posted on 1-Sep-2001 5:14:41 PM
When Your Eyes Say It
Chapter 1- Changing

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG so far
Summary: This story starts when Maria's cousin Shawn is released from jail (in the show) and comes to live with Maria and her mom Amy. This story starts off in the present but soon it will jump to the future. This chapter is in Liz's POV.
Category: Max/Liz, Liz/Shawn
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own the new character Sarah Michelle so if you would like to use her you'll need to ask. Also the lyrics from the Whitney Houston song are not owned by me either.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: If you want to know what's happening in future chapters I suggest looking at the 'When Your Eyes Say It' Teaser.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.

"If I should stay, I would only
be in your way. So I'll go but I know
I'll think of you every step of the way".
-Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You

Liz's Balcony, writing in her diary
I'm Liz Parker, and I've been having these strange feelings. Ones that leave me tingling. But the suprising thing is, they aren't about Max. They're about Shawn. Today, I walked out of the locker room, ready for work, feeling life would never start without him. Max. But then as I reached Maria, someone came through the cafe's door. I raised my head, hoping that it would be Max. But instead, I got something that made me, well, suprisingly happy. It was Shawn. I stared at him, mesmerized. I feel like this is my chance to finally start over, finally have something new, and exciting. Maria then said something. Only I didn't hear her. Shawn was staring at me, this weird look on his face. He then said,Liz. I managed to say Shawn, as calm as I could. He then said, All grown up. I like it. All grown up, I like it? Is that good? I mean, is it? All I know is that I have these feelings for him, and the strange thing is, I don't feel guilty. Me and Max are over with. And I feel as if I'm changing, growing, and I like it. A lot.

"And I will always love you, oh, will
always love you, you, my darling you,
bittersweet memories, that is all I'm
taking me with me".-Whitney Houston,
I Will Always Love You

The Crashdown Cafe-A day later
It was Sunday morning, no-one in here but a few regulars sipping some coffee. I sat at the counter, finishing a project that I had for science. Suddenly I heard the sound of the bell, there was a customer. I did the finishing touches on the project and then turned to see who had come in. It was Shawn and he was already sitting in a booth. I smiled then. This was my chance to talk to him. See what was going on with him. Not much, I thought, he just got out of prison. I walked over, smiling at him. He was staring at me, this smirk on his face. "What"?, I asked, curious as to what he was thinking. "I'll have the alien blast", he replied, trying to act cool. "Sure, anyo--thing else you'd like?", I then blushed, what was I saying? He looked at me, smiling like he knew something I didn't. "Well......", he said, pausing for a moment, "how about you"? I was speechless. Here he was asking me, well what exactly was he asking me? "Excuse me?", I said. "What I mean is, would you like to go on a date or something, catch up on old times"?, he said, staring at me with those wonderful brown eyes of his. "Sure", I said, grinning like an idiot. " I think that'll do", he then paused, "when do you have a break"? "Why do you ask?", I asked, hoping that he would ask me to join him. And that's just what he did. "Well, I was thinking that maybe we could have that date, well, right now, seeing that I'm free and all", he replied. I laughed to myself. I wondered what Shawn really had to do except bug me, you know, he had just gotten out of jail, what could he possibly do but annoy me and Maria? Of course I didn't think he was annoying I thought he was, well, great. I told him that I was going to get his order and then I would be right back to start our.......what is it called? oh yeah, date.
TBC........

On the next 'When Your Eyes Say It'-

"I love you Liz, I don't care about the mistakes we've made, those are all in the past. I know I agreed to be friends, but it's unbearable to see you with this guy. This Shawn guy. You belong with me.....only me", Max says, and then pulls Liz in for a kiss.............

"Are you always this shy with guys?", Shawn says, laughing at the way Liz looked. "What?", she asked. "Nothing, you just look so beautiful, doing that thing, you know, with your hair", Shawn said, and then started laughing. "So I deserved to be laughed at?", Liz says smiling at the thought of Shawn calling her beautiful and then she hits him with a pillow............

** MAX HAS A FLASH WHEN KISSING LIZ**
*"I've never seen the cards fall like this before. The boy, he's diffrent", the lady said. "Yeah", Liz said. "He's very important, this boy. A leader", the woman continues. "Yeah, he has this whole other destiny...one that doesn't include me", Liz responds reassuringly. "No. He chooses love", the woman states. "What?", Liz says, suprised. "He chooses you", the woman tells her.*
**Max recieves more flashes**
*Liz is in her room, pretending she's wearing a wedding dress. "I , Liz Parker, take Max Evans to be...", Liz is cut off by thunder, and someone that looks a lot like Max crouching at the window."Liz.", the older Max says. "Max?", Liz says, stunned.*
Max pulls away. "Liz, what was that?", Max asks to a crying Liz.
***

When Your Eyes Say It
Chapter 2- Suprises

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG-13, only for mild language
Summary: Max and Liz have some confrontations and her secret about Future Max is found out by none other than Max. This chapter is mostly Max's POV but will actually have some where it's Shawn's. Also Isabel will be in this chapter, others will be put in in the next chapter, can't leave them out, Alex will show up in a chapter or two later as he did in the episodes.
Category: Max/Liz, Liz/Shawn
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own the new character Sarah Michelle so if you would like to use her you'll need to ask. Also the lyrics from the Counting Crow song are not owned by me either.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: If you want to know what's happening in future chapters I suggest looking at the 'When Your Eyes Say It' Teaser. Also Sarah Michelle might not become a character for awhile, I have nowhere to put her.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.

A week after Liz and Shawn had their "date"-
Set in Liz's living room, her and Shawn are watching
a movie.Shawn's POV-

"This is really boring you know", I said to Liz. "Never been kissed or whatever the hell it is is for girls who can't get a date, or a kiss. Have you ever kissed someone Liz?", he said, smiling, knowing what her reaction would be. Liz rolled her eyes and then threw a pillow at him. He then scooted closer to her and started tickling her.'This should be funny', he thought. Liz was laughing hysterically. "Stop...stop..oh Shawn stop...", she said giggling. He then decided to stop. He was on top of her now. He leaned in for the long-awaited kiss. They shared a long sweet kiss. It was soft, nice, the most exciting kiss he ever had.'God, she is wonderful', Shawn thought, ending the kiss. Liz looked up at him, biting her lip and twirling her hair with her finger. Shawn laughed, She looks so cute doing that', he thought. "Are you always this shy with guys?", Shawn says, laughing at the way Liz looked. "What?", she asked. "Nothing, you just look so beautiful, doing that thing, you know, with your hair", Shawn said, and then started laughing. "So I deserved to be laughed at?", Liz says smiling at the thought of Shawn calling her beautiful and then she hits him with a pillow............

The Evan's house-

"Max, what are you doing?", Isabel asked as she walked into her brother's room, confused as to why he was pacing. "I can't stand it. Can you believe this? Have you seen her? With him? I know, we're supposed to be friends, but I can't stop loving her. I mean, what should I do? I could"--Isabel cut him off. "Stop it Max, you're babbling", Isabel said. "Calm down. What do you mean? Liz?", Isabel asked, already knowing the answer. "Who else? She's been hanging with that Shawn guy, Maria's cousin. I can't stand it. I love her. I can't stand to see her with someone else", Max said, helpless with the situation he was in. "Well then I guess you know what you have to do", Isabel said matter-of-factly. "And what is that?", he asked. "You have to win her back, Max. You have to forget about what happened with Kyle and you have to ask for forgiveness. And most of all, her love", Isabel said. Max standed there, nodding, pondering on what Isabel said. "Well go Max, go win her back, I'll be mad at you if you just keep standing there, you know what I do when I get mad, I'll kick your ass", Isabel said, only half-joking. Max then got his jacket and keys. "I wouldn't want that to happen", he said, smiling. "Thanks, Is", Max said and then left to go to Liz. "Shut up Max you already knew what you were going to do", Isabel yelled before he went out the front door. "Good Luck", she said, whispering to the air.

"I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready
I am taffy stuck and tongue tied
Stutter shook and uptight
Pull me out from inside
I am ready
I am fine" -Counting Crows,
Colorblind

It was almost 10:00 and Shawn had already left, leaving Liz to write in her diary outside in her balcony. "Liz", she heard someone whisper. Liz went up to the edge of the balcony and looked below. It was Max. "Hey Max, what do you need?", Liz said. "Can I come up?", Max asked. "Of course", Liz said. Max climbed up and then standed there for a second. 'Okay you got to do this. Just tell her you love her, everything will be fine', he thought to himself. "Hi", Max said. "Hi", Liz said, nervously. Okay, here it goes, he thought."I love you Liz, I don't care about the mistakes we've made, those are all in the past. I know I agreed to be friends, but it's unbearable to see you with this guy. This Shawn guy. You belong with me.....only me", Max says, and then pulls Liz in for a kiss.............

** MAX HAS A FLASH WHEN KISSING LIZ**
*"I've never seen the cards fall like this before. The boy, he's diffrent", the lady said. "Yeah", Liz said. "He's very important, this boy. A leader", the woman continues. "Yeah, he has this whole other destiny...one that doesn't include me", Liz responds reassuringly. "No. He chooses love", the woman states. "What?", Liz says, suprised. "He chooses you", the woman tells her.*
**Max recieves more flashes**
*Liz is in her room, pretending she's wearing a wedding dress. "I , Liz Parker, take Max Evans to be...", Liz is cut off by thunder, and someone that looks a lot like Max crouching at the window."Liz.", the older Max says. "Max?", Liz says, stunned.*END OF FLASH*
Max pulls away. "Liz, what was that?", Max asks to a crying Liz. "Max, please go, please", she said crying. Max grabbed ahold of her hand, needing to see more.
*FLASH*
*"Liz, what's about to happen over the next few days is critical to the history of this planet.Things between us are about to change...grow deeper. We become inseperable, and nothing comes between us ever again, until...",Liz cuts him off and says,"The...the end of the world?". "That's right", the future Max said. "What happened?", Liz asked. "The closer that you and I grew, the worser it got with Tess, and eventually she left Roswell".*
*"We eloped. We were 19", future Max told Liz as they watched Tess and Max talk. "We were 19? Wow, that is so young. That is too young", Liz said, turning to him. "That's what I said, but you said that Romeo and Juliet were even younger than us, so we drove to Vegas. Got married at the Elvis chapel", future Max told her. "So we didn't have a real wedding", Liz said. "Oh, we had a great wedding", future Max said,"You called Maria, Michael, Isabel, and Alex, and had them meet us halfway. We spent the whole night singing and dancing in some dive outside Phoenix, and at the end of the night, 'I Shall Believe' came on the radio". "I love that song", Liz said. "I know. Everyone else was exhausted, but not us. Oh, we danced...just the two of us. And ever since then, it's been our song", future Max told her.*END OF FLASHES*
Max releases Liz and just lookes at her, tears forming in his eyes. Liz is crying less, knowing that there is nothing she can do. She tells Max to touch her again, to see the rest.
*Liz is sobbing and sitting next to future Max. Future Max reaches his hand for a tissue and his hand goes through the box."What...what's happening?", she asks. "This must be it. What you did must have worked. I'm leaving", future Max said, looking sad. "What so you're going back where you came from?", Liz asked. "No. There's nowhere to go back to", future Max says. Future Max is silent for a moment, then attempts to grab the box. This time, his hand doesn't go through it. "It didn't work. We have to do something else", future Max told her. "No, I...I can't", Liz said, scared. "You have to", he said. "Do you know how hard it was to tell him that I didn't want to die for him? He's the only reason that I'm alive right now. You... you've...you gotta come up with another plan. Please go to someone else. I...I just...I can't do this anymore".*
*"I don't think this is a good plan", future Max says. "What are you talking about?", Liz asks. "You really think this is going to work? I would never be jealous of Kyle", future Max said.*
*"Could you dance with me?", Liz asks. "What?", future Max asks. "I wanna have my wedding dance", Liz says. I Shall Believe starts playing and Liz dances with Future Max. Future Max twirls Liz and she spins around by herself. When she stops spinning, she realizes that Future Max has disappeared. Liz looks upward at the sky and sees a shooting star. She then falls to the ground, crying.*
*END OF FLASHES*
Max openes his eyes, crying openly. Liz looks at Max, just standing there, waiting for him to say something. "Max....",Liz says. "Liz, why didn't you tell me?", was all Max could say. Liz looked at him in disbelief. "You of all people should understand why I didn't, I love you, and we don't belong together. I can't be with you Max. I can't do that to my friends. My family. My decision to do that was a decision I was making for the world. Don't you understand how important it is to follow your destiny? Don't you understand that without Tess you won't be able accomplish anything? You need her. And I can't be in the way of that", Liz said, tears forming once again. Max was not crying any longer. He understood now. But it hurt more than ever. He then went up to Liz and kissed her for what he thought would be there last kiss for a long time and then whispered,"Goodbye Liz Parker, I will always love you". He then went down the ladder. "Goodbye Max", Liz whispered as she cried quietly. 'I will love you for eternity', she thought.

