posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:40:54 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Dedication: Polarist, Erin (Cleopatraroswellemperass, who I hope to speak to soon!.), Rainydayinapril, Julie, Summer (RokUalnyte, e-mail me!), Veronica.
Author’s note: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.

Prologue

Liz snuggled herself on her mother’s lap; her head laid on her breasts. Her mother was singing their secret song. The song that wasn’t supposed to be sang in front of others, especially her father. Liz could feel her mother’s tears as they fell on her head, and she knew that was the reason her mother was singing, to drown her sobs and to comfort herself. Liz loved the song, it would awake something within her, a part she knew existed deep inside her but was never completely awake, she had no idea what it was. The song was sang in a strange dialect, but even with the curiosity of a five-year-old she didn’t ask what the song mean. She didn’t need to…she already knew...

Liz tried to concentrate on her mother’s singing, but her voice couldn’t drown the shouts of her father, he was in one of his meetings, a meeting she and her mother weren’t supposed to be a part of, but one day curiosity won out. She knew what was happening in that room, it didn’t matter all the times her parents tried to shelter her and it didn’t matter that they thought she was too young to understand. She had the perfect image of what was going on in that room; she had seen it many times before, where she had hid herself from their view.

Her father would be shouting at a hologram, and the hologram would shout back. Her mother pretended in front of her father, but her mother knew how well she could understand things, but even that was supposed to be kept a secret from her father. While her father tried to hide what was going on, her mother would secretly explain things, she would tell her the truth. Liz knew that her mother knew things her father didn’t, her mother knew things that her father could never imagine. Her mother passed her that knowledge and she knew the truth…there was a war going on…aliens existed…and most important of all the war was between aliens and humans…Antar versus Earth…but was that all there was to it…

To be continued…


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posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:42:51 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Dedication: Polarist, Erin (Cleopatraroswellemperass, who I hope to speak to soon!), Rainydayinapril, Julie, Summer (RokUalnyte, e-mail me!), Veronica.
Author’s note: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.


Chapter 1

13 years later

As Liz moved around the Crashdown serving her customers, she let her gaze drift to where her mother sat. She was worried about her, she looked pale, the war was taking its toll on her, she had wrinkles on her face from all the worry lines she always wore. Liz wondered how it was possible for someone to have kept a war this important from people, there were only a few people that knew of it and Liz wished that her family was part of those lucky ones.

Liz sighed as she took their orders, she wanted to go and comfort her mother. Liz knew that something was worrying her, she had her suspicions but she hoped she was wrong. Liz met her mother’s gaze and she could clearly see the exhaustion in them. Her mother shook her head, telling her she was fine. Liz slowly nodded and then also shook her head. Her father should be comforting her mother, but he was in one of his meetings, that was nothing new. Over the years she had gotten used to it, but it wasn’t fair to her mother, she needed her husband. Jeff Parker was so busy fighting a war, nurturing his hate for Antarians that he neglected his family. He wanted them out of Earth by any means possible.

Liz bitterly and mentally laughed. ‘If he only knew.’ Since she was a child she had always been able to tell the difference between humans and aliens, and if her father knew how many aliens there was he would have a heart attack. People he thought were humans were aliens, some of his friends were aliens, his belief would be put in shame, just by knowing that. He was a very stubborn man and if he had any inkling of what she knew his hatred would turn even more powerful.

Liz looked at the clock and couldn’t help but let out a sigh of relief. ‘Maria will be here soon.’ Having just thought that Maria came through the door.

“Liz, I’ll be right out.” Maria called out as she went to the backroom to change. Ten minutes later Maria came out. “I’ve come to relieve you of your duty.” Realizing she would be the only waitress on duty, she added, “You should tell your father to hire more help.”

Liz took off her apron and antennas. “I have, but he won’t listen…he never listens.” Changing the subject, Liz asked, “Are you sure you will be okay with this crowd?”

“Sure, when aren’t I? Beside it isn’t that crowded and if I need any help I’ll just con Alex into helping.”

“Thanks! I’m out of here.” Liz didn’t wait for an answer, by the time Maria opened her mouth she was racing up the stairs.

Maria wistfully watched Liz leave, and then turned to her work.

Liz spotted her mother in the living room. “Mom, I didn’t see you leave the Crashdown.”

“You worry too much, dear,” Mrs. Parker acknowledged. Turning serious, Mrs. Parker said, “Liz, lets go for a walk. It’s a beautiful day, and it would be a shame to waste it.”

Sensing something wrong, Liz nodded, “Sure.”

They exited the Crashdown in silence, with a soft good bye to Maria. Liz didn’t speak, she knew her mother wanted to say something, she was just trying to find the words.

“You’ve noticed the change in me, physically and emotionally,” Nancy stated. “There’s nothing to worry about, I knew this would happen… I’m growing old—“

“Mom, you are not that old, you are 40 year-old not 60, and that’s how you look like,” Liz blurted out.

Nancy sadly smiled, and repeated, “I knew this was going to happen sooner or later. You know what will happen today… I have taught you all I know, you are old enough to do with my teachings what you wish… Jeff didn’t want you to know just yet, but I will tell you so you can prepare yourself for when the times comes… He wants you to take his place…” Mrs. Parker trailed off, letting Liz digest the news, she knew she didn’t need to specify which place was that, Liz was a smart girl, and she could figure it out.

“He can’t do that! I know he expects me to stand by his belief, but I don’t! I don’t want to be a part of it…” Liz finally admitted.

Nancy hugged her daughter. “I know, sweetheart, I know. But you don’t have to fight for his belief; you must fight for yours. Think of this as an opportunity to finally stop the war. Your grandmother would have wanted you too.”

