them and Maria was hoping that Liz hadn't retreated back into that shell that she had arrived in the house with. Liz's hands weren't idle either. Her right arm was down near where Maria's hand was near the edge of Liz's top. She knew what Maria's was trying to do and she was thankful that Maria was going slowly but she was feeling very frustrated at the same time because she wanted more. Her hand started to lightly touch the knuckles of Maria's hand. They were feather-light caresses but to each of them it meant a lot. Liz's other hand was also stroking Maria's hair in a soothing way. She would alternate with stroking Maria's hair to Maria's neck, behind her ears where she had read once that that was a very sensual spot for a woman.

All through the movie the girls weren't the only ones to make their moves. About half-an-hour into the movie Kyle had scooted a little closer to Michael and about ten minutes later Kyle and Michael's knees were touching. Kyle looked up at Michael and Michael gave him a small smile. Kyle unclasped one of his hands from his lap and placed it on Michael's knee. He waited a few minutes to see if Michael would protest. When he didn't he moved the hand further over Michael’s knee and now Kyle's hand rested on the inside of Michael’s thigh. His hand wasn't very high on Michael's leg but it was a very bold move. Or at least that's what Kyle thought until Michael mad the next move of moving Kyle's hand high up on his thigh right next to his crotch. When Kyle looked up at Michael, he met his gaze and Michael's eyes told Kyle that he wanted to be teased. Kyle liked this side of Michael and hoped that it would return more often.

Kyle decided that if Michael wanted to play it like this than he could keep up. Kyle's fingers 'accidentally' touched Michael's crotch and Kyle heard his sharp intake of breath and felt Michael sink a little lower into the couch. Kyle smiled to himself and pretended that nothing was going on by watching the movie. Kyle waited for a few minutes until he could tell that Michael had recovered from that slight touch. When Michael looked to be ok, Kyle slid his whole hand over Michael's crotch and slightly squeezed it. It came to life and Kyle was smiling proudly.

When Kyle's hand had grabbed Michael, it was all Michael could do before he attacked Kyle and drag him upstairs for some 'Tobasco'. But Michael tried to relax instead. He wanted to see how far Kyle would go before breaking. 'Relax. Yeah right! Like I can do that when I have a guys hand on my cock.' Michael thought to himself with a roll of his eyes.

Their ministrations went on through the movie and by the end of the movie Kyle had his hand between Michael's boxers and his pants.

Across from them, Max tried not to take notice of all the same sex coupling and focus on the movie. What he didn't know was that Alex was thinking up of ways to try and couple up with Max. He would move his hand closer and closer to Max but it seemed like Max didn't even notice until Alex had placed his hand very close to Max's thigh and as Max's hand was returning to it's spot it touched Alex's and a spark flew. They looked at eachother in shock and then down at their hands that weren't touching anymore. Max lifted his hand and moved it to hover over Alex's. There was only one way to see if it was just their imagination or something. Max rested his hand on top of Alex's and a few more electric currents ran through them. Max looked at Alex and they both shared a small smile and soon their fingers entwined and that's as far as they went for the night. Neither guy was a fast mover like Kyle or Michael so they were fine with just holding hands.

By the end of the movie all eight teens were sleeping peacefully.

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TBC

'Hunky Chunky Spunky Love Monkey' - Courtesy of my friend Rebecca Ace Lodin
posted on 30-Sep-2001 8:26:38 AM

Part Thirteen A

Tuesday 1st June
Day Ten:

Liz slowly woke up from her peaceful sleep. She smiled to herself when she thought back to her dream. She started to straighten her arms when she realised her fingers were caught in what seemed to be hair. Very soft, very long hair. Liz opened her eyes and looked down. There lay Maria on top of Liz. Liz smiled a little and started to stroke Maria's hair. She tried to remember last night.

Maria was lying on her side facing the TV when she decided that she wanted to move around and change position. She looked up at Liz. She watched Liz's features in the light from the TV. Maria noted that she had long eyelashes and small lips that just looked like they wanted to be ravished. Maria sat up as much as she could and leant in close to Liz to whisper something to her. "Liz. I need to change positions. My right side is going numb." Maria whispered.

"Sure. Here hold on." Liz whispered back. Liz lifted her left leg up and over Maria, which made room for Maria to lay in between Liz's legs. As Maria settled between Liz's legs she looked up into Liz's face and they both smiled softly to eachother.

Maria pressed her ear to Liz's chest and listened to her heartbeat. She smiled to herself. She soon felt Liz's hand running through her hair and it relaxed Maria into a peaceful slumber.


Liz was smiling at the memory when her thoughts were interrupted by Maria who was waking up and noticed that she was in between Liz's legs. She smiled shyly up at Liz and Liz started to run her hand through Maria's blonde hair. The couch started to move a little and both Maria and Liz looked up to see Isabel waking up.

Isabel could feel a mass of weight pushed up against her. She breathed in through her noise and smelt the familiar smell of Tess. She slowly opened her eyes and was greeted by the beauty of Tess's face. She smiled softly then ran her index finger over the bridge of Tess's nose. Isabel thought back to last night when she and Tess had ended up laying together.

"Hey Tess?" Isabel whispered. Tess looked up from Isabel's lap. "Yeah?" She whispered. "Maria and Liz have moved positions, do you mind if I lie down as well?" Isabel asked with a whisper.

"Sure. Hold on. I'll move a bit so that you can lay behind me." Tess whispered sitting up and untangling her legs from Maria and Liz's. She sat up on the edge of the couch and waited for Isabel to lay down and get comfortable. After she was comfy, Tess lay down facing the TV and Isabel hung an arm over Tess's stomach pulling her closer to her front. Tess didn't mind one bit. By the end of the movie they had fallen asleep, and Isabel guessed that some time during the night Tess turned over to face her,


Isabel started to pull herself up and that’s when she noticed the position Michael and Kyle were in. Her smiled formed into a shocked expression as she stared at the two guys on the couch. Maria and Liz looked over to where Isabel was looking and they matched her expression.

There on the two-seater was Kyle and Michael in a very compromising and intimate position. Kyle was sitting with his back resting on the armrest facing the TV. His head lay on the back of the couch while in between his legs, Michael lay with his back against Kyle's chest. The girls figured that they'd get closer over time but when they noticed that Kyle's hand was in Michael's pants, they realised to what extent the two guys had grown close.

Maria was jealous of Kyle because he got to feel how big Michael was. Maria mentally shrugged her shoulders and promised herself that she would feel it to, in everyway possible.

Out of the corner of Liz's eye, she caught movement from behind her. She turned to look at Max and Alex and she smiled. They looked so cute. Max was lying down with his feet up on the armrest opposite him while Alex was in the same position as Max but facing him instead. Liz watched as Max lifted the arm that was resting on Alex's legs and started to rub his face with his hand.

Max opened his eyes and was met with the site of Alex asleep. Max remembered back to last night, which forced Alex and him to share the couch.

"Hey Alex. I think everyone's asleep." Max whispered over to Alex. There was about five minutes of the movie remaining and Max had looked around the room to see if everyone was still paying attention.

"Oh. Well I don’t think that we can really move any of the girls and from the looks of things.... there is no way that I am going to reach down into Michael's pants and fish out Kyle's hand. Are you game?" Alex whispered back glancing at Max and then back to Michael and Kyle on the couch opposite them.

"No way." Max said simply. "We may as well stay down here as well. We can turn off the TV and talk." Max suggested.

"Yeah, that would be great." Alex said unclasping his hand from Max's and getting up off the couch and reaching for the remote on the coffee table. He sat back down and switched off the DVD and then the TV.

"Why don't you lay down with your feet up on this armrest and I'll do the same but facing you?" Max suggested.

"Sounds good to me." Alex said as he got comfortable. For the next twenty minutes they talked about their families and school and their friends back home. They then fell asleep.


"Morning." Liz whispered loudly enough for Max to notice that she was awake.

Max turned around to look for Liz and found her staring at him. "Morning to you too." Max said after a few minutes.

"Sleep well?" Liz asked.

"Yeah. You?" Max asked starting to move off the couch to stretch his legs.

"Yeah I did actually. I also have a hunch that my brother and Kyle slept REALLY well." Liz said with emphasis on 'really'.

"Yeah, Alex and I debated whether or not we would move Kyle's hand before you girls would wake up but then we decided against it. There was no way we were sticking our hand down there to fish out Kyle's hand." Max said chuckling. Liz giggled.

