Their Little Secret (AU- L/Z. PG13) New Chapters 12/5
posted on 28-Nov-2001 3:15:25 PM
Title: Their Little Secret (AU- L/Z)
Rating: PG13 overall
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Disclaimer: Only characters that are mine are the ones you don't recognize.
Note: AU fic everyone is human. Zan exists
Liz Parker looks up from her books as she hears the teacher call her name. Liz
closes her book making her way up to the front of the classroon. "Yes Mr
Mr Stricklan, the biology teacher, smiles "Liz we are getting three new
students." he looks at the book before him "Evans... Maxwell, Alexander and
"All three are in this class?" Liz asks curiously
"No Maxwell is in this class. Alexander is in 4th period. I was told that
Alexander had some trouble at his last school. I was hoping you could work with
"Um what about your papers and such?" Liz asks curiously
"We'll come up with something don't worry about it." Stricklan replies
"All right" Liz nods
"I'll put Maxwell as your lab partner. From what I have been told he is an
"Yes sir" Liz nods returning to her seat
The door opens and Stricklan looks over to see a tall, dark haired young man
enter "You must be Maxwell Evans"
He nods "Please call me Max"
"Well Max welcome to advanced biology. I have put you with Liz Parker."
Max follows his gesture to a dark haired girl looking at a book. "Yes sir." Max
nods making his way over to the table he sits down "Hi" he smiles
Liz looks up "Hi I'm Liz" she smiles
45 mins later
"Hey Lizzie" a voice greets
Liz sighs "Michael don't call me that" she looks at her best friend's boyfriend
Michael Guerin leans against the locker "Seen Maria?"
"No" Liz replies grabbing her history book. "Is she still mad at you?"
Michael groans "Yeah"
"Go apologize" Liz suggests closing her locker
"What makes you think I did anything wrong?" Michael asks petuantly
"When don't you?" Liz asks walking down the hallway
"I resent that" Michael calls
Liz laughs rounding the corner she bumps into a body. "Oh uh sorry"
"Its cool" a heavily accented voice replies
Liz looks up to find Max but with spiked hair and piercings "You must be
Alexander" she smiles
He lifts his pierced brow
"I'm in biology with Max and I'm Stricklan's TA 4th period." she explains
"They call me Zan" he smiles
"Liz Parker" she smiles back.
"Well Liz Parker" he drawls looking her over "I think you just gave me a reason
to stick around."
Liz blushes "I better go. I'll see you 4th period." she stammers hurrying down
Zan stands there staring after the girl "Damn she's fine."
"Zan you're going to be late for class" Max says finding his brother standing
in the hall
Zan glances at his twin "Just met Liz Parker."
"She's my bio partner" Max says
"She's hot" Zan remarks
Max sighs "Zan just don't be late for class" he says walking away
"Lighten up Maxwell" Zan calls
4th Period: Stricklan's class
"Hey Liz Parker"
Liz starts looking up from her writing to find Zan Evans standing before her
"I see you two have already met" Stricklan remarks joining them at the desk.
"Met in the hall" Zan shrugs
"Why don't you two go to the library and get started." Stricklan suggests. He
looks at Zan "Liz is going to help you catch up with the work so far."
Liz stands gathering her books. As they wall down the hallway Liz glances at
Zan 'He's so different from the guys around here' she thinks "So where did you
"New York" Zan replies "Dad got a new job"
"New York to Roswell talk about a change" Liz remarks
Zan looks at her "Not much to do around here huh"
Liz shakes her head "My friends and I hang out at the Crashdown."
"Yeah my parents restuarant. My bestfriend Maria and her boyfriend Michael work
there. My other best friend Alex is the schools computer genius and Kyle is a
football player." she explains as they enter the library. Liz leads him back to
a study area "So lets get to work shall we."
Zan barely listens as Liz talks intent on looking at her
30 mins later
Liz closes the book "Any questions?"
"No" Zan shakes his head
"Can I ask you something?" Liz asks
"Stricklan mentioned that you have a sister. Are you guys triplets or
Zan chuckles "No Isabel's in the same grade as us because no one knows our
exact age. When we were little the Evans adopted us. They tried to seperate us
for classes when we were younger but it didn't work. We hated being apart so
they just kept us in the same class. We never had a seperate class until we
reached Jr High."
"So your close"
Zan nods "Not as much as we used to be but yeah we are. What about you any
"Technically no... but I have Maria, Michael, Alex and Kyle. They are the
closest I have to siblings. We do pretty much everything together. The guys are
overprotective of me and Maria."
"Iz says that about me and Max. We scared off two of her boyfriends and we
always make sure that the guy she dates knows we'll beat the daylights out of
him if he hurts her."
Liz laughs "Sounds like Kyle, Alex and Michael. Alex is the laidback one
though." she glances at the clock. "We should get going." she stands gathering
her books "So what's your next class?" she asks as they walk out of the library.
"Pretty advanced stuff" he remarks
Liz shrugs "I get bored. I want to become a molecular biologist. I take all of
the advanced maths and sciences. Sometimes I go to summer school."
"So your a brain" Zan remarks
Liz blushes as they reach the classroom "I guess"
"I like it." Zan says opening the door for her
Crashdown: After school
"So you seen the new kids?" Maria DeLuca asks as she and Liz change into their
uniforms "Heard one has tattoos and piercings."
Liz nods "Max is my biology partner. Zan is his twin... he has the piercings. I
haven't met their sister though."
"I saw her. She's tall, blond and beautiful" Maria says
"Max and Zan are nice. Max seems a little shy. Zan is funny."
"Hey you two hurry up" Michael yells
"Just a minute Cheesehead" Maria yells back "So Zan?"
Liz blushes "He's cute. So's Max"
"Of course their twins." Maria smiles
Liz shakes her head "Come on Maria let's get to work" she heads out the front
"She likes him" Maria mutters to herself as she follows Liz out
"Hey Liz Parker"
Liz looks up at the voice to see Zan Evans leaning against the counter
smirking. She smiles shyly "Hi Zan"
"Love the uniform" Zan grins looking her over
"Can I get you anything?"
"Uh how about a coke" he requests
"You got it" Liz says turning around
"Hey little brother"
Zan looks up to see his sister Isabel standing there "Don't call me that" he
"Here you go" Liz says setting the glass before Zan
"Thanks" Zan smiles "Liz Parker this is my sister Isabel." he introduces
"Hello" Isabel smiles
"Nice to meet you" Liz says "So what can I get you both?"
"Lemonade and fries" Isabel requests
"Fries or onion rings?"
Liz nods "Five ten minutes"
"Sure." Zan watches as Liz walks away
"Zan don't start already" Isabel groans
"She's cute, smart and interesting' Zan says his eyes on Liz "I like her"
"Zan she's not your type" Isabel protests "She's Max's type. Besides I thought
you swore off dating after..."