Liz tightened her grip on Nancy. “But there are so many things going on, so many secrets kept from Dad, she wouldn’t approve… She doesn’t know…”

Mrs. Parker put Liz at arm’s length, so she could meet her eyes. “Lizzie, she knew more than we could possibly know. Just look at your father, really look at him and you’ll know the truth.” Nancy put a lock of Liz’s hair behind her ear. “There are some things that I can’t tell you, you’ll have to find them for yourself. There’s more to your grandmother and father than you know, than your father knows.”

Suddenly mist started to appear around them. Mrs. Parker frantically and automatically held Liz closer. “Liz, you have to hide, they can’t see you.”

Liz started to protest, “Mom—“

Mrs. Parker sternly looked at Liz and in a hard voice said, “Hide, Liz. You need to have the element of surprise on your side, but you must use it well and to your advantage. You are the only one that knows the truth, Liz. If they see you they will take you too. You knew this would happen.” Nancy hugged Liz. “I’ve known for years and so did you.”

Before Liz could say anything an invisible force ripped her away from her mother. She landed behind a giant trash can, she didn’t even question what happened, she just sat up straight and turned to look to where her mother stood. Yes, she had known what was going to happen, but she didn’t have to like it.

The mist cleared, and a kid who was probably 14 year old came out of the mist.

Liz could clearly hear what was being said.

“Nancy, its time to leave.” The kid pealed something off his face. “Ugh, don’t you just hate the heat here? Look at what it did to my skin.”

Mrs. Parker didn’t even flinched. “What do you want, Nicholas?”

“Well, your husband has being doing a great job fighting against Antar, but he lacks motive and we feel he needed an extra push. I hope you don’t mind, but taking you seemed like a good idea…it’s for the greater good,” Nicholas snidely said.

“I won’t go anywhere with you!” Before Mrs. Parker could do or say anything she was incased in a crystal box.

By the time Liz could react they had vanished. Liz scrambled out of her hiding place and ran to the spot where her mother had stood. She had seen what had happened, but being in that spot and not being able to feel her mother made it more real. Feeling as though she couldn’t do anything, she fell to her knees and sobbed. Mentally crying out for her mother.

To be continued…

posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:43:34 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Dedication: Polarist, Erin (Cleopatraroswellemperass, who I hope to speak to soon!.), Rainydayinapril, Julie, Summer (RokUalnyte, e-mail me!), Veronica.
Author’s note: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.


Chapter 2

Liz not knowing what to do, she staggered to the Crashdown, she ignored Maria and her question. Liz felt like she was dragging her feet. Nothing mattered except reaching her father. Liz was half way towards the stairs when she saw her father rushing towards her.

Mr. Parker hugged her. “Lizzie, are you okay?”

“They took her, they took her,” Liz repeated over and over again, like a mantra.

“I know. I know, Lizzie, I promise Antar will pay. We’ll make sure of it.”

Liz was too dumbfounded to say anything. She didn’t even noticed when her father laid her on her bed. Soon afterwards sleep claimed her.

Liz opened her eyes to find Maria and Alex staring at her. “What are you guys doing here?”

“Your Dad closed the Crashdown and ordered me to call Alex…”

Alex continued, “He said you needed company and who am I to say no when one of my ladies are in serious need of my handsome self,” Alex joked, trying to cheer her up.

Liz sat up straight, slightly smiling at Alex. “Where is he?”

Maria sat next to Liz. “He locked himself in his room…. Liz, what happened?”

Liz closed her eyes as memories of what happened came back to her. “They took her,” Liz simply said.

Alex and Maria shared concerned looks. “Who took who?” They asked.

“They took Mom.” Liz began to get up, “I need to talk to Dad?”

Maria tried to hold Liz back. “You need to rest.” Maria said, treating Liz like she had hit her head or something.

Alex knowing it was useless, shook his head at Maria and helped Liz up.

Muttering her thanks to Alex, Liz went to find her father.

“Alex!” Maria exclaimed with disapproval.

Alex gave Maria a puzzled look. “What? You know that when Liz sets her mind to something there’s no stopping her.”

Maria surrendered and sat back down. “Humph!”

Liz stormed into her father’s room. “Dad, we need to talk about what happened.”

Jeff looked up to his daughter. “Liz, I already told you that I know. I stand by what I said they will pay. You don’t need to worry about this.”

“But, Dad, it wasn’t them!”

Startled, Jeff turned his attention to Liz, but then his face went stern. “Liz, I have proof it was them! I thought I taught you better than this!”

“If you would just listen to what I have to say!” Liz yelled.

“That’s enough, Liz! Get out!” Mr. Parker roared.

Liz was speechless, she couldn’t believe this was her father. Without another word Liz turned and left slamming the door behind her.

Liz entered her room and again slammed the door closed. Frustrated she started to pace, oblivious of Maria and Alex. ‘He is so impossible! All he cares about is his stupid war! He wouldn’t even listen to me! I didn’t even get a chance to tell him what happened and he already knew, how was that possible?’ Liz remembered what Nicholas had said. ‘I should have known all of this is so Dad blamed Antar and made the Skins’ job easier.’

Liz sighed and sat near her desk taking a picture of her mother in her hands. ‘Why do they use Dad as a spawn? Mom said grandma Claudia knew and to really look at Dad, but I’ve been looking at him all my life and I don’t see anything different.’

Alex and Maria were concerned; Liz hadn’t even given them a glance. “Liz, are you okay?” Maria asked, interrupting her thoughts.

Liz looked at Maria. “Yes, I just need a few minutes to think.” Without another word she returned to her thoughts, ignoring her friends. ‘Mom told me Dad would make me take his place and fight the war, but that I could fight for my belief, for what I know to be true, but do I have to wait for my father to retire? Why don’t I finally take charge of my life?’ Suddenly her mother’s words came to mind. ‘You are old enough to do with my teachings what you wish.’