"I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded and unfolded and unfolding
I am colorblind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready
I am fine"-Counting Crows,
Color Blind

Max just sat in the car, crying. What was he going to do now? He would never be able to hold his love again, never kiss her, never touch her. How could he live? He couldn't believe what he had just seen. What Liz had to go through. Even though they couldn't be together, he knew that they had changed the future outcome for the world so much, and that one day, they would be back together. And with that, he started the Jeep, wiped away his tears, and drove home.
*********************************************************************

On the next 'When Your Eyes Say It'-

"Maria, Max knows, he knows everything", Liz said, crying. "Oh my god!! Are you okay?", Maria asked, hugging Liz to her. "I'll never be okay again", Liz said, crying into Maria's shoulder.

"Shawn....I need space", Liz said. "What do you mean? Things were just getting good", Shawn said, confused. "Shawn, I...I like you a lot. But I still have other wounds that have to heal before I can go out with you again", Liz said. Shawn nodded. He then kissed her. He pulled away after a second and whispered againist her lips," Well, until then, I'll be waiting, Liz Parker", and walked away.

"We're leaving Roswell, Michael", Max said, his face sad. Isabel and Michael looked shocked. Tess just standed there. "Why?", Isabel said. "What happened Max? What happened with Liz?", Isabel asked, a little scared. Tess than looked at Max, wanting to know what HAD happened with Liz. "Nothing. We just need to leave. No explanations. Pack a bag. We're leaving at midnight", Max said and then left the room.
***

When Your Eyes Say It
Chapter 3- Moving On

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG
Summary: Max decides that it's best to leave Roswell, leave the humans so they can regain their normal lives and leave their home to find out where they really belong in order to save their planet and Earth. This is in Liz and Max's POV. A little of Michael's and Isabel's and Tess's.All the characters are brought up in this chapter except for Alex who is still in Switzerland.
Category: Max/Liz, Shawn/Liz
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own the new character Sarah Michelle so if you would like to use her you'll need to ask. Also the lyrics from the Selena song are not owned by me either.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: If you want to know what's happening in future chapters I suggest looking at the 'When Your Eyes Say It' Teaser. Also Sarah Michelle might not become a character for awhile, I have nowhere to put her.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.


I was in the locker room, already changed for work but I failed to keep myself from crying. It was Monday afternoon. Maria comes in. I haven't seen her all day. "Hey Liz", she stops when she sees Liz crying. "What's wrong?", she asked Liz, sitting on the couch beside Liz, confused. "Maria, Max knows, he knows everything", Liz said, crying. "Oh my god!! Are you okay?", Maria asked, hugging Liz to her. "I'll never be okay again", Liz said, crying into Maria's shoulder.

The Evan's house, The pod squad gather for a meeting-

"We're leaving Roswell, Michael", Max said, his face sad. Isabel and Michael looked shocked. Tess just standed there. "Why?", Isabel said. "What happened Max? What happened with Liz?", Isabel asked, a little scared. Tess than looked at Max, wanting to know what HAD happened with Liz. "Nothing. We just need to leave. No explanations. Pack a bag. We're leaving at midnight", Max said and then left the room. Isabel turned to Michael and he went over to her and gave her a hug. "What's going to happen, Michael? I'm not ready to leave all this. Not yet. It's too soon", Isabel said, crying into his shoulder. "Shh...", Michael said, stroking Isabel's hair. 'What has gotten into Max?', he thought, confused as to why Max would want to leave. But he couldn't ask. He had to follow what Max said. It was probably for the best anyway. Tess walked into Max's room where she found Max furiously packing clothes into a bag. "Max?", Tess whispered. "Yes, Tess?", he said, not really paying attention. "Why all of the sudden are you saying this? What changed your mind?", Tess asked, curious as to why he would want to leave all this, leave Liz. "We need to move on. We need to leave because too many people are already involved and it's dangerous. I can't put them through that. And if we stay here, we won't be able to fufill our destinies", Max said, looking up at her. 'What does that mean? Has he finally realized his feelings for me? Has he finally realized his destiny is to be with me?', Tess thought. Tess was over-joyed. "You should go to Valenti's. Pack your stuff and tell him to get everyone over at his house for a meeting before we leave", Max said, turning back to packing his clothes. "Ok. Goodbye Max", Tess said, and left with a smile on her face. But Max wasn't paying attention. All he could think about was how much he was going to miss Liz.

"Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up late and think of you and I wish on a star
That somewhere you are thinking of me too.'Cause
I'm dreaming of you tonight 'Til tomorrow I'll be
holding you tight And there's nowhere in the world
I'd rather be Than here in my room dreaming about
you and me",-Selena, Dreaming Of You

Liz is closing up the Crashdown, leaving for Valenti's house when Shawn comes up. "Hey. I thought I'd come by", Shawn said, smiling. Liz turned to Shawn. "Shawn....I need space", Liz said. "What do you mean? Things were just getting good", Shawn said, confused. "Shawn, I...I like you a lot. But I still have other wounds that have to heal before I can go out with you again", Liz said. Shawn nodded. He then kissed her. He pulled away after a second and whispered againist her lips," Well, until then, I'll be waiting, Liz Parker", and walked away. Liz was stunned. How could she have these feelings when she had just lost the love of her life? How could she be so cruel? She then walked off, afraid of what was in store when she reached Valenti's house.

"We are leaving Roswell", Max's words boomed inside of Liz's ears. 'Leaving? He's leaving?', Liz thought. She was stunned. Maria then spoke up. "How can you just leave? Why?", she was getting angry. They were just going to leave. And Liz knew that Maria was scared of losing Michael. "We need to leave to protect you. And ourselves. It's too dangerous and it's time for us to leave Roswell. We need to leave to find more people like us. We need to understand more on what we have to do and how we're going to do that", Max said, grim. Tess walked up to him and took ahold of his hand. Max didn't say anything, didn't even looked pained. Liz was on the verge of tears and couldn't stop them. She then ran out of the house. She couldn't take it. She couldn't handle Max and Tess holding hands. Although she knew that someday it would come. Max and Tess would be together. And that someday they were going to leave Roswell. Liz sat on The Valenti's porch, crying quietly. Kyle then walked out. "Are you okay, Liz?", Kyle asked, sitting sown beside her. "How can they--he just leave?", she said, whispering. "Times change. People move on. And you have to do that Liz. You have to accept the fact that he's already gone", Kyle said, a pained look on his face. He didn't want Tess to leave. He was actually starting to care for her and her leaving scared him. He didn't want any harm to come to her. "I know", Liz said, wiping away her tears,"It's just so hard".

Wonder if you ever see me and I wonder if you
Know I'm there (Am I there)If you looked in my eyes
would you see what's inside Would you even care.-Selena,
Dreaming of you

Max, Isabel, Michael, and Tess left Roswell at around 1:00 a.m.

As The pod squad was leaving Roswell, Liz was sitting outside in her balcony, writing in her diary.
Liz's diary-
Hi I'm Liz Parker and my heart has been broken once again. Max has left Roswell. He found out what happened with Future Max and decided that I was right. That we should move on and follow our destinies. But what if I was wrong? I know I must move on but that seems so hard to do. Without him I feel incomplete. There's only one person that comes close to making me feel as good as Max does and that's Shawn. But can I leave the past? Can I really leave Max and the memories we had?

"I just wanna hold you close but so far
All I have are dreams of you
So I wait for the day and the courage to say
How much I love you

Late at night when all the world is sleeping
I stay up and think of you
And I still can't believe that
You came up to me and said
I love you
I love you too

I'll be dreaming with you tonight
'Til tomorrow and for all of my life
And there's nowhere in the world l'd rather be
Than here in my room dreaming with you endlessly".- Selena,
Dreaming Of You

*********************************************************************

On the next 'When Your Eyes Say It'-

"Shawn?", Liz asked. "Yeah Liz?", Shawn asked, looking up at her. "Will you dance with me?", Liz asked, a bright smile spreading on her face.

"Alex!!", Maria said, trying to act happy. "What's wrong?", Alex asked, a worried look on his face. "They're gone, Alex. They're gone forever", Maria said, falling into Alex's arms, crying.

"Max why did you do this to us? I feel like I'm in hell right now. I'll never see Mom or Dad again. I'll never see Alex again", Isabel said, crying. "I'm sorry Isabel. But we need to fufill our destinies", he said. "What the hell is wrong with you, Max? You of all people would understand what I'm feeling right now, even more so. What happened? What did you and Liz talk about that would make you turn away from her? Away from our life?", Isabel said, no longer crying. Max said nothing. "Fine. Live with the pain. I hope you're glad though. How miserable you've made me and Michael in these past few weeks", Isabel said, walking off.
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When You Eyes Say It
Chapter 4- Second Chances

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG
Summary: Max and the pod squad have left Roswell. Alex comes back from his trip in shock. Despite the fact that Liz is still in love with Max, she turns to Shawn. This chapter is about Isabel finding out the secret about Liz and Max.
Category: Shawn/Liz
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own the new character Sarah Michelle so if you would like to use her you'll need to ask. Also the lyrics from the Ricky Martin song aren't mine either.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: If you want to know what's happening in future chapters I suggest looking at the 'When Your Eyes Say It' Teaser. Also Sarah Michelle might not become a character for awhile, I have nowhere to put her.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.

"There you are, In a darkened room,
You are all alone, Looking out the window
Your heart is cold and lost the will to love
Like a broken arrow",-Ricky Martin &
Christina Aguelira, Nobody Wants To Be Lonely

Two weeks after the four left Roswell-
Maria waits impatiently at the airport. She does not know how she is going to inform Alex of what happened. She is still dealing with the fact that Michael is gone and he probably won't ever be back. 'What am I going to do without him?', she thought to herself. She then saw Alex and plastered a fake smile on her face. "Alex!!", Maria said, trying to act happy. "What's wrong?", Alex asked, a worried look on his face. "They're gone, Alex. They're gone forever", Maria said, falling into Alex's arms, crying. "What do you mean? What happened?", Alex leaded Maria over to a chair. "Max, Isabel, Tess......and Michael, they're gone, they've left Roswell", Maria said, crying harder. "Michael, he's just gone", she whispered.
When Alex heard her say those words his face fell. 'Isabel? She's gone?', he was really confused. He tried to calm Maria down. "Shh...", he said, stroking her hair. "Let's get out of here okay? We'll go to your house", Alex said, taking Maria out to her car. He decided that he would drive. He didn't want to get into a car accident his first day back. 'If Maria's this bad, I wonder how bad Liz must be', Alex thought, worried of what would happen to the three of them now that the aliens were gone from their life.

"Here I stand in the shadows, Come to me,
come to me, Can't you see that. Nobody wants to
be lonely, Nobody wants to cry, My body's longing
to hold you, So bad it hurts inside, Time is precious
and it's slipping away, And I've been waiting for you
all of my life, Nobody wants to be lonely, so why
Why don't you let me love you",-Ricky Martin &
Christina Aguelira, Nobody Wants To Be Lonely


Shawn walked into the Cafe', waiting for Liz. She said that she had to talk to him. He wondered what it was about. He liked her. Alot. There was something about her. He couldn't put his finger on it. She was diffrent from other girls. It was 9:30 p.m. and no-one was here. It was closed. He wondered what she wanted. Soft music was on and he sat down, waiting patiently for her. She came out and he raised his head. She looked so beautiful. She was wearing a long black skirt and a black shirt. He lowered his head down again, staring at the table. "Shawn?", Liz asked. "Yeah Liz?", Shawn asked, looking up at her. "Will you dance with me?", Liz asked, a bright smile spreading on her face. He raised his head, suprised at what she had just said. "Here?", he said, a small smile spreading on his face. "Here", she said, and then her hand reached out and touched his. He got up and then danced with her to the slow song that was on. She lowered her head to his shoulders. Her hair smelled so sweet, like flowers. "Does this mean you're willing to give us a try?", he whispered into her ear. She then looked up at him and kissed him. After they stopped kissing she looked up at him and said with a smile on her face,"Does that answer your question?". "Yes, it does", Shawn said, and then went in for another sweet kiss from Liz.