Zan glares at his sister. "Don't"
At his tone Isabel winces "Fine"
"Where is Max?" Zan asks
"Studying... unpacking." Isabel shrugs "You know how he is about order." Isabel
looks up as Liz sets a glass before her "Thanks"
Liz nods returning to help Maria
Maria glances over at Zan to see him watching Liz. She smiles at Liz "He's
"Maria" Liz says embarrassed
"He's checking you out chica"
Liz glares at Maria moving away
Maria chuckles "Now this is going to be interesting"
"So you guys liking Roswell?" Alex Whitman asks the three new members of their
Isabel shrugs "Could use more shopping"
Maria grins "Definitely"
"Its OK" Max shrugs
"Could use some more action" Zan replies grabbing a chip from Isabel's lunch
"Hey" Isabel protests slapping his hand
"Ow" Zan yelps
"Stop stealing my food" Isabel says annoyed
"I'm a growing boy" Zan reminds
"Well then tell Mom to pack more in your lunch. Stop stealing from me."
"They always like this?" Michael asks Max
Max nods "You should hear the fights over the bathroom. That's even funnier"
"I bet" Michael grins
"Oh yeah. Michael Dad wanted me to remind you that you have to wear something
clean to dinner." Kyle informs his cousin
"Why?" Michael demands
"You guys are coming over for dinner remember" Maria reminds her boyfriend
Liz glances at Zan who is watching her with barely contained lust. She swallows
"I better get to the library"
"What for?" Alex asks
"Need to get some books for homework" Liz replies gathering her stuff she
stands "Later" she says hurrying into the building
Zan stares after her.
Liz hears the bell jingle. She looks up to tell whoever it is that there
closed. She stops when she sees its Zan. "Zan" she says surprised
"Liz" he says leaning against the counter
"You want something? I'm sure I can find something"
Zan shakes his head "I was taking a walk. Saw you in here thought I'd come in
and say hey and see if you needed some help"
"Don't need help put I could use the company." She gives him a shy smile
"Then company you have" he grins
"So how's school going?" Liz asks as she wipes down the counter
"OK I guess" Zan shrugs "I want to get an afterschool job but Mom and Dad said
I have to get my grades up and keep them up." He scowls "I'm not a brain. Max
"Don't sell yourself short Zan. Your doing well in Stricklan's class."
"What can I say I got a good reason" he smirks
"And just when I thought you couldn't get any cuter" he says "So Liz you
working this weekend?"
"Uh I have to work Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday."
"I was wondering if you'd go out to dinner with me one of those nights."
Liz looks at him startled "Uh sure"
"Cool" he grins "What night?"
"Saturday would be best"
"Well then I'll pick you up at 7."
Liz smiles "Sounds good."
Maria sits on Liz's bed watching as her best friend searches through her closet
Liz shrugs "I've never been on a date with a guy like Zan." She looks at Maria
"Its not just about his looks but his attitude."
"You do tend to date guys more like Max." Maria agrees.
Liz nods "But I really like Zan. He makes me laugh. And he's really sweet."
"Michael, Kyle and Alex like him and Max. As far as I know the boys haven't
given Max or Zan the evil eye."
"Thank god" Liz says "Those three have chased off all potential boyfriends"
"We just look out for you girlfriend"
"Hey Liz." Alex calls
"Its open" Liz replies. The door opens and in walk the three guys "Hey"
"We came up to offer our clothing suggestions" Michael says sitting beside
"You three offering clothing help?" Maria lifts her brow
"Thought we'd get our say in now before your dressed" Kyle shrugs
Liz pulls out a blue skirt "How about this?"
"Too short" Michael says
"It's the same length as our uniforms." Maria reminds
"Yes well one of us is usually around to keep an eye on the guys" Alex says
Liz and Maria groan "Guys Zan's been a perfect gentleman when he comes over
after work." Liz tells them taking out a pale pink dress with a cardigan sweater
"What about this?"
"Too plain" Maria says
"I like it" Kyle says
Liz scrunches up her nose "Too dressy" she returns the dress to her closet.
"How about this?" she takes out her knee length black skirt with silver vines at
"I like it" remarks Kyle
"What top?" Maria asks
"Uh" Liz grabs a white short sleeved shirt "This?"
"Too plain" Alex says "How about the blue one you wore to Jessi's birthday
party" he suggests
Liz frowns searching through the tops "This one?" she asks taking it out
Alex nods "Yeah"
"Well?" Liz asks holding it up for her friends to see
"I like it" Maria says "not too dressy and not too casual."
"What about shoes?"
"Black strappy heels"
"Guys?" Liz asks
"Thumbs up" Alex says
"I like it."
"Go for it" Michael adds
"OK then out" Maria orders "Liz has to get ready" she ushers the three guys out
Zan enters the Crashdown wearing black dress slacks and a grey t-shirt, a black
leather jacket with black combat boots "Hey Maria" he grins at the blond
Maria smiles taking in Zan's appearance "I'll go tell Liz your here" she
hurries up to the apartment "Liz, Zan's here"
Liz walks out of her bedroom "Well?"
Maria grins "You look incredible. Zan's going to drop"
"I know" Maria assures "Zan looks hot"
Maria nods "Come on" the two friends head downstairs where they find Zan
talking with Alex. "See"
Liz grins "Yeah" 'He is so hot'
Zan looks up and grins "You look incredible"
"Thank you" Liz blushes
Liz nods "Yeah"
"Hey Evans" Michael yells from the back "You better have her home by midnight"
"Michael you aren't in charge of me" Liz retorts
"Hey you aren't home by midnight I'm calling your father" he threatens
"I'll have her back by midnight Guerin" Zan assures leading Liz out to the car.
He opens the door for her
"Thank you" Liz says getting in she buckles her seat belt. "Never thought I'd
see you in anything other than jeans and a T-shirt" Liz remarks
Zan shrugs "Thought I'd wear something different."
"So where are we going?" Liz asks
20 mins later
Zan pulls the car up to a restuarant
Liz looks at him surprised "How did you know?"
"I asked Maria"
"And she managed to keep a secret" Liz chuckles "That's rare. Maria has a hard
time keeping secrets from me."
Zan turns off the car getting out he goes around to the passenger door opening
it for Liz. "Well I'm glad she kept it." he leads her up to the door opening it
Liz smiles "Thanks"
As they enter the restuarant a woman walks up to them "Can I help you?"
"Two for Evans"
"Right this way" she leads them back to a table handing them menus "Can I get
you something to drink?"
"I'll have a raspberry lemonade" Liz requests
"I'll have your drinks brought right over."
"Thanks" Zan nods as the woman walks away "So what's good here?" he asks
opening the menu
"Everything" Liz replies
"Come here often?"
Liz shrugs "Every few months my parents want to eat somewhere other than the
Crashdown so we come here. Sometimes with Maria and her Mom, the Whitmans and
the Valentis and Michael."