Liz put the picture back in it’s place and turned to Alex and Maria. “Alex, Maria, will you help me?”

“Of course,” Alex answered without hesitation, while Maria nodded.

Liz flashed them a bright, mischievous smile. “Great! Alex, I need you to help me search for someone.” Liz turned to Maria. “You are going to help me with my father.”

“Who am I going to search for?” Alex asked, he was already typing in the computer.

Liz’s voice turned cold. “Nicholas.” ‘If that won’t stop the war for the right reason, then I will.’

To be continued…

posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:44:59 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Dedication: Polarist, Erin (Cleopatraroswellemperass, who I hope to speak to soon!.), Rainydayinapril, Julie, Summer (RokUalnyte, e-mail me!), Veronica.
Author’s note: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.



Chapter 3

Alex stared at the determined lines on Liz’s face for a moment and then turned to type on the computer. “Last name?”

Liz looked thoughtful, but then answered, “He doesn’t has any, that I know of.”

Alex nodded; his only answer was the sound of the keypad being hit. “Age?”

“13 or 14? He looks that age…” Liz began to pace.

“Race?”

Liz stopped pacing and stared at Alex like he had to be joking, then nonchalantly answered, “Alien.”

“Liz, that’s not a nice name to identify someone as. …I know that’s official in some documents, but could you not use it?” Maria pleaded.

Liz rolled her eyes at Maria. “Well, I’m sorry, Maria, but that’s the only word that fits him.”

Alex ignored both of them, and continued to do his work. Seeing the results, he said, out loud, “Liz, this is going to take a few days.”

Liz stopped arguing with Maria and looked at Alex, and in an exasperate voice asked, “How many 14 years old, aliens, named Nicholas can there be?!” Not waiting for Alex to answer she returned her attention back to Maria. “Maria, are you willing to help me with something?”

Maria immediately stood up. “You know you can count with me, Babe.”

Liz smiled her gratitude. “Come on.” Liz was already out the door when she stepped back inside. “Alex, we’ll be right back, just do what you can,” and she was out the door again.

Liz and Maria approached Jeff Parker’s office. “Dad’s not in his office… I think after our fight he went to one of his meetings…nothing new.” Liz opened the door and peeked inside. “Maria, I need to get a large envelope. I need to remove the loose board that’s just beneath the desk.”

Maria stepped closer to Liz and whispered, “What am I going to do?”

Liz turned, bumping into Maria. “I need to make sure I’m not caught. Dad’s expecting someone, and I need you to stall him. They usually wait for Dad here.”

“But what if I can’t stall him? What if I miss him? What if I let something slip and I tell them what you are up to?” Maria said in panic.

Liz took Maria by the shoulders. “Maria, Maria, I’m sure you’ll stall him. Just breathe.” Liz took deep breaths along with Maria trying to calm her.

Maria nodded and straightened her clothes. “Okay, I’m ready.”

Liz nodded and watched Maria walk away. “Don’t worry, Maria, you’ll probably would drive him away from here with your chattering or drive him dizzy.” Liz murmured, then more loudly said, “Which ever works the same.”

Liz knew getting the envelope would be a piece of cake, but she had to photocopy the documents and put everything just as it was before she even touched it.

Liz didn’t even bother to look at the documents her main objective was to get the photocopies.

Liz was just putting the loose board back on the floor when the door fell opened, making a loud crashing noise when it hit the wall. “And this is Mr. Parker’s office.” Maria’s voice came through as the echo of the crash ceased.

Having collected her nerves, Liz stood up. “Maria, do you have to be so loud?” Seeing the man’s surprised look at her appearance Liz said, “I was looking for a ring, which seems I can’t find nowhere.” Liz stretched her hand to shake the man’s hand. “You must be Mr. Wallace, I was told to expect you. You can wait in here if you like.” Liz said in a rush, not letting the man speak, and before he could even protest Liz had the door closed behind her.

Maria was almost choking from the held up laughter, and Liz was clenching her heart. “Liz, did you see his face? He was lost and dazed. I bet he’s wondering who the hell are you."

For Maria’s sake and her own, Liz smiled. “I bet he is.”

“Just don’t let it get to your head. Liz, did you get the papers? What do they say? Why do you want them?”

Liz frozed, she didn’t want to share the information with her, at least until she had a peek at them in private. Just then Maria’s cell phone rang. Liz let out a sigh of relief, and signal to Maria that she was going to her room.

Liz quietly approached Alex, and put her hand on his shoulder, telling him she was there. “Did you find anything?”

“No, nothing yet.” Alex saw Liz’s face fall and added, “This just takes time.”

Maria hurried into the room. “Liz, I have to go. Mom wants me home. Are you going to be okay? If you want you can stay with me. I’ll call Mom, and tell her, you just have to say the word.”

Liz shook her head. “I’ll be fine,” Liz began to push Maria out of the room. “Don’t worry, just go.”

Maria gave Liz a hugged and then waved good-bye to Alex.

“I have to go, too. But I want a straight answer—“

“How many times do I have to say it?” At Alex still determined look, Liz repeated herself. “I’m fine. Really! Just promise you’ll call me at the moment you find something.”

Alex wasn’t convinced, but he knew he couldn’t convince her to do or say something she didn’t want. “You have my word. Just let me get my things.”

Liz stared as Alex picked up his things and surprising him, she hugged him. “I just want you to know how much I appreciate this. I don’t know what I would do without you or Maria.”

Alex returned her hugged; “You aren’t in trouble are you? You know you can tell us anything, right?”