"Can you hear my voice, Do you hear my song,
It's a serenade, So your heart can find me, And suddenly
you're flying down the stairs, Into my arms baby, Before I
start going crazy, Run to me, run to me, 'Cause I'm dying",-
Ricky Martin & Christina Aguelira, Nobody Wants To Be
Lonely

Alex couldn't believe his eyes. He had come up to the Crashdown to comfort Liz and he found her kissing......kissing Shawn. 'Where did he come from?', Alex thought. Last time he heard that guy was in jail. Things sure had changed since he left. He just wondered how long Liz had been with Shawn and if Max knew this. He decided to go over to Maria's, talk to her some more.

"Nobody wants to be lonely,Nobody wants
to cry, My body's longing to hold you, So bad it
hurts inside, time is precious and it's slipping away
And I've been waiting for you all of my life
Nobody wants to be lonely, so why
Why don't you let me love you",-Ricky Martin &
Christina Aguelira, Nobody Wants To Be Lonely

"Max why did you do this to us? I feel like I'm in hell right now. I'll never see Mom or Dad again. I'll never see Alex again", Isabel said, crying. "I'm sorry Isabel. But we need to fufill our destinies", he said. "What the hell is wrong with you, Max? You of all people would understand what I'm feeling right now, even more so. What happened? What did you and Liz talk about that would make you turn away from her? Away from our life?", Isabel said, no longer crying. Max said nothing. "Fine. Live with the pain. I hope you're glad though. How miserable you've made me and Michael in these past few weeks", Isabel said, walking off. 'I'm sorry, Izzy, I thought it was the right thing to do. Maybe I was wrong', he thought. And then he ran off in search of her, needing to explain to her exactly what had happened.

Isabel couldn't believe this. A Future Max? The Granilith was a time machine? "Max, why didn't you tell me this before?", Isabel asked. "It's....private. Me and Liz are over. I know that now. But I still love her with all my heart. I thought if we left, we could change the future, change the fact that the world might end. If we leave now and search for our enemies, the more sooner we can beat them and the more sooner", Max couldn't finish, Isabel finished for him. "We can go back home to our friends". "Exactly", Max said. "So, Max what are we going to do?", Isabel asked. "I don't know, Iz. I really don't know.", Max answered. Isabel then hugged her brother. "You'll see her again someday", Isabel said, "If you're really meant for each other, you'll see her again".

"I wanna feel you deeply ,Just like the air
you're breathing, I need you here in my life
Don't walk away, don't walk away, don't walk
away, don't walk away, No no no no, Nobody
wants to be lonely, Nobody wants to cry,
My body's longing to hold you, So bad it hurts
inside, Time is precious and it's slipping away
And I've been waiting for you all of my life
Nobody wants to be lonely, so why
Why don't you let me love you",-Ricky Martin &
Christina Aguelira, Nobody Wants To Be Lonely

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On The Next 'When Your Eyes Say It'-

"Liz, what has happened to you? You're with my COUSIN, and you've seemed to have totally forgotten about Max......remember Max, you're soulmate?", Maria said, angry, her voice a little too high. "I remember Maria!! But that's overwith!! I'm moving on, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!!", Liz said screaming.

"What do you think their doing now?", Michael asked. "I don't know, but I know that I'll think of her everyday until I see her face again", Max said. "Well Maxwell, what if you don't ever see her again?", Michael asked.

"Is there something I should know?", Shawn asked. "Like what?", Liz said. "Like why you and Maria seem to be in some secret club and everytime I come up to you and your friends you quiet down. I mean, what's the big secret? And who's Max?", Shawn asked.
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When Your Eyes Say It
Chapter 5-Letting Go

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG
Summary: Maria is mad when she finds out that Liz is together with Shawn and that she has forgotten about the aliens. Liz and Maria find out that Alex has done the same when a new person in town shows up from 'Switzerland'. This is mainly about whether or not Liz should tell Shawn and Maria letting go and moving on.
Category: Shawn/Liz
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own the new character Sarah Michelle and Brian so if you would like to use her/him you'll need to ask. Also the lyrics from the Plumb song aren't owned by me either.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: If you want to know what's happening in future chapters I suggest looking at the 'When Your Eyes Say It' Teaser, but that probably won't help since you've already read all the chapters it's based on. Also, I finally found a place for Sarah Michelle. She will be the visitor from Switerland, and she will also bring her twin brother Brian with her.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.

"Dreaming comes so easily, 'Cause
it's all that I've known,True love is a fairy tale
I'm damaged, so how would I know----I'm scared
and I'm alone, I'm ashamed, And I need for you
to know, I didn't say all the things that I wanted to
say, And you can't take back what you've taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me",- Plumb, Damaged

Liz and Shawn had gone to a movie and they had just gotten back to Liz's house. "I had such a good time, Shawn", Liz said. "Me too. I always have a good time with you", he says. Liz blushes. Shawn was becoming really special to her. She felt comfortable with him and he was becoming just as special as Max had been to her. But she knew that he could never compare. She could tell that everytime they kissed. She then looked up at him and gave him a kiss. She loved kissing Shawn. She then heard a voice. She broke the kiss and saw that it was Maria. Shawn looked at me and then looked at Maria. He gave me a peck on the cheek and whispered into my ear, "I'll see you later". "See you at home Maria", Shawn said smiling sort of. "It's not your home", Maria gritted through her teeth. Shawn then walked off. "Hey Maria, what's up?", I said, trying to act normal. "You know what's up, Liz, now what are you doing with Shawn?", Maria asked. "Well, I like Shawn, Maria and I'm going out with him", Liz explained. "Why? Have you totally forgotten about them?", Maria said, her voice raising. "No, I haven't, but it's time to move on. They're not coming back, Maria", Liz said sternly. "Liz, what has happened to you? You're with my COUSIN, and you've seemed to have totally forgotten about Max......remember Max, you're soulmate?", Maria said, angry, her voice a little too high. "I remember Maria!! But that's overwith!! I'm moving on, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!!", Liz said screaming. With that she ran into her house, crying. She needed to forget, to move on, but how could she do that when everytime she looked at her friends she saw pain in their eyes? The pain of knowing that the people they loved the most were gone? She couldn't. She fell to the floor crying. She hadn't even made it to her room and she had already fallen to the floor crying. 'How pathetic', she thought. She then heard the front door open. She looked up and saw Maria standing there, tears falling. She looked so tired. Like she hadn't slept in days. And she probably hadn't. Maria came over to Liz and sat on the floor and hugged her. They sat there for a long time and cryed. They quieted down and then Maria spoke. "I'm sorry", she said. "For what? You had every reason to feel that way. To feel that I had forgotten about them. But I haven't, Maria. I love Max just as much as I did before he left and before he found out about this. And I always will", Liz said. "I know, it's just hard. Too hard. I can't just forget him, Liz, I loved him", Maria said. "I know you loved Michael but he's gone, Max and Isabel and Tess too", Liz said. "So, why are you with Shawn"?, Maria asked, a grin on her face. "He's sweet, and I like him. I know, I know, the whole prison thing comes to mind but he really is nice", Liz said. "Shawn? You're talking about my Shawn. My cousin. Well, it looks like he's never going to be leaving my house", Maria said with a laugh. "You know Maria, there are plenty of other guys out there for you", Liz said. "Yeah, but none of them will even compare to Michael", Maria said. Maria then got up. "Well, I think I'll go, this is really pathetic, you know, sitting here crying on the floor", Maria said. "Yeah, I know", Liz said. "I'll tell lover boy that you want him to call", Maria said and then gave Liz a hug. "Let's promise will never fight? I mean, when it's about boys at least?", Maria said. Liz laughed. "Promise", Liz said.

"I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me----Healing comes
so painfully, And it chills to the bone Will anyone get
close to me? I'm damaged, as I'm sure you know
I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me",- Plumb, Damaged

Alex opened the front door in his pajamas. His mom and dad were on vacation in Florida visiting his grandma so he was all alone. He opened the door and his mouth fell open. It was Sarah Michelle. And her brother, Brian. It had been almost 3 months since he'd seen her. "Hey!", he said, bringing her up in a hug. He then let her go and shaked Brian's hand. "Why are you guys here? I left my jacket?", Alex said, laughing. "No, we are here to stay!!", Sarah Michelle said, a bright smile on her face. "What?That's great!", he said. He then motioned for them to come in. "Did you move here?", Alex said, puzzled as to why her parents would move to here, of all places. He poured himself, Sarah and Brian some juice. Brian then spoke up. "We are staying with some people. We will stay here for a year as sort've exchange students", Brian said. Sarah Michelle nodded. "Really? Who are you staying with?", Alex asked. "They're name is......Evans....is that right Sarah"?, Brian asked. Alex choked on his juice. "Mr. and Mrs. Evans?", he asked. "Yes. My mom told me that their kids ran away or something, and that they were doing this to try and forget about it", Sarah said. "Oh.....well why don't you guys go so I can get dressed, and I'll call you later and I can show you around Roswell, okay?", Alex said. "Sure", she said, and then she kissed Alex on the cheek and left with her brother. 'I'm going to have to call a meeting, I wonder what happened? The Evan's taking in Sarah and Brian? Why would they do that when they lost their kids just three months ago?', Alex thought. He then called everyone over for a meeting.

"Wait? What you're saying is that they took some kids in from Switzerland? And you know them?", Liz asked. "Yeah, me and Sarah are sort've......involved", Alex said. Someone knocked on the door. It was the Sheriff and Kyle. "Come in", Alex said. "So, what's happening?", Kyle said as him and his father sat down. "The Evans, they seem to have taken in some kids, I mean, exactly why would they do that? What did you tell them?", Liz asked. "They know, Liz", Valenti said. "What?", Maria and Alex said at the same time. "Max left a note telling them to talk to me and that it was important for the world for them to leave, they actually took it quite well. It was my idea for them to take the kids in. A woman called me and said that she had some kids and that she wanted them to see America. She said that her two kids knew Alex and that's why she was calling me here, because her kids had a friend here. I told her that if I could find someone to take them in that I would and I pitched the idea to the Evan's and they thought it was a great idea", Valenti said. "Well, I guess that answers that question", Maria said. She turned to Alex. "Now what do you mean by you two are involved?", Maria asked Alex with a wide grin on her face. "We went out when I was in Switzerland", Alex said, blushing. Valenti interrupted. "Well it looks like this has all been cleared up so I think that I will go back home. Are you coming Kyle?", Valenti asked. "Yeah", Kyle said. He said bye to everyone and then left. "Well, that is a relief", Liz said. "We better go Liz. Alex is gonna invite that Sarah girl over and I don't want to be here when it gets hot and heavy, if you know what I mean", Maria said, and then Liz and her started laughing. "That's it, get out of here", Alex said with a smile."You know Maria, you should go out with her brother, Brian", Alex said. Maria stopped laughing. "I can't do that, Alex", Maria said. Alex frowned. "Why not?", he asked. "It's too soon for me. I mean, I know he's gone but I'd just feel wrong starting something new when I know he's out there somewhere, all alone", Maria said. She then left and Liz followed. "Sorry, Alex, I'll go talk to her", Liz said. "Hey, call me later okay?", Alex said. "Sure", Liz said. "I want to here what's going on with you and Shawn", Alex said, grinning. "Very funny, Alex, we'll continue this later", Liz said laughing and then she went to Maria's car, sliding into the passenger's seat. "Are you okay?", Liz asked. "No, but I'll get over it, someday", Maria said. "You know, it's not like you're forgetting about him, you'll just be moving on, to better things", Liz said, "I know that someday you'll see him again, we'll see ALL of them again someday", Liz said, reassuringly. "Whatever you say, Lizzie. Let's go before I start crying", Maria said. She then started the car and went to the Crashdown to start her shift.



"What you thinking about, Max?", Michael asked. Max looked at him with an 'oh, like you really don't know' look. "Yeah, that's what I thought", Michael said. "I just miss her so much", Max said. "I know, I miss Maria too. Haven't heard that annoying voice of hers in a long time. You'd think I'd be happy", Michael said with a fake laugh. 'I'd do anything to hear Maria's voice just once more', Michael thought. Michael then spoke. "What do you think their doing now?", Michael asked. "I don't know, but I know that I'll think of Liz everyday until I see her face again", Max said. "Well Maxwell, what if you don't ever see her again?", Michael asked. A painful look came over Max's face. "I know that you don't want to hear this, but what if you don't? What if we die? What if they move on? Maybe we do save the world and we can return to our normal lives, but will they still love us? What if we come back in 10 years? Do you think that they'll just be waiting for us? I don't think so, Max. Their probably gonna be married, Max. Think about it", Michael said. "I know, but I still can hope, right?", Max said. After a few minutes of staring at the ground the two went back into the motel that they were staying at and had a meeting with Isabel and Tess.