"Yeah, I can understand why." Liz said. Maria watched Max and Liz interact with eachother and she thought it was so cute. They were flirting in a way and they didn't even want to acknowledge it. It was kind of amusing. She started to sit up and move off of Liz so that they could both stretch their legs.

Isabel stopped gaping at Michael and Kyle when she felt Tess stir beside her. She watched as Tess's eyes fluttered open. Tess soon came to the realisation that they had slept cuddled together. She looked into Isabel's eyes and smiled. Isabel smiled back. They were thrown out of their staring match when they heard Max's voice from beside them.

"Ladies." Max greeted them both. Isabel blushed. She had never been caught by her brother looking like this with a girl lying in her arms.

"Max. Morning to you." Tess said with a smile.

"Morning to you to." Max said politely.

"Hi Max." Isabel said in a small shy voice. One that wasn't heard coming from her often.

"Iz." Max greeted with a smirk. He could tell that he was making her uncomfortable, but it would be payback for all those times at home where she would make all these comments to their parents about how the girls at school were drooling over him.

"Max. Stop picking on them." Liz said with a smile. "Besides, they'll be making out later. You can embarrass them then." Liz added with a grin. Max and Liz shared a laugh as Tess and Isabel hid their blushing faces.

Alex soon woke up and looked around the room. He saw Isabel and Tess blushing profusely and Liz and Max standing in front of them laughing. Maria's face was soon right in his line of sight.

"Maria." Alex greeted her in a morning voice.

"Alex." Maria said back with a smile. "I was waiting to see who would get up first. Interesting position you boys were in this morning. You and Max weren't so bad. Just cute. But my brother over there and his love slave, soon to be mine, well, they had a very interesting night don't you think?" Maria said moving aside so that Alex could look over at Michael and Kyle.

Alex tried to hold his laughter in. He couldn't believe they stayed like that through the night. It looked as if they hadn't moved a muscle. He couldn't hold it in any longer and he let it all out. Max, Liz, Isabel and Tess all stopped to look up at Alex who was laughing hysterically. Maria soon joined in with the laughter even though she didn't know why Alex was laughing, she just found that Alex's laugh was contagious.

"What did we miss?" Isabel asked sitting up.

"Dunno. Hey, I think that we should think of a way to wake up the two lovers over there." Max said motioning towards Michael and Kyle.

Alex and Maria had stopped laughing just before Max had suggested that they wake up the sleeping beauties.

"Hey. Maybe if we can get Michael to somehow move his hips, then it could cause friction between Kyle's hand and well, Michael's...Michael's...well you know?" Alex suggested.

"No I don't know Alex." Maria said smiling. He knew she knew very well, it was just the fact that she wanted to hear him say it.

"He dick, Maria. Ok. His dick." Alex said sounding bored.

"That's better." Maria said smiling.

"Ok, back to the task at hand. How do we get Michael to move? And why would Michael getting a hard on do anything." Max asked.

"Well, it would definitely be embarrassing for Michael especially if he started to hump Kyle's hand." Maria answered.

"Hey. This is sounding fun." Tess said smiling.

"Ok. So how do we get Michael to move?" Isabel asked.

"Liz. Is he ticklish?" Alex asked rubbing his index finger and thumb over his chin.

"Yeah. But only his ribcage and feet." Liz said.

"Perfect." We'll tickle his feet and see if he’ll move or not." Alex said moving over to where Michael's feet were. He looked around for something that would help him tickle Michael. He saw a pen lying on the coffee table and started to lightly draw on the soles of Michael's feet. Michael moved his foot a little so Alex kept drawing. Soon Michael's leg started to move. With the movement of his leg, a little friction was made between Kyle's hand and Michael's cock. No one could tell but it started to swell and Michael moaned. That's when everyone realised that Michael was in fact reacting to the stimulus.

Alex kept going until Michael started to move his hips of his own accord. They watched trying to suppress there laughing. Michael started to groan and soon his whole body was rubbing against Kyle's hand. Their plan worked better than they thought because Kyle started responding to Michael’s lower back rubbing against his cock. Soon they were both moaning and moving together. When they still didn't wake up and they had almost reached their climax, the other six decided that they had enough of being perverts and decided to wake them up before it got too out of hand.

"MICHAEL PARKER! KYLE VALENTI! IF YOU DON'T WAKE UP IN THE NEXT FIVE SECONDS - " Maria started to yell but was soon interrupted.

"I'm up. I'm up!" Michael said lurching forward on the sofa. He didn't get far when he realised he was rock hard and someone's hand was inside his pants. His mind flashed back to the night before.

Kyle was massaging Michael's cock. He pretended that nothing was happening by pretending to watch the movie. Once in a while he would turn to watch Michael as he tried to breathe. Kyle smirked then turned and looked back at the TV screen. Kyle squeezed a little harder this time and Michael gripped onto Kyle's thigh. Kyle grinned while looking at Michael losing his composure.

"Kyle...touch...it...now!" Michael growled out between ragged breaths.

Kyle felt around for the slit in the front of the boxers. When he found it, he poked one finger in and Michael hissed. "Did you just hiss?" Kyle whispered amused.

"Kyle...if you don't take me serious you are so going to pay later." Michael gritted through his teeth once again.

"In a hurry much?" Kyle teased. Michael went to tell Kyle to shut up and grab him when Kyle did exactly that. He stuck his hand through the slit and pulled out Michael's straining cock and started to rub it. When he would feel Michael start to reach his climax, Kyle would completely stop. He would remove his hand act as if he hadn't just blown up Michael's world.

"Kyle! You are going to lie on this couch and I am going to lie on you and you are going pump my cock until I cum...whether you like it or not!" Michael said threateningly. Of course, he didn't really mean the whole you are going to do this and that whether you like it or not. If Kyle would say no I don't want to then Michael wouldn't push it.

"Fine, fine. Patience, my friend, is a virtue which you definitely do NOT possess." Kyle said moving into the position Michael wanted him in.


"Michael...Michael...MICHAEL!" Maria repeated getting louder everytime.

Michael quickly grabbed Kyle's hand and pulled it out of his pants and ran out of the room hunched over. The rest of the gang just laughed.

Kyle was brought out of his slumber by the laughing racket of everyone else. His eyes peaked open and looked around at his friends all laughing. Suddenly Kyle felt his arousal and jumped off the couch and headed for the stairs. All he heard behind him was the laughter increasing in decibels.

Kyle raced up the stairs and to the bathroom. He swung open the door stepped inside and slammed the door closed behind him. The handle on his side of the door fell off. Kyle looked up and saw Michael standing there in the middle of the bathroom with his pants down at his ankles. Kyle grinned and tilted his head side-ways to get a better look at Michael's assets.

"Hey! What are you doing in here?" Michael asked bending down and pulling up his pants in a hurry.

"About to do what you were about to do." Kyle said straightening up and smirking.

"I was gonna pee. That's all. Nothing else. Now if you can excuse me." Michael said still holding his pants up with one hand while the other pointed to the door.

"Fine, fine. Don't let me have a peak." Kyle said as he reached for the handle on the door that was no longer on the door. He looked down at the ground and saw the damned knob on the floor. He bent down to pick it up.

Michael watched as Kyle bent down. Michael lent back to get a better look at Kyle's butt. 'Not bad. Bet it looks great naked.' Michael thought.

Kyle picked up the knob that was on the ground. He looked up at its place on the door and noticed that he wouldn't be able to fix it right now. He would need to get the tools but there was probably no way that he could get out until then. A smile formed on his lips as he thought about him spending a couple of hours alone with Michael in the bathroom. He slowly stood up and turned to face Michael.

"Looks like WE won't be going anywhere just yet." Kyle said while smiling and holding up the knob. Michael just smirked.

"So what do you have in mind for us to pass the time?" Michael asked.

"What makes you think that I have something in mind?" Kyle asked taking a step closer towards Michael.

"The smile on your face." Michael stated taking a step towards Kyle.

"But I could be smiling because I just remembered this joke a friend of mine once said." Kyle said taking another step.

"Are you?" Michael said taking another step as well.

"Maybe. Maybe not." Kyle said with another step.

"Which is it?" Michael asked as he took one last step that left him right in Kyle's face.

Instead of Kyle answering he grabbed Michael's head between both of his hands and pulled his lips to his own. At the first touch of their lips an electric current ran through them both. Their lips moulded together as their hands roamed eachother's bodies.