"Kind of." Liz smiles "The biggest tradition is during the summer we grab our
sleeping bags and head out to the woods or up to the roof of the Crashdown. We
used to do that without parents but now since Michael and Maria are dating
Kyle's Dad or mine comes with us."
"Afraid Michael and Maria are sleeping together."
Liz nods "Most of the time she's fine with us going off for the weekend. All
the parents are. You guys will have to come with us"
"Isabel in the outdoors now that would be interesting."
Liz laughs "Same with Alex outside. Sometimes we have to bribe him to go with
Zan smiles "Sounds like what we do to get Max to go to parties with us."
"Max doesn't seem to be the party type." Liz says
"He used to be."
"Can I take your order?" the waitress asks setting the drinks before them.
"I'll have the grilled chicken" Liz says
The waitress nods writing the order down "Sir?"
"Mashed potatoes or baked?"
"I'll bring your food in about 15."
"Thanks" Zan hands her the menus
As the waitress walks away Liz tilts her head "You and Max seem so different in
Zan nods "Max has always been the shy one. Izzy's quiet at first but once she's
situated at first you can't shut her up."
"And you must be the outgoing one"
"Wouldn't use the word outgoing... more like the wild child." Zan chuckles
"That's what Mom and Dad call me."
"How'd they take the tattoos and piercings?" Liz asks curiously "I know my
parents would flip."
"They did at first but they got over it."
"How many piercings do you have?"
Zan frowns thoughtfully "12 piercings and 6... no seven tattoos."
Liz shudders "I can't even get my ears pierced again. Maria's tried to get me
"Not so hard once you get used to it."
"My Dad would have a heart attack."
"Mine almost did. We ended up on a compromise I have to take them out when we
do family pictures and school and when we have to go to business parties. My
tattoos have to be covered when we have guests over and none allowed on my face
or neck until I'm 18."
Liz nods "I wish my parents were that relaxed. My Mom flips out if I wear jeans
Zan opens the car door for Liz "Want to catch a flick?"
"Looks like everyone is still here" Liz says as Zan stops the car. "Wanna come
in? We can snag some dessert."
Zan grins "Sure."
As they enter the restuarant Liz sighs "I leave you guys alone and you party
"Hey girl" Maria calls "Thought you'd be back for dessert. Snagged a pie."
"Alex stop dancing." Michael yells
"Your just jealous" Alex retorts
"Alex you can't dance." Isabel remarks watching as the computer nerd dances
"We've been telling him that for years" Kyle says
"Neither can Michael" Maria snickers
"Zan we should get home" Max says
Zan nods his eyes on Liz "See ya"
Liz smiles "Bye."
Zan smiles back "Bye" he follows his siblings outside.
Once the three are gone Maria looks at Liz "OK so spill" she orders
Liz looks at her friends "I had fun"
"What happened?" Kyle demands
"He was a perfect gentleman. He didn't kiss me. He opened doors for me and we
talked." Liz shrugs
"Good thing he behaved" Michael remarks
Liz rolls her eyes "Lock up I'm going to bed I have to work tomorrow." she
picks up her stuff heading up the stairs.
"She likes him" Alex states
"He better not hurt her" Michael says
"Max told me Zan really likes Liz" Kyle tells them
"What's not to like about Liz" Maria shrugs "Come on guys lets go."
Zan looks up at the knock at his door "Its open" he calls. In walk Isabel and
"So spill how was your date?" Isabel demands sitting on his bed.
"Fun. We went to dinner then caught a movie."
Max grins "So Izzy what's with you and Alex?"
"What do you mean?" Zan demands
"Iz was flirting with Alex all night"
"Was not" Isabel argues
"I like Alex. He's just the type of guy you need Iz." Zan says. "Liz told me
he's down to earth and very protective."
"Now all we need is to find the perfect girl for Max." Isabel says
"Too bad Maria is taken" Zan laughs
"No Maria's not his type. Too high strung." Isabel says then grins "Though
there is a girl I've seen who's been checking you out Max"
"Who?" Max asks quizzically
"Tess Harding. The blond."
"Oh yeah the quiet chick." Zan says
"She's in your Math class Max"
"Ask her out bro" Zan suggests
"I don't know anything about her." Max protests "I've never even spoken to
"Talk to her at lunch." Isabel suggests
"Maybe" Max shrugs
"Go for it." Zan says "Now get out you two I'm going to bed." the two walk out
of the bedroom living Zan alone to go to bed.
Liz sits on the roof of the Crashdown writing in her journal.
'Zan and I have gone out every weekend for the past month. I have fun with him.
He's so different from the other guys in school. Not just in his attitude but
over the fact he doesn't really care what people think or say about him.'
At the voice Liz grins looking up to see Zan standing on the ladder "hey"
"No" she says setting her journal down. "Come on up."
Zan steps over the ledge sitting down beside Liz "So what's up?"
"Nothing really. You?"
Zan shrugs "Just hanging out."
"Oh really? You seem to hangout near here a lot" Liz teases
"What can I say" he grins "a beautiful waitress I know lives here..." his eyes
widen "wait she lives right here."
"You are really cute when you blush" he says touching her cheek
Liz looks down shyly
Liz lifts her head meeting his intense gaze she unconsciously licks her lips
Zan leans forward kissing Liz lightly on the lips then pulls back his eyes on
Liz stares at him surprised she bites on her lower lip. After a moment she
smiles leaning forward she kisses him back. She sighs as Zan deepens the kiss
his tongue caressing hers.
Zan breaks the kiss smiling at the glazed expression on Liz's face
After a moment Liz grins back "What was that for?"
Zan shrugs "Just felt like it" he says softly
Liz leans forward kissing him again. She pulls back their faces inches apart
Zan lifts his brow then looks down taking her hand he laces their fingers. "You
Zan looks at her "Spend the day with me?" he asks hopefully
"Anything." he shrugs running his thumb over her knuckles "I just wanna hangout
with you." he gives her a shy hopeful smile
"Sure" Liz grins "Sounds like fun"
"Gonna tell me where we're going?"
"Not sure. But bring your swimsuit." he kisses her lightly "I'll pick you up at
ten." he stands "I better get home." he goes to the ledge stepping over onto the
ladder "I'll see you tomorrow."
"Night" Liz watches as he climbs down. She smiles 'He kissed me' she touches
her lips "Wow"
"Liz Zan's here" Mrs Parker calls
"Just a minute" Liz yells shoving her swimsuit and other things into her
backpack. She walks out of her room going to the livingroom where she finds her
Mom talking to Zan. Seeing his tattooed arms she swallows 'Damn he's hot.'
Zan looks over at her "You ready?"
Liz nods going over she kisses her Mom's cheek "Bye."
"Be careful and have fun you two"
"We will Mrs Parker." Zan assures taking Liz's backpack he slings it over his
shoulder. He takes Liz's hand leading her down the stairs and out to his car
"Ready for some fun?"
