posted on 20-Nov-2002 5:01:20 PM
Roswell Fanfic…
I don’t own any rights to Roswell, nor their characters
Time Frame: Post C.D.B.
Author…Wen


“Forever”
Chapter One

Mornings begin early for the Parkers, who own The CrashDown Café. That comes with the territory of owning a very popular restaurant, along with working long hours, and is open every day except on Sundays. At least they had one day off a week to rest, sometimes.

They have a little apartment set in the back of the Café, where they are raising their only child, Liz. They have high hopes and standards for Liz; dreaming that someday she would make them proud by graduating from Harvard. But as of yet, Liz was still in High School, and was at the head of her class. Their plans for her were right on schedule, and life seemed to be going as planned, neatly organized, and they couldn’t have been any happier…




As Mr. and Mrs. Parker were in their small apartment kitchen discussing the days’ plans before they opened the Café, the phone rang and Mrs. Parker answered it… “Hello? Oh hello Doctor! How are you and your family? That’s good to hear. Oh we’re all fine, thank you. I bet the kids are getting so big; how old are they now? Really? My gosh, how time flies.” She said as she made everyday conversation with him.

“You have Liz’s tests results? I knew she had gone to see you because she’s had this flu that has been hanging on too long, but she never mentioned that you were running tests. Is she all right?” Mrs. Parker asked in a concerned tone.

Then suddenly Mrs. Parker turned pale, and grabbed for the chair beneath the kitchen table and just fell into the chair, landing hard as her legs gave way out from under her. She was quiet for a moment while listening to the Doctor, then when she found her voice again, she said: “Yes, I understand. I’ll have her there today at 4:30. Doctor, thank you so much for calling as soon as the results were back. Yes, thank you, goodbye.”

Mrs. Parker just sat there as if in shock, and slowly put the phone down onto the table. Mr. Parker almost frantic began asking her: “Honey, what’s wrong? Please tell me! This is killing me! Is our Lizzy all right?” He rushed over to her and placed his hands tenderly on her shoulders, while waiting for an answer.

But instead of an answer, Mrs. Parker burst into tears, while covering her face into her hands and deeply sobbed. “Oh my God, Nancy please tell me! What’s wrong with our little girl!” He said with desperation in voice as he ran his fingers back through his hair fearing he would loose his mind if she didn’t tell him quickly.

Mrs. Parker found her voice, and slowly raised her head to look at her husband, and slowly began to speak… “Jeff, our little girl…is pregnant.” And she burst into tears again.

Mr. Parker couldn’t believe his ears! He put his loving hands back on her shoulders to support and comfort her. “No, no this can’t be true! Our Lizzy is a good girl!” This is all Max Evans fault! He growled. Then he stood straight up and released his wife’s shoulders, with now making a fist of rage, he roared: “I am going to kill Max Evan!”

As Michael was getting ready for work, he was thinking that this was great to have a whole week off from school. This way he could pick up some extra hours at the CrashDown to compensate for loosing his second job.

He had been putting in really long hours and pulling double shifts on Saturdays to help his financial situation. Or better yet, the lack there of.

Suddenly, he heard Max moaning in his sleep as he bunked out on Michael’s sofa. He thought about nudging him incase he was having a bad dream, but Max’s moans ceased, so Michael decided against it. No need for both of us to be up at the ungodly hour, Michael thought.

As Michael continued getting ready, he went into the bathroom, when Max began moaning again, this time out of Michael’s hearing range.

Max was having the most incredible dream he had ever had in his life, and it included Liz. Suddenly Max awakened with a start! But was still feeling the effects of the dream. “Oh Man! Oh man! That was incredible! What a dream! ” he awoke saying, when suddenly he realized what had happened.

He slowly lifted the blanket only to find that he was soaking wet! Even the blanket was saturated, and he looked down at the source as it was still pulsating! Oh my G’! He said but didn’t finish. He couldn’t believe his eyes, nor what he was feeling inside! He lay his head back down to finish riding it out. He had never had a wet dream like that ever in his life! This was the most intense one he had ever had, and all he could remember was that he was with Liz. Most of the rest of the dream was a fog, but the part he could remember made him sigh, because he was with his Liz.

Max slowly began to rise, trying to be quiet, not knowing if Michael was up yet, but then he heard the toilet flush, so then he knew for sure. He had wished that Michael was still asleep, because now he was embarrassed for Michael to find out about his dream.

Max slowly tried to gather up the soaked blanket, and suddenly the bathroom door opened and Michael came out. “Oh! You’re up?! Hope I didn’t wake you.” Michael said as he walked closer to the sofa, when all of a sudden Michael stopped dead in his tracks and said to Max: “What the hell! Oh my God! What did you do?!” and he quickly covered his nose to prevent that over-powering pungent scent of Max’s semen from invading his nostrils any longer.

“Um,… I had a dream, and well, um, this is what happened. Sorry Michael,” Max said while totally embarrassed. Max slowly tried to remove his soaked shirt over his head with out letting the saturated front touch his face. Then he grabbed the wet blanket and shirt, and said: “Man, I need to take a shower, now, and do laundry! Sorry about the couch Michael. I’ll clean it after I’m done showering!” and he ran into the bathroom.

Michael, while still holding his nose, said: “Oh man, not the couch too?!” Michael began waving his hand back and forth to remove the stench from his apartment, but it just wasn’t working. That strong over-powering pungent scent ceased to exit. It permeated the entire small apartment.

As Michael was trying to think of ways to remove the smell, he remembered that he had some air freshener, but it was in the bathroom with Max, and before he could retrieve it, he heard Max all ready in the shower. Hmmm, what else can I use, he thought, when suddenly he remembered that he had some insect repellant in the kitchen.

Just as he retrieved it, there was a knock on his door. Great! That’s the last thing I need right now, is company. He peeked through the peephole and saw that it was Isabel.

He slowly opened the door, but only left it open a crack, and held the door firmly, and said “Hi Isabel, what’s up?” Isabel was acting very nervously, and said: “Hi Michael, is Max here? I have to talk to Max. It’s really important that I speak with him.” She said and tried to push her way in, but Michael held the door firmly not allowing her to enter.

“Max is here, but he’s in the shower. I’ll have him call you when he gets out, Ok bye,” he said, but she wasn’t budging. May I come in and wait for him? It’s really important Michael.” She insisted.

“No, sorry, I’m not dressed and like I said, Max just got into the shower so it’ll be awhile. I’ll have him call you!” Michael said and tried to shut the door, but Isabel wouldn’t let him.

“All right, what’s going on in there? What are you guys hiding?” she said and she pushed her head into the apartment when all of a sudden it hit her. That pungent scent hit her right in the face, and she gasped, and said: “Oh my God! What have you guys been doing in here! Wait! On second thought I don’t even want to know! It smells like an orgy in here!” she said while making a face of disgust.

“And how would you know what an orgy smelled like?” Michael asked while looking very intrigued at her. “Get that smug little look off of your face right now Michael. The reason why I know what an orgy smells like is because, remember, I dreamwalk?! That’s how I know.” she said bluntly.

“So tell me, who has orgies in their dreams?!” Michael asked most interested. “Never you mind who does! That’s none of your business!” she said firmly.

“Wait, let me get this straight? It’s none of my business who has orgies, but it’s Ok for you to invade and dreamwalk into people’s private dreams?! Am I the only one that sees a problem with this?!” Michael said in an aggravated tone.

“Just drop it Michael. Well, I can see that I’m getting nowhere with you, so please have Max call me on my cell phone. Please, it’s really important.” She said.

“Well if it’s that important, then tell me and I’ll tell him. Or if I can help?” Michael suggested. “No, it’s for Max’s ears only!” she said bluntly.

“Fine, don’t tell me! And yes, I’ll tell Max as soon as he gets out of the shower, so if there’s nothing else, then goodbye.” He said sarcastically.

“Ok then, I’m leaving. And Michael, I’m sorry, but I can only tell Max.” she said, and then left.

Just as Michael was walking away from the door, Max came out of the bathroom just wearing a towel around his waist while towel drying his hair, and asked: “Was someone at the door?”

“Yes, it was Isabel. Did you know that Isabel dreamwalks through people’s orgies?!” Michael said bluntly.

“What? I don’t think she came over here just to tell you that! What did she want?” Max asked curiously while he finished toweling his hair and threw the towel over one shoulder.

“She wants you to call her on her cell phone, because she said it was important, but she wouldn’t tell me what it was,” Michael said in an annoyed tone while crossing his arms on his chest.

“But, before you do that, you have to tell me about that dream you had!” Michael said while most interested.

“No way! That’s one dream just between Liz and I! All I’ll tell you about it, is I dreamt of Liz” he said bluntly.

“Geez, what’s with you Evan’s?! Isabel wouldn’t tell me what she wanted to tell you, or whose orgy she dreamwalked, and now you!” Michael said in frustration.

“Sorry Michael, but it’s personal. I can’t tell you. And I promise to clean the couch after Ok, but I want to go with you to the CrashDown. I want to see Liz,” Max said as he grabbed his clothes to get dressed for the day.

“Fine. We can go to the CrashDown together, but let the record show, I’m not happy about you and your sister being so secretive. I’ll be in the car,” Michael said as he grabbed his jacket and left.

Max quickly got dressed, and grabbed his keys and his cell phone. While picking up his cell phone, he decided to call Isabel. Hmmm, it’s her voicemail, so she must be on her phone, he thought and waited for the beep… “Hi Iz, it’s Max. Michael said you stopped by this morning and you wanted me to call you. Call me on my cell phone because I’m heading for the CrashDown right now. Talk to you soon, bye.” He said and hung up the phone and put it in his pocket. He looked around to make sure he had everything he needed, grabbed his jacket, and was out the door.

TBC…



posted on 20-Nov-2002 5:03:37 PM
“Forever”
Chapter Two


Mr. Parker opened the CrashDown Café as he did every morning, but this morning, he had other things on his mind. He turned on the grill, and began making the coffee without even thinking, as it was so routine, all the while thinking about his daughter.

Mrs. Parker went upstairs to Liz’s bedroom to see if she was up yet. She knew Liz had the first shift this morning, but she wanted to talk to her first. She knew that Michael would soon be there, and that her husband could handle any customer orders until Liz came down.

She gently knocked on Liz’s bedroom door, as Liz was just coming out from the bathroom. She took one look at her daughter, and knew that she wasn’t feeling well. “Honey, are you all right?” Mrs. Parker asked her very pale daughter.

“Oh good morning Mom. Gosh, this flu or whatever it is, has me feeling so awful! But it’s strange because one minute I’m fine, and then the next minute, I’m vomiting, and this has been going on for over a month now. Oh I just feel so awful today. Do you think Daddy could call in another waitress for today, because I’d hate to give this to any of our customers.” Liz said as she sat down on her bed while holding her stomach and head.

Mrs. Parker went over to her daughter and sat down on the bed beside her and began: “Liz, honey, I want to talk to you. I got a call from the Doctor this morning and he told me that your test results were back. Honey, he said that the reason why you’ve been feeling so poorly is because…because he said your pregnancy test came back positive. Liz, do you understand what I’m saying? You are pregnant.”

Liz couldn’t believe her ears! “Wait Mom, no, no, no, there’s been some mistake! There is no way that I could be pregnant! Absolutely no way! Mom, I’m still a virgin! The Doctor made a mistake. He must have mixed up my blood with someone else’s because it’s impossible for me to be pregnant!” Liz said adamantly while shaking her head no.