"I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me----There's
mending for my soul, An ending to this fear
Forgiveness for a man who was stronger
I was just a little girl, but I can't go back
I didn't say all the things that I wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've taken away
'Cause I feel you, I feel you near me----",- Plumb, Damaged

"Hi, Welcome to the Crashdown Cafe. What would you like?", Maria asked. "Um.... I think I'll have a Cherry Coke", the blond boy said. "Okay, I'll be back in a minute with your order. Are you sure you don't want anything else?", Maria asked. "No, thank you, that's all", the blond boy said, grinning at Maria. 'He's trying to flirt with me, Oh my GOD he's trying to flirt with me. I don't even know him', Maria said. "Ok", Maria said nervously. Alex then walked into the Crashdown and went over to the booth that the blond guy was at and sat down. 'He's knows him? It must be that guy from Switzerland', Maria thought. She came back to the table with his order. "Here you go. Hey, Alex", Maria said. "Hey. This is Brian. He's Sarah Michelle's twin brother", Alex said. "Nice to meet you", Maria said, putting her hand out for him to shake it. Instead he kissed her hand. "A pleasure to meet you......", he looked at her name tag, "Maria", Brian said with a bright smile on his face. "Maria Deluca", she said. "Brian Barringer", Brian said. "Why don't you sit down?", he said. She sat down next to Alex who had a smile on his face. She smiled and then kicked him under the table. "Ow", Alex said. Brian looked confused. "I just.....accidently bumped my foot, that's all", Alex said with a pained looked on his face. "So", Maria started. "You don't come from Switzerland originally, do you?", Maria asked. "No, Sarah and I come from America, so does our Father. Our Mum is from Switzerland, though. We moved when Sarah and I were one so really don't remember America", Brian explained. "Ohhh," Maria said, "Well, how do you like our country so far?", Maria asked. "It's good, I haven't seen much though, maybe you could show me around sometime", Brian said with a smile. "Sure, but I have to warn you, there isn't really anything in Roswell, just a tourist trap", Maria said. "Well, I don't think so, I mean, I met you", Brian said with a grin on his face. "WELL, my break is overwith, I have to get back to work", Maria said, laughing nervously. "Bye", she said, and then walked off. "She's cute", Brian said. Alex laughed. "What?", Brian said. "Nothing", Alex said, "Just the look on Maria's face when you said that", Alex said laughing. "Do you think she likes me?", Brian asked. "I don't know, Brian, it's what, your second week here and you're already hitting on girls, what do you think?", Alex said, laughing still. Alex changed the subject. "Have you started school yet?", Alex said. "No, the Evan's want to get to know us before we start school. We'll probably start next week", Brian said, staring at Maria. "Man, you've got it bad", Alex said, laughing some more. "What?", Brian siad, turning to him, a confused look on his face. "Nothing, nothing. I better go. Your sis is supposed to meet me at my house in a little while", Alex said, getting up. "Yeah, have fun", Brian said, turning back to looking at Maria. "Yeah, you too", Alex said with a laugh. 'I can't wait till I get the chance to make fun of Maria', Alex thought with a laugh.

"Shawn, what do you want to watch tonight?", Liz asked. Shawn and Liz were in Liz's living room, getting ready to watch a movie. It was becoming something that they did almost everynight. "I'd rather talk", Shawn said. "Okay", Liz said. "Is there something I should know?", Shawn asked. "Like what?", Liz said. "Like why you and Maria seem to be in some secret club and everytime I come up to you and your friends you quiet down. I mean, what's the big secret? And who's Max?", Shawn asked. Liz went pale. 'What am I going to tell him?', Liz panicked. "Well? Are you going to answer me?", Shawn. "Max..... is my ex-boyfriend, Shawn. He left Roswell a few months ago with his sister and two other people", Liz said. "Is that why Maria crys almost everynight? I think that there's more to it than that", Shawn said. "I think you guys are keeping a secret from me. I mean, what is it? It can't be that bad right?", Shawn said. "I just can't tell you Shawn, please understand, it's not my secret to tell", Liz explained. "Do you think I'm going to tell anybody? That I have anyone to tell for that matter? I mean, it has to be something pretty big, I see you with the Sheriff quite often", Shawn said, getting mad, "You can trust me you know, I'm not an enemy, you know, I'm your boyfriend", Shawn said, looking at her with his puppy dog eyes. "I can't, Shawn. Please, leave", Liz said, angry. "Fine, I'll leave, but this conversation isn't over. You're gonna have to tell me sometime", Shawn said, and then left. 'I know. But will you still like me after I do?', Liz thought. Liz decided to call Maria, Alex, and Kyle over. A few minutes later they were all over at Liz's apartment. "So, what's this about?", Kyle asked. "Shawn is catching on, you guys. He asked me about Max and a bunch of other stuff tonight", Liz said. "You didn't tell him, did you?", Maria asked, looking worried. "Of course not, but I mean, what are we going to tell him?", Liz asked. "What are YOU going to tell him", Kyle said, "I don't hang out with him or any of the guys that you do. I don't have to explain anything to anybody", Kyle said. "But you're going to have to Kyle. What happens when you get involved with someone and you hang with us and we talk about all this weird stuff? They're gonna ask. What're you going to tell them?", Liz said. "I don't know", Kyle said. "That's what I thought", Liz said. "It's not like we can tell everyone that we go out with their secret, Liz", Alex said. "I know that guys, but what am I going to tell Shawn.? We're getting serious and it's not like we're going to break up anytime soon. He's gonna keep asking. And I'm gonna have to tell him", Liz said. "Well, that's your decision, Liz. Just make sure you can trust him", Maria said. "He's your cousin, Maria, don't you trust him?", Liz asked. "Yeah, but I mean, we're talking about aliens you know. Anything could happen", Maria said. "Yeah, I know", Liz said. "If you think he can keep the secret, Liz, and that he won't freak out and think you're crazy, then tell him. But it would be stupid to do that if you don't love him. Do you even love him Liz? Because if you don't, then don't tell him. Don't put him through all that trouble and then find out that you don't love him", Alex said. "Okay", Liz said. "I gotta go, Liz, I'm sorry but me and Sarah have a date", Alex said. "I have to go too, I have to show someone around town", Maria said with a smile. "Okay, bye guys, thanks for coming over", Liz said. "I guess that means I'm going too", Kyle said, and then left. 'Now the question is am I going to tell him? Do I love him enough to tell him?', Liz thought.
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On the next 'When Your Eyes Say It'-

"Liz, I know we haven't been together that long, but I.....I think I'm falling in love with you", Shawn said, "Everytime I look at your face or hear your voice, I fall in love with you a million times and more", Shawn said. "I love you too", Liz said, crying.

"Max, I think someone's following us", Tess said. "What do you mean?", Max said. "I mean that we've been driving for over an hour and that car has been behind us the whole time", Tess said.

"Why won't you just go on one date with me?", Brian asked. "Because I.....I don't know", Maria said. "One date. That's all I ask", Brian said, "And if you find that you don't like me then and that the date was terrible I won't ask again. Okay?".
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posted on 1-Sep-2001 5:16:35 PM
When Your Eyes Say It-
Chapter 6- Enemies

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Max and Tess encounter a number of enemies who have been following them for a little while without them knowing. Liz and Shawn become closer, and Liz might end up telling him the secret she's been keeping for so long. Maria is slowing moving on, having her first date since Michael left three months ago.
Category: Shawn/Liz, some Maria/Brian
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own the new characters Sarah Michelle and Brian so if you would like to use her/him you'll need to ask. Also the lyrics from the Sarah Mclachlan song aren't owned by me either.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: If you want to know what's happening in future chapters I suggest looking at the 'When Your Eyes Say It' Teaser, but that probably won't help since you've already read all the chapters it's based on. Also, I finally found a place for Sarah Michelle. She will be the visitor from Switzerland, and she will also bring her twin brother Brian with her. I'm sorry it took so long to put the four aliens in here with some action but I had to explain what was happening in Roswell with the 2 new characters coming in and the three meeting new people.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.


"Hey, Brian, what would you like?", Maria asked. "Just a Cherry Coke, and maybe a date with you", Brian said, giving her a wide smile. "Very funny", Maria said, "I'll be right back with your order". Brian grabbed her arm. "Yes?", Maria turned, looking impatiently at him. "Why won't you just go on one date with me?", Brian asked. "Because I......I don't know", Maria said. "One date. That's all I ask", Brian said, "And if you find that you don't like me then and the date was terrible I won't ask again. Okay?". "Okay", Maria said, "If you'll promise to stop bothering me", Maria said. "Promise", Brian said with a smile. "Okay, I'll be right back with your order", Maria said. She then turned and walked to go get his coke, and, suprisingly, a smile spread on her face.

Tess looked out the window. 'I never thought I could be so happy and sad at the same time', Tess thought. Max, Michael, Tess, and Isabel were living in Arizona, renting a small house. They'd managed to get jobs and all were going back to school. They were settling down for awhile, and if nothing happened out of the ordinary, they would move in a couple years or so. They hadn't met any other aliens, and they hadn't seen any enemies around.......yet. Tess and Max were driving home from the grocery store, and Tess was sad. Nothing had really happened with Max. Sure, they were becoming better friends and he seemed to understand her more and where she came from but that was it. 'I should've known that he would still love Liz', Tess thought. She then looked in the rearview mirror, and saw that someone was following them. She had seen the car before,but wasn't sure if they were following them. "Max, I think someone's following us", Tess said. "What do you mean?", Max said. " What I mean is that we've been driving for over an hour and that car has been behind us the whole time", Tess said. Max turned to her, a panicked look on his face. "Don't worry, we'll speed up, try and lose them", Max said. "Yeah, what a great plan", Tess said sarcastically. "Shut up Tess, I need to concentrate", Max said, "Act normal, ok?", he said in a angry voice. "Ok", Tess said, more seriously. Max swerved the car around a corner, speeding up. The car following them, driving faster too, he knew that they knew he was following them. They were on a deserted road, so no-one could stop them or help them. They were driving really fast and the other car was catching up. "What do we do now Max? He's catching up", Tess said. "Put your seat belt on", Max said. Tess obeyed. "As soon as he's close enough, I'm going to step on the brakes, hold on to something okay?", Max said. Tess nodded. The car was hitting their bumper now, trying to mess up Max's driving. When the car went back a little, Max hit the brakes hard. Max went forward and his head hit the wheel. It smashed up the guy's front of the car and he seemed to have passed out. Max raised his head, breathing hard. "Come on, Max, we have to go", Tess said, grabbing ahold of his arm. "Max?", Tess said, a worried look on her face. He then shrugged her arm off and drove off, leaving the man in the car to sit there unconcious.

Max and Tess walked into the four's house."Oh my god Max, what happened?!!", Isabel said, running over to him. "We were being followed, don't worry, we got rid of him", Max said, holding his head where the cut was from his head hitting the wheel. Isabel went and got a wet cloth while Michael took Tess over to the couch and sat her down. "Are you okay?", he asked, looking at her, concerned. "Yeah, I wasn't hurt but Max has a cut", Tess said, looking over at Max to see if he was okay. After Isabel cleaned Max up and bandaged him they all sat in the living room. Michael then spoke. "What do you mean, you got rid of him?", he asked. "The last we saw him, he was unconcious", Tess explained. "So you just left him there?", Michael asked. "What were we supposed to do Michael, bring him over here? We don't know what kind of powers he could have", Max said angrily. "Yes!! We could've handled him. He's one of our enemies and he's probably out there walking around, free", Michael argued, "You could've killed him at least, made sure that he couldn't bother us anymore", Michael said. "Guys, stop. That wouldn't be the right thing to do. Now we have to find this guy, where he is, what he wants, and see if there's anymore with him that we have to deal with. We can't just stand around here and fight", Isabel said. "She's right. Now where could this guy be? Do you think he lives around here?", Max asked. "No, just visiting", someone said. Everyone's eyes turned to the open front door to see an alien. Not just any alien, Nicholas.