Liz nods putting on her sunglasses as she buckles her seatbelt "Sure am"
Liz grins as Zan pulls the car to a stop before a small lake "How'd you find
"One of Dad's clients owns the property. He lives out of state." he shrugs "I
asked Dad if we could come down here." Zan grins seeing the look on Liz's face
Liz nods getting out of the car "Its beautiful"
Zan gets out stopping behind her he hugs her "Not as beautiful as you" he says
Liz tilts her head "You are too sweet"
"I know." he kisses her sweetly "I made up lunch for later and some snacks."
"Sounds good" Liz says. They grab the cooler and their bags from the backseat
making their way down to the trees. "Turn around" Liz orders as they set the
"Because I am going behind that tree and changing." she says making her way
behind a large tree
"Why do I have to turn around? I can't see through the tree"
"Just humor me Zan Evans"
"Oh fine" he grumbles
Liz chuckles quickly changing into her black bikini. She shoves her clothes in
her backpack stepping out from behind the tree. "Done"
"Finally" Zan turns around grinning at the sight "Damn sweets you look killer."
Liz blushes pulling her hair back "Thanks"
Zan lays out the blanket then pulls off his boots and socks "Lets go swimming"
he strips off his jeans and tank
Liz watches as he jumps into the water "Isn't it cold?" she asks as he surfaces
"Not really." he replies shaking the water out of his face "Come on Princess."
Liz dives into the water swimming to the top she treads "Just right" she laughs
"Hey" he yelps splashing her back. The two splash each other for a while then
Zan grins diving down
"Zan what are you..." Liz yelps feeling a hand tug on her leg "Zan that's not
Zan resurfaces in front of her his eyes laughing
Liz watches as water drips down his face. She reaches out smoothing his hair
back "Zan" she says softly
Zan leans forward kissing her passionately
Liz breaks the kiss moving back 'I want more.' she realizes
Zan sees the look on her face "Sorry."
"Don't be. Its just hard to tread water and kiss at the same time." Liz says
quickly swimming to shore
Zan follows "That's not it." he says
Liz sighs sitting down on the blanket
"What's wrong Liz?" he asks sitting beside her
Liz chews on her lower lip shaking her head
She shakes her head "Nothing" she takes his hand lacing their fingers "I'm glad
we get to spend some time alone."
"Me too" Zan kisses her hand 'I wish she'd tell me what's wrong.' "Me too."
Liz jumps in surprise as muscular arms wrap around her waist "Zan" she breathes
closing her eyes leaning against him
"Hey sweets." he purrs kissing her cheek "You ready?"
"Yep. Got your books?" she asks
"Of course" he lifts up his backpack
"Well well if it isn't little Lizzie Parker mackin' on the freak" a voice
Liz groans at the voice. She turns around to find one of the school snobs
standing there "Shelby don't you have to loser squad to go down on"
"Ouch" Zan winces
"Bitch" Shelby hisses stomping away
"Let's get out of here" Zan puts his arm around Liz's shoulders leading her out
of the school
Hour later: Crashdown
Liz walks out of the backroom tying her apron. She smiles finding Zan sitting
at one of the tables his books open "Want something to eat?"
"Do I have to study?" he whines
"You know the deal our parents have. You can only be here after school if you
behave and do your homework." she kisses his cheek "So what do you want?"
"I'll bring it right over. Get crackin' on the reading" she orders
Zan watches as she walks away 'Beautiful'
Liz and Zan settle on the roof curled up on the lounge chair kissing and
talking. "Well I'm proud of you Zan. You managed to get all your homework done."
"You motivated me" he grins kissing her cheek
"Oh I did did I?" she turns her head her lips meeting Zan's.
Liz breaks the kiss blushing she looks over to find her mother in the window.
"Have you done your homework?"
"Almost finished" Liz answers
"Well then I think its time for Zan to go home and for you to come inside and
finish your homework."
"Goodnight Zan" Mrs Parker says sternly
"Night Mrs Parker" he replies
Liz stands pulling Zan to his feet "Night"
"Night" he kisses her cheek he goes to the ledge climbing down. "See you
Liz crawls through the window finding her mother standing in the doorway of her
room "Mom I'll finish it don't worry."
"Liz you seem to be spending a lot of time with Zan"
"I guess" she shrugs
"Liz how serious are you and Zan getting?" Mrs Parker asks
Liz looks at her mother "I'm not having sex if that's what your worried about."
Mrs Parker sighs in relief
"Mom can I get to work?"
"Sure but don't stay up to late." she leans down kissing Liz's cheek
"I won't" Liz assures "Night Mom" she watches as her Mom walks out of the
bedroom. She settles down to finish her homework.
Underneath the shaded trees at their hidden spot the two teens cling to each
other kissing deeply. As Zan kisses her neck his hand touches her breast "Zan"
Zan pulls away removing his hand from her covered breast "Sorry" he says his
Liz rests her head on his shoulder "Sorry its just..."
"I understand" he assures kissing her head
Liz lifts her head "Its just the more you touch me the more I want." she
searches his eyes "I don't know if I'm ready to take things that far... I want
Zan smoothes her hair back "I want to too but I'm not going to push it."
Liz kisses him "Thanks"
"So what happened?" Maria demands as she and Liz hang out in her bedroom. "How
far have you two gone?"
"Just kissing" Liz shrugs
"Liz how do you feel about him?" Maria asks
"I don't know. I have fun with him. He makes me laugh. He's a good listener."
"Are you in love with him?"
"I don't know. He's on my mind at all times. My stomach has butterflies when
we're together yet I'm still calm and relaxed around him."
Maria grins "Yep your in love."
"I don't know"
"What ever you say girlfriend" Maria says amused by her friend's denial.
"Is that how you feel about Michael?"
"Oh yeah" Maria grins "He makes me feel like I'm going to hurl yet at the same
time he makes me feel like the most important person in the world. As much as he
pisses me off he still makes me happy."
"I don't know how I feel about him but I know I like him more than any other
guy I've ever dated."
"How does he feel about you?"
"I don't know"
"Maybe" Liz sighs 'One day'
Isabel enters her brother's room "Hey Zan"
Zan looks at his sister "Yeah?"
"Thinking of Liz" she says with a grin
Isabel sits in the bed "Zan are you in love with Liz?"
"I don't know." he sighs rubbing the back of his neck. "I like her Iz. More
then I thought possible. She's different from all the other girls I've dated."
"Max and I like her. So do Mom and Dad."
"And you guys have never liked any of my girlfriends."
"They were losers Zan"
"Zan have you told her what happened in New York?"
"If you care for her you should tell her."
"I guess" he sighs
"Good night little brother" Isabel says walking out of the room
Zan stands going to his bookcase he grabs a photo albulm sitting on his bed he
flips through the pictures.
2 months later
Liz awakens to a light tap on her window. She looks over to see Zan standing
outside. She turns on the lamp getting out of bed she goes to the window opening
it. "Zan its late what are you doing out?" she steps back allowing him to enter
Zan crawls through the window clumsily "Sorry" he mumbles
"Its fine. Mom and Dad are out of town." she frowns "Zan are you drunk?"