Liz nodded, “I’ll tell you soon, but right now I need to be alone.”

Alex gave her a last squeeze and then let her go, satisfied with her answer. “Okay. I’ll call you later.”

Liz accompanied him out and then stayed in the Crashdown, helping the new waitress. Once the Crashdown closed, she headed up to her room. There in the middle of her bed laid the envelope she had taken, softly she opened it. There were pictures of the Royal Four with their names on it, but one figure caught her attentions, besides Michael, the Second in Command, there in the crowd stood a familiar figure, but at the moment she couldn’t remember just who did the figure reminded her of.

Only getting a headache from trying to remember who the figure reminded her of, she turned her attention to the Alien that caught her attention. The Prince was handsome, but Michael had her absolute attention. Liz diverted her gaze from Michael and studied the other Royal Four. ‘So these are the people the Skins want to eliminate.’

Liz was so focused on the pictures that when the phone rang the pictures went flying. Her heart was still racing when she picked up the phone. “Hello?”

“Liz, I found him,” Alex said, excitedly.

Liz immediately stood up. “You did? But so soon?, you only left like three hours ago.”

“Did you doubt me? You know I’m a genius,” Alex joked. “So what do you want to do now that I know how to contact Nicholas?”

“I want to meet him,” Liz stated.

To be continued…

posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:46:32 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Dedication: Polarist, Erin (Cleopatraroswellemperass, who I hope to speak to soon!.), Rainydayinapril, Julie, Summer (RokUalnyte, e-mail me!), Veronica.
Author’s note: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.

Chapter 4

Liz paced as she waited for the time to meet Nicholas. “Alex, are you sure he agreed to meet at the desert?”

Alex slightly nodded as he eyes followed Liz’s movements. “Yeah, Liz.”

“Liz, maybe you shouldn’t go. I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Maria interjected.

Liz ignored her and said, “Let’s go.”

The ride to the desert was silent, only Maria’s occasionally humph were heard. Liz looked at Maria through the mirror and couldn’t help but flinch at the scowl look Maria wore on her face. “You guys just have to drop me off, and then be on your way,” Liz said, breaking the silence momentarily.

The desert was quiet and still, Liz got out of the car and turned to Maria and Alex. “I’ll call you when I’m done.”

Reluctantly, Alex and Maria nodded. Alex hadn’t even moved three feet away, when suddenly they were surrounded. Alex and Maria were about to get out the car, but they caught Liz’s eye and saw her shook her head. Groaning, they did as told and stayed in the car.

Once Liz saw that Alex and Maria had settled in the car she turned her attention to the matter at hand.

“You wanted to see me?” Nicholas asked.

Liz not even fazed with Nicholas’ presence, said, “Yes. I want to meet your leader—Kivar.”

Nicholas studied her from head to toe. “What makes you think I’m not the leader.”

“You aren’t the type,” Liz retorted, keeping a look out for Alex and Maria.

“I’m sorry, girl, but you have the wrong people,” Nicholas said, trying to dismiss her.

“I know more than you would allow a simple human to know.” Liz could clearly see his disbelief. “I know that Antar is not the one behind the war. Your kind is.”

“And what exactly is my kind?” Nicholas snidely asked.

“Skins,” Liz answered, nonchalantly. Liz could practically see the wheels turning in Nicholas’ head, but it wasn’t enough. “If I could find you, I can probably find Kivar. How would you like for me to actually talk to him and tell him all the information I have, and that I with not a second thought will give the leader of the Aliens Resistant Force in Roswell? Just imagine that you could have prevented that… When all I wanted to do was meet Kivar…”

Nicholas growled. “Fine, let’s go.”

Liz felt satisfied until they pulled Maria and Alex with them. Liz didn’t say anything, she knew it was already too late, they were involved and there wasn’t anything she could do.

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Liz took off her watch, seeing it was useless. She was already bored and they had only boarded the spaceship an hour ago.

Alex was trying to calm Maria’s hysterics cries and he wasn’t being successful. “Liz, can you explain to us what the hell is going on!?”

Liz was grateful to be given something to do, Nicholas had disappeared and she had no idea what was going on. “Alex, there’s a war going on. A war, that the government and everyone that knows about it is trying to cover up. In every state there’s a small group of people that want to drive the aliens out.”

Alex was about to protest, but he swallowed anything he had to say, thinking that being in a spaceship was already enough proof.

“Alex, aliens do exist,” Liz declared. “They have known for decades, but they are hiding it. People aren’t ready to hear this, even people who have seen proof, and the leaders of the group against alien have a hard time believing it.”

Alex still had a hard time believing it; he just had to ask. “Then how come there aren’t any little green aliens walking around?”

Liz momentarily glared at him. “They aren’t little and they certainly aren’t green. They look like us. Their customs may be different and their minds more developed, but they are like us.” Liz knew Alex hadn’t believed a word she said. “You can come with me, but you will stay out of sight…” Liz looked thoughtful for a moment and then added, “Nicholas is dangerous.”

Alex couldn’t believe what he was hearing. ‘Nicholas dangerous? Yeah, right.’ Out loud, he said, “Liz, he is only 14 year old.”

“He is no such thing. He can cause more trouble than you can imagine.” Liz smiled and added, “Isn’t that right, Nicholas?”

Nicholas didn’t like her at all, he knew she was hiding something, but he couldn’t do anything until Kivar met her. “That’s right, girl.”

Liz corrected, “Liz.”

Nicholas ignored her. “We’ll be there shortly.”

“So soon?” Alex inquired.

“We also have a more advanced technology.” Nicholas turned to Liz. “I bet you didn’t knew that.”

“No, but now I do,” Liz answered, not even bothered by the challenge.