“Liz, Honey, calm down. You have an appointment with the Doctor today at 4:30 and I’m going with you. Honey, I just want you to know, that I will stand by you with any decision you decide to make. Lizzy, I love you and I’m worried about you. I know that you and Max love each other and I know how these things could happen when two people are in love. I just want you to know that your father and I will always love you no matter what.” Mrs. Parker said with tears in her eyes, as if she didn’t hear one word that Liz had said.

“No Mom, didn’t you hear me?! There is no way that I could be pregnant! I’m telling you the truth!” Liz insisted.

“Well, we can discuss this later, but if you could just help your dad out downstairs just for a little while, until we can get in another waitress, that would be most helpful.” Mrs. Parker said while lightly rubbing Liz’s back, then got up and left the room to try to call in another waitress.

Liz just sat there devastated that her mother didn’t believe her, when suddenly her hands began to start glowing green, with little electrical charges sparking off them. Liz clasped her hands together, and squeezed them tight. Oh no, not again, she thought. As if this illness wasn’t bad enough she thought, I don’t want to have to deal with this again too.

Liz finished getting dressed and made her way downstairs. She saw her father in the kitchen, and couldn’t even imagine what her father was thinking at this point, but she just decided to stay out of his way this morning. She just couldn’t face him, not until she got this all straightened out at the Doctor’s office today.

As she made her way into the Café while putting on her apron, Kyle spotted her and came rushing across the crowded restaurant and picked her up and spun her around while giving her a big kiss.

“Hey, why didn’t you tell me that you were back from boarding school?!” Kyle said as he made his funniest unhappy face, making a greatly exaggerated frown.

“Oh Kyle, I’m sorry I didn’t call you. I’ve just been so busy, that’s all. And I know that’s not much of an excuse,” Liz said when suddenly she began to get dizzy and while holding her head, she began to wobble. Kyle quickly caught her in his arms, then pulled out a chair from one of the tables and had her sit down.

“Are you sick again?” he questioned. “No Kyle, still, is more like it. I’m still feeling sick and my hands are still sending off those strange green electrical charges. But it comes and goes.” She said while holding her head.

“Oh no, Kyle, I think I’m going to be sick again! Excuse me!” she said as she ran off to the back, leaving Kyle just staring at her run off to the back, and out of the restaurant area.



Max and Michael parked across the street from the CrashDown and were talking. Michael was complaining about having to put in so many hours to compensate for loosing his second job. “Man, these long hours suck Maxwell. But I should be grateful that Mr. P. is giving them to me, because he knows that I need the hours since you burned my second job down to the ground.”

“Hey, that really wasn’t my fault Michael,” Max said defensively. “Geez lighten up Maxwell! I’m just pulling your chain. Geez, don’t be so sensitive,” he said as he put his hand on Max’s back, when suddenly they reach the CrashDown’s door and see the interactions between Kyle and Liz.

Michael stopped Max abruptly as he put his hand against Max’s chest, stopping him in his tracks, while saying: “Maxwell, is there something you should be worried about? Kyle is kissing your girlfriend!”

“No, no, Kyle’s just happy to see her because she’s his friend. That’s all Michael, just two friends happy to see each other, that’s all.” Max told him in a firm tone.

And just as they entered the restaurant, they saw Liz running off to the back. They walked over to Kyle to find out what was going on, and Kyle told them what happened.

“So, one kiss from you, and Liz goes running off to throw-up. Way to go get ‘em tiger,” Michael said sarcastically while giving Kyle a hard slap on the back, as he made his way into the kitchen to begin his long shift.

Kyle winced and said: “Oh, yeah, that‘s real funny Michael. Ha Ha, real funny.”

Just as Max was going to go into the back to see about Liz, in burst Isabel, and grabbed Max by the sleeve and began pulling him out of the restaurant outside, while telling him that she needed to talk privately.

“Max, I have to talk to you, but not here. Can you come to my place around 3 today? Jesse won’t be home and we’ll be able to talk then. I have to go meet Mom right now, so we can’t talk just yet, but promise me that you’ll be at my place at 3, Ok, promise?!” she said while almost out of breath.

“Sure, I can be at your place at 3, but can’t you give me a hint on what this is all about?” Max asked curiously.

“No, there’s no time now. As it is, I’m all ready late on meeting Mom, but we’ll talk at my place, Ok? Love you, bye.” She said and ran to her car and sped off in a hurry.

Just as Max was going to turn around to go back into the dinner, Mr. Parker suddenly burst through the Café’s doors and grabbed a hold of Max’s collar and began yelling at him while dragging him around to that back of the restaurant and slammed Max back up against the wall!

“What’s going on Mr. Parker?!” Max questioned while being shaken by Mr. Parker’s abrupt behavior.

“What’s going on? You have the nerve to ask me what is going on?! I’ll tell you what is going on! I’m going to kill you!” he said and then threw a punch at Max, but Max caught it mid air and held his large hand over his flying fist and Mr. Parker couldn’t move his hand in the slightest!

So Mr. Parker went to punch him with the other hand, and Max did the same with that hand, and now Max held both hands firmly in his grips, and told Mr. Parker: “Please, calm down! Can’t we discuss this in a more rational manor?! Please tell me what’s wrong? Is it Liz? Is she all right?!”

“Wrong! Wrong?! I’ll tell you what’s wrong! You got my little girl pregnant! That’s what’s wrong!” Mr. Parker blurted out.

Max slowly let go of Mr. Parker’s hands, and he felt like he had been hit in the stomach with a sledge hammer! He just slid down to the ground onto his knees not believing what he had just heard.

“That’s impossible. I don’t believe it. I’ve…I’ve never laid one hand on Liz. Never!” he told Mr. Parker as his eyes welled with tears.

“Well believe it because we just got the call from the Doctor this morning!” Mr. Parker growled.

“If Liz is pregnant, then the child is not mine. I’ve never ever touch Liz. Not ever,” he said as his tears choked in his throat.

“If you are telling me this just to save your own skin, then I have no respect for you, you worthless piece of”…Mr. Parker said, but Max interrupted him.

“I’m telling you the truth. It’s not my child!” Max said firmly as he looked up at Mr. Parker with tears now escaping his eyes.

Mr. Parker ran his fingers back threw his hair, and said, well at this point, I don’t care whose it is, because she’s not keeping it. I don’t care what anyone says, including Liz, but she’s not keeping this child, that’s for damn sure! I’ll send her away, and make her give it up! I refuse to let this ruin her life!”

Max slowly began to get up and said angrily, “You would send her away when she needs you the most right now?! Where is the love and support in that?! Liz needs you the most right now, and how could you even think about getting rid of your own flesh and blood, your only grandchild?!”

“It’s called tough love Max! I will not let her ruin her life with this mistake.” Mr. Parker said angrily.

“No Mr. Parker, if you send Liz away right now, you’ll not only loose her but you’ll loose your only grandchild too forever because Liz will never forgive you! Well I for one will stand by Liz forever… Forever!” Max said firmly as his tears stung in his eyes and he began to walk away.

“I don’t care what you say Max Evans, but you had better stay away from my daughter! Do you hear me Max?! You had better just stay away from her!” Mr. Parker yelled as Max was leaving and without saying another word Max got in his car and drove off.


TBC…



posted on 20-Nov-2002 5:05:01 PM
“Forever”
Chapter Three


Kyle made his way back to his table in the restaurant to his now very cold breakfast. He’d lost his appetite, but needed more coffee. As he looked up, he saw Maria just starting her shift, and was she all ready looking frantic with the amount of customers all calling to her to be waited on, as she was the only waitress in there.

“Geez, where’s Liz? She was suppose to be first on today!” she said to Michael in a frustrated tone while putting on her apron.

“Oh, yeah, about Liz. Well Kyle kissed her and then she had to go throw up,” Michael said bluntly.

“Michael, shut up. I don’t need this from you right now.” She said while looking totally aggravated with him

“No, I’m stating facts. That’s what happened and I saw it with my own eyes.” He said bluntly again.

Maria picked up a fresh pot of coffee, while shaking her head at Michael, and began to fill the customers empty cups.

Soon, Mr. and Mrs. Parker entered the restaurant and began taking customer orders to help Maria out. Maria just sighed and thanked God silently for the help, because she just couldn’t handle it all alone. The breakfast crowd was their busiest time of the day.

Jim Valenti entered the busy restaurant, and spotted his son Kyle, and wave to him. As he was making his way over to his son, Mrs. Parker waved to Jim and he waved back while motioning to Kyle’s table for some coffee. “Sure thing Jim, I’ll bring it right over,” she said with a smile.

“Hey dad, I guess I fell asleep last night before you got home. How did it go last night?” Kyle asked his dad.

“Hey Kyle, yeah sorry about that. I got in really late, sometime after three I think. The place was hopping so we stayed for an extra set.” Jim told his son.

“Hey, I’m glad I caught up with you this morning. I wanted to tell you that the band and I scored a gig in Albuquerque for a convention next week, so instead of driving back and forth, we just plan to stay there until it’s over. Will you be all right by yourself?” Jim asked.

“Dad, I’m seventeen years old! I think I can handle it, but get at least half of the money up front first this time so they don’t stiff you like the last gig you did!” Kyle said while he kept looking over Jim’s shoulder to the back of the restaurant.

“Oh yeah, most definitely! This gig is paying really well. We lucked out because one of the main bands pulled out at the last minute, so we got to name our price! They were desperate!” Jim said, but noticed his son staring at something or someone behind him.

“Kyle what, or who do you keep looking at? I don’t think you’ve looked at me for more than a second at a time.” Jim said curiously.

“Oh sorry dad. I’m looking to see if Liz has come back yet. She’s been so sick for over a month now, and I’m really concerned about her.” Kyle said as he continued his vigil at the back of the restaurant.

“Sick? What kind of sick?” Jim questioned with concern.

“She has this flu-like thing going on and she’s had it even before she left for boarding school. I’m really worried about her. I saw her just for a minute today, and then she had to run to the bathroom to get sick.” Kyle explained.

“Kyle, son, it doesn’t sound like the flu to me. It sounds like she might be pregnant.” Jim said grimly while shaking his head.

“Dad! I can’t believe you just said that! Liz is a good girl, and we are really close. It’s impossible for her to be pregnant.” Kyle told his dad in just above a whisper while looking around to see if anyone had heard.

“Kyle I’m not saying that Liz is a bad girl! She’s a great girl, and I like her a lot! But if she’s pregnant, and she didn’t tell you, then you aint as close as you think you are son.” Jim said with a laugh.

“Dad, I can’t believe you just said that! I think I have to go wash out my ears now! This is not funny! She could be really sick!” Kyle said while now looking his dad straight in the face.

“Calm down Kyle, just trying to lighten you up. I’m sure Liz is fine.” Jim said just as Mrs. Parker came over to refill their coffees.

“Mrs. Parker, is Liz all right? I’m worried about her. She’s been gone a long time!” Kyle said with such concern.

“Oh Kyle, she’ll be fine. I just sent her up to her room to lie down. She has a Doctor’s appointment this afternoon, but don’t worry. She’ll be fine.” She said with a smile. “Now, is there anything else I can get you gentlemen?” she asked with another smile.

“Oh no, the coffee is just fine for now, but thanks for asking. Man, it’s really busy in here today.” Jim said while looking at all the full tables.

“Yes, it really is. Must be because of school being out for the week, plus we’re pretty full most of the time with our regular breakfast customers too. Well you guys enjoy your coffee, and let me know if you need anything else.” She said then left to fill more empty cups.