Michael felt himself grow hard from the feel of Kyle's lips on his own. His hand rand down Kyle's back and rested on his butt. Michael subconsciously pulled Kyle's groin to his own. This move emitted a groan from both parties.

Kyle's hands moved from Michael's hair to his neck and then down the front of his chest. Michael was still wearing the black t-shirt from the night before, so when Kyle's hands reached the hem of the shirt his hands crept up underneath it to fell Michael's chest. As Kyle's hands roamed Michael's chest, Michael could feel the trail of heat that Kyle's fingers left behind.

Michael wanted more from the kiss so he deepened it. At the first touch of their tongues it felt like the bottoms of their worlds had fallen out. Everything around them was a mixture of emotions. Lust, desire, arousal swam around them. They were lost in a sea of bliss. Michael's hands started to roam around the front of Kyle's jeans. He started to unbutton them when there was a loud frantic knocking on the door.

Kyle and Michael both jumped apart. The door flung open and six head poked in to see what was going on.

"What happened? We were knocking for like ten minutes." Maria asked.

"Um. We mustn’t have heard you." Kyle replied rubbing the back of his head.

"Well someone needs to get their hearing checked because we were knocking loudly." Maria said. She took one more look at her brother and her boyfriend-to-be before she stormed out of the bathroom.

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TBC

'Hunky Chunky Spunky Love Monkey' - Courtesy of my friend Rebecca Ace Lodin
posted on 30-Sep-2001 8:27:14 AM

Part Thirteen B

Tuesday 1st June
Day Ten
Around Lunch:

It was around 11:00am when the morning’s fiasco had finally calmed down. The girls were upstairs gossiping and downstairs Michael and Kyle were sitting on opposite ends of the lounge room watching a movie. They had decided that they didn't trust themselves when they were together. Max was sitting outside thinking about things and Alex was inside the kitchen getting a drink of Apple juice before he went to go find Max. Soon over the hidden speakers came the same voice from one of the first days that they had arrived.

"Can Maxwell please report to the secret room immediately." The voice boomed.

"Shit." Max mumbled. He got up off the bench that he was sitting on and walked through the backdoor and into the house. He walked through the lounge room and into the dining room until he reached the back corner and he waited for the door to open. The door was opening when he heard Maria's voice from upstairs.

"DON'T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT THE LAUNDRY!" She screamed. Max shook his head and stepped through the door and it immediately shut behind him. Max sat down at the table and watched the man sitting in front of him. The man was tall with blonde hair. He was dressed in a black suit and carried a silver briefcase. He looked important.

"Morning." Max said trying to be nice and start a conversation.

"Morning. We have some information for you. Here are some letters from home." The man said opening up the silver briefcase and pulling out a pile of letters. The pile was held together by a rubber band. The man slid the letters across the table and Max picked them up.

"Thanks." Max said looking up from the mail.

"More food will arrive in about an hour. Lunch will already be made for you. It will be with the food. You will only have twenty minutes to get all the food out. The others may help." The man said in a monotone voice.

"Can I ask a question?" Max asked tentatively.

The man just sat and waited.

"Laundry. Where do we do the laundry and do WE do the laundry?" Max asked.

"You do not do your laundry. Every Wednesday your laundry will be taken to be done. You will each have a basket and your own laundry goes into it. Your clothes will be ironed and folded before they arrive the next morning." The man said.

Max just nodded.

"Your beds. There are latches on the mattresses where you can attach the beds together to make them bigger. The latches are very strong so they won’t come apart during the night." The man said before picking up his briefcase and getting up and heading for the door for him to leave.

"WAIT!" Max almost yelled. The man stopped and turned to look at Max. "How can I get a hold of you?" Max asked.

"You can't." The man said before disappearing through the door. Max just shook his head then got up and left the room through the opposite door.

When he came out, Alex was waiting for Max. He was leaning up against the dining room table with his arms folded across his chest. He straightened up when Max walked out. "What's that?" Alex asked pointing to the stack of envelopes of different colours and sizes?

"Mail. Cool huh?" Max asked looking down at the pile then looking back up at Alex.

Alex nodded his agreement.

"Hey come on, there's stuff I need to tell everyone." Max said walking into the living room.

"TOBASCO IN THE LOUNGE ROOM!" Michael's voice could be heard. Max shook his head and prepared himself for the scene that he and Alex would be confronted with.

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Michael and Kyle were having the hardest time trying to stay as far away from eachother without actually leaving the room. Michael kept clenching and unclenching his fists as they gripped onto the sofa. He was trying to keep his hands to stay there instead of reaching out to grab Kyle and fuck him senseless.

Kyle was watching Michael intently. About five minutes ago they had stopped watching the movie and were watching eachother trying to hang on to their last shred of sanity. Kyle could see Michael's fists clenching. He was also trying to keep his hands to himself but it was proving to be a harder task then he thought. They could feel their blood burning with desire. All they wanted was eachother and it seemed like they were miles and miles apart when it was only a mere 7 metres between them.

"Michael..." Kyle breathed out.

"Kyle..." Michael replied in the same breathy tone as Kyle.

"I'm going to lose it soon. There's some kind of force or something." Kyle said trying to explain the pull that he was feeling to attack Michael.

"Like - a - sort of - pull?" Michael barely got out.

"Yeah." Kyle managed to say.

They were silent for a few more seconds just trying to come to grips with what was happening between them. Their breathing started to pick up pace and beads of sweat started to roll down their backs as they held onto the sofa's for dear life.

"TOBASCO IN THE LOUNGE ROOM!" Michael yelled out hoping everyone in the house could hear him before he lunged across the coffee table and onto Kyle's lap. They attacked eachothers lips, their hands gripping at eachother's clothes.

Suddenly, Michael felt himself being pulled away from Kyle's lips and then he found himself on the ground with a heavy weight on his chest and stomach. He suddenly snapped out of his aroused state and his vision cleared and he noticed Alex sitting on him trying to keep his body down on the ground. Michael's gaze soon moved over to where he last remembered Kyle was. There on the couch was Max holding down Kyle with most of his strength. As if Kyle could feel someone's gaze on him he turned to Michael and their eyes locked.

"What was that?" Michael asked quietly.

"I have no idea. One minute we're fine, granted we were hanging onto the sofa's for dear life, but the next thing I know, Max here is holding me down without even breaking a sweat." Kyle tried to explain.

"What do you mean?" Max asked. He was yet to let go of Kyle. He didn't need them deflowering the sofa after only ten days of living in the house.

"There was some sort of force that was like, pulling us together or something. It was really strong." Michael said.

"REALLY strong." Alex was commenting while nodding his head. The four guys just looked at eachother with slight smiles on their faces. Max was slightly shaking his head as well.

"Are you guys like, having an orgy? I mean, is it even possible to have an orgy with four guys? It could be possible I guess, just really awkward, right? You guys weren't like; trying it out or anything were you, in here? Cause that's just really sick in the head. And I really don't want to watch my brother suck some guys cock. Please, spare me the imagery." Tess rambled on from the doorway.

Moments before, Tess was upstairs with the other three girls. Maria and Liz were sitting together on Maria's bed as Isabel and Tess sat together on Tess's bed. Maria was sitting upright with her legs over the edge of the bed. She was holding herself up with her left hand that was steady on the bed. Her right hand was running through Liz's hair softly. Liz was lying on her left side facing Isabel and Tess with her head on Maria's right thigh where Maria was running her hand through her hair. For some reason Liz loved it when people would run their fingers through her hair, it calmed her.

Across from them was Isabel sitting exactly like Maria, opposite her. Isabel's left hand was holding her up as her right hand drew soft designs on Tess's ankles. Tess was lying much like Liz but instead of having her head in Isabel's lap; it was on her pillow and her feet rested up on Isabel's thighs. Their conversation had gone from Michael and Kyle to embarrassing moments. They weren't telling embarrassing moments about themselves but about their brothers.

"Oh oh. I remember now." Liz said suddenly sitting up right. She remembered the story of Michael when he was little.

"What?" Isabel asked intrigued.

"Ok, Michael was about four at the time and we had already been able to talk for about two and a half years and it was in the morning and my dad had gone off to work. Anyway, mum was in the kitchen when..."

"Mickey? What you doin?" A four-year-old Liz asked her brother when she walked into his room. They had just had a bath and Michael was sitting on his bed naked. He was pulling on his penis gently.