"Hey Shawn", Liz said. Shawn turned around. He was at the ladder at Liz's balcony, pondering on whether or not he should go up. "Hi, Liz", Shawn said, embarrassed. "We need to talk", Liz said. "I know, we do need to talk", Shawn said. "Do you care about me Shawn?", Liz asked. "What? That isn't even a question", Shawn said. "What I mean is........", Shawn stopped. He then started again. "Liz, I know we haven't been together that long, but I.....I think I'm falling in love with you", Shawn said, "Everytime I look at your face or hear your voice, I fall in love with you a million times and more", Shawn said. "I love you too", Liz said, crying. Shawn then brought her up in a kiss. After a few seconds he pulled away and whispered againist her lips, "I've been waiting to hear you say that for a long time". "Me too", Liz whispered, looking into his eyes. She then backed away. "I'm ready to tell you, Shawn. I'm ready to tell you about my life", Liz said. "That's okay, Liz, you don't have to if you don't want to. I'm sorry I tryed to push you", Shawn said. "No, I want to, Shawn. Come on. Let's go up to my balcony. But I'm going to warn you, it's a long story", Liz said, climbing up her ladder. "Oh, I have all the time in the world, Liz, all the time in the world", Shawn said with a laugh. They sat down on the chairs on her balcony. "It all started when I was shot one day when working at the Crashdown......................"



"I have a smile, Streched from ear to ear
To see you walking down the road, We meet at the
lights, I stare for a while, The world around us
disappears, It's just you and me, On this island of hope
A breath between us could be miles, Let me surround you
My sea to your shore, Let me be the calm you seek",-Sarah
Mclachlan, I Love You

"Well, thanks Brian, I had a great time", Maria said. "So that means I can ask you out again?", Brian asked. "Don't push it", Maria said. Brian then frowned. "Brian", Maria said. "What?", he said, looking up at her with a sad face. "Just shut up and kiss me", and with that she pulled him in for a kiss. "Ahem". Maria and Brian stopped, turning to see Maria's mom standing with the door open. She looked like she was dressed up for a date. "I'll see you later, Maria, I have a date with Jim", Amy said, smiling, and then she left in her car. "Well, I better go, I got.....homework", Maria said, her face red. "Bye, Maria", Brian said, and then left. Maria shut the door and then squealed. 'God, I swear I'll never thought he'd be so wonderful', Maria thought. She then ran to the phone to tell Alex about what a great evening she'd had.

"Wow", Shawn said. "Are you okay?", Liz asked. It was almost 1:00 am and Liz had just finished telling Shawn about Max, Tess, Michael and Isabel. "Well, do you think I'm crazy?", Liz asked, only half joking. "No, it's just......really hard to believe", Shawn said. "I'm sorry I didn't tell you before, but I mean, it's sorta hard to tell someone that when they'll probably think I'm wacky and belong in a institution", Liz said, laughing. He then kissed her. "I could never think you're crazy", he said after they ended the kiss. "I know", Liz said. "I better go though, Aunt Amy WILL go crazy", Shawn said. Liz laughed. "Yeah, we wouldn't want that to happen", Liz said. She kissed him and then he went down the ladder to go home. Liz smiled as she watched him go and then went inside to her room to go to bed.

Oh and every time I'm close to you
There's too much I can't say, And you just walk
away, And I forgot To tell you I love you
And the night's too long I'm cold here without you
I grieve in my condition For I cannot find the
words to say, I need you so",-Sarah Mclachlan, I
Love You

The four were silent. "Not happy to see me?", Nicholas asked, "I can't say the same for myself", Nicholas said. Max then standed up. "Don't even think about it, I didn't come alone", Nicholas said. Five more skins walked in. "Now, you're coming with us", Nicholas said. "And what if we don't?", Max asked, standing up again. "I'll kill you", Nicholas said simply. Max then sat down. He looked at Isabel, Michael, and Tess and nodded his head. They then standed up and their hands up, making an explosion that caused Nicholas and the rest to slam againist the wall. They were all unconcious. "Keys", Max said and then Tess tossed him the keys. They all ran out of the apartment and went into the Jeep, leaving their house and all their belongings behind.
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TBC.....................
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When Your Eyes Say It-
Chapter 7- Fighting Demons

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It is the end of the year for Liz, Maria, Kyle, Alex, Brian and Sarah Michelle and they have already graduated from school. Brian and Maria are an official couple and Liz and Shawn move into an apartment while Liz goes to college and Shawn works a job. This is mostly about the aliens and the battle they has with the skins..
Category: Everyone
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own Sarah Michelle and Brian so if you would like to use them you have to ask.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: Maria and Brian have gotten closer in the two months they've been together.
Distrubution: If anyone would like to post this story on their site they may but I would like to be notified. I'd just be suprised someone would actually want this story.

"So Shawn......what do you think?", Liz asked as they walked into the apartment. "I think......it's okay", Shawn replied. "Well, they provide the furniture and everything so I'd say it's pretty nice, low rent, we should be okay", Liz said, unsure if they would move into the apartment. "Well, I like it. Whatever you like, I like", Shawn said, falling into the comfy couch that was in the apartment. "Nice", Shawn said, laying down on the couch. "So I take that as a 'yes'?", Liz said, grinning. "Okay, I'll go tell the guy were moving in, go start the car up okay?", Liz asked. "Can't we just stay here for the night?", Shawn asked. "I don't think so, Shawn, go get in the car", Liz said. "You're no fun", Shawn said, a pouty look on his face. Liz left laughing and then Shawn got up a few minutes later and went into the car and started it up. 'I never thought I'd be moving into an apartment with Liz. I never thought that someone as wonderful as her would even give me the time of day', he thought, with a smile on his face. "What're you smiling about?", Liz asked. He turned to see she had gotten into the car already. "Nothing, I'm just happy", Shawn said, and then he pulled her into a hug. "Me too", Liz said. "So when can we move into OUR new apartment?", Shawn whispered againist her hair. "Well, today's Thursday so we can move in Saturday", Liz said, looking up at him and then giving him a soft kiss. Shawn pulled away and said, "Do you know how much I love you?", Shawn asked with a smile in his face. "Not as much as I love you, Shawn", Liz said. Liz then went back into her seat and Shawn started to move out've the parking lot. "Oh, I know I love you more then you love me", Shawn said. "No", Liz said. "Yes", Shawn said, laughing. 'Who knows how long this would go on?', Shawn thought. "No, Shawn, shut up", Liz said, looking at him, smiling. "Liz, you are never gonna win this so I suggest just agreeing with me that I love you more", Shawn said. "Never.....I can play this game too", Liz said. "You can play a lot of games, Parker", Shawn said, laughing. Liz hit him playfully. "Okay, Okay!! You win", Shawn said. "That's what I thought", Liz said, and then settled back into her seat. "I do love you more though", Shawn said after a few minutes. "No", Liz said. "Yes..............."

"You are completely crazy, you know that!!", Maria said with a laugh. "Well, that's why you love me so much, I'm so cute and macho", Brian said, grinning. "I could just kill you right now, you know that? You're so full of yourself", Maria said, laughing. "You know it babe, a guy can't help himself when he's this beautiful", Brian said. Maria started laughing harder. "God, I cannot believe you!!", Maria said, laughing some more. Brian just sat there, staring at her, smiling. 'How could I get such an angel?', he thought. "What?", Maria asked, looking at him with a weird grin on her face. "Nothing. Just thinking about that snorting laugh of yours. It's cute", Brian said, laughing. "What?!! I do not snort when I laugh!! What do you mean?", Maria said, and then she threw a pillow at him. "Hey!! What was that for?", Brian said, not laughing as hard anymore. They were in Brian's room, which used to be Max's before he and the other three left. Maria felt sort of uncomfortable in his room but hid her feelings as best as she could. She was falling greatly for Brian but was afraid. Afraid of losing the past, the memories, afraid of never being able to go back. She knew that Liz had moved on and seemed to have totally forgotten about Max but now the question was, would she be able to forget about Michael? "What are you thinking about?", Brian said, looking at Maria. "What? Oh, nothing, just a little tired", Maria lied. "Oh. Well maybe this will wake you up", Brian said and then leaned in for a kiss.

"Max, are you sure that we'll be safe here?", Tess asked. They were now living in California in a small apartment. It had been almost two months from their defeat of Nicholas and the skins. They had followed shortly after the four left and Tess could remember the horrible day like it was yesterday. After about a mile or so the skins had caught up and were ready for a fight. They didn't look so good, they looked like at any moment they would die. They're 50 years we're almost up. But they could still fight. Tess replayed the scene in her mind. "Max, they're right behind us!!", Tess screamed. "What are we going to do, we can't run away now", Michael said from the back. Max didn't respond. He was concentrating on losing them. "Max!! We're gonna have to beat them sometime!", Isabel yelled from the back, trying to get his attention. Max suddenly stopped the car, and motioned for them to come out. Isabel was right. Sooner or later they would have to fight, so why not do it now? Nicholas and the now 10 skins came out of they're cars as soon as they had stopped. "So you've finally given up?", Nicholas said, laughing. Max looked at Tess, Michael, and Isabel and were silent. "What do you want, Nicholas?", Isable said, already knowing the answer. "Well, I want the Granilith, of course. And if I capture you and you take me to where it is, then I'll have it. And then we'll be able to live", Nicholas said. He called the skins to go and get the four aliens and take them to the cars. Suddenly Michael put his hand up, trying to force Nicholas to the ground, but it didn't work. Nicholas was stronger, and by raising his hand Michael had flown and smashed into the Jeep. He was concious but was hurt badly. "Any of you try that, you know what will happen", Nicholas said. Tess turned to Max, a worried look on her face. "What do we do now?", she whispered as the skins got nearer. "We fight", Max said, and then he walked off to some of the skins and started fighting them, trying to get to their backs so he could push the buttons on their back and kill them. But it wasn't that easy. Tess followed Max over to the 10 skins and helped him out, killing two after a few minutes. Isabel turned her head, where Nicholas looked at her with a grin on his face, he then grabbed her arm, and wouldn't let her go. "Do you think you'll actually win?", Nicholas said. "Well, they've killed 8 of you're guys already, I think we're pretty good", Isabel said. Nicholas turned to look, and then Isabel freed herself and high-kicked him in the jaw. He fell to the fround, holding his broken jaw. "You bitch!!", he yelled, waving his one free hand and then Isabel flew to the ground, and she was held there by his powers. As he was getting up Michael suddenly came behind him, kicking him in the back, where the button was. Nicholas quickly turned to dust. "Piece of cake", Michael said, and then helped Isabel up from the ground. "Thanks", Isabel said, and then she and Michael went over to help Max and Tess. They seemed to be injured very badly. Max was still up fighting the 5 remaining skins but looked like he was about to fall down. Tess lay on the ground, unconcious. Isabel ran over to her and tryed to wake her while Michael went over and started helping Max. After a few minutes, when 2 of them had been killed by Michael, the other 3 ran off to their cars and drove off, knowing that if they didn't that they would be killed. By then Tess was concious and in the Jeep with Isabel as she bandaged up Tess's wound on her head which seemed to be bleeding very badly. Michael helped Max over to the Jeep into the passenger seat, and then he went to the driver's seat. "Are you okay?", Michael asked Max. "Yeah, maybe just a few broken bones, nothing I can't fix", Max said with a weak smile. Michael then turned to Isabel and Tess. "Are you guys okay?", Michael asked. "Yeah, did you get all of them?", Isabel said, a worried look on her face. "No, three of them ran off", Michael said. "What happened to Nicholas?", Max said as he was busy healing himself. "Michael killed him, Max. He won't be a bother anymore. I don't think any of the other skins will either. They'll probably be dead within a few weeks, they'll dry out", Isabel explained. "Let's just get out of here", Tess said, "We don't want to take the chance of anymore of them coming back". "She's right, we've got to go", Max said. Michael then started up the car and drove off, not knowing where they were headed. "Tess? Tess?", Max said, looking at her worriedly. Tess shook her head and then looked at him. "Oh, sorry, I was just thinking", Tess said. "Well, I said I think we'll be fine here for a little while. The skins are gone but I don't think that if any of are other enemies are around here that their aware we're here", Max said. "We have to stay low, but we do have to find jobs", Max said. "I know", Tess said. "What's wrong?", Max said. "I just keep thinking of that night two months ago. I can't get it out of my mind", Tess said, tears forming in her eyes. This was the first time she had cried in front of Max, and now she didn't care that he saw. Max then hugged her. "It'll be okay. You'll forget soon", Max said, hugging her tightly. "I don't know if I can", Tess said, crying quietly. Max then slowly pulled away from Tess, looking into her eyes. She looked at him, not crying as much. And then she kissed him. She kissed him with all the passion and love she had. And he kissed her back.
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When Your Eyes Say It
Chapter 8- Lost

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It is eleven years later, Liz has strange flashes.
Category: Everyone
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own Sarah Michelle and Brian so if you would like to use them you have to ask.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!! I'd also like to thank Bunny Love (Chedda') for saying that this was good and that I should keep writing!!