There was a long silence between father and son, when suddenly Jim finally spoke. “You know, I remember when your mom was pregnant for you. You know son, women have to go through so much hell during their pregnancies which one can’t even imagine unless they’ve experience it.”

“Hell? What kind of hell?” Kyle questioned while looking at his dad with disbelief in his eyes.

“Oh, their bodies go through so many changes, and then there’s the hormones all going crazy all at once! Why, I’m lucky I survived your mom’s pregnancy for you!” Jim said with a laugh.

“What? What do you mean that you’re lucky you survived? Why? What happened while Mom was pregnant for me?” Kyle questioned.

Jim began: “Well, the first three months, all your poor mother did was throw-up and she had terrible mood swings from all those hormonal changes. I never knew what to expect when I got home from work every day. One minute she was screaming at me, “You! You did this to me!” as she would go running off to get sick. And I thought she really hated me! But then there were times that she would be all over me, telling me how much she loved me, and how excited she was to be pregnant. I just never knew what to expect when I’d walk through that door from work.” Jim said then took a sip of his coffee.

“Geez, I remember this one time that I came through the door and a frying pan came flying at me from across the room! I ducked and said: “What are you trying to do, kill me?” And do you know what she said? “No Jim, if I were trying to kill you, I’d be throwing stake knives instead!” Jim laughed then took another sip.

“Then about a half hour later, I found her in tears on the floor in your nursery as she had all your baby things laid out in front of her. And she looked up at me with tears streaming down her face, she told me how happy she was, and how much she loved me!” Jim said with another laugh.

“She sounded like she was mentally ill!” Kyle said with the look of horror on his face. “No son, that’s what you call pregnancy, and that’s what women go through while they’re pregnant. And that’s just the first three months! Never mind all the changes their bodies have to go through the rest of they’re pregnancy!” Jim said and took another sip of his very cold coffee and made a face for his dislike of cold coffee. “I’m going to go get a refill. Do you want one?” He asked his horrified son. Kyle just shook his head no, with his eyes still wide, while in shock.

As Jim made his way to Maria who was behind the counter picking up an order, Jim said: “Hey Maria, do you think I could get a refill on my coffee?” while smiling at her.

“Oh I’m sorry! Let me get you that for you. Gosh, I’m sorry I didn’t get over to your table. It’s just been so busy this morning,” she said and then Michael chimed in with: “Yeah, it’s like Mr. P. put out a sign that reads: ‘Work Michael’s butt off today and receive a free drink!’” and both Maria and Jim burst out laughing!

“Hey, it’s not funny! I’m busting my tail off in this hot kitchen!” Michael said in his usual annoyed tone.

“And what do you think I’m doing Michael? Relaxing in a nice warm bubble bath?!” she said while staring at him in disbelief.

“Now that’s something I’d like to see!” Michael said as he smirked at Maria.

“Men!” she said exasperated while shaking her head, and picked up an order and left.

Jim just laughed out loud, and made his way back to his table.

As Maria came back around the counter to get another order, she felt Michael just staring at her. “What?! What, did you have something to say, or are you just going to keep staring at me?” she asked him while being frustrated.

“No, well, just can’t get that picture of you in the bubble bath out of my head now, that’s all.” He said with another smirk.

Maria decided to tease him and get him back for embarrassing her in front of Jim, so she said: “You mean you can’t stop thinking about me while I lay completely naked in a nice, warm hot tub with the bubbles just barely covering my breasts. And as I slowly move and stretch out, the warm water and bubbles splash up and down revealing my hot naked soft bouncy breasts with my pink nipples as hard as diamonds poking straight out? Is that what you keep picturing Michael?” she said in her most sensual sexy voice while leaning ever closer to him.

Michael just froze, and said, “Great! Now you’ve done it!” as he looked down at himself. “I won’t be able to pee for a week now! Thanks a lot Maria!” he said and tried to adjusted his apron to hide him manhood from view, but it wasn’t working. Maria just burst out laughing, and said: “Well it serves you right, for thinking about me that way in the first place!”

Michael’s very flushed face, became even more flushed as Mr. Parker entered the kitchen. “Mr. P., do you think I could take a break, because I really need one right now?” he asked while holding his hands in front of himself, and Mr. P told him: “Oh yes Michael, you’re due for a break anyway. Go on and I’ll man the grill for awhile.” Michael thanked him and as he was rushing to the back, Maria said to him: “Yes Michael take a break to cool down, and remember to use lots of cold water.” And she burst into laughter again.


TBC…

posted on 20-Nov-2002 5:06:39 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 4


As Liz lay on her bed with a damp cool facecloth on her head, she just kept thinking how the Doctor must have switched her blood with someone else’s by mistake. How could they make such a mistake?! She wondered to herself, because there was no way that she could be pregnant, because she was still a virgin.

Soon she became sleepy and drifted off into slumber…

FLASH!!! Suddenly Liz found herself on a cold white table with wisps of white fog swirling all around her. Fear set in immediately when she discovered that she was completely paralyzed and naked.

She tried to scream but to no avail, her voiced was silenced. She couldn’t utter one word or sound and that made her panic even more!

Suddenly, she heard Max’s voice in her head, telling her: “Liz, don’t panic. I’m here right by your side. It’s all right, I’m right here with you.”

With all of her strength, she slowly turned her head to her left, and there before her, she could see Max lying on a table right beside her with about 24 inches between the two of them.

She tried to reach for him, but couldn’t move one muscle. She could only just barely move her head, and she began screaming in her mind.

“Liz! Liz, it’s all right. I’m here with you! I’m here Liz, don’t worry. I won’t let anything happen to you.” She heard Max tell her inside her mind again.

“Where are we Max? Oh God, I don’t like this place! Please Max, take us away from this place!” she thought and he could hear her thoughts as well.

She just stared into his eyes as her tears began to form. With pleading in her eyes, as she stared into his eyes, she begged him: “Please Max, take us away from here. I’m frightened!”

“Liz, I don’t know where we are, but we are together and I won’t let anything hurt you, Ok?” she heard Max tell her in her mind once more, as he stared into her tear filled eyes.

Suddenly, the fog began to swirl and move, and now she could see all of his naked body. She quickly closed her eyes, for she had never seen a naked man before, and she was embarrassed that she was naked too.

“Max, please don’t look at me! I’m naked, please don’t look. Please Max, just look away from me. I’m embarrassed for you to see me like this!” she pleaded with him in her mind.

“Liz, listen to me. Look into my eyes. I will only look into your eyes, I promise!” He said, and when she looked into his eyes, he was staring right back at her into her eyes as he had promised.

Then all of a sudden, she could see shadowy figures lurking about behind Max, and she started to scream in her mind again. “Max, I see something, people I think behind you! Max, can you hear me,” she screamed in her mind.

“Yes, Liz, I see them too, and they are right behind you also.” Max’s said as his voice sounded more ominous now, but steady.

FLASH!!! Suddenly Liz felt her legs being spread wide open, and she began to scream in her mind again when she saw this very thin but long gray hand being placed over her face and onto her head. Then she heard her captors speak directly into her mind.

“You will be calm. You will be safe. You will not be injured,” the voices speaking all in unison, in a very cold and monotone manor. Liz screamed in her mind again, as they continued to spread her legs apart and put her feet into some kind of stirrups.

“Max, help me please!” she begged him with her mind, and looked at him helplessly as their captors did as the pleased to her.

Suddenly, she saw this foot long thin needle and they began to place it between her legs, and she began screaming in pain as they inserted it into her vagina.

“Liz, take my hand! Take my hand now! I know you can do it. Take it now!” Max told her firmly, and with all the strength she had inside of her, she slowly reached out to touch his all ready out stretched hand and they connected hand in hand, and their interlinked hands began to glow.

FLASH!!! The next thing Liz knew is that she is now lying naked on top of Max’s warm naked body, and he’s holding her in his loving arms, and he was kissing her so passionately, making love to her tongue with his. Then he began kissing from her lips to her neck to her shoulders and then onto her breasts. Softly kissing and nibbling, gently biting to suckling, which sent shivers all up and down her entire body.

She felt so safe in his loving arms, which nothing else seemed to matter at that point, as long as she was with Max and in his loving embrace.

“Liz, I’ve waited for this moment for so long,” he said as his eyes welled with tears. “I love you so much, that I wish I knew a word more meaningful than the word Love, because that’s how I feel about you.” He said while staring longingly into her beautiful chestnut eyes and straight into her soul.

“Max, I feel the same way. I love you with every inch of my being, and I’ve longed for you to make love to me, and finally we will become one.” she said as her tears spilled down her soft flushed cheeks. He kissed her so passionately as he slowly entered her, being as careful as possible until he filled her to capacity, and then they became one for the very first time.

Max felt every sensation, every emotion and every feeling that Liz was experiencing, and he knew that she felt each and every one of his too. She softly moaned and held onto his strong muscular back, as she felt them become one, as if they were truly one being, truly one body and no longer two.

Liz actually felt Max’s own feeling of his explosional orgasms and if she were he, and yet she knew he felt her own intense orgasms as if he were she, and yet they felt their own as well. It was one body experiencing multiple sets of tremendous orgasms and deep intense love.

Then suddenly Liz saw this most beautifully soft, yet brilliant multicolored vale of sparkling and twinkling lights, washing over their bodies, with an electric blue, and a sparkling and shimmering diamond-like aura surrounding them, bathing and encasing them in a warm electrical field of pure love while they made passionate love.

They felt as if they were floating in this warm colorful vale surrounding them keeping them warm in this pure electrical energy of love. Then slowly it began to dissipate, as it seemed to have melted right into their bodies.

FLASH!!! Liz found herself back onto that cold white table and those gray beings were now directing their attentions to Max.

As she watched her Max lay there helplessly, she saw this long cylinder come out from the fog above and it was placed over his penis, when suddenly she heard Max audibly scream Nooooooooo! as his semen shot straight up that cylinder like an exploding volcano!

Horrified out of her wits, she began screaming in her mind for Max. “Max! Oh Max! Are you all right?” but he remained silent and she became more panicked! “Max, Oh please Max, answer me. Are you all right?” she begged him with her mind.

Then she finally heard his voice, speaking slowly and deeply, “No Liz,… I am not all right, because they just raped me and stole my semen.” And while she looked at him, he slowly turned his head to look at her, and she saw a tear run down his cheek. Her heart just shattered into millions of pieces because there wasn’t anything that she could do to help him. Her heart just ached for him, and she cried right along with him.

FLASH!!! One gray being came back over to Liz, and took that long thin needle again and began to insert it back into her vagina, and Liz began to scream once more.

“Liz, look at me!” Max demanded, and as soon as she did, he somehow took all the pain away from her. He kept telling her in her mind that she was all right, and that she wouldn’t feel any pain just as long as she looked deeply into his eyes.

After the gray beings were finished with that long needle, they spoke to her in that monotone multiple sounding of voices, and told her: “You must never do anything to harm this fetus that we’ve placed inside of you. No harm must ever come to this fetus. This fetus is of your DNA, and of your mate’s DNA, and no harm must ever come to this fetus. Your life depends on it.”

FLASH!!! Suddenly Liz awakened with a start! She quickly sat up in bed and looked around her room, thankful that she was safe in her own bed once again.

As she remembered that dream, she realized that it wasn’t a dream at all! But now she remembered that it really happened to her! She began crying hysterically, when she heard a soft tapping on her door. And as it slowly opened, it was Maria.