Nicholas wasn’t happy with her answer, without another word, he left.

Maria had been sniffing her cedar oil, and she hadn’t been able to talk, but now she was free to do so. “Liz, we have to get out of here. Your Dad will be worried, Alex’s parent and my mom! We need to do something!”

Liz knew it wasn’t fair that Alex and Maria had been dragged into the whole ordeal, but since they were now part of it, she needed to be strong and tell them what was going on if they were going to get through this. They weren’t supposed to be involved, it hadn’t been part of her plan. “Maria, you can’t mention my father again. Is that clear?” Liz sent Maria a meaningful look, which she was grateful Maria had understood.

Maria nodded, understanding the message but not the reason. Just when she was going to keep questioning Liz, Nicholas walked in again.

“We landed. Come on.” Nicholas left the room and the others followed.

When they exited the spaceship, they were greeted by a group of people. “Liz, I thought it would be nice for you to meet another traitor. This is Michael. Michael, this is Liz and her friends.” Nicholas cheerily introduced them.

Liz immediately saw him and she couldn’t help but stare, he was even more handsome than the pictures let on, to bad he was a traitor. She couldn’t believe he would betray his king for the Skins. He may be handsome, but she knew from that moment that she didn’t want anything to do with him.

To be continued…


posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:48:16 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Dedication: Polarist, Erin (Cleopatraroswellemperass, who I hope to speak to soon!.), Rainydayinapril, Julie, Summer (RokUalnyte, e-mail me!), Veronica.
Author’s note: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.

Chapter 5

Michael nodded his greetings as he silently studied her features. She was gorgeous, there was no denying it, but he knew that any kind of attachment to her would be dangerous and troublesome even if it was for a moment of amusement.

“I’m guessing you are from Antar,” Liz said, taking in her surroundings and digesting that she was on another planet.

“You are well informed,” Michael stated, now observing Alex and Maria.

“You’ll be surprise with all the things I know. Isn’t that right, Nicholas?”

Nicholas flushed and ignored her; he turned to the others that were part of his group. “Take them,” he ordered, signaling towards Maria and Alex.

“Hey, what do you think you are doing?!” Maria screamed as she fought to get free of their grasp, Alex’s yells echoing hers.

“Where are you taking them?” Liz asked as she watched the Skins take them away.

“Don’t worry, they’ll be fine…for now. They are just a guarantee…” For what Nicholas didn’t say.

Liz didn’t like the look in Nicholas’ eyes, but nodded anyway.

“You’ll meet Kivar as soon as he gets back… from his business meeting,” Nicholas informed Liz.

“What?” Michael asked before he could stop himself. He had to wait six months before he could even see Kivar, and she had just arrived, and she already could see him.

“Do you have a problem…uh, Michael is it?” Liz questioned.

Nicholas started to walk and indicated for them to follow. “You’ll be staying at the palace.”

“Great. Is it always so dark here?” Liz asked as the darkness finally got to her. “Is it night?”

“So there’s something you don’t know.” Michael mocked, pleasantly and then answered her question. “This planet doesn’t have a sun and just occasionally and very rarely an escape beam of the sun can reach the moon. That’s why they don’t stand the sun, they are “allergic” to it. But anyone other than a Skin will get lost here. They are the only ones that can see in this darkness and the other that knows their way around is because they have gotten lost a few times…more than they would care to admit. The light that illuminates us now is generic, just turned on so we can make our way to the palace and not loose you. Once we are inside the light will be turned off and the machines hidden so no one but the Skins can use.”

“I don’t think she needs to know anymore of our secrets.” Nicholas warned, and the rest of the walk was quiet.

Nicholas guided them to the second floor of the palace, and opened a door. “You’ll be staying here, Liz. Michael is in the room besides yours.”

“Goody,” Liz entered the room, “Well good night or whatever,” and she closed the door right in their faces.

Michael and Nicholas were left staring at the door, speechless. Michael closed his mouth and left to his room. ‘Who the hell does she think she is??’ He thought as he entered his room.

Nicholas turned, “Watch them. They are both traitors. What stops them from betraying us?” and he left, not even bothering to see a shadow nod.

Liz threw herself on the bed, exhaustion and concern getting the best of her. ‘Where are Alex and Maria? They shouldn’t have been involved. This is all my fault.’ Liz’s thoughts kept torturing her until she fell asleep.

The next morning or was it evening, Liz really didn’t know she had lost her sense of time. Liz groggily stood up and opened the first door she saw, and she immediately became fully awake. She wanted to turn and run, but she was petrified. There in the middle of what she guessed was the bathroom stood a very naked Michael.

Liz let her eyes travel slowly from his feet to his head, where she met his gaze. Liz could feel the heat in her cheeks and fought for control. She wanted to wipe the smirk of his face.

Michael couldn’t help but ask; “You like?” He liked the rosy sting her cheeks had.

Liz heard the teasing not in his words and turned defensive. “Oh, please! It’s certainly nothing I haven’t seen before!” She said it with such a conviction that she almost believed it herself. “When you’re done please tell me.” Liz closed the door behind her and leaned into it, she didn’t know what possessed her to say that, since it wasn’t true. The only naked man she had seen would be Alex and that had been when he was in diapers.

Michael’s smirk left his face, and for the second time he was left staring speechless at a door. She wasn’t his and he had only met her, but he was jealous. Sure, she had blushed, but her words had shocked him. She was something new, she treated him as a commoner, when no one else did, because of his position in Antar, and he had no doubt she knew who he was. Michael got dressed and knocked on her door and shouted that he was done. ‘Yes, she’s dangerous in deed.’