"Twying to see how long it wiw go." Michael said without looking up. He tugged a little harder on it and Liz stepped up close and sat on his bed next to him and watched.

"You suppose to puw it?" Liz asked tilting her head from side to side to get a better look.

"Why's it dere den?" Michael asked glancing at his sister briefly than tugged a little harder.

"Te look pwitty?" Liz suggested. She just watched Michael pull a little harder and then a trickle of blood started to come out from the head.

"Uh-Oh." Michael said stilling his movements and looking at his sister.

"Has it eva dun dat be four?" Liz asked looking down at Michael's lap.

"Nup. Wanna get momma?" Michael asked looking at Liz.

"Ok. Be wite back." Liz said as she slipped off the bed and ran out of the room and down the hall not caring that she didn’t even have any clothes on.

"MOMMA, MOMMA! Mickey bleeding!" Liz said as she ran into her parent's bedroom to find her mum picking up some of the kids clothes off her floor.

"What honey?" Nancy Parker asked her daughter.

"Mickey bleeding." Liz said as she pointed down the hall.

Without answering Liz she jumped up and ran down the hall to Michaels bedroom and saw him sitting there holding his penis as blood slowly trickled out onto his hand. He looked up when he heard someone come in.

"Michael. What happened? Are you ok? Why are you bleeding?" Nancy started to ask her son as she knelt down in front of Michael's small body and started to check the rest of his body in case he was hurt somewhere else as well.

"I puwed it an red stuff come out." Michael said looking up at his mum.

"Does it hurt?" Nancy asked while looking down at his penis. She picked him up without letting him answer her and she took him to the kitchen and picked up the phone and dialled for paramedics. After she got off the phone with them she called Jeff to get him to come home for a little while and take care of Liz while she took Michael to the hospital.


"...Anyway, it was so funny. It turned out that he had popped an artery and they had to operate on him. Not like a big operation but he had to be circumcised and then they had to fix it up. What was really funny was that when I went to see him later on, it turned out that the operation hadn't worked so when I went into his hospital room he just kept telling me, 'it's still running, it's still running'. They operated on him again and he was fine but it was so funny and we haven't let him live it down yet." Liz finished. By the end of her story she was in hysterics and so were the other girls.

"I guess all that pulling helped because he has a NICE package!" Maria said smiling.

"How do you know?" Tess asked with a gasp.

"I've felt it. Twice." Maria said mischievously. All girls looked at eachother and started laughing again.

After a few minutes they started to calm down and Isabel had a story of her own. "I remember when Max's male hormones started to kick in. It was when we were about seven and..."

Isabel was walking down the hall of their house heading for Max's room. She wanted to see what he was up to. She was bored and figured that he might be some fun. What Isabel didn't expect was that Max had decided to have some fun by himself, with himself.

She reached his bedroom door and before she went to turn the knob she heard a banging noise. It wasn't very loud but it sounded like the bed hitting the wall. She tried to think of what Max could be doing that could make the bed move like that. Then it hit her. He was jumping up and down on his bed.

She flung open the door and screamed. There was Max lying on his stomach with a pillow underneath his hips and he was humping it.

His movements suddenly ceased when he heard his sister's scream. He looked up at her and then heard loud footsteps running down the corridors of the house. Max quickly threw the pillow over to the other side of his bed and sat on the edge of it looking like nothing was happening.

Diane Evans had been doing the laundry when she heard Isabels scream. She dropped what she was doing and ran down the halls of her house to find where Isabel was. She spotted her at Max's door and ran faster. 'Something is wrong.' Diane thought. She reached the doorway and looked in. She looked at Max and around the room. Nothing seemed to be wrong.

"Why were you screaming honey?" Diane asked as she looked down at Isabel and ran her hand through her hair.

Isabel had watched her brother throw the pillow and then sit there as if nothing had happened and pleaded with his eyes for her not to say anything. When her mother asked her the question she just looked from Max's face to his mothers and saved Max from embarrassment.

"Oh. Nothing. Sorry mummy. I was just trying to get Max's attention. I promise not to ever do it again." Isabel said.

"Please sweetie. Don't ever do that again. I almost had a heart attack." Diane said squatting down to be eye-level with her.

"I promise." Isabel said then gave her mum a hug and Diane smiled and walked off to get back to her laundry.

As soon as Isabel knew her mum was out of earshot she stepped inside and slammed Max's door. Max just looked at her with these innocent puppy-dog eyes but Isabel didn't fall for them.

"Maxwell Phillip Evans. You tell me what you were doing cause I just saved your bum from getting embarrassed." Isabel demanded with her arms crossed in front of her chest.

"Just humping the pillow." Max said as if it wasn't a big deal.

"Why?" Isabel asked curious as to why someone would want to do that.

"Some boy at school said that his older brother does it all the time. Then the boy said that he tried it and it was cool." Max said shyly.

Isabel just looked her brother over and shook her head while leaving the room.


"...And that was the last time I ever heard Max do that again. But that doesn't mean he didn't stop at all." Isabel finished. Now all girls were laughing while holding their stomachs. A few minutes later they calmed down.

"Ok guys. I have to get a drink of water. I'll be back in a second." Tess said as she headed for the door.

"TOBASCO IN THE LOUNGE ROOM!" The girls heard Michael yell.

The four girls just groaned. Tess headed down the stairs and went into the lounge room after she heard the familiar sound of Alex grunting.

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TBC

'Hunky Chunky Spunky Love Monkey' - Courtesy of my friend Rebecca Ace Lodin
posted on 12-Oct-2001 8:09:19 PM
Part Thirteen C

Tuesday 1st June
Day Ten:

Tess walked into the lounge room and saw Max holding Kyle down and Alex sitting on top of Michael's chest trying to hold him down too.

"Are you guys like, having an orgy? I mean, is it even possible to have an orgy with four guys? It could be possible I guess, just really awkward, right? You guys weren't like; trying it out or anything were you, in here? Cause that's just really sick in the head. And I really don't want to watch my brother suck some guys cock. Please, spare me the imagery." Tess rambled on from the doorway.

"TESS!" Alex yelled at his sister. He was starting to get embarrassed by her rambling.

Tess visibly shook with surprise at Alex's tone of voice. "Sorry." Tess said softly.

"Doesn't matter. Can you go back upstairs and get the others. There's some stuff that Max needs to tell us." Alex said calmly. Tess just nodded and left the room.

There was silence in the room until Kyle couldn't handle it anymore.

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Tess made her way up the stairs and into the bedroom. She walked in and the girls all looked at her and waited patiently. "Oh, um we gotta go downstairs. Max has something to tell us. I guess it has to with that meeting in the 'secret room' thingy." Tess said using her fingers to imitate the quotation marks around 'secret room'.

"Oh right." Liz said getting up and starting to head out of the door.

"I wander if he knows about the laundry yet." Maria said getting up and following Liz out of the room.

"I don't know how I am going to be able to walk back in there and not picture Michael...doing what Michael was doing." Isabel said shaking her head and heading out of the room.

"Yeah, I know what you mean. I can't believe that I have to go in there and pretend that we don't know that Max humped his pillow." Tess said with a smile on her face. She didn't look at Max the way that she had noticed Liz did but she was starting to consider him a friend even though they hadn't really had that many conversations.

"And many other things, might I add..." Isabel said letting the sentence go.

The girls started to giggle as they headed down the stairs. They entered the lounge room just as they guys were getting up off the floor.

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"Man, Alex your sister has a mouth on her." Kyle said shaking his head with a grin.

"Kyle. Please." Alex said annoyed. When Kyle heard his tone of voice he knew that he should stop, so he kept quiet.

They soon heard the girls coming down the stairs in giggles.

"Maybe we should get up." Max said as he started to pull himself up off of Kyle’s body.

"Yeah." Alex agreed standing up and helping Michael up as well. Max held out his hand for Kyle to get up and Kyle took it just as the girls were walking into the room. The four guys looked towards the girls and waited. The girls soon burst into a fit of laughter and ran out of the room into the hallway.

"What the fuck?" Kyle asked as his eyes looked on in confusion.

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The girls were standing in the hallway laughing so hard that they had to hold onto their stomachs and onto the wall to help keep them standing up. Maria turned to Liz still laughing hard.

"Liz. Liz. It's still running. It's still running." Maria said laughing. The girls burst into another fit of laughter.

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"It's still running. It's still running." Michael heard Maria say through a fit of laughter.