“Liz honey, are you awake?” she asked as she slowly entered the room. But as soon as she saw Liz crying, she rushed over to her bed, sat beside her, and wrapped her arms around her, and asked, “Liz honey, what’s wrong?! Oh Liz, please tell me what’s wrong!”

“Oh Maria, you wouldn’t believe me even if I told you! I can barely believe it myself!” Liz said in between sobs.

“Liz, please tell me! I’ll believe anything you tell me, you know that! I’m your best friend in the whole world, and I’ll believe you. Just please tell me what’s wrong!” Maria said as she held Liz tightly in her arms.

“Ok, I’ll tell you, but you have to promise to not interrupt, or I will stop talking and I mean it! You can ask your questions later, but if you keep interrupting me while I tell you, then I’ll never get through it, Ok?” Liz told Maria as she tried to dry her eyes.

Liz took a deep breath, wiped her tears away, and began: “I am pregnant. But no, I have never slept with Max, or anyone else for that matter. I’m still a virgin!” Liz said, but Maria blurted out, “Then it would be impossible for you to be pregnant!”

“Maria, I mean it! I’ll just stop talking and that will be the end of it!” Liz said firmly. And Maria was silent after the last warning, and let Liz tell her the whole story.

TBC…

posted on 4-Dec-2002 2:57:03 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 5


Maria just sat there stunned, after Liz finally finished telling her about her memories of being abducted by those gray aliens.

“Maria? Maria, do you believe me? Oh please believe me!” Liz begged as her eyes filled with tears once more.

Maria took Liz into her arms and held her tight, while saying: “Shhh, it’s all right. It’s over now. Yes Liz, I believe you, but please don’t cry. I’m here with you, and you’re going to be fine. Liz, honey, please don’t cry.” As she just kept stroking her hair and back to comfort Liz with one hand and holding her with the other.

“Maria, what am I going to do? I mean, here I’m pregnant and how will I ever tell Max?! Will he believe me? Oh Maria, I barely believe it myself!” Liz said and began to cry again.

“Liz, look at me. Max loves you! Of course he’ll believe you! Liz, honey, don’t cry. We will work this out together. Honey, please don’t cry.” Maria said while still holding her tightly.

Then Liz said with coming to the realization: “Maria, my parents! I told my mother that there was no way that I could be pregnant, but now I know that I am! Oh, what am I going to do?!” She just held onto Maria, while her tears fell softly down her cheeks.

“Liz, it’s going to be all right. You’ll see. You will always have me, and we will work this all out, so honey, please don’t cry.” Maria said to comfort her.

“Do you think Max will really believe me? I mean he has never spoken of other aliens before. As a matter of fact, he avoids the subject of aliens all the time! What am I going to do if he doesn’t believe me?! It will kill me if he doesn’t believe me! I can’t loose Max! I just can’t because he is my life, and my only true love. I couldn’t live without him!” Liz said as she worked herself into sheer panic.

“Liz, of course Max will believe you! Honey, don’t even worry about that! He truly loves you, and he would never leave you! Liz, you know that, don’t you? He loves you!” Maria said, as she looked Liz straight in the eyes.

“Oh I hope you’re right. I just couldn’t live without him!” Liz said, while wiping her tears away.

“Liz, I was just thinking about that vision you had as you and Max made love. You mentioned something about that vale of multicolored light that just seemed to disappear into your bodies. Liz, I think that was Max’s alien side. He not only made love to you with his body, but with his soul too! And that light was his soul, or his alien side, or maybe they are one in the same? It was what makes him who he is! Think about it. You said that you felt encased in that light as you floated in the air while making love. I think that’s when he was making love to your soul with his! Liz, that’s so beautiful! He totally made love to you with everything that he is!” Maria said while holding Liz’s hands in hers while trying to make her understand.

“Maria, I think you’re right! I felt totally and completely loved by Max, and it did feel like a spiritual experience. I just can’t describe it, but yes, I did feel like he made love to not only my body, but to my soul as well! It was so beautiful that I hated for it to end!” Liz said with tears in her eyes again.

“But did you see those lights when Michael made love to you?! Is that how you know it was Max’s soul, because you saw those lights with Michael?” Liz asked excitedly.

“No, I …I didn’t see those lights when Michael made love to me. I never experienced anything like what you said that you did with Max. So Michael probably doesn’t love enough to love me with his soul too.” And Maria began to sob.

“Oh Maria, don’t cry! I know Michael loves you! Maybe Michael doesn’t know how to release his alien side, or his soul, or what ever it is that makes him who he is. Remember, Michael hides his feelings all the time. That’s why you don’t get those flashes like I do when he kisses you. Oh Maria, don’t cry. I don’t think it’s his fault. It’s just that he doesn’t know how to let his feelings show, because he has been hiding them for so long.” Liz said trying to calm Maria down.

“You think so? Do you really think he loves me, because sometimes I really question if he truly does? But it’s true; he really does hide his feelings all the time, and that’s what’s so frustrating about being with him. He never lets his feelings show!” Maria said as she wiped the tears from her eyes.

“Yes Maria, I believe he truly loves you, but he just doesn’t let his feelings show,” Liz said trying to make Maria feel better.

“Thank you Liz. You really are the best friend anyone could ever have, and I’m thankful that you are my best friend.” She now said with a slight smile.

“Speaking of Michael, he’s been really working his buns of steel off down stair today.” Maria said with a small laugh.

“Oh Maria, don’t say it like that, because now all I can picture in my mind is Michael actually having buns made out of steel!” Liz said while cringing and laughing.

“Hmmm, I bet Max has really cute tight buns of steel!” Maria said and burst out laughing.

“Maria, you are so bad! But I bet Max does too!” Liz said and also burst out laughing.

“Oh it’s so good to see you smiling again,” Maria said while smiling and taking Liz’s hands into hers.

Liz held Maria’s hands and gave them a light squeeze, and said: “Thank you Maria. And you really are the best friend anyone could ever have.”

“So, the restaurant sounds really busy today. Are they doing Ok without me?” Liz asked.

“The restaurant has been really busy! Thank goodness your parents called in another waitress, and both your Mom and Dad are helping out. That’s how come I got to take a break and come up and see you.” Maria said.

Suddenly, there was a light tapping on Liz’s bedroom door, and Mrs. Parker peeked her head in. “Hi honey, just checking on you. How are you feeling? Better I hope.” She said while looking concerned.

“Yes Mom, I am feeling better, thanks.” Liz said as she gave her mom a little smile.

Mrs. Parker replied: “Good! I’m so glad to hear that. Liz honey, I forgot to tell you. The Doctor wants to do an ultra sound on you today when you go into see him, so you have to start drinking some water. You have to have a full bladder before you see him.”

“Oh, Ok Mom. But how much water am I suppose to drink?” Liz asked while looking at Maria now and squeezed her hands tightly.

“Thirty-two ounces, but you have a couple of hours to do it, so don’t worry. You have plenty of time. Liz, you should be resting now. And Maria, we could really use your help down stairs, Ok?” She said and then left.

“Yes Liz, your Mom is right. You should be resting, so I’m going to go back down stairs now. But do you need anything first, before I leave?” Maria asked while giving Liz’s hand a squeeze.

“No Maria, I’ll be fine. And I am kind of tired, so maybe I will try to take a nap. Thanks though. You are the greatest friend, you know that?!” she said and squeezed Maria’s hand back.

Maria gave Liz one more hand-squeeze and said: “But of course!” and then flashed her a huge grin and left.

Liz got up and got a big glass of water, and gulped it down fast. Only three more of these to go, she sighed. Then she lied down and soon fell asleep.


Then next thing Liz knew, was her mother lightly touching her shoulder to awaken her. “Liz honey, it’s time to get up. You need to get ready for your Doctor’s appointment,” Mrs. Parker softly said.

“Oh. Ok Mom. Gosh, what time is it?” Liz questioned. “It’s about 3:30. I thought this would give you enough time to get ready, and have you been drinking water?” Mrs. Parker asked.

“Ok, yes, but I still need to drink more. Thanks Mom. I’ll start getting ready now.” Liz said while still feeling somewhat sleepy, as she rubbed her eyes to help wake up.

Liz got up and went to get another large glass of water, and drank it quickly. She was all ready feeling very full, but she didn’t dare use the bathroom. Now she had butterflies in her stomach as the time got closer to her appointment. She really wished Maria was going with her, but she knew that was impossible because she had to work.

Soon it was time to go, and Mrs. Parker was calling to Liz… “Liz, are you ready? We should be leaving now.” “I’m coming Mom,” Liz called back, then took a deep breath, and began to shake. She was so nervous, but she knew she had to go through with this. She forced one more glass of water down, and then left for the Doctors.

As Liz and Mrs. Parker arrived at the Doctor’s office, Liz felt sick to her stomach. She was so nervous. They signed in at the front desk, and sat down in the waiting room and waited to be called.

Liz and Mrs. Parker sat there not saying a word to each other as Liz looked around the waiting room, looking at the handful of other patients, while feeling very uncomfortable. As Mrs. Parker picked up a magazine to read, they were all ready calling Liz’s name. They got up and went with the nurse and were brought into an exam room. After the nurse took Liz’s vitals, she told Liz to get completely undressed, and to put on a paper gown and to sit on the table and wait for the Doctor.

Liz drew the curtain in front of the table and did as she was told. After she finished, she drew the curtain back, and then sat on the table, and began to shake.

“Liz honey, are you cold? There’s a blanket on the counter, let me get it for you.” Mrs. Parker said as she retrieved the blanket and gave it to Liz.

“Thanks Mom,” Liz said as she wrapped herself in the blanket. Liz was so nervous, that she wanted to run right out of there, but she knew she couldn’t do that. So there she sat and shook with nerves, and soon the Doctor came in.

“Hi Liz, and Mrs. Parker. Well, I want to do the ultra sound first, since you are probably feeling very uncomfortable with having a full bladder. So I’ll have them bring in the ultra machine, and we’ll get right at it.” He said cheerfully, while ringing the buzzer for his nurse. And she brought the machine right in.

“Just lie down and get as comfortable as you can Liz.” He said, and Liz did as she was told.

The Doctor lifted up her gown to expose her stomach, but put the blanket across her pelvic area, and that made Liz feel better. She’d hate to have to lie there having her lower half of her body completely exposed.

Next, the Doctor squeezed this tube of warm clear jelly like substance just below her navel, then began rubbing this flat little paddle all around just above her pubic area. She could hear the machine running, but that was the only sound she heard, as the Doctor never uttered one word while doing the ultra sound.

What seemed like hours, were really only just a few minutes, and the Doctor removed the paddle and put in back onto the machine, and then wiped off the jelly, and finally spoke. “Ok Liz, with that being done, now you may use the rest room. The nurse will show you where it is, so go with her.” He said and helped her up and off of the table.

Liz was so relieved to be able to empty her bladder because she felt like she was going to explode!

When Liz came back into the room, the Doctor asked her to sit back up on the table and said: “Liz, I’m now going to do an exam on you, since you refused one the last time you were here. Ok?”

Liz just shook her head yes, and lied down onto the table, and she began to shiver again from nerves. The Doctor took the blanket and covered her waist then asked Liz to scoot down the table until her bottom was near the edge, then he put her feet into the stirrups.

Liz was so embarrassed that she just wanted to die! She was shaking so badly from nerves, when the Doctor gently put his hand on her knee and told her that everything would be all right.