---

By Liz’s recent calculations, a week had gone by and there was no sign of Kivar or Maria and Alex for that matter. Liz sat at the dining table as far away from Michael as she could. She didn’t like what he made her feel, he was a traitor to his planet and king. But what she wouldn’t admit that she wanted the distance, because he had been avoiding her, and that’s what hurt her the most. “Nicholas, where are my friends? When can I see them? At least let me see Alex?” Liz knew it wasn’t fair to just see one of them, and to choose Alex over Maria, but she knew that Alex would stay calm when Maria wouldn’t.

Michael’s grip on the glass tightened when he heard Alex’s name for the past week that’s all he heard from her mouth, Alex this, Alex that. He didn’t know the guy and he already wanted to kill him. ‘Had he been the one that she had seen naked?’ A part deep inside him asked.

“And when will Kivar arrive?” Liz added.

Nicholas was tired of her questions. “You’ll see your friends when I want it not the other way around.”

“Looks like a 14 years old kids and he also acts like one too.” Liz knew she was playing with fire, but maybe she needed to be burned to be able to learn.

Nicholas slammed his fist into the table; he was very self-conscious about his looks.

Michael became wary, his eyes darting from Nicholas to Liz, and he had to admire the stubborn way she held her chin up, but he feared that her stubbornness would get her killed.

“Like I said, you’ll meet them when I want,” Nicholas repeated through clenched teeth, remembering Kivar’s warning of wanting to see the girl alive.

Liz accepted his words for now and finished her meal.

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Liz wouldn’t admit it or even consider it, but she was definitely lost. She was going to turn around the corner, but she heard Michael’s voice.

“Max, Kivar isn’t here yet, and we have a problem…there’s a human involved. Nicholas is a nervous wreck since she came…”

Liz almost gasped out loud by the revelation. Michael was a spy. Liz got lost in her thoughts and just when she was about to leave, she felt a sharp object pressed on her neck and an arm wraps itself around her waist.

To be continued…


posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:50:17 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Author’s note: I want to thank Polarist and Love Roswell for correcting my fics.
Author’s note 1: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.

Chapter 6

Liz felt the guy’s strong arms tighten around her.

“What do you think you are doing?”

Liz was still shocked from fright, almost paralyzed, but when she heard his voice her shock turned to anger. She was so angry that she couldn’t even say anything.

Michael sensed all the changes in her. “Didn’t you know it’s not nice to spy?” Michael pressed her body closer to his and he wished he hadn’t, it was like being tortured in a sweet way.

Now that the shock and fright had worn off, Liz could feel how close she was to Michael and she began to feel dizzy and her heart began to race, she almost forgot her anger, and even though she willed herself to stay focused, when she spoke she sounded distracted. “Don’t you…um…know it’s not nice to sneak up on people?” With more confidence and heat, she added, “I just knew you were a barbarian, Michael.”

“Now, Liz, you are forgetting your position.” Michael groaned, realizing his body hadn’t forgotten their proximity.

“Would you let go of me?” Liz asked ignoring the question, she was very aware of their position.

“Not going to happen. You know something you aren’t supposed too,” Michael replied, coming back to the matter at hand.

“Well, you should be careful and be more alert,” Liz sarcastically stated, but turned serious. “Michael, I won’t tell what I saw or heard for the matter.”

“I’m sorry, Liz, I really am, but I can’t trust you.”

Liz turned forgetting all about Michael’s knife and grip on her, she faced his chest, which she couldn’t help but stare at the outline of his chest was visible, and images of the time she saw him naked came to her mind. “You can’t trust me?!” Liz softly exclaimed, after swallowing a few times. “Oh, please!”

“Liz, Michael, Nicholas is looking for you,” a cold, chilling voice interrupted them, making them jump apart.

“We are busy,” Michael told the guard.

The guard glared at him. “Nicholas wants to talk to the both of you now.”

Liz stepped forward. “Then what are you waiting for? Lead the way.” Liz was for the first time glad that she was going to see Nicholas.

The guard was angry at the interruption, but led them to Nicholas.

Nicholas heard the door open and close, and he knew that the guard had found them. “Finally! Michael, since you are returning to Antar I want you to take Liz with you.”

Liz didn’t even give Michael time to protest. “What?!?! I’m not going. I’m not going anywhere until I see Kivar.”

“You’ll do as you are told. Remember, I have your friends.” Nicholas added, Beside they were Kivar’s orders, it’s only until he returns,” dismissing his treat.

Liz looked at Michael waiting for him to agree with her, but she was only rewarded with his blank stare.

Michael’s first reaction would have been to disagree, but when Liz didn’t let him it gave him time to think and he actually agreed with Nicholas. It would give him time to decide what to do with her, she was a liability. “So I still leave later today?” Michael finally asked.

Nicholas was surprised to say the least. “Yes…and Liz too.” Nicholas stated, thinking he wasn’t hearing right.

Michael nodded, confirming Nicholas’ words.

Liz knew this was a fight she couldn’t win. “Fine! I’ll go pack.” Liz stalked out of the room, using this opportunity to get out of Michael’s way.

Liz thought she had “escaped” from Michael, but when she was going to turn the corner, she felt someone grab her and pulled her to his body.

“Liz, don’t you know by now that you can’t get rid of me?”

Liz was tired of being in the same predicament and being so close to him wasn’t helping. “What do you want, Michael?” Liz asked in a surrendering, tired voice.

“We didn’t get to finish our little talk.” In that moment Michael heard footsteps not wanting to be interrupted he moved into the shadows. He knew it was useless but he had to try something.

Liz on the other hand wanted to take a closer look, but when she step forward Michael roughly pulled her towards him, making her collide against him. He had to step backwards to regain his balance, and the next thing they knew they were rolling down a slide. Michael landed on top of Liz and he was quite pleased with the situation.