Author's Notes: I've decided to put more action in this story for a little while. I know everyone loves the romance thing but these are aliens and they are on the run, okay? I haven't gotten a lot of feedback and I've decided that this will be my last chapter that I'm sending out to any fan-fic sites until I get more feedback on my story. But I won't disappoint the ones that have sent me wonderful feedback. I liked to thank you guys out there for saying how great it was and I will still write this story to you and send it to you. I WILL keep writing this and giving it to the fan-fic sites ONLY IF I get more feedback.

***ELEVEN YEARS LATER***
"Rosalie!! Come say goodbye to your daddy!!", Maria screamed down the hallway. Brian was getting ready for his trip to see his Mom and Dad in Switzerland. Maria and Rosalie never really knew them, because they lived so far away so Maria decided to stay at home in Tampa, Florida. She remembered when Brian and her had went just for summer vacation after high school was overwith and ended up getting married and moving into an apartment.
****FLASHES****
"Will you marry me?", Brian said, kneeling down. "What?", Maria said, shocked. "I know, we've only been together barely three months, but with you, it feels so right, us together, don't you feel the same way?", Brian asked. "Yes, Brian. Yes, I'll marry you", Maria said, giving him a hug and then kissing him.****
Somebody broke her out of her thoughts, bumping into her. It was Rosalie, she was running past her to go give her Dad a hug. "Sorry, Mommy", she said and then ran downstairs to go hug her Dad. Maria soon followed. "You take good care of your Mom, okay?", Brian said, kneeling down to give Rosalie a hug. "Okay, Daddy", soon pulling away and then running off to go outside and play. Maria walked up to him, a smile on her face. "Well, Mrs. Barringer, what will you do, all alone without me?", Brian said, bringing her into a hug. "I'll have plenty to do without you're constant whining for attention. Me and Rosalie will go to the amusement parks", Maria said with a laugh. "Ouch, that's hurts baby", Brian said and then kissed her deeply. "You know I'll secretly miss you", Maria said, againist his shoulder as she hugged him. "I'll miss you too, I just don't see why you can't come", Brian said to her and then heard the honking of the cab. "Well, I got to go, but I'll call if I can", Brian said and then kissed her on the cheek and left. She then closed the door and wondered what she would do without him for a month. A smile then spread on her face.

"Come on Shawn, Maria and Rosalie will be here any minute!!", Liz yelled. "Why does she have to come anyway?", Shawn asked. "Well, for one, she's your cousin, and two, she's my best friend and I invited her here", Liz replied, then hitting him playfully. "Oh yeah, now I remember", Shawn said with a laugh. "Where are Michele and Oriel?", Liz asked. "They're upstairs playing, I'll go get them", Shawn said and then left to go upstairs and get the twins. Liz sat down in one of the booths in the Crashdown which her and Shawn now owned. She remembered when her parents got in a car accident 3 years ago and after decided to move to South Carolina and start over. She remembered when they gave her the Crashdown, and Shawn had been happy. Not that they were leaving, just that we had a great opputunity in their lives now. But Liz often thought about going back to college and finishing. She had to leave when she learned she and Shawn were going to have twins who were now 7 years old. She then looked around the Crashdown and remembered when she was 18. She remembered all the memories and the happiness and pain she went through. And she smiled. She was suddenly happy to have gone through that experience. She then had a flash.
**FLASH**
Liz was looking at a place that was unfamiliar, and it seemed that she was in it, like a dream. It was a dark apartment, and she had never seen it before. She moved over to the open window and saw an ocean. It was beautiful. She heard a voice and turned around. It was Max. His hair was a little longer and he looked a little older. But she still thought he was handsome. He didn't seem to know that she was there, because he wasn't talking to her, he was talking to Tess. They were now on the couch in their living room and they were in deep comversation. Liz moved over and sat across from them in another couch. They still didn't notice her, she was invisible to them. "I know that are relationship would never grow to what you and Liz had, it's just, I had to try you know? If you thought that a person was who you were supposed to be with, wouldn't you try?", Tess said, a frown on her face. "Yes. But that doesn't mean ruining my relationship with someone and my life. God, Tess. I love you. I do. But just not in that way. Even though it's been over 10 years I still love her. And I always will", Max said. "I guessed that. What are you going to do now though? We've saved our planet and defeated our enemies, but what are you going to do? Don't you want to return to back to our home planet and become a king again? I'm not implying that we would be together it's just, who's gonna take over if you don't?", Tess said, a little more relaxed. "I don't know. I don't know if Michael or Isable are going back, but I'm guessing that you are, right?", Max asked. "Yeah. There's nothing left for me here. It would be nice to start over", Tess explained. "Where are you going to go know, Max?", Tess asked, "Back to Liz? If you are, have you ever wondered that maybe she's moved on?", Tess asked. "Yeah. Everyday. But, like you said, you've got to try, right?", Max said. Tess smiled. She then got up. "You're right. Let's just hope that you still have a chance, Max", Tess said. She then kissed him on the forehead. "I'm going to be leaving now. You can tell the others that if they're coming back with me to hurry up. But I'm pretty sure what their answer is already", Tess said, a pained smile on her face. "I have an idea", Max said, standing up. What?", Tess asked, a confused look on her face. "Here", Max said, taking her hand. Liz watched in amazement. Blue swirl covered their bodies, and they were glowing. Liz had never seen anything like it before. Max pulled away after a few minutes. "Max", Tess said, a look of bewilderment on her face. "Why'd you do that? Why did you make me new ruler?", Tess said. Liz's mouth dropped. 'Max gave up his place as King for me', Liz thought. "Because you deserve it. And the planet can't just not have a ruler, right? I'm not coming back and neither is Michael and Isabel so you are new ruler", Max said. Tess then hugged Max. "Goodbye, Max", Tess said, and then left.
**END OF FLASH**
Liz then woke up. She looked around her and realized it was her and Shawn's bedroom. Shawn then came in, a worried look on his face. "Are you okay?", Shawn asked. "Yeah. Why?", Liz asked. "Because when the girls and I came downstairs you're head was on the table. And you seemed to have fainted", Shawn said. "Oh", Liz said, realizing how long she must've been gone. "Are you sure you're okay? You've seemed to be very tired these past few days", Shawn said. "I'm fine. Like you said, I've just been tired", Liz said, getting up. "Is Maria here yet?", Liz asked. "Yeah. She's in the girls room getting her stuff out", Shawn said. "Okay", Liz said, and then walked into the twins room to see Maria, with shoulder length hair. "Hey!!", Liz said, a smile again spreading on her face. "God!! I was so worried about you!! Are you okay?", Maria asked. "Yeah, I'm fine, do you want to go for a walk? We've got a lot to catch up on", Liz said. "Sure, if you're up to it", Maria said. "Of course I am", Liz replied. They walked in silence for a few minutes as they passed stores and shops. "So..... how's it going with Brian?", Liz asked, trying to make conversation. "It's the same. Nothing new. What about you and Shawn? What about you?", Maria said, stopping and sitting in a nearby bench in the park that they had walked into. Liz sat down. "What do you mean?", Liz asked, confused. "Shawn told me that you were spacing out, daydreaming alot, fainting quite often, is anything wrong? He's worried about you. And so am I", Maria said. "Everything's fine, Maria, I've just been under a lot of stress", Liz tryed to explain. "I can see right through you, Liz. I know it's not that. Now what's really happening?", Maria asked, a stern look on her face. "Okay", Liz said slowly. "This is what happened", Liz started. "I know this may sound out-of-this-world, but I've been having flashes these past weeks", Liz said. Maria's mouth dropped open. "Alien flashes?", Maria whispered. Liz nodded her head yes. "Like what? Are they dead? Are they alive?", Maria asked, still shocked at the news. "They're alive. All I know is that I've seen they're world, Maria. I've seen a war, a fight, and a victory. I saw Max's planet become restored, and he's the leader", Liz said. Maria sat stunned. "Is that all?", Maria said, laughing to herself. Liz started laughing with her.
TBC??!!
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When Your Eyes Say It-
Chapter 9- Believing

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Liz & Maria have conversations on the aliens and bring out old feelings. Something horrible happens to Liz, Maria, and Alex. The aliens decide to go back to Roswell for one last visit.
Category: Everyone
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own Sarah Michelle, Rosalie, Michele, Oriel and Brian so if you would like to use them you have to ask. I also do not own the lyrics or song 'I Shall Believe', it's owned by Sheryl Crow.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: I know that the last Chapter was a little bad and even boring but I couldn't really think of anything and I wanted to get it over with since my friends kept pushing me to finish it. I promise that this is better. In this Chapter <9>, I have Max in it. He's afraid to go back to Roswell in fear that Liz is gone and is never coming back. Michael & Isabel have made a very suprising decision and coax Max to follow them.

"I know that it seems hard to realize but maybe this is the right thing to do", Michael says, dropping his hands from his forehead. "What, leaving earth forever?", Isabel asked, a hopeless look on her face. "I know that you could do that, but me and Max have people here on earth that we care about, our parents, Liz, Alex, the whole gang.......even Maria", Isabel said, hinting that he had someone that cared for him also. Michael flinched when Isabel said that name. "They have nothing to do with this", Michael said, calming himself. He missed Maria, a lot. In fact, everyday, every second was filled with thoughts of her in Michael's mind. But he couldn't go back to that. He knew that Maria had probably moved on. How could he try and break her from what she had now when she was probably even more happy then when she was with him? "I know that there are people that care for us that are here, but there's a whole other planet out there that needs us", Michael tries to explain, "And don't we need to go? Don't you want to know what's there? I mean sure, we were there during the war but have we ever been there when it's normal? There are people out there that need us, and we need them", Michael said. Isabel sat in the chair and looked thoughtfully at Michael. "And look at it this way, we can always come back if we want to", Michael said, putting in a final word, sure that those words would change Isabel's mind. "Okay", Isabel said, unsure of herself. "We'll go, but Michael?", Isabel said, a frown on her face. "Yes?", Michael asked, getting up from the couch. "How are we going to get Max to agree to leave?", Isabel asked.

"Come to me now
And lay your hands over me
Even if it's a lie
Say it will be all right
And I shall believe

I'm broken in two
And I know you're on to me
That I only come home
When I'm so all alone
But I do believe"
-Sheryl Crow, I Shall Believe
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"So....Maria, has Brian called you yet?", Liz asked. "No, and the thing is is that I don't know even know any numbers to call him so if he doesn't call me, I don't hear from him at all. And something might've happened to him", Maria said, realizing that. Liz went up to her and hugged her. "I'm sure he's fine. He's just settling and with all the excitement of seeing his parents he forgot to call you", Liz reassured her. "Ok. I'm going to go with you on that one", Maria said, putting a fake smile on her face. She couldn't believe he just forgot. Whenever he went on a business trip or went back to Switzerland to visit his parents when she didn't accompany him he always called. There was never a time that he didn't. Maria decided to lighten the mood and try and forget about Brian. "So, how's Alex? I haven't seen him or Sarah Michelle ever since after graduation", Maria said, suddenly realizing that she missed him a lot. "Well, I don't know. Alex called a couple of months ago talking about how Sarah was getting really annoying and he couldn't stand living with her. I mean, how many years has it been and they haven't even gotten married yet?", Liz said, turning her head back to the T.V. and watching the old movie that was playing. "Well, actually it's sorta cool too, don't you think? They've been together that long", Maria said. "Well, Brian will probably fill you in about how muscular and good Alex looks when he gets back from Switz.", Liz said, laughing. Maria laughed with her. The last time they saw Alex he was an average guy, puny mucsles. "I can't beleive that he just ran off with Sarah and went to Switzerland", Maria said, taking some popcorn from the bowl. "Well, you ran off with Brian to Florida and got married, without even inviting me by the way, and you didn't even tell us", Liz said. "Alex informed us that he was going. That he loved the place and that he was ready to take the next step", Liz said, stuffing her mouth. "Yeah, I know", Maria said. Liz turned to Maria. "You know, I always thought that I'd be the one going off and doing something crazy. But instead I respected my parents and I had a very nice wedding, while you went off and got married in some cheap chaple", Liz said, a grin on her face. Maria playfully hit her on the arm. "I happen to believe that it was very romantic, sure, there was that guy with a big frow, but other than that my mom and you would've loved it", Maria said. Liz and Maria started laughing. "Why would you think that you would be going off and doing something crazy instead of us?", Maria said. She suddenly wished that she could take that back. "I'm sorry, Lizzy, I totally forgot the whole future Max thing, you know", Maria said after a short silence. "It's okay, really", Liz said, a little smile on her face. "So where is Shawn?", Liz said, changing the subject. "Him and the girls should've been back from the movie already", Liz said. "You know Shawn, always has to stop for something, they probably went for food or ice cream or something", Maria said, grabbing some more popcorn. "Yeah maybe.......but Maria?", Liz asked, pointing to the clock on the wall. "Why would Shawn go for food at 12:00 a.m.?", Liz said, a worried look on her face.