He draped the blanket over her, then took his position sitting right in front of her and told her: “Now Liz, just let your legs fall apart, and I’ll begin the exam.” And Liz did as she was told, while dieing a thousand deaths of embarrassment.

After the exam was over, the Doctor helped Liz up to a sitting position, and said: “Liz, would you like to get dressed first, or would you just rather I talk to you now?”

Liz, just looked at her mother and said: “No, now is fine,” and she took a deep breath just waiting to hear what the Doctor had to say.

He began: “Well Liz, everything looks really good. You look really healthy, and you’ve managed to become pregnant while still being a virgin.”

Mrs. Parker gasped, and said: “What did you say? She’s pregnant but she is still a virgin?! How can that be?!”

The Doctor explained: “Yes, Liz is still a virgin. Her hymen is still completely intact. I see no tears at all. But let me explain about the hymen. The hymen is a flap inside the vagina that is completely sealed on three sides, with the forth side resting like a very slight slit against the vaginal wall.

Now, a woman can still become pregnant if semen comes into contact with the vagina, or even such as coming in contact with the woman’s panties while she’s still wearing them. The semen can still enter the vagina and make a woman pregnant. The semen can just enter through that slight slit of the hymen.

Now, I’d say that you are about 6 weeks pregnant. I’m going to prescribe some special vitamins for you to take, and you are to take one every day.

Would you like to see your baby Liz? I will print out the pictures that the ultra sound machine took of your baby, and I’ll give them to you. It only takes a minute or two to print them out.” And he pressed a button on the ultra sound machine, and soon the small black and white pictures were printing out.


As Liz and her mother sat silently in the car driving home, Liz was just staring at the pictures of her baby. She just couldn’t believe all this was happening, or why it was happening, but all she could do was stare at her baby, and she instantly fell in love with it.

She just kept remembering hearing those voices in her mind: “This fetus has your DNA, and your mate’s DNA.” This really is Max’s and my baby she thought to herself, as it slowly sunk in.

Suddenly Liz’s train of thought was broken when Mrs. Parker finally spoke. “Liz, honey, I’m sorry I didn’t believe you when you told me that you were still a virgin. I just never knew that a woman could become pregnant while still wearing her panties! I really am sorry honey. I should have believed you.”

“Mom, I can hardly believe it myself. But I still don’t know how this happened? I just don’t know what to say. This is a lot to take in.” Liz said while not taking her eyes off of the pictures of her baby.

TBC…

posted on 4-Dec-2002 3:00:27 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 6


While in the CrashDown Café, Michael and Maria were cleaning up as their shifts were ending. Michael was really tired, and he kept trying to call Max for over 30 minutes for a ride home, but he just kept getting his voice mail.

“Geez, where is he?! He knew I’d need a ride home, since he brought me to work this morning. Where is he?!” Michael growled, and then slammed down the phone.

“Michael, if you need a ride home, I can give you one. I don’t mind.” Maria told him as she was cleaning off the last of her tables.

“I just may have to take you up on that.” He said in his usual annoyed tone.

“Gee Michael, you make it sound as if it would be torture to have me drive you home! Well, if you don’t want the ride, then just say so. I was just trying to be nice!” Maria said while getting annoyed herself now.

“No Maria, I mean yes. I mean yes, I would appreciate a ride home. And it’s very nice of you to offer. Thank you.” Michael said, not sounding as harsh now.

“Are you about ready? Because I am so ready to get out of here. I am so tired, but I made some really good tips today.” Maria told Michael as he was grabbing his jacket.

“I know what you mean, well about being tired, not about the tips part.” Michael told her as they walked out to her car.

It was all ready dark, when they walked out from the restaurant, and made their way to Maria’s car and soon they were driving, when Maria said: “Oh Michael, I need to stop at the store first, is that Ok? My Mom asked me to pick up a few things after work, but if you mind, then I can just drive you straight home. I figured since it was on the way, I could stop at the store first. It’s up to you Michael.”

“No, that’s fine. You can go to the store first. Come to think of it, I could use a few things myself. Well, might as well while we’re there right?” He said. And Maria thought to herself, Hmmm, he’s acting like a normal human being now, and not like the typical ass he usually is.

“Maria, I have a question. Are we still broken up?” he asked.

“Yes Michael, we are still broken up.” She said bluntly.

Michael just kept staring straight ahead and then asked: “Um, any chance that you’d like to change that decision?”

As she kept her eyes on the road, she replied: “No Michael. I think we need some space between us, because, well, we just do, that’s all.”

They were silent with each other the rest of the time they spent together, and she dropped him off at his apartment.

Michael entered the darkened apartment with both his arms full of groceries, and as he was trying to make his way in the dark to the counter to set the groceries down, he heard Max’s cell phone ringing.

Gee, that’s not like Max to forget his cell phone, Michael said out loud to himself, when all of a sudden Michael heard… “Do you always talk to yourself, or is this a new thing?” and Michael jumped and said: “Geez Max!” and he turned on the light.

“And have you always been this jumpy?” Max said bluntly while sitting on the couch, not even looking at Michael with his head leaning against the backrest.

“No, I’m not always this jumpy. Just when voices come at me in the dark when I think I’m alone, that’s all. Why are you sitting in the dark? Did you fall asleep or something?”

“No, I didn’t fall asleep. Just thinking, that’s all.” Max said while still staring at the ceiling and not moving a muscle.

“Ok Maxwell. What’s up? You take off from the CrashDown and I don’t see you for dust. You’re not answering your cell phone and I come home and find you sitting in the dark. Something is up, so what is it?” Michael said as he came and sat on the couch by Max.

“Maria didn’t tell you?” Max said as he continued sitting motionless.

“No, she didn’t tell me anything, why?” Michael said as he felt like he was the only one that didn’t know some important news or secret.

“Well Michael, here it is in a nut shell… Liz is pregnant.” But before Max could finish, Michael jumped up and began walking back and forth while ranting: “What?! She’s pregnant! Max, how could you let that happen?!” “Michael” Max said, but Michael continued to rant: “Oh my God! You’d think you would have learned from the Tess thing!” “Michael” Max said again, but Michael was still on his rant: “And when did you have sex with Liz?! You never told me you had sex with her!” then suddenly Max yelled: “Michael just Shut Up!”

Michael just froze in his tracks, and was devastated that Max told him to shut up!

“Are you finished now so I can actually talk?” Max said in a much calmer tone now.

Michael ran his fingers back through his hair, sat back down on the couch, took a deep breath and said: “Go on, I’m listening.”

Max began: “Good, now listen. The child is not mine. Liz’s baby is not mine. I’ve never slept with Liz, not ever. And I’ve been thinking about it all day long and questioning how could she do this to me? But then I was thinking, did her friendship with Kyle go too far? But then I was thinking if Sean laid one hand on her I’d kill him! But then I was thinking did she get raped and not have told anyone? I have a million questions but I have no answers! I have to talk to Liz, but not now. I just can’t see her right now.

And how I know this, is because her father told me this morning, that they had gotten a call from the Doctor, and he told them that she was pregnant.”

“Her father told you! Man, how did that go?” Michael said nervously.

Then Max replied: “Not well. He was ready to kill me, but I stopped him, and I told him that I wasn’t the father. But now he has plans to send Liz away, and make her give up her baby for adoption, but if I know Liz, she’d never give up her baby. Not ever.

I love her so much, and I can’t be without her, but this! This is killing me! I just don’t know. But I do know that I love her, and nothing will ever change that, whether if we are together or apart. I will always love her. Michael, I am so confused.”

“Max, you are some piece of work. If Maria ever did that to me, I’d never be able to get passed it, and I’d say, ‘ See ya!’ to her, and that would be the end of it! And I do love Maria.” Michael said while shaking his head.

Suddenly Max’s cell phone began to ring and Michael got up to get it. “Don’t answer it! Just let it ring. I don’t feel like talking to anyone right now, except to you.” Max said as Michael picked up the phone.

“Max, it says that it’s Isabel who is calling. Did you ever talk to her today?” Michael asked as he put the cell phone back down on the counter.

“No, I was suppose to, but I forgot. That was probably her that has been blowing up my cell phone all day.” Max said then just laid his head back against the couch again.

“Max, you have to talk to Liz. She’s the only one that can answer all of your questions.” Michael said as he sat on the arm of the couch.

“I know, I know, but I just can’t right now. Tomorrow, I’ll go to see her, but not now. I just can’t right now.” Max said and rested his arm across his eyes.

“Max, have you eaten at all today?” Michael asked as his own stomach began to growl.

“No, I’m not hungry. Just don’t worry about me, I’m fine.” Max replied while still not moving a muscle.

“Well, I feel like a pizza. Feel like a pizza Max?” Michael asked as he looked through the pizza coupons on the counter.

“No Michael, just get yourself whatever you want. Like I said, I’m not really hungry.” Max said again.

“Great, then pizza it is. I’ll get pepperoni on my half, and grasshoppers on your half,” Michael said to see if Max was listening and there was a long silence when finally Max sat up and said: “What did you say? Grasshoppers?! You are crazy, you know that?!” and he laughed and threw a pillow at Michael, which made Michael laugh too as he caught the pillow.

“Hey! I just noticed something… It doesn’t stink in here like it did this morning! How did you get the smell out?” Michael asked curiously.

“Oh that. Well first I tried to remove the smell with my powers, but that didn’t work, and then I opened the windows and door, and washed the couch down with everything cleaning product you had in this place, but that didn’t work either. Then I remember seeing an ad on TV about that stuff Fabreez, so I went to the store and bought a few bottles and finally it worked. That Fabreez stuff really works great!” Max explained.

“Max, do you always explode like that? Because man if you do, it’s no wonder they made you King!” Michael said then burst out laughing.

“Oh man?! No, it’s never happened like that before. Let’s just drop it, Ok?” Max said while being so embarrassed. And Michael began laughing again.


After they had their fill of pizza, Michael yawned and told Max that he was going to bed. “They really kicked my butt today at work, and I’m exhausted. Did you want you want me to stay up and talk with you more, because I will if you still want to talk?” Michael told him while resting his hand on Max’s shoulder.

“No Michael, I think I’ll turn in too. It has been a long day for me too.” Max said, then said goodnight to Michael, and got ready for bed.

It seemed like as soon as Max hit the pillow, he was out like a light, and soon he began to dream.

FLASH!!! Max found himself lying paralyzed and naked on a white table with fog swirling all around him. He could see shadowy figures lurking just beyond the fog, and then he had the sense that Liz was with him.

He fought hard to move his head, and there he saw his beautiful Liz lying on a white table next to him. He tried to reach for her, but he couldn’t move a muscle. Then out from the fog came this small gray being, and he placed his long slender hand with very long fingers just above his head. And that’s when he heard his captors speak in a multitude of voices all speaking to him in his mind in unison.

“Being, you will not be harmed. You and your mate will not be harmed. You will not resist. You will be calm, and not resist.”

FLASH!!! Max sees this long cylinder coming down from above out of the white swirling fog, and it’s placed over his penis.

Then another one of the gray beings placed it’s hand just above his forehead, and …

FLASH!!! Max has this vision of making love to Liz for the very first time. He experiences all of the emotions, and feelings of that vision, then…

FLASH!!! He’s back on that cold white table, and sees his semen shooting straight up into that cylinder as he screams: “Nooooooo!”

FLASH!!! Max awakened with a start, with his heart pounding right out of his chest as he lay on Michael’s couch. He rubs his head, and thinks it was only a dream. But something about it felt very real. It felt too real, as if he had experienced it. He just didn’t want to believe it. Had it really happened, he thought to himself?