'SHIT! I'm going to get her!' Michael thought as he ran and jumped over the sofa to get on the other side of the doorway. "ELIZABETH KATE PARKER! YOU ARE SO GOING TO PAY!" Michael yelled as he turned the corner to four giggling idiots.

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Liz quickly sobered up until Tess spoke.

"Hey Iz." Tess giggled. "I was just humping the pillow!" She burst out laughing. The three girls followed suit.

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"I was just humping the pillow!" Max heard Tess say. The memory flashed into his mind and he knew straight away.

"ISABEL DIANE EVANS! DO YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN WE WERE THIRTEEN AND I WALKED INTO YOUR ROOM TO FIND YOUR FINGERS --" Max started to yell but was quickly and strategically cut off.

"SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!" Isabel yelled as she walked through the doorway. The laughter had stopped and Max and Isabel were having a sibling face-off.

"Why? Embarrassed? Want me to finish? I can you know." Max said as he stared at his sister.

"No. Don't you even dare! It was just girl talk. It didn't mean anything. We promise not bring it up again. Right girls?" Isabel started to plead with her brother. She looked at her three friends and pleaded with her eyes for them to agree.

"Yep. Whatever you say Iz." Liz said trying to hide her smile behind her hand.

Max glanced at Liz and was mesmerised by her smile. He knew he already loved her smile but her laugh was music to his ears and just the thought of her knowing about that story and it making her laugh was something that Max had never experienced. He'd never dated before and never had a girl know anything about his private life, let alone a story that made a girl laugh. Especially THAT story.

"Well. Max might have let Isabel off. But there is NO way that I am letting little Lizzie here, get off without anything. That was nice of you to tell them huh? You do realise I’m not the only person to do embarrassing things when I was little. I do remember that time when you were in the playground at school and you pulled down your pants to show James Coote you were special. He pulled down his pants too and peed on you. Then he called you special. Do you remember that sis?" Michael asked with a smirk on his face. He was standing next Liz and put his arm over her shoulders and looked at all the others. Liz had a scowl on her face and the other six had small smiles on their faces.

"Well I think that's enough reminiscing for today, don't you think?" Max asked trying to change subject so that he could save Liz from more embarrassment and to get back to what he really needed to speak to them about.

"Yes." Liz said sternly then went and sat on the end of the four-seater.

Everyone followed suit silently. There were a few snickers but were soon shot down by Liz. After everyone had settled down Max was sitting down next to Liz and then he started.

"Well, as you know, I was called in this morning and the guy that was there had some news for everyone." Max reached over onto the coffee table to pick up the pile of mail that was forgotten before he and Alex had to pry Michael and Kyle apart.

"Ok. We have mail for everybody. I'm guessing it's from our parents. You can read them later when you're by yourselves. Here, I'll give them to you now." Max said pulling the rubber band off the pile of envelopes. Alex and Tess's pile were on top and he handed two envelopes to Alex and then got up and walked over to Tess who was sitting on the two-seater with Isabel. He went through the pile and grabbed out Isabel's letters and gave them to her. He walked over to Michael who was sitting next to Alex and gave him two letters. He walked over to Maria and Kyle and gave them their two letters each. He sat back down and turned to Liz and gave her, her two envelopes. She gave him a shy smile before she looked down to the white and violet envelopes.

"Anyway, there's more. He said that the beds have some sort of latch things that you can join the beds together and if there is excessive movement on the bed, it won't come apart." Max said. He waited to see if anyone had any questions.

"Does that mean that we can join ALL of the beds together?" Maria asked.

"I don't know. I didn't ask but we can try and see if we can get four of the beds together or something." Max said nodding his head slightly.

"Well I guess that pretty much answers that question if we really do have to sleep with eachother." Michael said flatly.

"I guess." Max agreed. "Also, the laundry thing." Max said.

"Oh yeah. So what's happening with that?" Maria asked eagerly.

'She won't be so eager to know when she finds out.' Max thought. "Well, every Wednesday is laundry day. We each get our own basket and we can only put our own clothes in these baskets. I think that they are labelled or something. Anyway, we have to put them in the 'secret room' and then they get taken and washed and then ironed and folded and we get them back Thursday morning." Max said. As soon as he finished a loud holler was heard from Kyle.

"WOO HOO! I win! I win! You girls have to loose your bras and tops on Thursday! WOO HOO! I win! I win! Sucked in Maria!" Kyle said as he did a little happy dance in front of Maria. Maria got a smile on her face and she got ready to get Kyle back as he slowly turned towards her.

The scene unfolded in slow motion for everyone in the room. Kyle turned around with his hands up in the air doing a little dance. Maria's fist pulled back and then let go like a rocket right into Kyle's front. Expressions were instantaneous. Gasps were heard and a low moan was heard from Kyle. Alex, Kyle and Michael all held their hands in front of their pants as if feeling the pain.

"That had to hurt." Michael said with a look of sympathetic pain on his face.

"Oh God." Kyle got out before he curled up into a ball on the floor.

"Well buddy. That'll teach you not to do happy dances in my presence." Maria said as she leant over and spoke to Kyle. She then stood up and stepped over Kyle's groaning and moaning form and out of the room.

"Maria!" Max called after her. She stopped before she finally left the room and waited.

"There's something else. There's food and stuff that we have to get in about half an hour. We only have twenty minutes to get it out and I don't know how much there is so I'm going to need everybody's help ok?" Max asked.

"Yeah sure." Maria said as she turned around.

"Ok. Now that that's all settled. Lunch will be with the food and things that we get soon." Max said as he started to get up off the couch. He felt a hand on his arm and he looked to his right where Liz was smiling softly at him.

"Can we talk for a minute?" She asked softly. No one heard because everyone else besides Maria had gone to see what he or she could do for Kyle.

"Yeah sure. Come on." Max said getting up off the couch and taking Liz's hand and leading her upstairs. No one had even noticed that they were gone. Max led Liz upstairs and into the boy’s section of the room. He moved over to his bed without letting go of her hand.

"You can sit down if you like." Max said finally letting go of her hand and motioning towards his bed.

"Thanks." Liz said as she sat down at the end of the bed. Max rubbed his suddenly sweaty hands on his jeans before he sat down beside her giving Liz enough personal space.

"So, what did you want to talk about?" Max asked gently.

"Um, what Isabel told us. It wasn't so bad. Michael has done worse things and I wouldn't worry about it. Tess and Maria haven't told us anything about Alex or Kyle yet, so their stories are probably worse than yours." Liz said trying to soothe Max.

"Thanks. I think. She told the story about the humping the pillow right?" Max asked.

Liz just nodded. "It's not so bad you know? It could be worse. I thought it was cute though." Liz said trying to reassure Max.

When he heard what she said he looked at her with a shy smile. "Thanks."

"Um, there was something I wanted to ask you. If it's alright I mean. I don't want you to feel that you have to say yes or anything but, I just wanted to try something out." Liz said fiddling with the hem of her t-shirt.

"Yeah, of course I'll do it. What am I doing?" Max asked. He didn't care what she asked. He would do anything she would ask of him.

"Will, will you hold me tonight? Just in case?" Liz asked. She didn't dare look at him. She knew that if she looked in his eyes she would know his honest answer so she didn't want to deal with the rejection while looking into his amber eyes.

"Of course I will. You have to know that whatever you ask me, I will do it. I'd be glad to hold you tonight." Max said. 'And every other night of our lives.' He added silently.

"Thanks. You don't know how much it means to me." Liz said, as she finally looked him in the eye. When she did she saw a mix of emotions. There was happiness, joy, sympathy and something else that she couldn't quite place.

They just smiled at eachother in silence.

---

"Oh Kyle, man. That was one low blow." Alex said as he held out his hand to help Kyle up.

"You're telling me." Kyle got out through clenched teeth. He wasn't angry with Maria, although he probably should be but he guessed he deserved it and expected it, but he guessed that things never changed.

"I'm glad it was you that was on the receiving end of that knuckle sandwich." Michael said shaking his head.

"Ok, I get it. Let's just drop it. Help me sit down and get me some ice. Please." Kyle said as he started to slowly get up and gently sit on the couch without moving too much. As he leaned back on the couch he sighed with satisfaction.

---

"Maria how could you do that?" Tess asked in wonderment. Isabel, Maria and Tess were standing in the kitchen, supposedly getting ice or something for Kyle, when really, they were just gossiping.