“Could you get off me? Jeez, this is all your fault.”

Disappointed, Michael got off her. “My fault?! I wasn’t the one running off trying to escape, again!” Michael ranted dusting himself off.

Noticing Liz didn’t answered him, he turned and saw Liz staring at aisles of crystal boxes. Unlike the other rooms in the castle this was like every place outside, dark. Michael approached Liz, and they shared a look and then simultaneously they started to move towards the boxes. They would wipe the case and they would be staring at what seem clones of each Skin in the planet. Michael was speechless, he had never seen anything like that.

Liz kept moving along the aisles, looking for something, but not knowing what.

“Liz, get over here and take a look at this. There’s only one of her,” Michael called out.

Michael’s summon had her running towards him, and what she saw stopped her dead on her tracks.

Michael began to move the crystal box. “Liz, it’s time to prove you are trust worthy. Help me move this, we are taking it back to Antar so we can study it. I can’t use my powers…I don’t know how fragile the thing is.”

Liz was deaf to Michael’s words, she slowly neared the box and wiped it off, and she was left staring at the face inside. She couldn’t believe it, she had found her mother.

To be continued…

posted on 4-Nov-2001 7:51:09 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Author’s note: I want to thank Polarist and Love Roswell for correcting my fics.
Author’s note 1: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.



Chapter 7

They finally managed to move the crystal box into their space ship and hide it. They were grateful that no one was around at the time. With a few last words to Nicholas, they left to Antar with the hidden box.

Michael wouldn’t let Liz out of his sight. If he left the room he would take her with him, if she left the room he would be two steps behind her at one time he followed her into the bathroom, where Liz turned, crossed her arms, repetitively tapped her foot and glared at him.

Michael had looked around and noticed where he was, he nodded and blushed, but he just moved aside and when she closed the door he leaned on it.

When Liz opened the door Michael almost fell. Liz glared at him again, and pushed him. After four hours Liz was tired of Michael being her shadow. “That’s it, Michael! You want to do something, do it without me! I’m staying here!!!”

Michael took a step towards her. “I don’t think so, Liz. I won’t give you time to report back to Nicholas.”

Liz humped, “Then I guess you’ll be staying the night here for the rest of the trip because I’m not moving.” Liz sat on the floor and drew her bag close to her.

Michael just stared at her, and he noticed just how tired she looked, and he sighed sitting in one of the nearest chairs he could find. “Fine. But I’m going to watch you like a hawk.”

Liz didn’t even bothered to look at him, she just began to dig into her bag, until she found what she had been looking for. Liz took the picture and stared at it, but she saw Michael’s eyes narrow. “Here,” Liz said, handing Michael the picture.

Michael was a little apprehensive at first, but he took it anyway and reluctantly smiled. He studied the picture, Alex had Liz in his arms, one arm was supporting her back and the other arm was under her legs and her arms and legs were pointing upwards and Maria was beside them, making a face at the camera. “So did Alex had to stay in bed for a week after carrying you?”

Liz snatched the picture out of his hands. “I’ll have you know Alex is stronger than he appears to be, physically and mentally.”

“Who said anything about doubting his strength?”

“I’m light as a feather,” Liz retorted, getting his message loud and clear.

“I doubt it, your head alone is enough to weight more than an elephant.”

“No wonder you don’t have a girlfriend,” Liz spat out.

Michael stood up. “As a matter of fact I do, and I can get any girl I want.”

Liz ignored the twinge of jealousy that ripped through her. “You do? So did you do it without mind warping her? That would have been an achievement!”

“I don’t need to mind warp anyone, baby, unlike you. It’s too bad you can’t, but if you like I can do it for you,” Michael hotly said. Missing the fact that she even knew what mind warping meant.

“No, thanks, I’ll pass. Besides, I already have a boyfriend.”

“Yeah, what’s his name?” Michael challenged.

“Kyle.” Liz knew it wasn’t fair to use Kyle like that, but she couldn’t help it, she was in defensive mode—more like jealous mode.

Michael was a little baffled and sat down again. “He’s from Earth?”

Liz nodded and thought, ‘So, there isn’t anything going on between me and Kyle, so what?’ Kyle had been after her for a while now, but she just liked him as a friend nothing more.

“So what about “Alex”?” Michael asked, before he could bit his tongue.

“What about him?” Liz asked as a confused look took over her face.

“Well, aren’t you his girlfriend or something?”

“NO! My God! Alex is like a brother to me. We’ve known each other like forever. It has always been Alex, Maria and me.” Liz finished with a little sadness in her voice, but more energized she asked, “Why do you ask?”

“We have reached Antar.” A voice through the intercom said, saving Michael from having to answer.

Just as they exited the spaceship, they met Prince Max and Isabel. Michael and Isabel hugged.

“We took the crystal box to the laboratory,” Max informed Michael.

Liz immediately looked around and saw some guys taking the crystal box away, and before she could do anything, they were out of her sight.

“Who is she?” Isabel asked, once she noticed Liz.

Michael pulled Liz closer to them. “Iz, Max, this is Liz. Nicholas sent her with me.” Michael said, looking pointedly at Max as if trying to get through him a secret message.

Max studied Liz and asked, “Do you trust her?”

Michael without looking at Liz answered, “No.”

“Let’s go to my office and bring her.” Max turned and began to make his way to his office.

Michael indicated for Liz to take a seat, and the stood facing Max, waiting for him to speak.

“Why is she here?” Max asked, once he stopped pacing.

“I think Nicholas sent her to spy on us,” Michael answered, not to convincing.

Max resumed his pacing. “How did Nicholas found her? Why did he trust her enough to have her come here?”

Michael was about to answer, but Liz stood up interrupting him.