He took a deep breath, and then laid back down, and soon he was asleep again.

TBC…


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posted on 4-Dec-2002 3:08:17 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 7


Liz was awakened early by the sounds of what sounded liked loud voices arguing. That wasn’t a sound that she was use to in her home. Her parents never argued, or at least if they did, she didn’t know about it.

She sat up in bed and listened, and yes, it was definite sounds of her parents arguing. She couldn’t make out what they were saying, but she knew if was most definitely about her. And that made her feel terrible! She didn’t want to be the cause of any argument.

Suddenly, that severe nausea struck her again… “Oh no, not again!” Liz said and went running off to the bathroom to be sick once again.

As Mr. Parker was passing Liz’s room, he heard her cell phone ringing, and with her door ajar, he peeked in and said: “Lizzy? Are you awake?” but as he looked at her bed, he noticed it was empty.

Then he heard Liz in the bathroom being sick. His heart just ached for his little girl having to go through that. He still blamed Max for all of this, and he became angry just thinking about it; how Max Evans ruined his precious daughter’s life. Well he was going to make damn sure that his daughter would still have that perfect life that he had planned for her, whether she liked it or not!

As he walked passed her dresser, he noticed the ultra sound pictures laying on top, and picked them up to look at them. There he saw this little shadowy figure of a baby, and a lump developed in his throat, as his tears soon began to sting in his eyes.

No, I will not let her ruin her life, he said to himself, and quickly wiped away a tear with the back of his hand. He took the pictures, and left her room, and decided he needed some air, so he hopped into his truck and took off.

Mrs. Parker came up stairs to check on Liz, and entered her room just as Liz was coming out of the bathroom. “Hi Honey, how are you feeling?” Mrs. Parker asked.

“Ugh! That’s how I feel. Oh this nausea is awful, but otherwise, I feel fine.” Liz told her mother as she walked over to her bed and sat down.

Mrs. Parker went over to Liz and sat down beside her when Liz began: “Mom, I am so sorry for all of this. And I heard you and Daddy arguing this morning, and I am so sorry for that too. You were arguing about me, weren’t you? I know that you were, and I am so sorry. I never meant to cause any trouble between you and Daddy,” and then she began to cry.

With tears welling in her eyes too, Mrs. Parker told Liz: “Honey, don’t cry. It’s all right. Lizzy this is not your fault. It’s just one of those things that just happened. Honey, your father and I will always love you, no matter what. And I will support you in any decision that you decide to make. I mean that Lizzy. I will stand by you always.” Mrs. Parker said while holding her daughter so tenderly in her arms as they both wept.

“Mom, what were you and Daddy arguing about? I know it was about me, but about what exactly?” Liz asked while in her mother’s arms.

“Oh Lizzy, don’t you worry about your father and I. And I’m sorry you heard us this morning. It wasn’t meant for your ears. Just know that we love you with all of our hearts, and you don’t have to worry about a thing, Ok?” Mrs. Parker said as she wiped away Liz’s tears.

“Now, look at me and give me one of your pretty smiles. I want you to know that you do not have to worry about a thing, Ok? We are here for you always Liz. So don’t you worry about a thing, all right?” Mrs. Parker said, and gave Liz a smile and a hug.

“I have some errands to run this morning. Are you going to be all right? I just have to get some orders in for the restaurant so I’ll only be gone for a little while.” She told Liz, and gave her a little smile.

“Yes, I’ll be fine. I think I’m going to go back to bed though. I didn’t sleep too well last night. And I’m not scheduled to work until tonight, so I can sleep as much as I like this morning, if that’s all right with you?” Liz said while looking at her mother.

“Oh Liz yes, sleep as long as you like. I’m sure your body needs it. Get your rest, and I’ll be back before you know it.” She said, and kissed her daughter on her head, then left.

Liz lay back down, while hugging her pillow, and just kept thinking about Max. How am I going to tell him that I’m pregnant, she thought. I have to think of a way to convince him of the truth. I have to make sure he believes me, but how? She wondered.

As she lay there, she soon closed her eyes and slowly drifted off to sleep while still thinking of Max.


While in Michael’s apartment, Max was awakened by the sound of a motorcycle speeding off outside. He slowly stretched his stiff and sleepy long body, and figured it was Michael leaving for work. Then he remembered that strange alien dream he’d had the night before, and the more he thought about it, the more it felt so real, like it had really happened. It felt more like a memory than that of a dream.

Then he remembered that dream he had of making love to Liz for the very first time. Oh how he longed for that moment to happen. He loved Liz more than life itself, and he knew that there was no way he could ever live without her. He would stand by her forever, no matter what,… if she’d let him.

I have to see Liz and talk to her and I have to see her today. Max thought to himself. He quickly got ready, and then grabbed his key, and cell phone, and then he was off to see Liz, with butterflies in his stomach.


Soon he arrived at Liz’s and he looked around but didn’t see either of the Parker’s vehicles. Good! He thought. This way he could talk to Liz without having to worry about her parents this morning.

He quickly climbed her fire escape, and soon was at her window. He peeked in and saw Liz lying on the bed and he gently tapped on her window, but she didn’t move. He tapped a little louder, and he saw Liz sit up with a start. He didn’t mean to wake her, but he had to talk to her this morning.

Liz slowly came to the window, with butterflies in her stomach now, and gave Max a smile as she opened the window and he gave her a smile back.

“Hey Liz,” he said softly. “May I come in?” he asked. “Oh yeah sure!” she said nervously as she stepped back from her window, and he hopped into her room. He then gave her a light kiss on the side of her head, and he just closed his eyes and gently rubbed the side of his cheek against her soft hair, while drinking in the beautiful aroma of her hair.

Liz stayed motionless, as she felt his warm body up close against her, and she just wanted to hold him and never let him go because she feared that she’d loose him if he didn’t believe her. She had to make sure somehow that he would believe her.

Then at the same time, they both said: “We have to talk.” “Oh, well, Liz, you go first.” Max said softly again. “No, no, it’s Ok, you can go first,” Liz said nervously. “No Liz, please, you go first,” he said, as he was nervous too.

“Ok Max. Well I need to ask you something first. I need to ask you to please hold my hands and experience something, like I know that you can do. I have to share an experience with you, and this is the only way I could think of so you will understand, because I cannot just tell you this with words. Please, will you do that for me?” she asked and then took a deep breath.

“Ok Liz, I think I can do that. I will hold your hands while you concentrate, and I will see the experience that you want to share with me.” he said and reached out for her hands.

Liz nervously placed her small delicate hands into his long slender hands, and soon they had a connection. Within seconds, Max began to experience all of those flashes and events that took place with Liz at lightning speed, all bombarding him at once at first, then they became more clear as the flashes organized into more coherent visions, but still at lightning speed.

Then suddenly the visions of the whole alien abduction stopped, and Max let go of Liz’s hands and immediately embraced her tightly, and began saying: “Oh my God, it’s true! My visions were true! It’s really true!”

“Max, you do believe it, don’t you?! You saw that it really is true. It really is true.” Liz said with tears streaming down her face while looking up at Max.

“Oh yes Liz, I know that it’s true, but don’t worry. Liz, I had some of those visions too, but I thought they were just dreams at first, but now I know they are true. We’ll get through this together. I promise you, we’ll get through this together.” he said while holding her tightly.

“When your father told me that you were pregnant yesterday, I… I just didn’t know what to think at first, but Liz, even if this wasn’t my baby, no matter what, I’d stand by you forever.” He told her while now holding her face gently in his large warm hands, and looking deeply into her tear filled eyes.

“Wait, my father told you yesterday?! Oh Max, you knew that I was pregnant, and you still came to see me this morning?! Oh Max, I love you so much! I love you with all of my heart!” she said as she wrapped her arms tightly around him, and just sobbed in his arms. To think that he loved her that much, just over-whelmed her.

As Liz got control over her emotions, she finally said: “I saw the Doctor yesterday, and he said that everything was fine. And he told my mother and I that I managed to become pregnant while still being a virgin. Then he explained that a woman could still become pregnant while even having her panties on, if the man’s semen came into contact with them.”

“Really? I never knew that! But that’s good that he told your Mom that. At least now she knows that you are still a virgin,” Max said shyly.

“Oh Max, I have pictures of the baby! Let me get them and show you!” she said as she wiped her tears away, and went to retrieve them from her dresser, but she soon discovered that they weren’t there. Then she noticed that her cell phone was turned off, and she knew that she didn’t turn it off. Then she realized it must have been her father that took her baby’s pictures, because she knew that her mother never would have.

“Max, I can’t find the baby’s pictures! Oh my God, my father must have taken them! I can’t believe he did that! He had no right to do that!” she said while becoming upset.

“May I try to get a connection with our baby, please Liz?” he asked softly. “Oh Max, yes! Please, try to connect with our baby.” Liz said and she lay down on the bed, and lifted up her pajama top to reveal her small flat stomach.

Max nervously placed his hand on her stomach, closed his eyes, and began to concentrate as his hand began to glow. He remained like that for several minutes, but then removed his hand slowly, and said: “Liz, I… I can’t feel the baby. I can’t connect with our baby at all!” and he put his head down like he had failed.

Liz sat up and told him: “Max, it’s probably just too soon, that’s all. Don’t feel bad, it’s just too soon. You can try again as I get further along in my pregnancy. It probably takes longer to connect because I’m human. Maybe that’s the reason why you couldn’t connect. Don’t feel bad, Ok?” and she gently caressed the side of his face.

“Yes, that must be it. It’s just too soon, that’s all.” he repeated her words, but he still felt badly that he couldn’t make a connection.

“Liz, I want you to know that I will stand by you forever. No matter what ever you decide, I will stand by your decision.” Max told her as he took her hands in his.

“Max, I’m keeping our baby! I don’t know why this happened, but I am keeping this baby!” she told him adamantly.

Max gave a sigh of relief, and said, “I… I was hoping you would say that,” and then he held her in his arms. “Liz, I love you so much. You are my life, and I just couldn’t live without you.” He said and then kissed her.

They slowly lay down on the bed all the while not ever breaking that kiss. They continued to kiss with such passion and caressing each other, that Max could sense and feel Liz’s feminine tingles developing, which in turn he too began to get very turned on. He never wanted to stop, and just wanted to make love to her so badly, but now wasn’t the time. Not like this, not now with having the fear that her parents could just come home at any minute. He wanted their first time to be special. It had to be special at the most perfect time for the both of them. And it had to be when Liz said it was time. He was not going to put any pressure on her at all. He would let her decide when it was that perfect time.

Suddenly, they heard her dad’s truck pull-up and park outside, and they froze. “Max, you have to leave. I’m sorry but my dad can’t find you here.” Liz said in a concerned tone.

“I know Liz, but I just hate to leave you! But I know I have to leave. I’ll be back though, later tonight after your shift is over, Ok? I love you so much,” he said and kissed her once more, then left when it was safe to do so.

TBC…


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posted on 12-Dec-2002 3:40:40 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 8


As Max was getting into his car, his cell phone began ringing. “Hello?… Oh hi Iz. Yes, I’m sorry I didn’t meet with you yesterday, but something important came up. Yes, yes, I know that you said it was very important…what? You want me to meet with you now? Ok…Ok, I’ll be right over.” Max said and then hung up his phone.

Just as he was about to ring Isabel’s doorbell, she opened her door quickly, and grabbed Max by the arm, and dragged him inside her apartment and quickly closed the door behind him.