"It was unreal! I can't believe you did that." Isabel said.

"I've done it before. He'll be alright. He won’t get angry, he should have been expecting it." Maria said smugly.

"Jeez girl. That really had to hurt." Tess said shaking her head.

"Oh I know." Maria said with a smirk on her face.

---

"We better go downstairs and see how Kyle's doing. I wonder how Maria's going to get herself out of this one." Liz said.

"You go back down. I'm just going to read one of my letters. I'll be down in a sec." Max said as he ran a soothing hand down her back.

"Ok. Don't be too long, don't we have to get the food or something?" Liz asked getting up.

"Yeah, I'll be down there. Don't worry." Max said smiling.

"Kay." Liz said walking out of the room and downstairs.

Max looked at the envelopes in his hand and picked his mum's letter first. He lay down on his bed and opened the envelope and pulled out the letter. Straight away he could smell his mum's favourite perfume. He inhaled deeply and closed his eyes. The scent was calming and he liked how it made him feel. He always felt like he could be himself when he was around his mum. She always let him be who he wanted to be and never questioned him on his decisions. He opened his eyes and unfolded the piece of paper.

Dear Max,

They asked us to write a letter to you. I said to your father that we should write separate ones. He agreed of course.

How are you doing? Isabel's ok, I hope. She's not giving you any trouble? Mrs Jenkins next door asked how you were. I think she misses the piano lessons you were giving her. She sends her love. So does Aunt Lara. She came to visit for the weekend. She brought your cousin Sarah to visit too. Sarah's so big now. She doesn't look like she's five. She was asking about you. She misses you a lot. We all do. I can't wait for you to come home again. Then you can tell me all about it. Enough about the family.

Are the other kids nice? I met Nancy Parker on the day you left. She is a very nice lady. Her daughter is very beautiful; she's very quiet though. She'd be perfect for you Max. You're both quite, have soulful eyes. I'm sure you would get along just fine. Are you in the same house?

I also met Eloise Whitman. Also a very nice lady. You had already left, but I saw her crying and I couldn't help but relate. So we started talking. Her husband is Charles Whitman. I'm sure you've heard of him, you know, the big computer guy. Apparently Alex, their son, takes after him. A computer whiz! If you have a computer there, maybe you can get him to show you a few tricks or two. That is, if you are in the same house.

Oh, I almost forgot, I met another lady there. Amy Valenti. Funny woman. A real hippy. I thought that the seventies had passed. Obviously not. Her husband, I believe, is with the police force. Funny couple. I guess opposites really do attract.

Anyway, so, you have to write to me and tell me who is there with you, their names, what they look like. Is there a girl in there that you fancy? I can just imagine what you're thinking right now. 'I'm not going to tell my mum about my love life.' But honey, I'm your mother and I worry about you. I won't have you for another two and a half months; I just want to know what's happening there.

I love you,
Mum
xxx

P.S. I sprayed the letter with my perfume. You know what they say, 'scent is the best memory you have.'


Max finished reading the letter. He folded it back up, held it to his nose and inhaled. He missed his mum even if no one noticed, but he did and the smell of her perfume helped him to remember. He put the letter back in the envelope and placed both of them under his pillow and headed downstairs.

As he walked downstairs he walked into the lounge room to see Kyle sitting on the two-seater holding a tea towel with ice over his crotch. He had his head resting back on the couch and his left arm over the top of his eyes. His right hand holding the ice.

"Feeling good?" Max asked.

"Fine and dandy, thanks." Kyle said in a sarcastic tone.

"Good. I'll see ya 'round." Max said heading out of the lounge and into the kitchen where he could hear the others conversing.

Max walked in and leaned up against the cupboards by the fridge. He listened to the others talk about what they thought they would get for lunch when he didn't even notice Liz come up beside him.

"So did you read a letter from home?" She asked softly.

"Yeah. My mum's." Max answered turning his head toward her.

Liz just nodded and turned back to the others.

"She likes you. She met you and your mum on the day we left. She said that she really likes your mother and that she thought you were very beautiful." Max said quietly.

Liz turned her head abruptly towards Max when she heard his words. 'Was he telling the truth, or was he lying and he really meant what he was saying. No, he's telling the truth. You're not beautiful. You only have straight brown hair and brown eyes. Jeez, beautiful.' Liz thought to herself. "Tell her I said that she shouldn't be handing out compliments like that when she very well knows that they aren't true." Liz said just before she turned to walk away.

Max couldn't believe his ears. She didn't think she was beautiful? What he saw must be entirely different from what she sees. Just as Max was about to tell Liz that she was beautiful, that annoying voice over the speakers spoke again.

"Maxwell. The room is now open for you to get the food." The voice said.

"Damn!" Max muttered under his breath. He would have to speak to Izzie later and ask for her advice.

The seven teens walked over to the open door and piled in to start unloading the food and accessories. There was lunch, which consisted of four different types of pasta in different sauces; there were soft drinks, chocolates, Parmesan cheese and a note to the housemates. In the rest of the package, there was toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, soap, dish washing detergent, milk, cereal, bread, butter, bottled water, coffee, tea, everything that a normal house would need, minus the laundry needs.

"Well looks like we got our laundry baskets." Alex said as he picked up the eight laundry baskets.

"Please don't remind me." Maria mumbled. But everyone heard.

"Ok, we'll try not to." Michael taunted.

"You want a right hook too?" Maria threatened turning her head to face Michael.

"No! No. Course not." Michael said as he hurriedly picked up something and took it out.

"Smart move Parker, smart move." Kyle said from the doorway holding the ice on his crotch still.

"Ok, it looks like that's the lot. Come one. Let's get out of here and have some lunch." Max said picking up the last of it and walking out after everyone else. The door instantly closed after Max.

Lunch came and went. Most of the group went their separate ways to have the little piece of privacy that kept them sane during the long days at the house. While the others were inside, Maria was sitting outside on the grass reading her letter from her dad.

Maria,

How's it going? Not doing anything illegal I hope. Only joking! Really, how is it going in that house? I bet you feel claustrophobic already, huh? Oh well, just think of it like this. Two and a half more months!

Your mother wouldn't stop crying for the first three days after you and Kyle left. It was like you were going away and weren't ever coming back. She's alright now. She's trying to make herself busy so she doesn't get too caught up in what you two are doing. How is Kyle anyway, don't get up to too much trouble you hear, or read. Got enough hair gel for the both of you? I don't really understand why you need it but Kyle I do. Though sometimes, I really think Kyle should change his hairstyle, I mean the wavy look can only last a certain amount of time right? Maybe you can help him get out of that before he gets back.

Have you found any of the boys there to be of your standards? I know that you have very high standards, you take after your mother in that respect.

Oh well, everything is great down here. The Hopsin's kid ran away; again. He'll turn up though. He always does. Your singing teacher called and wanted to know if you wanted us to send you any music for you to practice while you’re there, so that you don't forget anything for the concert when you get back.

I know that this isn't a very long letter but not enough has really happened here. It's all pretty much the same as when you left. Just a lot more quiet. Don't start any fights with Kyle and please refrain from giving him the right hook. I know you love to, but don't you think that his lower anatomy has had enough beatings from you?

I love you lots,
Dad
xxx


Maria had a tear in her eye. She missed her dad's stories about the neighbour’s kids; she missed her mum's quirkiness. She missed home. She quickly wiped the tear away before anyone might notice. Unfortunately, she wasn't quick enough.

Michael had been watching Maria read the letter that she was holding. He saw her look up at the pool and then quickly wipe a tear away off her cheek. He didn't say anything or even make a move to open the back door and go over and comfort her. He knew that she needed this time to be alone and later would be the time for comfort.

Alex watched Michael from the kitchen but didn't say a word. He put down the glass he was drinking from and headed for the dining room where he could get some alone time to read one of his letters.

He sat down at the very far end close to the front of the house. He placed the two envelopes in front of himself and debated which letter he would open first. He missed them both but he seemed to miss mum more than his father. They had a special bond. Alex knew that he could tell his mother about anything and she would still love him unconditionally. Not that he thought that his father wouldn't, he just found it easier to talk to his mum. Tess was more connected to their father than Alex was. He picked up his mother's letter and opened the envelope. He pulled out the paper and a photo that was inside. He looked at the photo and smiled.