"What??!! I can't believe that you could even think that!!", Max said, exploding in Michael's face. "It's the right thing to do, Max, for all of us, even them", Isabel calmly said. "Look. As far as I know, all of them have moved on with their lives, okay? Why wouldn't they? They probably forgot all about us, I mean, come on, it's been 11 years Max, what'd you expect?", Michael tried explaining. "Ok, ok, let's just talk this out", Max said, a sad and frustrated look on his face. "There's nothing to talk about, me and Iz are leaving, with, or without you", Michael said, storming out of the small apartment. "He doesn't mean it that way Max", Isabel said calmly. "Yeah...yeah, but then why did he say it?", Max said. "Look. I didn't really want to do this at first but it is the logical thing to do. It's what we were destined to do. Not be with Tess or Michael, but to rule on another planet. We can always come back, Max. It's not like you'll never see her again. You will. I promise", Isabel finished. "I'm just gonna miss her. I mean, I'll be billions of miles away. I might not see her ever again. How could I live with myself, Is?", Max asked, a desperate look on his face. "I don't know, Max. I really don't know", Isabel said, a sad look on her face. She didn't like seeing her brother sad. It always seemed like he was. "But I can tell you one thing", Isabel said. "And what is that?", Max asked, not really caring what Isabel had to say. "You have 2 months until we leave. You could always say goodbye...goodbye until you see her again", Isabel said, and then got up to find Michael and leave Max to think about what she'd just said.

"That not everything is gonna be the way
You think it ought to be
It seems like every time I try to make it right
It all comes down on me
Please say honestly you won't give up on me
And I shall believe
And I shall believe

Open the door
And show me your face tonight
I know it's true
No one heals me like you
And you hold the key"
-Sheryl Crow, I Shall Believe
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"He's in a coma", the man said. Liz started crying. Maria hugged her, crying softly herself. The doctor standed there, looking uncomfortably at them. "There's something else", the doctor said after a moment of silence. "What?", Liz whispered, confused. She couldn't believe that this had happened. Shawn had gotten into an accident driving the girls home. Apparently he had turned around to calm the 2 twins down that were in the back and didn't see that the light had turned red. So he went through. And got hit by another car. The girls were alright, they were sitting in the hallway, all of them looked frightened and on the verge of tears. "It doesn't look like.....like he's ever going to come out of it", the doctor said. Liz started crying harder. "What do you mean he's never going to come out of it?", Maria asked, an angry and sad look on her face. "I mean, there's nothing you can do?", Maria said, trying to calm Liz down. "If he doesn't come out of it, he's eventually going to die. That's how bad it is", the doctor said, a look of sympathy on his face. "Mrs. Deluca, I am so sorry", the doctor said. "If you need anything call the nurse. We'll talk about this later when you feel better", the doctor said, and with that he left. After a few minutes Liz whispered,"I am never going to feel better, Maria, never". "Shh....it's gonna be okay", Maria softly said. Liz then jerked out of Maria's arms and went over to the hospital bed. Maria stared at her for a few seconds, a look of sadness and confusion on her face at the same time. She then left the room to go see if the girl's were alright and to leave Liz alone with Shawn. "Are you girl's okay? Any scratches, bruises?", Maria asked, a worried look on her face. "I'm fine, Mommy", Rosalie responded, a frightened look on her face. "Where's my Mom?", Oriel asked. "She in their with your Dad, you'll get to go in their soon", Maria said. "Aunt Maria?", Michele quivered as she spoke. "Yes, honey?", Maria asked. "Is my Daddy going to be okay?", Michele asked.

"You don't even know the powers you have.....haven't even begun to learn what you're capable of......the four of you, together, are unstoppable, you are the only ones that could save us, and you did", the old man said. "History lesson?", Michael said, biting into the apple he was eating. They were talking with a young man on a fancy communicator. Tess then walked into the room. "Oh my god, Michael, Max, Isabel!! I'm so excited that you guys decided to come!!", Tess said, staring into the communitcator. Michael just sat their, speechless. . "So....what's next?", Isabel asked the man. He was their Mom's advisor, and his name was Colan. "We will start our country once again. You all are very important to our survival, and now that we've beaten Kivar and his troops, we can start changing things around here, for the good", Colan beamed. Max sat there, looking worried. "What's wrong, Max?", Michael asked. "I just had the worst feeling.....it's like it was coming from....", Max stopped and stared at the two who were staring at him with confused faces. "Who? One of the humans?", Isabel asked, looking at him. "Liz", Max stated.


"Never again
would I turn away from you
I'm so heavy tonight
But your love is all right
And I do believe

That not everything is gonna be the way
You think it ought to be
It seems like every time I try to make it right
It all comes down on me
Please say honestly
You won't give up on me
And I shall believe
I shall believe
And I shall believe"
-Sheryl Crow, I Shall Believe
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One Month Later-

"It's gonna be okay, Liz, I promise", Alex said to Liz. "I know, I'm fine, I'm just worried about the kids, I mean, there father died, what am I supposed to say to them, Alex?", Liz said, a tear falling down her face. Alex wiped it away. "You tell them the truth, that they had a wonderful father. I mean, of course, I never liked the guy, I mean, he used to call me Alice, but he sure was a great parent and husband", Alex said, a joking smile on his face. Liz laughed. "Yeah, I remember that. I remember the day I ordered him to stop and kicked him in the shin. That was a great day", Liz said, staring at the ground. They were in the cemetary right now, staring at Shawn's grave. Liz turned to Alex who was right behind her. "I've missed you so much, Alex", Liz told him, hugging him tightly to her. "I'm not going anywhere, Liz, not for a long time", Alex then told her. "What?!! But what about Sarah?", Liz asked, backing away. "Well....we got in a fight. Remember the first day I came back? And I told Maria what Brian was doing behind her back? You know, cheating on her?", Alex asked. Liz nodded, remembering when her and Maria cryed that night Maria had found out and then she'd yelled at Brian on the phone and how she told him never to come near her or Rosalie again. She cryed for Maria, for Shawn that night, even for Max. She'd missed Max so much. "Well, I heard Sarah and him talking, and I realized that she supported the whole thing. I could never love someone that said they thought it was a good thing they cheated on someone. Especially when it involves one of my best friends", Alex said. "So you're going to stay?", Liz asked, a bright smile on her face. "Yeah....there's something else Liz", Alex said. "What?", Liz asked, breaking away from the hug that she had just given to Alex. "Isabel...she.....she visited my dream", Alex answered. "And?", Liz said, hope filled her heart. "She told me how they were going to their planet.....and that they....they were coming back to see us before they left", Alex told her. "They're what?!", Liz said, a little to loud. "That's right. Max, Michael, Isabel, they're coming back", Alex spoke to her, a small smile on his face. "What about Tess?", Liz asked. "She's already there", Alex told her as they walked away to the car that Alex had rented. A tear rolled down Liz's cheek. "What's wrong?", Alex asked Liz and stopped her from walking any farther. "I can't face him, I can't do it Alex, not after all this time", Liz said, sobbing into his shoulder as he hugged her tightly.
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On The Next When Your Eyes Say It-
"So you just came back?", Liz asked Max. "Yeah.....I came back for you. Why wouldn't I?", Max asked her as they sat in the dark park. "Because you left me Max.....you left me", Liz said simply.
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"What the hell do you think you're doing here?", Maria asked, her hand on her hip. "Still the same Maria", Michael whispered to himself. "Well, I came back for this", Michael said, pulling her into his arms and kissing her.
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"You know I'm not like the others, I'm not going to just kiss you and tell you that I missed you and act like nothing happened", Alex told Isabel. "So you didn't?", Isabel asked, an amused look on her face. "Of course I did..... I just....I changed, I'm different", Alex told her. "And so am I", Isabel said.
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"So where's your husband? I mean, you waited all these years for me? How.......stupid", Michael said jokingly. Maria broke into tears. "What?!! What'd I do?", Michael asked, and alarmed look on his face.
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"Liz.....I love you. Doesn't that mean anything to you?", Max asked. "Yes!! But I can't do it. Not after all this pain I've held over the years. It's to hard.", Liz said, sobbing. "Well try. Because I love you. And I always will", Max said.
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When Your Eyes Say It-
Chapter 10- Forgiving

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The three aliens come back for a last visit *are we sure about that?* and a lot of emotional stuff happen, old memories and feelings come back.
Category: Everyone
Distribution: Just tell me where you're posting it and ye shall recieve. If you do post without my consent & I find out I will ask you to take it off, I really appreciate it when someone asks, I DON'T like it when someone takes without permission. If you do ask I will say yes.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything. All the wonderful characters are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims, and the WB. But I do own Sarah Michelle, Rosalie, Michele, Oriel and Brian so if you would like to use them you have to ask. I also do not own the lyrics or song 'I Shall Believe', it's owned by Sheryl Crow.
Feedback: PLZ!! This is my first fan-fic except for maybe Run To You which has not been finished and probably won't ever be.
Dedication: This one goes to Sarah, thanx for your help you brat!!
Author's Notes: I'm back. I know that this may seem like the ending but I've decided that there will be about 15 chapters all together. I'm back to writing this fully, I've been gone so long. I know that I may have forgotten people in the story and stuff like that and I'm sorry. If you would like to see some of my other stories you can go to Chocolate Cake & Hot Sauce and see my new crossover In Dreams, which is a series type of thing, of you can go to Roswell Undercover. There is also Love You For Always & Together In The Future, & It's Not So Easy which is on both of those sites also.
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As Liz sat in the dark park she felt a presence behind her. Someone familiar, someone she'd known for a long time. "Hello Max", Liz said, her voice calm. Max put his hand on her shoulder as it tensed up. "Liz", Max said, fear in his voice. He then moved his hand from her shoulder and walked around the bench to sit next to her. "I just--", Max was cut off by Liz's hand raising for him to stop. "So you just came back?", Liz asked Max. "Yeah.....I came back for you. Why wouldn't I?", Max asked her as they sat in the dark park. "Because you left me Max.....you left me", Liz said simply. A tear rolled down Liz's cheek as Max looked at her with a sad face. "Well it did seem clear that you didn't want me here.......and after what I found out it was clear on what I had to do", Max said, anger in his voice. He knew that she should be mad but he didn't expect this......this coldness from her. She looked different. She had bags under her eyes, her hair was a mess and she looked like hell. He didn't understand what could've happened to her. "But you left me Max", Liz whispered once again, and then she started crying uncontrollably. Max did the only thing he knew to do at that moment, the only thing he wanted to do at that moment, he brought her into his arms and held her.......held her tightly. But it was clear that Liz didn't want comfort from him. Because in less than a minute she was gone.......gone back to her house.....gone back to running away from him, as she used to do so often before he left. Max stared after where she ran too, as rain started pouring onto the pavement. A single tear formed at Max's eye as he got up to walk back to Alex's apartment, not bothering to go back to the car.
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"You know I'm not like the others, I'm not going to just kiss you and tell you that I missed you and act like nothing happened", Alex told Isabel. "So you didn't?", Isabel asked, an amused look on her face. "Of course I did..... I just....I changed, I'm different", Alex told her. "And so am I", Isabel said. They were silent for a second. Isabel looked around the apartment. It was a big one, but not huge. It looked empty, like Alex had never really been here that much. She waited for Max's return, waiting to see what happened with him & Liz. "What are you thinking about?", Alex asked her, looking at her curiously. "Stuff....nothing important. So how long have you been living here? How about you and Sarah? Last time I visited your dreams you didn't mention her to me", Isabel asked eagerly, waiting for his answer. "Well....Sarah and I......were not together anymore, and as you should know I haven't been living here that long. About two weeks or so", Alex said to her. "Just trying to make conversation, Alex. So....you guys, you're not together anymore?", Isabel asked. "Nope.....it's a really long story though...you wouldn't want to hear it", Alex told her, a sheepish smile on his face. "Sure I would Alex......I've got all the time in the world......all the time in the world", Isabel said to him, a glum look spreading on her face. She didn't though. Soon she'd be off to her home planet.....and she would never see him again. Alex began speaking. "Okay, well it all started when Brian, Maria's soon-to-be ex, came to Switzerland to visit his family........"
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Maria sweeped the floor of the Crashdown, thinking of the past. 'I can't believe I'm actually working here again, god I promised myself I would never return to this....to the memories....', Maria thought as she put the broom aside and sat down in a booth. She heard the bell ring, indicating that they had a customer. "I'm sorry, we're closed, you're going to have to leave", Maria said to the unknown visitor, not bothering to turn around. "Maria", Michael called out to her. Maria froze. She couldn't believe....but how could it? Liz had told her something of how Max was coming back......but she never figured that Michael would too. She heard footsteps coming towards her. She got up before he could reach her. "What the hell do you think you're doing here?", Maria asked, her hand on her hip. "Still the same Maria", Michael whispered to himself. "Well, I came back for this", Michael said, pulling her into his arms and kissing her. Maria couldn't believe what just happened.......'Michael walking in..........kissing.....I can't believe this!', Maria thought. She broke the kiss. "Ummmm....", Maria was speechless. She couldn't believe that after he left, after not even saying goodbye, that he could just storm in here....come back into her life and then leave again. She couldn't stand it. Michael spoke up. He didn't want her to feel uncomfortable. "So where's your husband? I mean, you waited all these years for me? How.......obsessive", Michael said jokingly. Maria broke into tears. "What?!! What'd I do?", Michael asked, an alarmed look on his face. "What?", Michael asked as he looked at her crying hysterically. Maria looked behind him. Michael turned, seeing Liz. "Michael!", Liz said, an alarmed look on her face. She ran over to Maria and put her arms around her. "I didn't do anything! I was just talking.....talking to her and she started crying....I don't know what happened", Michael explained, looking at Maria in wonder. "I think you should leave", Liz said as she held a crying Maria. Maria then pushed out of Liz's arms and ran up the stairs into the apartment. "What's wrong?", Michael asked. "Alot has happened......Michael, maybe you can see her tomorrow", Liz said, a tired look on her face. Micahel then looked at Liz. He really looked at her. She looked......really bad. "Tell me....now", Michael demanded. He knew that something serious had to have happened. They looked terrible. "I just...I don't want to talk right now, come back tomorrow when Maria is feeling better", Liz said, walking over to the Crashdown's door and opening it for him to leave. Michael finally gave in and walked out of the Crashdown. He stopped and looked at her and then turned around to leave. "Just one thing, Michael", Liz called. Michael turned. "Maria's in.....in a very fragile place right now....don't do anything that will hurt her....I don't think she could take it....after all that's happened since you guys were gone", Liz said. She then smiled. A real smile. "I'm glad you're back....we missed you guys, it's just going to be hard, you know?", Liz said. Michael nodded. "Bye Liz", Michael said, walking away.
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On the next When Your Eyes Say It-