“You know Iz, you don’t have to keep dragging me around!” he said a bit frustrated by her boldness.

“Oh sorry, but I am so eager to talk to you that I feel that I might burst if I have to hold this in any longer!” she said while acting nervously.

Max saw how she was reacting and he started to become worried. “What’s wrong Iz? Tell me, what’s wrong? Are you all right?” Max said in a concerned tone.

“First, please sit down.” She said and he sat down on the couch as Isabel sat right beside him.

“Gosh, now that I have you here, I don’t even know where to begin.” She said with a nervous laugh.

“Well, how about at the beginning. That’s always a good place to start from.” Max chimed in.

“Ok, what I’m about to tell you is really important, but it’s also a bit embarrassing, so please just bare with me, Ok?” she said as she nervously played with her wedding set on her finger.

“Max, the other night, while Jesse and I were in bed, um, well… while we were in bed, she whispered, ‘making love’ “something happened.”

“Iz,” Max interrupted, “You don’t have to whisper ‘making love’. You and Jesse are married, and that’s what most married couples do, so it’s all right to make love” he whispered back at her, and then smiled

“Oh I know, I know, but I just don’t want you thinking of us, you know, in that way” she said nervously.

“To late, it’s in my mind now,” he said with a little laugh.

“Max! Stop that!” she yelled and slapped him on his arm.

“Ouch! Hey, I’m sorry, but you keep making such a big deal out of it, that now that’s all I keep picturing in my mind!” he said and chuckled again.

“Ok, I can see this is not working, so turn around Max, and I’ll turn around so that we are back to back, because I can’t tell you while facing you. Go on turn around.” She told him while urging him.

“You are serious, aren’t you?!” Max said in disbelief.

“Yes Max, I’m dead serious, so turn around! But I swear Max Evans, if I hear one hint of laughter coming from you, then I swear I’ll hurt you!” she said as she turned around.

Max sighed a deep sigh, and turned around so now he and his sister were back to back, all the while thinking that this was ridiculous.

“Ok, I’ll try to begin again.” She said and took a deep breath, and began again. “Well, like I said before, the other night, while Jesse and I were in bed um, you know, um ‘making love’, I heard you calling for me but in my mind. I heard you calling to me, but I heard it in my mind! Then as I opened my eyes, I saw a gray alien standing in my bedroom at the foot of my bed! And I knew then that you were in trouble! And without thinking I called out your name! And Jesse nearly flipped out! He began saying: “While I’m making love to you, you call out your brother’s name instead of mine?! Oh my God! What’s going on?! What the Hell is that all about Isabel?!” and suddenly that alien raised it’s hand and shot a strange light beam at us, and I couldn’t stop it because Jesse was on top of me, and before I knew what happened, that light beam hit us, and the next thing I knew, it was morning! Ok Max, you can turn around now.”

“Oh Iz, I’m so sorry that they’ve involved you too.” Max said as he slowly turned around and was looking at Isabel now.

“Max, what do you mean you are sorry that they’ve involved me too?! You know about these gray aliens?! Max, tell me what’s going on!” she said while in an almost state of panic.

“Iz, does Jesse remember any of what happened?” Max asked with concern.

“Yes! He remembers me call out your name instead of his in the heat of passion! And believe me, I’ve been trying to talk my way out of that one! I just told him that I thought I heard your voice, and that you sounded like you were in trouble. But if he believes me, I don’t know, but he’s been acting strangely towards me, and we haven’t made love since! I’m afraid that my husband thinks that I’m some perverted sicko now! But tell me what you know about these gray aliens.” She said while looking Max straight in the eye now.

Max took a deep breath then said: “Now I have something to tell you.” And he told Isabel the whole story, including the shared visions with Liz.

“Iz, I do vaguely remember something. When I found myself paralyzed on that white table, I remember calling out in my mind for help from you and Michael. I’m sorry I involved you, Iz. I’m really sorry.” Max said sincerely.

“Oh Max, I wish I could have helped you, but I didn’t know where you were, and that alien wasn’t about to let me find out!” she said while taking his hand.

“Max, have you ever listened to those people on TV that say that they’ve been abducted by aliens?” she asked while looking at him seriously.

“No, and I’m kind of ashamed to say this, but I just kind of thought that they were having delusions of some sorts. Gee, I sound like a hypocrite now, don’t I?” he said softly.

“Well Max, I have listened to them, and they always tell just about the same story. About being abducted, not being able to move, lying on an exam table of some sorts, and having eggs removed, and semen samples taken, and most importantly, being impregnated. But they are told that the babies are hybrids. Sort of like us Max. The babies have human DNA, but also their DNA, and Max, I’m sorry to tell you this, but these aliens always take the babies back! The humans are never allowed to keep these babies and they always take the babies back in the 3rd or 4th month of pregnancy.! So Max, I don’t think they will let you and Liz keep your baby.” She said with such empathy in her voice.

“Well I’ll stop them! I won’t let them take the baby! Somehow, I’ll stop them. Iz, please, I’ll need your help to do this, and I’ll need Michael’s help to! We can guard Liz night and day to prevent this from happening!” Max said with desperation in his voice.

“Max, I don’t think we can stop them. They are a whole race, and there are only the three of us. How can we stop a whole entire race?! Max, be realistic.” She said while trying to make him understand.

“Isabel, I need you to at least try! Please Isabel, if it were your child, I would protect it with my life.” Max told her while looking into her eyes.

Then suddenly Isabel burst into tears, and grabbed her brother and held him tight while saying: “Oh Max! You would do it for me! Oh thank you for being your wonderful self! Ok Max, I will try.” And Max held her tighter and his eyes began to fill with tears.

Then suddenly Jesse came walking through the door, to find the two hugging.

“Hey, what’s going on?” he said in a surprised tone.

“Oh nothing. Just a brother and sister moment, that’s all,” Isabel said as the two quickly separated while she wiped her tears away.

“Hey Max, how are you?” Jesse said as he put his brief case down. “Oh, hey Jesse. I’m fine thanks,” as he quickly wiped his tears away, then cleared his throat. “Well, I have to get going so I’ll see you two later, Ok,” Max said then quickly left. And they both said goodbye to Max.

“So, what do I owe this honor to I have my wonderful husband home so early in the day?” Isabel said with a smile while wiping her tears away.

“Well, I thought that I’d take my beautiful wife out for lunch today,” he said as he wrapped his arms around Isabel’s waist, and then gave her a kiss.

“I hope I didn’t run Max off. What was that all about anyway?” Jesse asked most curiously.

“Well, please don’t tell anyone, but Liz is pregnant.” Isabel told him, but left she out the alien part.

“Oh my God! What are they planning to do?” Jesse asked while looking at Isabel.

“I think they want to keep the baby, but I just don’t know, Jesse.” She said while she wrapped her arms around him and held him tightly, and feeling a bit guilty for not telling him the whole truth.

As Jesse held Isabel in his arms, he too was feeling guilty, because there was information that he couldn’t share with her, and it was just killing him. He couldn’t tell her that Mr. Parker had come into the office to see Mr. Evans this morning, and it sickened him to think about how he had over-heard the two fathers plotting against their own children. But he couldn’t breath a word of it to Isabel, nor to anyone else, and it was just tearing him up inside.

Up until now, he had the utmost respect and the highest of regards for his father-in-law, but all that was shattered today. Shattered into millions of pieces, and he will never be able to get over this. How could anyone be so vile, was beyond his comprehension. The man he thought he knew, was not the man that he saw today. It was though he was seeing him for the very first time, and he hated the man that he saw today. He never knew how evil his father-in-law could really be, and now he was feeling like he had to do something about it, but what he thought. He would really have to think about this.

He closed his eyes, and just held onto to his beautiful wife. He needed her more than anything right now. He needed the warmth of her touch and the comfort that she so willingly provided. He needed to forget about what he saw and heard today, and only his beautiful wife could do that for him. As he held her in his arms, holding her close to his body, he became lost in her love.

TBC..

posted on 17-Dec-2002 4:04:17 PM
(Thanks Lissa for the feedback. It really means a lot!)



“Forever”
Chapter 9


After Max left, Liz went down stairs to talk to her father. She was so angry with him for taking her baby’s pictures that she couldn’t even think straight. All she wanted was to get her baby’s pictures back.

She found her father in the storage room, and confronted him head on. “Dad, did you go in my room and take my baby’s pictures?! Don’t even deny it because I know it was you! You had no right to take them!” Liz yelled angrily.

“Liz, don’t you take that tone with me! Remember I’m still your father, and you will speak to me with respect!” He yelled back.

“Respect?! Ha, that’s a laugh. How do you expect me to respect you after what you’ve done! You had no right to take my baby’s pictures, and I want them back right now!” she demanded.

“Liz, I told you! Don’t you take that tone with me! You will speak to me with respect, or you will not speak to me at all!” he yelled back.

Suddenly Mrs. Parker came rushing in while saying: “What’s going on?! I could hear you two yelling from outside! We have a business here and you can’t be doing this!”

“Mom, Dad took my baby’s pictures and he won’t give them back!” Liz said while staring at her Mom. Mrs. Parker just looked stunned and said: “Is this true Jeff? Did you take the pictures?”

“I don’t have them! And stop referring to it as your baby, because there is no way in Hell that you are keeping that baby!” he told her bluntly.

“You can’t tell me that I can’t keep my baby! I’m keeping my baby, and you can’t stop me!” she yelled.

“Lizzy, listen to me. Keeping that baby would be the biggest mistake of your life. I will not let you ruin your life like that! No, you have to give the baby up! And honey, I don’t blame you. I know it’s not your fault; it’s Max Evan’s fault! He’s nothing but some punk kid that took advantage of you!” he said angrily.

“Dad stop it! Stop it right now! Max is not a punk! I love him and he loves me, and he did not take advantage of me!” Liz said as her eyes filled with tears.

“And you are not the first girl that he has gotten pregnant! Don’t you see, honey? You were just another notch on his belt! Honey, you have to see that! I’m trying to protect you! The best thing for you to do is to give up that baby, and forget about Max Evans. It’s your only chance to have a normal life!” he said while trying to make her understand.

“No, I will not give up my baby or Max! They are my life right now. Don’t you see?” Liz said and then burst into tears and ran up stairs to her room.

Mr. Parker’s eyes filled with tears, as he walked over to his wife, and wrapped his arms around her, and silently cried while holding her close. “Nancy, we have to make her realize what a mistake it would be if she kept that baby. We just have to.” He said as he held his wife even tighter as his tears silently fell.


After Liz’s shift was over that night, she went upstairs to her bedroom, and found Max all ready there waiting for her. She smiled at him as she saw him peeking through her bedroom window. She walked over to her window, and opened it to let him in.

“How long have you been out there?” she asked as he climbed into her room, and then gave him a kiss.

“Only for about a half hour, just in case you got off a little early.” And he kissed her back. “It is safe? I mean your parents wouldn’t come in, would they?” he asked while looking at the door.

“No, I don’t think they will. Besides, we are hardly speaking to one another. My Mom and Dad have been arguing, and I had an argument with my father this morning. Oh, everything is such a mess! My Dad wants me to give up the baby and you, but I won’t do that! You and this baby mean everything to me Max. I will not give our baby up, not ever.” She said as she wrapped her arms around Max for his comfort.

Max, waved one hand at Liz’s bedroom door, and locked it. He didn’t want to take any chances of Liz’s parents walking in. Then he could feel more relaxed about being with Liz tonight.