The photo was taken at the last family gathering that they had. It was at his Aunt Sally's house. His Uncle Trent had been taking photos all day and then he got the four of them to stand so that he could take a picture. Alex had his arm around his mum and on the other side of him Tess stood and their dad had his arm over Tess's shoulders. They were all smiling. It was a good photo of them and they were so relaxed in the photo. It was perfect. Alex placed the photo down on the table and unfolded the paper. He instantly recognised his mothers writing.

My Alex,

Do you remember that joke when you were about seven years old and it was your favourite joke? You would go around the house saying it over and over again as if you would forget it if you didn't?

'If you're American in the lounge room, what are you in the bathroom? Ur-a-peein'.'

Oh Alex how I miss you. The house isn't the same without you or Tess. I keep remembering things like that so that I don't forget. I have to admit that I have been sleeping in your rooms from time to time. I miss you is all.

Your father and I can't wait until you get back. How are the other kids in the house? Do you like them? Are they easy to get along with? Is there a girl you like? What does she look like? What's her name? Does she like you? I know, I know, I'm being nosy. But, if you don't tell me what's happening, I can find it out with my resources.

I met a Nancy Parker, Diane Evans and Amy Valenti the day you kids left. Their kids were also on the bus that you left on. Did you meet them? That Amy Valenti is one wacky character. She's a hippy and her husband is in the police force. Uncommon couple don't you think? Oh well, you should see them together though, they are very cute.

Nancy Parker is a very nice lady. She and her husband own a restaurant. Your father and I decided to try it out. It had very nice food. Their daughter works there. I think her name is Elizabeth, of course she's not working now because she's in one of the houses there. Their son Michael also works there. He cooks and apparently very well.

Diane is a sweet lady. Her and her husband Phillip are great. They own a law firm. I think you know the one. It's very big and successful. Evans & Co. that’s the name of the firm. Their children's names are Isabel and Maxwell. Apparently Isabel likes to taunt her brother a lot. Diane showed us a photo of Maxwell and Isabel. I have to say that Isabel is very pretty. Maxwell is good looking for his age. Girls will be swooning after him when he grows up a bit more.

Don't worry Alex, all the girls will be swooning over you too. And if they don't, then it's too bad for them because they are missing out on one hell of a boy.

Anyway, I better stop writing or else I won’t have anything else to write in the next letter.

Love always my little prince,
Mum
xxx

P.S. I sent you that photo Uncle Trent had taken at Aunt Sally's. It's the most recent one of all of us that I could find.


Alex smiled to himself as he picked up the photo again and traced his mother's face. 'God I miss her.' Alex thought before folding up the letter and putting it back in the envelope. He sat there for a few moments staring at the photo.

Isabel walked past the dining room and saw Alex sitting there looking at a photo with a silly grin on his face. He hadn't even noticed her yet and that surprised her a little because he usually always notices when she's in the room. Isabel shrugged and headed upstairs to read the letter from her dad.

She slowly ascended the stairs and made her way through the door that led to the boy’s side of the room. When she walked in she spotted her brother reading on of his letters. Probably their mum's letter. Max loved his mum very much. More than Isabel could understand. Weren't teenage guys supposed to be repulsed by their mother’s mushiness? Not Max, he embraced it. She shrugged her shoulders again and headed for Max's bed.

"Mums?" Isabel asked, as she sat down next to him.

"Yep. I've already read it about six times. I miss her." Max said as he rested the letter on his lap.

"I know what you mean. I was just going to open dad's letter." Isabel said about to get up.

Max nodded. "She sprayed it with perfume. Her perfume." Max said handing the letter to Isabel. Isabel closed her eyes and inhaled slowly savouring the smell that was their mother. She wore the same perfume day in and day out and it didn't bother either of the Evans kids. The perfume wasn't just worn by their mother; it WAS their mother.

"It smells just like her." Isabel said as she opened her eyes and handed back the letter to Max.

"I know." Max said with a small smile on his face.

"Anyway, I'm going to read the letter from dad." Isabel said again standing up. Max just nodded again and Isabel walked over to her bed. She sat down and looked over to her left where she noticed Liz was sitting on her bed looking at the two envelopes that ley unopened in front of her.

"Can't decide?" Isabel asked. Liz was startled by Isabel's voice. She hadn't even noticed that anyone was in the room besides her.

"Oh um, something like that." Liz said. She smiled shyly and then turned back to look at the envelopes.

Isabel mentally shrugged and reached onto her bedside table and picked up the letter from her dad. She opened the envelope and slid the letter out. There was a faint scent of his aftershave on the paper. Isabel smiled softly.

She unfolded the envelope and started to read.
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My Little Princess,

How I've missed you and it's only been about a week. The people that have you in the house asked us to write to you. Like they even had to ask! How are you doing? Not homesick? Living it up? You don't have any parents or adults around, I hope that nothing illegal is going on down there. I may be a lawyer but I can't get you out of everything. Only joking. I can!

How's Max? I hope you didn't ask him to carry your make-up suitcase. I promised him that if you asked that I would tell you that you have to carry it. Oh well, Max is a big boy.

Some of the family came over a few days after you left. Your mother will probably tell you all about it, or maybe she told Max to tell you. Anyway, they hope you two have fun and that you don't get up to too much mischief.

Well, as much as a father doesn't want to know or hear about his only daughter's love life, have you met anyone you like? Is he nice? Does he treat you right because if he doesn't than I'll have to go down there myself and take care of that boy. Ok, ok, ok, I know I'm being an over-protective father, but you know me.

Oh, I almost forgot, I got a new case this week. A tough one though. A woman was promised a job and when the employers found out that she was pregnant, they gave the job to someone else. Although they hadn't made a contract on paper, there is still a case. I'll keep you posted on what happens.

Well, your mother will kill me if she finds out that I've been writing to you about a case I have, so promise you won't tell her?

We met some lovely people after you and Max left. I know you're probably angry finding out that we were socialising while our only children were bused off to a house for three months. But that's not the case. Their children were also on that bus. There were the Whitmans. Very nice couple. Charles, that's the father, has a very big computer company. Apparently his son, Alexander, is very good with computers too.

Jeffrey Parker was a nice man. Owns a restaurant. His wife was obviously upset that us men were becoming great friends at such a sad time. I'm sorry honey, but I don't understand you women. Oh well, I love you and your mother lots so I can put up with it.

Now, the Valenti's? Entirely different case. Amy was balling her eyes, Nancy Parker, Eloise Whitman and mum were trying to calm her down while Jim Valenti kept passing her little bottles with aromatherapy oils. It was quite hilarious at the time. We're all meeting up some night this week to have dinner. I'm sure it'll be a riot.

I better go sweetie. I would love to keep writing but it's very late and I have to get up early tomorrow. I love you very much and I am very proud of you.

Dad.


Isabel was now lying down on her left side. A tear slowly slid down the side of her cheek and onto her pillow. She smiled softly and looked up to find Liz still sitting on her bed staring at the unopened envelopes. It looked to her like she didn't really want to open either letter. Shouldn't someone be happy and eager to open a letter from home? Isabel slowly sat up and looked over to Max who had changed positions and was now lying on his back with his hand behind his head and their mother's letter lying on his chest as he stared up at the ceiling. Isabel just looked back at Liz with defeat. She didn't know what was wrong with Liz and she figured that if Liz wanted anyone to know about it than she would tell him or her.

Dinner soon rolled around a couple of hours later. The teens ate dinner slowly and quietly. There wasn't a dinner conversation because everyone was caught up in his or her own thoughts. After dinner everyone went through the motions of clearing the table and washing the dishes and drying them in silence. Not even Maria tried to stop the quite. In fact, she embraced it. She felt it was like a time for them where no one else could interfere with it.

After the kitchen and the table was cleaned up Liz, Max, Alex and Isabel went upstairs to get ready for bed. Liz felt very uncomfortable having Max's sister know that Max was going to sleeping in her bed tonight. Although she didn't know that Max had spoken to her just after dinner and Isabel actually knew, she still felt weird about it.

Liz walked over to her bed and sat down on the end. Max had quickly run downstairs and said he'd be up in a minute.

Meanwhile Alex was getting ready for bed at his end of the room. He undressed til his boxers and sat on the side of his bed. He opened up the drawer from his bedside table and took out the photo from his mother. He looked at it and then pulled out blue-tak, that he had brought along to put up some posters and stuff that he hadn't done yet. He stuck the photo above his bed and took one last look at it before he got underneath the covers and turned off his bedside lamp. His eyes drifted closed and he fell into a peaceful slumber.