“You know, I’m actually in the room. If you want to know something ask me! I am an actual person; not something painted on the wall. For being a Prince you sure don’t have matters,” Liz said, glaring at both of them.

She turned, facing a window she hadn’t noticed, and all angered left her and she turned pale. “What are they going to do?” She asked, as she saw the crystal box where her mother was incased.

Michael approached Liz and also looked out the window, “They are going to try and get her out. They think they can brake the glass, even though it’s frozen, they don’t think she will be damaged.”

Liz watched in horror as one of the scientists approached the crystal box and three minutes afterward the box shattered to the ground. “NOOOOOOooo!” Liz screamed and began to bang on the window. “You have no idea what you just done!” She wept as her punch on the glass became softer and softer.

The shattered pieces sparkled on the ground.

To be continued…

posted on 8-Nov-2001 7:02:17 PM
Title: Mislead Belief
Author: Gaudicia
E-mail: life_mistery⊕hotmail.com Title: A Life Unknown
Disclaimer: I don’t own any of the Roswell characters.
Rating: Pg-13
Category: UC-Mi/L
Summary: You’ll just have to read to find out.
Distribution: Please, ask first.
Author’s note: I want to thank Polarist and Love Roswell for correcting my fics.
Author’s note 1: I’m still working on my other fics! I just had to start this one.
Feedback = New chapter.

Chapter 8

Michael and Max were shocked by Liz’s reaction. Michael put his arms around her and pulled her away from the window. “Liz, if it would make you feel better we’ll take you to see her.” Michael said, looking at Max for approval.

Liz just let the tears fall, she tried to breathe in and out, but she would only get hiccups.

Max went with them to the laboratory; he wanted to see what would take place.

The guard at the door gave them a hard time until Max ordered him to open the door.

As soon as they let them through, Liz rushed to her mother’s side. She took her mother’s hand in hers and kissed it. “Why isn’t she awake?”

One of the doctors near answered, “She is just resting, getting used to being out of the box.”

Liz nodded, not taking her eyes of her mother, thinking that if she looked at the guy for even a second she could kill him. ‘They just don’t know what they did.’ A part of her thought, but that didn’t help at all, since the damage was done.

“We haven’t finished our discussion, Michael,” Max reminded him.

“Let’s go, Liz,” Michael said, tapping her on the shoulder.

Liz shook her head. “I’m not leaving her side,” she said with determination.

Max signal for two guards to come. “Watch her. Don’t leave her out of your sight.” Max ordered them. “Michael, come on.”

Michael looked at Liz, he didn’t want to leave her, but his loyalty to Max was first. ‘It will be nice to not have to look out for her,’ he thought, trying to play it off.

Liz didn’t bothered to look at them, she just ignored the rest of the world and concentrated on her mother.
* * * *

Michael and Max returned to Max’s office, and resumed their conversation.

“Tell me about her,” Max said, wanting to study just how much she affected Michael.

Michael ran his hands through his hair, knowing exactly what Max was looking for. A sign of attachment. “She contacted Nicholas, demanding to see Kivar. She would constantly get on Nicholas’s nerves; she knows things that we can’t explain how she knows them. Kivar wants to meet her… She is very stubborn.” Michael finished with irritation.

The irritation in Michael’s voice was enough to tell Max that he liked her. “You like her,” he stated out loud.

“No, I don’t,” Michael denied, coming to his own defense.

“Michael, I know you well enough. I bet that the thing you like the most about her is her stubbornness.” Max saw Michael was going to protest again, but he spoke before Michael could say anything else. “Why don’t you trust her?”

Michael was quiet for a moment. “I decided to go with the Spanish saying “Es mejor precaber que tener que lamentar”.”

“You are saying that you aren’t sure if she is trust worthy?” Max questioned.

“I’m just saying that I’m not a 100% sure and I’m just taking precautions,” Michael replied.

Just as an argument was sure to brake loose someone knocked on the door, and opened it before Max could give his consent.

Isabel closed the door behind her and stood before her brothers. “I think you’ve had enough business talk for the day. You guys are going to spend time with me.”

Michael and Max looked at each other, and they knew that the conversation was over for the time being.
* * * *

A week had gone by and not once had Liz left her mother’s side. They had moved them to a larger, more comfortable room. Liz was tired of sitting, and decided to stretch her legs. She began to study the painting in the room and the same form that had caught her attention in the photos was in the paintings, only it was clearer.

Liz moved closer to the painting, not believing what she was seeing, with her finger she traced the painted figure. “It can’t be. It’s just not possible,” she said, out loud.

‘I must be seeing wrong, it just maybe someone that looks like grandma Claudia,” Liz thought trying to find a justification, but her instincts told her that it was indeed her grandmother.

A moan coming from where her mother laid made her turned her attention back to her mother. She took three big steps and she was again at her mother’s side, just in time to see her open her eyes.

“Lizzie??” Nancy questioned.

Liz smiled, “Yeah, it’s me. I’m going to get one of the doctors.”

In that instant Michael came in. Michael saw the person in the bed move and he immediately approached the bed. “Why didn’t you inform us that she woke up, Liz?” He didn’t wait for her to answer. “Nancy, are you okay. I’ll have Liz leave immediately,” Michael said, wanting her to be comfortable until he could figure out what to do.

“I’m not leaving!” Liz exclaimed, exploding.

Nancy looked at her daughter in disapproval. “Elizabeth Parker, I taught you to have more respect than that.”

Liz bowed her head. “Sorry, mother.”

Michael almost fainted. It just couldn’t be. He had just imagined it, there was no way that Liz was the daughter of the rightful ruler of the Skins, she just couldn’t be Kivar’s niece.

To be continued…