"Nope. Had a few drinks but not drunk drunk" he touches her face "You are so
beautiful Liz." he leans down kissing her. He pulls back his fingers combing
through her hair. "I can't get enough of you."
"I know" she sighs
Zan kisses her again walking towards the bed not breaking the kiss. He sits
down pulling Liz onto his lap.
Liz groans as the silver ball of his tongue ring caresses the inside of her
mouth. Breathing heavily she breaks the kiss her eyes taking in his features.
Zan trails his fingers down her neck "Beautiful" he kisses her cheek his lips
moving down her jaw. He nuzzles her neck his hand sliding her nightgown up her
thigh he caresses her skin. "So soft" he mumbles. He lifts his head his eyes
meeting hers as his fingers caresse her inner thigh
"Zan" she inhales sharply at his touch her face heating up.
Zan captures her lips in a bruising kiss his hand cupping her hip
Liz moans shifting so her legs are on either side of his. Her nightgown
bunching up as she meets his fierce kiss
Zan moves his lips down her neck smiling as she sighs. His fingers going to the
small buttons of her nightgown. He looks at Liz as he unbuttons her nightgown
Liz meets his gaze trembling as he unbuttons her nightgown "Zan" she whispers
her voice filled with need
"Liz" he says awed as her body comes into view. He shifts Liz onto the bed his
eyes sweeping over her naked body. 'Beautiful.' He quickly removes his own
Liz awakens with a start 'It wasn't a dream' she realizes seeing Zan laying
next to her. "Shit" she groans running her fingers through her hair.
Zan rolls over opening his eyes "Damn hangover" he mutter. When he finds Liz
beside him he starts "Liz." he sits up running his fingers through his hair.
Liz looks at him her eyes wide "We did not..."
"I think we did." he says
Liz groans "We shouldn't have."
Zan closes his eyes "Liz"
"Zan I'm 16. I'm not ready for this."
"I'm sorry Liz." he says grabbing his clothes he quickly dresses "Liz?"
Liz stares at him "Later Zan."
Zan nods going to the window he pauses "Liz" he looks at her
"Just go Zan." she says not looking at him
Zan stares at her then turns crawling out the window.
Liz watches as he disappears then gets out of bed walking into her bathroom.
She stares at her reflection when it hits her 'I had sex with Zan.' "Oh god Mom
and Dad are going to freak." she says aloud. She shakes her head "No they won't
find out... not for a very long time." Liz turns on the shower stepping in she
washes away all evidence of what had happened.
Evans Home: Hour later
Zan walks out of the bathroom showered 'Liz is going to hate me.' he tells
himself as he walks into the kitchen
"Morning Zan" Diane Evans greets
"Morning" he mutters going to the medicine drawer he takes out the Tylenol
"Headache?" Diane asks
"Zan do you have any plans today?" Philip Evans asks his eldest son
"Can you clean out the garage?" Philip requests
"Sure" Zan nods grabbing a mug he pours himself some coffee
"Zan are you OK?" Isabel asks watching her brother concerned
"Fine" he snaps walking out of the kitchen
"He's grumpy this morning" Diane remarks
"You know he's not a morning person Mom" Max says
Zan sits on his bed staring at a picture of he and Liz on the last day of
school. 'She must hate me.' he closes his eyes 'Why'd I have to go to her room
last night?' he groans "You've done it this time Evans"
Liz steps out onto the roof to find Zan sitting on one of the lounge chairs
Zan looks at her his eyes sad "I'm sorry"
Liz sits across from him "Don't be I should have stopped it."
Zan takes her hands in his "Liz"
"Zan don't. It happened. We can't go back yet it can't happen again. I'm not
ready for that type of a relationship."
Zan nods bringing her hand to his lips "Liz I would never push you into having
Zan looks at their hands "I care for you Liz... your the only person I've ever
cared about this much outside my family."
"Zan" she touches his face "I care for you too... a lot."
Zan leans forward kissing her lightly
As the kiss gets more passionate Liz pulls back "You better go."
"Uh yeah" Zan swallows "I'll call you later" he stands
Liz nods watching as he steps over the ledge "Good night Zan"
New Chapters 12/5
3 weeks later
Liz looks at Zan as he rests his head on her lap. She smiles running her fingers through his hair "What are you thinking?"
Zan opens his eyes giving her a lazy grin "How comfortable I am right here" he turns his head nuzzling her thigh with his cheek.
"Glad you like it" Liz grins
"I like the view" he says his eyes on her breasts
Liz shakes her head chuckling "Zan?"
Liz swallows "Never mind"
"I wish you didn't have to work all next week"
"I know but Mom and Dad are going out of town. They like it when I stick around and keep an eye on Maria and Michael."
"You can come visit."
Liz leans down kissing his forehead "Good" she twists his hair "So you coming over for movie night? Max and Isabel are."
"Good" she grins then looks away 'Maybe then I'll be able to tell you.'
That night: Parkers Residence
"OK we got horror." Michael announces
"And comedy" Alex adds
"Do we have everything?" Liz asks
"Chips" Max nods
"Ice cream" Maria adds
"Cookies" Tess Harding, Max's girlfriend chimes
"And candy" Isabel says
"And veggies" Kyle adds
"Blankets and pillows" Liz says dropping them onto the floor.
"Which one first?" Michael asks
"Horror" Maria says "Then we can laugh off our terror"
"Whatevers fine" Isabel shrugs
Liz nods settling on the floor in Zan's arms pulling a blanket up "Just pick" she says
Zan kisses her cheek
Zan opens his eyes shifting in Liz's bed he smiles at the sight of Liz asleep beside him 'Beautiful' he thinks smoothing her hair back
At the familiar touch Liz opens her eyes smiling "Hi"
"Mmm" she sighs cuddling closer "I like it when you stay the night"
Zan smiles "Me too" he kisses her cheek "Liz?"
Zan swallows nervously "I uh love you"
Liz smiles moving up she kisses him "I love you too"
"Really?" he asks with a grin
Liz nods kissing him "I love everything about you" she says. They kiss again as Zan's hands begin to roam Liz pulls back "Zan"
Zan groans "Sorry babe" he says his voice ragged
The two lay side by side watching each other "Zan... there's something I need to tell you"
"All right sweets what is it?"
"I've been trying too but..."
"I'm listening sweets... you can tell me anything." he says touching her cheek
Liz swallows "I'm late... a week late."
At that Zan closes his eyes memories hitting "You sure?" he asks hoarsely
Liz nods "Yeah."
"Why didn't you tell me when you figured it out?" he asks
"I tried but... I couldn't." she looks at him "I was scared Zan" she looks at him "I still am"
"Liz" he hugs her "It'll be OK" he looks at the clock "How about we go get one of those test things"
"Not in Roswell"
"Not in Roswell" Zan assures "Now get up and get dressed."