"Max.....Isabel? Is that you?", Diane Evans asked. "Yes, mom. It's us", Isabel said, a joyous smile on her face. "Oh my god!!", Diane said, a bright smile appearing on her face. She ran over to the two aliens, giving them a big hug.
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"Liz.....I love you. Doesn't that mean anything to you?", Max asked. "Yes!! But I can't do it. Not after all this pain I've held over the years. It's to hard.", Liz said, sobbing. "Well try. Because I love you. And I always will", Max said.
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"I'm sorry for all the pain you had to go through........because of me....but I'm here now, and I'm here for you", Michael said to Maria. She then went up to him and hugged him. "It's not just you that cause all the pain, Michael.....I'm married", Maria said. Michael jerked out of their embrace. "What?!", Michael practically screamed.
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"Are you sure?", Max asked Liz. "Uh-huh......I love you, Max. I....I love you", Liz says, kissing him with all the love she had for him.
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"Liz, what about that night? Don't do this! I love you! I always will!", Max pleaded with her. "But you're leaving, Max! You're leaving me. Just like you did before!", Liz yelled at him, walking off into the night. "No! It's different", Max said, running after her grabbing her. "No, it's not! Just... just let go of me", Liz said, looking up at Max with her tear-stained face. Max didn't budge. "Just let go Max!", Liz yelled, finally loosening from his grasp, running away from him....never looking back.
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When Your Eyes Say It 11-
Forgetting-

Author: Rachel Elizabeth
E-mail- Roswellian⊕msn.com
Summary- Max again tries to reach out to Liz, but will he fail, once again?
Dedication- To all of the peeps out ther who send me feedback for this story!!
Your wonderful comments keep me writing this stuff!!
Author's Notes- This is sorta a everyone kind of thing, unconventional for awhile.
I'm sorry that it's been taking me so long to write this but I have been working on
my website, Sky Fits Heaven!! I took time off the site just to write these cuz I miss it
so much!! Again, thanx for all the feedback!!
Disclaimer- Don't own nothin', wish I did though.
Distribution- Sure. Just tell me where your putting it and ye
shall recieve.
Feedback- You know the drill, every writer needs some feedback,
something to make them keep writing, so send in the comments,
good or bad!!
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"Hello? Anyone here? Mom? Dad?", Isabel and Max called out as they walked into their old home. It still was home. Forever and always, Isabel thought. Someone walked into the kitchen, dropping a plate in the process. It was their mom. A wide smile spread across Isabel's face. "Max.....Isabel? Is that you?", Diane Evans asked. "Yes, mom. It's us", Isabel said, a joyous smile on her face. "Oh my god!!", Diane said, a bright smile appearing on her face. She ran over to the two aliens, giving them a big hug. "I can't believe you're here!!", Diane Evans said, breathless with laughter. "It's us", Isabel said, a bright smile still on her face. "Well, sit down. I was just about to make some coffee. You've got to tell me what's been going on"......................

"Maria? Maria?", Michael said uncomfortably as he knocked on the door. He broke into the Crashdown, he had to see Maria, even though it was early. Someone opened the door. "Yes?", the little girl asked, a scared look on her face. "Is.....is Maria here? Can you tell her it's Michael?", Michael asked, even more nervous. 'She has kids?', Michael thought to himself. "Ok.....Aunt Maria!! Someone's at the door for you!!", the little girl screamed. Michael felt relieved. 'I've still got a chance', Michael thought. He knew that he shouldn't be doing this, but he had to. He was going to stay, no matter how long it took Maria to realize it was forever. He wanted to go back to the other planet, but he realized this was his real home. In Roswell, New Mexico, with Maria. "Michael?", Maria asked, suprised to see him there. Michael raised his head. "What are you doing here?", Maria asked. "I....I want to talk. Can we talk?", Michael asked. "Yeah...sure, just wait a second", Maria said. She came out of the apartment with her robe on. "We can go talk downstairs, okay?", Maria said, walking past him downstairs. He followed. "Liz and I decided to keep the Crashdown closed today, you know, with all that's happened", Maria told him, trying to start conversation. They sat down at the counter, right next to each other. "So....what do you want to talk about?", Maria asked, nervous. "I wanted....wanted to talk about us", Michael said quietly. "Michael?", Maria said, a mad look on her face. "What?", Michael asked. "Mike, there is no us. That ended when you left. I mean you didn't even have the decency to say goodbye", Maria said as she got up to leave. He got up, following her into the back room. She ignored it. He spoke as she was about to take her first step up the stairs. "I wouldn't have been able to leave. That's why", Michael explained. Maria turned. "What?", she asked. "I didn't say goodbye because I wouldn't have been able to leave you, Maria, and that's the truth", Michael said. "I'm sorry for all the pain you had to go through........because of me....but I'm here now, and I'm here for you", Michael said to Maria. She then went up to him and hugged him. "It's not just you that caused all the pain, Michael.....I'm married", Maria said. Michael jerked out of their embrace. "What?!", Michael practically screamed. "You're what? Married? Why didn't you tell me before?", Michael asked, a confused look on his face. "Well, maybe because it was too painful. I'm.....I'm getting a divorce, Mike", Maria said as a tear rolled down her face. "Oh", Michael said. "Oh? That's all you can say?", Maria asked. "No. I can say I'm sorry. I am. I'm sorry. But I am here for you, forever and always", Michael said, opening his arms to hug her. She went up to him and hugged him. And she kissed him. She didn't know why, but it seemed to take all the pain away...........

"Why are you still here?", Liz asked as she stopped at the dark corner. She was walking towards the cemetery, needing to see Shawn. "We need to talk", Max said as he reached her. "So talk", Liz said as she continued walking. "Well......Where are you going?", Max asked. "Cemetery", Liz replied. "Why?", Max asked. "There's someone I need to talk to", Liz said as a tear fell down her face. She tried not to look at Max but she couldn't help it. "What's wrong?", Max asked as he looked at the tears stream down her face. "Is it because of me?", Max asked. "No, Max. Not everything is about you, you know?", Liz practically screamed. "Well, then what is it?", Max asked with a bossy tone in his voice. "Do you want to know why we're all pretty sad around here? My husband just died a few weeks ago, Max. Are you happy? Does it make you feel better now that you know?", Liz asked, stopping as she reached the closed gate. "No. It doesn't", Max said as he looked up at the fence. "It's closed", he stated. "I'm aware of that", Liz said coldly as she started climbing the tall fence. He tried to help her. "I can do it myself", Liz snapped. "Just trying to help", Max's said, hurt. He climbed over once she got fully over. "Why are you still here?", Liz said as she walked across the dark green grass. "Because I want to be", Max said quietly. "Maybe I don't want you to be", Liz said silently. She stopped and stared at the grave that layed before them. She silently sat down, brushing the dirt off of the stone. Max sat down next to her. "Shawn Deluca?", Max asked. "Yep. A suprise right? But he was great. I really loved him. I really loved you too", Liz said, laughing, "It seems everyone I love seems to leave", Liz said, tears streaming once again. "Loved?", Max asked, confused. 'She loved him', Max thought. Did that mean she did love him then but she didn't love him anymore? He then spoke. "Liz.....I love you. Doesn't that mean anything to you?", Max asked. "Yes!! But I can't do it. Not after all this pain I've held over the years. It's to hard", Liz said, sobbing. "Well try. Because I love you. And I always will", Max said. He then kissed her. Max saw things in Liz's past, places he should've been, things he should've done with her. He knew that she had kids, he saw her wedding day, the pain of when Alex and Maria left, everything. The kiss was sweet, tender, and Liz didn't stop it. She couldn't. She missed it too much. She then realized where she was and she broke the kiss. "Liz?", Max asked, breathless. "I....I can't", Liz whispered. "Liz......Liz, why?", Max asked as he got up and ran after her. She turned around and stopped. "Because it'd mean that all the walls that I put up to protect myself from getting hurt would disappear......and then I'd just get hurt again", Liz said angrily. "Then let them fall", Max said, "I love you. And if that hurts then tell me why", Max asked. "We've gone over this, Max", Liz said, her head falling. "I'm here now, Liz", he said as he walked up to her and gethered her in his arms. "I'm here now. Can we just leave it at that?", Max asked. She then kissed him. She missed it so much, and he was there for now, and she decided to spend it with him as best as she could. "I do love you", Liz said in between kisses. Somehow they fell on the ground. "Are you sure?", Max asked Liz. "Uh-huh......I love you, Max. I....I love you", Liz says, kissing him with all the love she had for him. They made love.....right there in the cemetery. "I love you, Liz Parker", Max whispered in her ear as she slept quietly.
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On the next When Your Eyes Say It-

"Liz, what about that night? Don't do this! I love you! I always will!", Max pleaded with her. "But you're leaving, Max! You're leaving me. Just like you did before!", Liz yelled at him, walking off into the night. "No! It's different", Max said, running after her, grabbing her. "No, it's not! Just... just let go of me", Liz said, looking up at Max with her tear-stained face. Max didn't budge. "Just let go Max!", Liz yelled, finally loosening from his grasp, running away from him....never looking back.

"Max, why are we faking this?", Isabel asked. "What do you mean, Is?", Max asked, looking at her. "I'm not going back.....and neither is Michael. I don't know how you can just stand here still and say you're going to leave. I want to stay in Roswell, with Alex. We're not back together or anything, but were going to take it slow.....try and become friends again. Why can't you just do that with Liz?", Isabel asked. "Because...because, I don't know. There's a whole other world out there. I just can't leave that behind", Max said. "But that isn't you're world, Max. This is. Earth. Liz", Isabel said. "I'll let you think about that", Isabel said, walking off.

"So what now?", Michael asked as Maria and him sat in the park. "Florida", Maria stated. "Why Florida?", Michael asked. "That's where home is.......that's where I live", Maria said. "And what about me? Where do I fit in this whole thing?", Michael asked, kissing the top of Maria's nose. "You're my bodyguard", Maria said, laughing. "Thanks", Michael said, laughing with her. "We'll take it slow, ok, Mike? If you love me enough you'll wait. Wait and follow me", Maria said, leaning back againist him. "I will", Michael stated. "I'll always follow you, Maria, even if I'm only the bodygaurd", Michael said, laughing.
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tbc........

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