Across the room Isabel watched Alex from the safety and warmth of her bed. She smiled a secret smile as he took a look at the photo and then went to sleep. 'Yes daddy, I have met someone I like.' Isabel thought to herself before she drifted off to sleep.

Max came up the stairs and walked into the girl’s section of the room. He walked over to Liz who was sitting with her back to him on the end of the bed.

"Liz?" Max whispered.

"Max. Sorry I was just thinking." Liz said as she turned her head to look at Max. She smiled shyly then stood up. They both pulled back the covers of her bed and Max motioned for Liz to lie down first. She layed down on the bed and turned on her left side so that Max could lie down next to her. She was surprised at first when Max snuggled up behind her to hold her. But after the initial shock, she leant into his chest. Just before she closed her eyes and fell asleep, she whispered a thank you.

Although she had whispered it, Max had heard it perfectly clear and although he knew from her breathing that she had fallen asleep, he whispered his thanks.

About half-an-hour later Michael, Maria, Tess and Kyle made their way into the bedroom with Maria and Michael at it again.

"No Michael. We can't just sit around here and watch ‘Braveheart’ all the time." Maria complained.

"Why not? I'm still counting the bodies. I NEED an accurate body count." Michael argued.

"Guys. Sshh." Tess said holding a finger over her lips. Michael and Maria looked over to Tess who was motioning towards Alex and then Isabel. Michael took a look around and then at Max's bed. 'Didn't Max come up earlier?' Michael thought. Then it hit him. Liz was up here too. He made his way quietly around the corner and found Max spooned up behind his baby sister holding her around the waist protectively.

Maria watched as Michael’s fists clenched tighter every second. When she saw him start to move towards Max and Liz, she grabbed a hold on his arm. Michael turned his head abruptly to his right to see who was stopping him from killing Max.

"Michael. She needs him right now. Just let it go. Come on. Let's go to bed." Maria said softly. She noticed how he calmed down almost instantly at the sound of her voice. Maria couldn't help but feel giddy at this knowledge.

Michael nodded, took one last glance at the two sleeping forms and then turned around heading for his own bed.

"He just better be wearing something under there this time." Maria heard Michael mumble as he walked past her.

She smiled a secret smile and headed over to her own bed next to Max and Liz.

Tess walked over to her own bed and turned to look at Maria. They both smiled knowing smiles and then averted their gaze over to the sleeping couple. They got changed and then hopped into bed and fell asleep.

Kyle hadn't said anything since they had walked into the room. He watched as Michael had gotten tense and how his sister calmed him down instantly. He was jealous in a way that Maria could do that and that it wasn't himself that could. He looked over to Michael's bed where Michael lay on his back staring up at the ceiling. As if sensing he was being watched, Michael turned his head to look at Kyle. They smiled softly at eachother before they turned off their bedside lamps and fell asleep.

----

Liz found herself in a dream place that she had never seen before. She looked to be in a living room of a very big house. She looked around the room and noticed pictures on the mantle piece above the fireplace. She looked closely and saw pictures of herself and Max, but older. She gasped when she saw the picture of her and Max, but she was holding a baby and so was Max. They were all smiling and she liked how they looked.

She heard some noise from beneath her and looked down. There on the floor were four little girls and four little boys. She knelt down on the ground and looked at each child intently. They all looked like eachother and she concluded that they were brothers and sisters. She noted that they weren't all the same ages but very close in age.

One of the boys stood up and walked over to a box full of toys and sat down next to one of the girls.

"Shiri. Here go." The little brown-haired, brown-eyed boy said to the little brown-haired, brown-eyed girl.

Just as Liz was about to reach out and touch the little boys head of hair she heard footsteps. Liz looked up as an older version of Max walked in the room holding two bottles.

"Ok, Nicole and Nicholas. Time for your bottles." Max said as he walked over to the sofa and set the bottles down. He walked over to the eight kids and picked up a little girl and a little boy. He sat down on the couch and shifted the two kids so that one sat on either knee. He picked up the bottles that were next to him and handed the one labelled 'Nicole' to the little girl and the one labelled 'Nicholas' to the little boy. H sat there with a smile on his face as they drank to their hearts content. He watched his other six kids playing on the ground and smiled even wider.

"Max, honey. Isabel and Alex should be here soon. Are you feeding Nick and Nikki?" Liz heard her own voice coming from the hallway. When she saw herself come in through the doorway, she gasped. Her hair was longer and thicker, but it still shined. She had more curves to her body, which she didn't mind at all. Her breasts looked to be much bigger in size and Liz had to smile at herself. She was wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt that said 'World's Best Mum!' on it. She liked the new her. Or older her.

"Yeah I know. They're having their bottles now." Max said as he looked up at her and smiled even wider.

Liz was just about to say something when the doorbell rang. Liz lifted her finger as if to say wait as she turned and went to answer the door.

"Liz! Do you know how hard it is to carry two kids while you're four months pregnant and ready to pop? Alex! Hurry up. We don't have all day you know." Isabel said as she wobbled into the house behind a little girl and a little boy while holding another little girl and a little boy.

"I'm coming. Danielle-Elise lost her shoe in the car." Alex said as he walked in a few seconds later holding a squirming little girl and boy.

"Ok, well you don't have to worry. We aren't fully ready yet. Plus, we don't have to be there for another hour. And we have to wait for Kyle and Tess and then Michael and Maria." Liz said leaving the hallway and heading up the stairs.

"Great we're going to be here forever." Alex mumbled as he set the two little children he was playing with on the floor with the others.

"Max, do you have the name tags?" Isabel asked as she eased herself into an armchair.

"Yeah, they're in the right draw of the table in the foyer. Alex can go and get them." Max said smiling at Alex.

"Fine. You know, I think that it is quite degrading but funny that we have to have all of our kids wear nametags. Don't you think our parents would realise that they have their own names?" Alex said coming back in with a pile of nametags with baby safety pins attached to each.

"Hey can you pass me Nicole's and Nicolas’s?" Max asked as he held out his hand to Alex. Alex handed him the name tags and set about putting them on the other kids.

The dream Liz leant in and started reading the name tags. Jason-William. Shiri-Anne. Colin-Phillip. Katherine-Diane. Brendan-Jeffrey. Majandra-Marie. Nicholas-Makensie. Nicole-Alexandra. Matthew-Luke. Chloe-Ashley. Adam-Michael. Holly-Olivia. Jake-Daniel. Danielle-Elise. 'Jeez. What's with the hyphens?' Dream Liz thought to herself.

Suddenly there was a knock on the door followed by some yelling.

"Michael and Maria." Isabel, Alex and Max said at the same time. Dream Liz tried to hold in her laughter.

Liz walked down the stairs and pulled open the door and walked into the living room without acknowledging the arguing couple.

"You know, arguing in front of the kids, is not a good thing you know." Isabel said.

Michael and Maria both shut up and put down the bundles of joy they were holding. Alex went about putting nametags on the four newcomers. Dream Liz looked down at the four new names. Charles-Brody. David-Alexander. Emilie-Kelly. Natalie-Nancy. 'More hyphen’s.' Thought Dream Liz.

"Well, looks like now all we have to wait for is Kyle and - " Maria started to say as the doorbell rang.

"Looks like the Valenti party arrived." Max said as the door opened and Kyle and a pregnant Tess walked in.

"Hey guys. Sorry we're late. Tess and Kyle decided to throw up before we left." Kyle said lugging a baby bag on his shoulder.

"Oh. Tess are you sure you're feeling up to this?" Liz asked walking up to Tess.

"Oh, not me. Little Tessie." Tess said laughing.

"Oh. Sorry." Liz said.

"Nah. It's ok." Tess said handing little Kyle over to Alex whom had the nametags.

Dream Liz took a look at the name. Kyle-Nathan. Little Tessie was handed to Alex. Tess-Eloise.

"So are we ready to leave for our little trip to the parentals? They're inviting their other friends and stuff right? That's why we have the name tags?" Michael asked. Everyone nodded.

"Woah! De ja vu." Liz said. "I remember having a dream exactly like this back in that house when we were sixteen.

Dream Liz gasped. Was this their future? No. It couldn't be. Could it?


Liz woke with a start and sat up quickly breathing heavily. Max sat up next to her and smoothed down her hair while whispering calming words into her ear.

"Max. I think I saw our future." Liz said looking up at Max with wide eyes.

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TBC