"Zan" she bites her lower lip
"Liz I'm here either way"
Liz nods getting out of bed she grabs a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.
Zan sits up turning his back to her so she can change out of her pajamas. He leans down grabbing his discarded camoflague pants. As he pulls on his pants he glances at Liz to see her pulling her pants on underneath her top. "You wanna grab some breakfast sweets?" he asks as he pulls on his top.
"I'm not hungry" she mumbles turning around she goes to her dresser pulling out a T-shirt.
"Liz don't worry"
Liz turns around after pulling on her shirt "Don't worry?! Zan I'm not even 17. I'm not ready to have a kid."
"Well then lets find out if we need to worry before we worry."
15 mins later
Liz looks at Zan as he starts the car "What if I am pregnant?"
Zan takes her hand "If you are I'll be there the whole way no matter what."
"I promise Liz... I love you." he says his voice and eyes belaying that
"I love you too Zan."
Zan pulls the car into a parking spot of a drugstore two towns over. "Liz?"
Liz takes a deep breath looking down at her arm resting over her middle "I'm fine" she looks at him with a weak smile
Seeing the fear in her eyes Zan leans over kissing her lightly "I'll go get it"
Liz nods giving him a relieved smile "There's a rest area a few miles back."
"I'll be back in a minute." Zan says getting out of the car
Liz watches as he walks into the drugstore "I can't be pregnant" she mutters
'But what if you are?' a small voice asks 'What then?'
Liz unconsciously smiles 'Zan's baby' she shakes her head "No I can't. I'm too young. We're too young."
Zan stands in line with his purchases 'What if she's pregnant? What am I going to do?'
'Be there for her.'
'Of course. She probably isn't pregnant. It was only once.'
'Dumbass you didn't use any protection'
"Next" the cashier calls
Zan steps forward waiting for the woman to ring up the purchases. When she looks at him he meets her gaze dead on
"Uh that'll be 25.75" she says
Zan hands her the cash waiting for the change. "Thanks" he shoves the change in his pocket grabbing the bag he hurries out of the store. Zan reaches the car handing Liz the bag "Grabbed some Pop Tarts if your hungry"
"I'm too nervous to eat" she says
Zan starts the car pulling out of the parking space. He reaches over taking Liz's hand "It'll be OK Liz"
Liz looks out the window "I hope so." They drive in silence for a few miles until they reach the empty rest area. When Zan stops the car Liz looks at him
Zan touches her cheek "It'll be OK" he gets out of the car going around to the passenger side he opens the door holding out his hand.
Liz takes his hand stepping out of the car she clutches the bag. As they walk up to the bathroom door Liz looks at Zan
"I'll be right here" he assures kissing her forehead
Liz nods entering the bathroom
Zan leans against the wall waiting. 'I should tell her the truth about New York. Iz was right. Liz needs to know whether or not she's... she's pregnant.' he swallows heavily 'Our parents are going to be pissed.' After a moment the door opens and Liz steps out
"Keep me company?"
Zan nods giving her a small smile as he enters the bathroom. He pulls Liz into his arms "I love you Liz Parker."
Liz burrows into his embrace "I'm sorry" she mumbles
Zan kisses the top of her head "You have nothing to be sorry for. I should have known better." he sighs 'Now or never' "Liz there's something I need to tell you."
"What?" she asks lifting her head
"About what?" she asks nervously
Zan steps back shoving his hands in his pockets "Why we moved to Roswell. Dad was offered a job here but he turned it down. But later he accepted it after I got into some trouble."
"What kind of trouble?"
Zan looks at the floor "An ex-girlfriend told my parents that I was her son's father."
"What?! Why didn't you tell me?" she demands tearfully
"I wasn't Liz. The kid, I admit, did look like me but I wasn't his father. She was already pregnant when we slept together."
"Why wait until now to tell me?"
"I was worried you'd hate me. I meant to tell you but every time I tried... I couldn't."
"Why now?" she demands
"I don't know" he says softly
Liz stares at him "Are you thinking that if I am pregnant you might luck out... again?!"
"NO" he denies hotly
Liz shakes her head "If I am pregnant its your kid Zan."
"I know." he moves forward touching her cheek "I know." he smoothes a strand of hair behind her ear "I do love you Liz. That's not going to go away."
"I love you too Zan" she hugs him. They stand there just holding each other. "I guess we should find out." she says nervously
Zan releases her "You ready?"
"No but we need to know." she swallows going over to the sink she picks up the first indicator paling "Positive" she picks up the second choking back tears "Oh shit" she meets Zan's gaze in the mirror "I'm pregnant" she says
Zan hugs her as she sobs "It'll be OK"
Liz hugs him tight as the words ring in her ears "I'm pregnant."
10 mins later
Zan looks at Liz as she sits in the passenger seat staring out the window "Liz?"
At his voice Liz looks over at him "What are we going to do Zan?"
"What do you want to do?"
"I don't know" Liz wipes at her tears her voice breaking "Our parents are going to be mad."
"They'll understand Liz."
"No they won't. Face it Zan my parents are going to flip."
"They'll deal. This is our decision Liz."
"They'll never believe that we only slept together once."
Zan shrugs "We know the truth."
"Yeah that you were drinking and I was half asleep. That'll go over well" she shakes her head "I need to think."
Zan pulls the car up to the Crashdown "Liz?"
Liz looks at him "I need to be alone."
Liz gets out of the car walking inside she walks past Maria not even hearing Maria say hi.
Maria frowns "OK that was odd" she watches as Liz hurries up the stairs to the apartment.
Liz enters her bathroom stripping off her clothes she turns on the shower. Waiting for the water to warm up she stares at her reflection in the mirror "I'm pregnant" she whispers her hands covering her middle she looks down at her hands. After a moment she steps into the shower allowing her tears to fall
Evans home: Hour later
Zan lays on his bed staring up at the ceiling 'Liz is pregnant.' he groans "I am so dead."
Midnight: Liz's balcony
Liz stares up at the night sky
Hearing the voice Liz looks over to see Zan standing there "Hi"
"What are you doing up?" he asks sitting beside her
"I can't sleep" she says looking at the stars "My mind is running overtime."
"So's mine." he admits
Liz looks at him "I've been thinking about all our options"
Liz sighs "I don't know what scares me most... telling our parents or actually being pregnant. I think telling my own parents and having them be disappointed is the worst. I can't do it Zan"
"Do what?" he asks nervously
"Have a baby. I'm 16 your 17."
Zan closes his eyes "So you want to have an abortion."
"NO" she says angrily hugging her middle "I may be for abortion but its not something I'd do... or could live with."
"So what adoption?"
Liz shrugs "Not like there's any choice. Are you ready to raise a baby and go to high school?"
"No" he admits "What about our parents? You know they'll protest it. Mom's always wanted a baby around the house."
"My parents would say their OK with it but they wouldn't be. There would be underlying resentment towards us and the baby" she looks at them "I don't want that to happen."
Zan nods "Our only option is to leave Roswell"
Liz nods "We have no choice Zan."
"So when are we going to do this?"
"We should start working things out within the next month."
After a few minutes of silence Liz speaks "I should go to bed" she stands stretching
Zan also stands "I'll see you later" he watches as Liz climbs through the window
Liz gives him a small smile
Zan groans kneeling outside the window he reaches in touching her face "I love you"
Liz turns her head pressing her lips into his palm "I love you" she looks at the bed then at Zan "Stay?"
"Please?" she pleads tears filling her eyes
Reluctantly Zan nods climbing in the window. As Liz gets into bed he strips down to his boxers crawling in beside her.
"Thank you for staying" Liz says as Zan reaches over turning off the lamp
"Get some sleep" Zan pulls her into his arms his hand splayed over her middle
Liz rests her hand over his drifting off to sleep in Zan's arms.
"Liz" Nancy calls knocking on her daughter's door "Its time to get up honey" she opens the door to find Liz curled up in bed. "Liz" she calls louder
Liz groans opening her eyes "What"
"Honey you slept through your alarm clock. You need to be downstairs in 30." Nancy says closing the door behind her.
Liz yawns stretching she groans jumping out of bed she runs into the bathroom turning on the shower before she kneels over the toilet.
"Liz Zan's here" Nancy calls
Liz tears her eyes away from the mirror "Be right there" she glances at the mirror one more time before pulling her shirt down. She grabs her jacket hurrying out to the livingroom. "Bye" she calls grabbing Zan's hand she pulls him downstairs
Once in the car Zan speaks "You OK sweets?" he asks concerned
"Fine. I don't want to be late for the appointment."
Liz pulls on her clothes
"Everything seems fine." the doctor says "You should gain at least 20 pounds during your pregnancy"
"OK" Liz nods
"Here's a prescription for prenatal vitamins." the doctor hands Liz a piece of paper
20 mins later
"What did the doc say?" Zan asks as he starts the car
"Everythings fine. Gave me a prescription for some prenatal vitamins"
"There's a drugstore not far back"
"Yeah" Liz stares out the window
Liz nods "Just tired" she moves closer resting her head on his shoulder "I haven't had much sleep"
Zan pulls the car into a parking lot "Drugstore"
Liz nods "Be right back" she kisses his cheek. She gets out of the car hurrying inside she heads back to the pharmacy. She hands the man the prescription
"Take about 15"
Liz nods "Thanks" she heads outside to find Zan sitting in the car listening to the radio. "He said about 15."
"Zan are you mad?"
"Why would I be mad?" he asks surprised
"You've barely said much"
"Sorry Princess" he gives her a small smile "I'm just tired. I worked all this week in the garage and did some yardwork."
Liz nods "I've had to work three doubles this week."
"Liz don't work so hard."
"I have no choice. It won't be much longer before I start showing."
Zan runs his fingers through his hair "Liz maybe we should just tell them."
"No" she says angrily. She gets out of the car
"Why are you so scared Liz?" he demands going around he grabs her arm "What has you scared?"
"Because it scares me"
"What scares you?"
Liz pulls her arm out of his grasp "All of it." she says angrily "The disappointment my parents will have."
"We made a mistake." Zan says "I'm sure they'll understand"
"That's just it Zan... we made a mistake... a mistake that resulted in a child." she rests her hand over her middle "I doubt our parents would be that understanding. At least not mine."
Zan takes her face between his hands "I love you Liz Parker. I would do anything for you."
"Just help me with this Zan. Let's give this baby to a couple ready to be parents."
Zan closes his eyes nodding.
Liz walks into the apartment where she finds her Mom waiting "Hi" she greets "Sorry I'm late"
"Where were you?" Nancy asks
"We went for a drive and lost track of time"
"Liz are you OK?" Nancy asks concerned
Liz looks at her Mom "I'm fine. I just need a break. I've worked every day this week and three doubles."
"You sure that's it?"
"Yes. I just need some sleep and time to myself"
"You have tomorrow off" Nancy reminds
Liz nods "Night" she kisses her Mom's cheek hurrying back to her room. She closes her bedroom door opening the bottom drawer of her dresser she sets the vitamin's under some clothes. She quickly changes into her pajama's. She smiles faintly seeing her reflection in the mirror her eyes wandering to her middle 'Hi baby.' She jumps hearing a tap at her window. She looks over to see Zan standing there. She goes over opening the window "Zan what are you doing here?"
"I forgot to say goodnight"
Liz shakes her head "Goodnight Zan"
Zan grins "Night sweets. I'll talk to you later"
Liz nods watching as he climbs off the roof.
Liz hears a knock at her bathroom door as she relaxes in the tub. "Yeah"
She smiles at the voice "Come on in" she invites sinking deeper into the bubbles
Zan enters the bathroom grinning at the sight "So where are your parents?"
"Gone for the weekend"
Zan closes the bathroom door sitting beside the tub. "How are you feeling?"
Liz sighs "A little nauseous but otherwise fine."
"Waters warm... join me?" she asks seductively
"Liz" he groans
"I'm already pregnant"
"Liz if I join you..."
"Oh fine" she pouts "So why are you here?"
"Not happy to see me sweets?"
"Did I say I wasn't?"
"Good cuz I'm very happy to see you." she sighs "Turn around"
"Because I'm getting out of the tub"
Zan groans "Do I have too?"
"Well hurry up" he turns around
Liz stands grabbing the towel she wraps it around herself stepping out of the tub. She grabs her robe pulling it on "OK you can turn around" she says tying the belt.
Zan turns around to find Liz wearing a short silk robe her hair damp "You look incredible"
Liz smiles "Flirt" she pulls up the stop in the tub.
"Of course" he stands pulling Liz into his arms
Liz winces as her tender breasts meet his chest
"You OK?" he asks seeing her wince
"Mmm" she nods "My breasts are a little sore" she says blushing
"You are so cute when you blush"
Liz rolls her eyes pushing him away. She walks into her bedroom sitting on her bed "Aren't you working today?"
Zan sits beside her "This afternoon"
"I got an email from the adoption lawyer Jones"
"He said anytime. He also owns an apartment building. He said he'd keep one of the units available if we need it. His office will pay half the rent and utilities. All of the medical. He said he'd line up jobs for us."
Zan nods closing his eyes "When do you want to leave?"
"Soon... Next month or so." Liz stands going to the mirror she looks at her reflection "I'm gaining weight fast. Soon I won't be able to wear my uniform."
Zan goes over wrapping his arms around her
Liz meets his eyes in the mirror "I love you"
"I love you too"
Liz pulls his head down kissing him deeply. She turns in his arms her fingers tangling in his hair. She breaks the kiss breathing heavily she touches his lips with her fingers "Make love to me Zan"
Zan moves her to the bed kissing her deeply
Zan kisses Liz's shoulder as they curl up in her bed "Why now Liz?"
Liz shrugs "I wanted you."
Zan glances at the clock groaning "I have to get to work sweets." he says regretfully. He kisses her cheek sitting up
Liz sits up wrapping her arms around his chest her chin on his shoulder "Don't go"
"I wish I didn't have too" he sighs
"Then stay" she pleads kissing his neck
"Liz we need the money." he reminds "Besides I'll see you later."
"Oh fine" she releases him laying down she watches as he dresses
Zan pulls on his shirt "Your parents coming home tomorrow?"
Liz nods "Yeah. But you know" she grabs her robe off the floor pulling it on she stands walking over to Zan her arms going around his neck "That means you could stay the night."
Zan grins "Oh really"
"Mmmm" Liz nods
"Well then I'll see you after work" he grins kissing her
"I love you Liz Parker" he kisses her again before pulling away
"I love you Zan Evans" she watches as he climbs out her window.
Liz sits in the kitchen thinking of the previous night. She absently moves the food around on her plate. 'Zan. I miss you.'
Nancy looks at her daughter "OK thanks for telling me. I appreciate it." Nancy hangs up the phone "Liz did Zan stay the night while we were gone?"
Jeff looks at his daughter "LIZ?!"
Liz pales "Uhm"
"Liz I told you... I don't mind if Zan sleeps over when we're here. But not when we're gone"
"Liz I think you and Zan are getting too serious." Jeff states "I think you two need a break."
Liz stares at her father "I'm not breaking up with Zan. You can't make me." She says angrily
"Liz you are sixteen years old. You are way too young to get involved so seriously." Jeff insists "You need to take a step back."
"Liz your father is right. You and Zan are spending way too much time together. I like Zan but you too are getting too serious."
Liz jumps up "I'm not breaking up with Zan" she says running into her room she slams the door shut.
Jeff stands about to follow
"Jeff leave her alone" Nancy says
Liz sits on her bed rubbing her middle. 'Zan. Zan.' she mentally chants. At that moment she hears a tap at her window. She looks over to see Zan standing there she jumps up running to the window she opens it.
Seeing Liz's tearstreaked face Zan frowns "What's wrong? Why are you crying?"
"Zan lets leave tonight."
"Liz what's going on?"
"Mom found out you spent the night while they were gone. Zan they want me to stop seeing you."
"Liz" Nancy calls
"Please Zan" she pleads
Zan nods "I'll come back around 2."
Liz smiles through her tears "I love you"
"I love you too"
"Elizabeth open this door right now" Nancy orders.
Liz goes to the door glancing at the window she finds Zan gone. She unlocks the door opening it "What?!"
Nancy frowns "What took you so long Liz?"
"I was outside." Liz lies sitting on the bed
"Honey I know you think we're doing this to hurt you but we aren't. We just don't think your ready for a serious relationship"
Liz sighs "Mom I don't want to talk about it."
"We'll talk later then" Nancy says kissing Liz's forehead. "Goodnight"
"Night" Liz says. As her mom closes the door behind her Liz goes to her desk taking out a pen and paper.
Zan steps over the ledge to find Liz sitting in the window "Liz"
Liz looks at him her eyes filled with tears
Zan crouches before her "Is this what you want Liz?"
Zan nods "You ready to go then?"
"Yeah. I have two dufflebags, my backpack and my laptop."
"The cars in the alley. We'll take it a few towns then catch a bus"
"I emailed Jones. He said if we need money then let him know."
"We should go Liz."
" 'kay." After a few minutes Liz settles in the car her hand against her middle. She looks at the building she grew up in. "Its for the best"
Zan starts the car pulling out of the alley.
"I'll go check on Liz." Nancy tells her husband. She walks down the hall to her daughter's closed door knocking "Liz sweetie." she calls opening the door. She enters to find the room empty and tossed. She frowns "Liz?" she walks into the bathroom. She notices a note on Liz's bed. She opens it paling. She turns hurrying out of Liz's room she finds Jeff in the livingroom "Jeff she's gone."
"What do you mean?" he demands
"Liz is gone. She ranaway" Nancy hands her husband the note she found on Liz's bed.
~Dear Mom and Dad,
I'll be fine, don't worry. Tell everyone I said goodbye. I'll email and call.
I love you,
Jeff stares at the note "Liz wouldn't have just run away like this" he insists
"Not without telling Maria or Zan." Nancy says "I'll call Amy and Diane"
2 towns over
"Mom's found the note by now" Liz muses squeezing Zan's hand. "How much longer until the bus gets here?"
"Half an hour" he replies "At the town we have a stop over I'll clean out my accounts and if possible I'll get cash from my credit cards." he puts his arm around Liz's shoulder "Sweets we could go home."
"Do you want to?"
Zan shrugs "I'll do whatever you want."
"Even if you disagree"
Zan kisses her temple "Because I love you and I want you happy."
Liz looks at him giving Zan a watery smile "I love you too."
Nancy hangs up the phone "Zan's gone too" she tells her husband "He left a note" she sits down
"They ran off together?!"
"Diane and Philip are on their way over with Max and Isabel. Maybe they know something."
"I'll call Sheriff Valenti."
2 hours later
The group consisting of the Parkers, Evans, DeLucas, Valentis and Alex, Michael and Tess find themselves in the restuarant all stunned.
"You don't know where they'd go?" Jeff demands
Maria shakes her head "Liz didn't say anything to me about leaving."
"Isabel? Max?" Philip asks
"Zan didn't say anything to us" Isabel says worried
"He's been busy lately" Max adds
"So has Liz." Alex shrugs
"You can't think of any reason why they'd run away?" Jim asks looking at each teen
"No Dad" Kyle replies
"Liz has been acting odd" Maria muses
"How so?" Amy asks her daughter
"Quieter than normal." Michael says
"It took forever to get her attention" Alex remarks
"Same with Zan." Isabel says "He's been working a lot so I just wrote it off."
"But you don't know of any other reason"
"Sorry Dad you know how Zan is" Max shrugs
"I'll put an APB out on the car." Valenti says "I'm sure their fine."
3 days later
Liz sighs dropping her bags on the floor in the hotel room "I need this. I am so tired. And nauseous." she stretches "One more day on the bus..." she groans her hand going to her mouth she rushes into the bathroom.
Zan closes the door behind him tossing his backpack on the bed. He winces hearing Liz gag "Sweets you OK?" he calls
"No" she replies her head hanging over the toilet. After a few minutes she stands rinsing her mouth out. She flushes the toilet walking into the bedroom to find Zan on the bed flipping through channels. She kicks off her shoes crawling in beside him.
"Better?" he asks as she cuddles against him
"Yeah" she says sadly
Hearing the sadness Zan kisses the top of her head "It'll be OK Liz"
"I know. I know" she sighs closing her eyes
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posted on 17-Dec-2001 1:29:22 PM
I'm working on adding more later today or sometime tomorrow.