Liz slowly pulled Max towards her bed, and sat down while holding his hand and urged him to sit down as well. Max sat down, and slowly tucked Liz’s hair behind one ear, gently held her face with his warm large hands and kissed her lips so passionately.

They both lay down on the bed, and began making out. Liz had missed that so much. She missed him kissing her and caressing her, and being close to him. It seemed like eternity since the last time they last had the chance to do this, and she planned to take full advantage of it now.

As Max caressed her and made love to her tongue with his, Liz felt like she was in another world, and never wanted to stop. He slowly rolled her over to lie on top of him, as he never stopped kissing her or caressing her.

She was getting really turned on, and began getting those special female tingles, but she didn’t stop. She wanted her time with Max to last forever. As they kissed, both Max and Liz shared multitudes of flashes and feelings and they could feel what each other were feeling, but Liz didn’t need those flashes to know that Max was very turned on. She could feel that physically as his manhood felt very warm and hard against her.

Max could feel her tingles getting stronger in her most feminine places on her body. He had felt them before while they made out, but now they were really tingling, and that turned him on even more.

As she lay on top of him while they continued kissing and caressing each other, with each movement she made, it would rub up against his very large erect manhood, and it was driving him crazy. He wanted her so badly, but didn’t dare go any further than just the kissing and caressing. Now was not the time to make love. Not with the fear of her parents showing up at any time. But now he was soon getting to the point of no return, and so was Liz.

Her special female tingles now had turned into pulsing aches, and she wanted him in the worst way, but she knew that now wasn’t the time either. Not with her parents there, as they could interrupt them at any time. No, now was not the time, she thought.

Max had to slow things down, because he was fast approaching the point of no return… “Liz,…I need to get up. I’m sorry but I just need to get up for a minute.” He said while still giving her little kisses.

“What’s wrong Max? Are you all right?” Liz asked in a concerned tone.
“Um yeah, I was just getting a Charlie horse, that’s all,” but now he was experiencing real pain, for he had waited too long to stop.

Suddenly there was a light knock on Liz’s bedroom door. “Lizzy, can I come in? I’d like to talk to you, if you wouldn’t mind.” Her mother asked.

Liz just stared at Max with her eyes wide open, and answered her through the closed door, “Oh Mom, I was just about falling asleep. Can’t this wait until tomorrow?” she asked while feeling guilty for lying to her Mom.

“Oh, Ok Liz. You get your rest and we’ll talk tomorrow. Good night honey.” Mrs. Parker said. “Thanks Mom. Goodnight.” Liz responded.

Max whispered to Liz: “I’d better go. You really do need your rest.” “No, don’t leave yet. I want you to stay a little while longer.” She protested but she knew he was right.

“I’ll see you tomorrow, Ok? I promise.” He said and then kissed her.

“Oh alright. I’ll let you leave, but I’m already missing you, and you haven’t even left yet!” she said, as she held him tight.

“He gave her one last kiss, while holding her in his arms, then they parted and he went out her window. As she was closing the window, he turned and looked at her, and mouthed: “I love you.” And that made her smile, and she mouthed back: “I love you too.” Then she watched him go down the fire escape and soon he was gone.


As Max entered Michael’s apartment, Michael was already home from work. He had pulled a double shift, and he was sitting on the couch relaxing while watching TV when Max walked in.

“Hey Michael.” Max said as he came in. “Oh Hey Max.” Michael said back. “Did you get a chance to talk to Liz today?” Michael asked.

“Yes, I did and we got it all straightened out,” Max said as he slowly sat on the couch and winced.

“What’s wrong with you? Are you hurt? What happened to you?” Michael asked in a surprised and concerned tone.

“No, I’m fine. It’s nothing. Forget about it,” Max said as he stared at the TV. But Michael wouldn’t let it go. “No Max, I saw you wince in pain. What’s up with that? You are the healer, so why are you in pain?” Michael said while now staring at Max.

“Geez Michael, just drop it. It’s nothing, alright?!” Max said while still not taking his eyes off the TV.

Michael was quiet, but kept staring at Max, when suddenly Max gave a quick glance at Michael, and quickly looked back at the TV.

“There it is! The glance! You are hiding something! I knew it! Tell me Max! What’s going on with you?” Michael said in a demanding tone.

“Geez Michael! Why are you so concerned? It’s nothing, really!” Max said while resting his head against his hand as his elbow rested against the couch.

“I’m concerned because you are most definitely in pain, and you are the healer. Did you loose your powers?” Michael said while staring at Max intensely now.

“Ok, It’s personal, but I’ll tell you. Liz and I were making out, and well, we just made out too long. Longer than we should have and … and I was getting really into it.” Max said when all of a sudden Michael interrupted with… “Wait, you got Blue Balls! Is that it? You got Lover’s nuts?!”

“Well, um, yeah.” Max said while being embarrassed. Michael burst out laughing while saying: “Oh Max, I’m sorry for laughing, but that is a self inflicted wound!” and he continued to laugh.

“But wait, did Liz know that she gave you Blue Balls?!” he then asked.

“No, I don’t think she knows anything about it.” Max said while rubbing his forehead now, while still feeling embarrassed.

“Well Maria certainly does! And sometimes when she was angry with me, she’d get me back by getting me all hot and bothered, and then she’d just stop! And then she’d laugh at me while I would be dying from it! You know, she can be a sick little bitch when she wants to be!” Michael said and cringing just by thinking about it.

“But why didn’t you heal yourself?!” Michael asked next.

“Well, I tried, but kept getting interrupted, so I didn’t get to finish. I’m just a little sore, that’s all. I’ll be fine.” Max said while wanting to change the subject.

“Maybe Maria should teach Liz about Blue Balls! Oh man, I can just picture it now…Maria standing at a black board with her hair in a bun and glasses at the edge of her nose, while little innocent Liz sits at her student desk, wearing pig tails and looking wide eyed as Maria’s pointing to the black board as the male anatomy is displayed. Yeah, Blue Balls 101!” Michael said and he burst out laughing again.

“Oh geez, can we change the subject please?” Max said while slightly groaning from embarrassment.

“Ok we’ll change the subject Max. Don’t worry about it. It happens to all of us sometimes. So, are you going to tell me about Liz and her being pregnant?” Michael asked as he changed to the more serious subject.

Max filled Michael in on everything, but he told him that he didn’t tell Liz about the aliens taking the baby back. He didn’t want to worry Liz.

“Michael, I’ll need your help in protecting Liz and the baby. Please, would you do that for me?” Max asked sincerely.

“Max, I’ll do what I can, but I don’t know how we can do it? But I will try to help Max. You know I will.” Michael said while putting his hand on Max’s shoulder.

“Thanks Michael. That really means a lot to me.” Max said as he looked into Michael’s eyes.

“Well Maxwell, I for one am tired, so I’m going to turn in. Are you going to stay up?” Michael asked. “No, I’m going to turn in too. I’m pretty tired myself.” And they both got ready for bed, and said their Goodnights.

TBC…



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posted on 23-Dec-2002 4:40:20 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 10


Michael had awakened early Sunday morning by the call of nature, but now he couldn’t go back to sleep. Max was sprawled out on the couch still sound asleep.

Michael, feeling hungry now, just decided on getting himself some cereal, and sat and had a quiet breakfast, while trying not to disturb Max.

As Max slept, he began to dream.
Dream sequence… As Max was standing in front of the Observatory, he was feeling so deeply and desperately depressed. He looked up at the twinkling stars in the night’s sky and felt so totally alone in the world. With he and Liz not speaking, and Isabel hating him, he had lost everyone he had ever loved, and his tears began stinging his eyes once more, as they fell while tracing salty stained patterns down his face. His heart severely ached as it deeply wept tears of blood. This was the lowest point he had ever felt in his life.

Suddenly Tess appeared and began speaking to him. She gently took his hand into hers, and told him: “Max, I will be here for you for all of eternity.” He couldn’t be alone tonight, he thought. Not tonight with the way he was feeling, and then they slowly began to kiss. Suddenly, he started seeing visions and flashes of he and Tess making love from their former lives. Making love as husband and wife.

They began walking into the Observatory, while he continued getting visions of sexual images, flashing on and off in his head, and he couldn’t shake them. His mind was being bombarded with very graphic sexual images, which all Max could think of was sex. At that point, all he could think of and all that he wanted was sex.

Then, before he knew what he was doing, Tess was ripping off his shirt, and then he was ripping off hers as well. There he saw her full rounds breasts bulging out of her bra, and he just had to touch them. He slowly began to caress her bra-covered breasts as she moaned, but then he quickly removed her bra. He hungrily took one breast with his mouth and began suckling it hard, while caressing the other wildly.

He felt like he had been drugged, and he couldn’t think straight, as those sexual images continued without ceasing, bombarding his mind completely.

Soon they lay together, completely naked, one on top of the other, as they kissed and caressed each other with heated passion. At this point, he felt neither human nor alien, but as of an animal with deep primal urges.

She spread her legs wide, urging him to enter her as she rubbed her pelvis against his thick swollen manhood. Then with one mighty thrust, he plunged deeply into her, and that’s when he heard her gasp, and felt her intense pain. He dare not move one muscle, for he briefly was coherent again, feeling her intense pain that he had just caused her.

He looked at her and saw the tears spilling from her eyes, as she lay underneath him. As he held his breath, and with all of his strength and concentration, he tried desperately to hold back his orgasm.

She looked into his eyes, and could see the intense strain on his face as he lay completely still, holding his breath, fighting back his orgasm that was right at the brink. She dug her nails into their clothing that lie beneath them, and concentrated as hard as she could to mindwarp him once again.

Then he felt her pain slowly dissipate, and she whispered: “Please Max, finish,” and he let out his breath while saying: “Oh thank you, thank you, thank you,” as he began deeply thrusting into her once again and then he exploded deeply within her.

After he finished and he lay exhausted on top of her, he soon felt her intense pain coming back, as she began to silently cry. It was then that he realized she had mindwarped him into believing that she was all right, but that wasn’t true at all. In actuality, he had ripped her insides to shreds, because she had not been ready to be entered.

“Tess, I’m so sorry! OMG! I am so sorry for hurting you. Please, let me heal you. Please let me heal you now!” he said as he tried to begin the healing. But she wouldn’t let him and she kept saying: “Oh Max, I am so sorry I failed you. I’m so so sorry I failed you.” She kept saying as she rolled over into a little ball while she wept, and Max thought he’d loose his mind.

“What are you saying?! You did not fail me! Please, let me heal you now!” he said while trying to reach for her to heal her. “Tess, I am healing you right now!” he demanded, and she slowly rolled back over to let him.

He gently placed his hand on her lower abdomen, and his hand began to glow. Beads of sweat appeared on his brow as he deeply concentrated, and soon he was removing her pain, and healing all the damage he had caused.

After he finished healing her, she lay her head on his chest while he comforted her in his arms. And she began saying again: “Max, I am so sorry I failed you. I’m so sorry.”

“What are you talking about that you failed me? I am so sorry for hurting you. I never meant to hurt you,” he said while caressing her hair.

“Max, this was your first time, and I wanted it to be perfect for you, but instead, I failed at accomplishing that, and that’s why I am so sorry.” She explained.

“Tess, this was your first time too, and I am so sorry I hurt you. I just didn’t know I was hurting you, and I’m so sorry.” He said sincerely.

Flash! Suddenly Max awakened with a start; Sitting up and gasping while holding his chest while saying: “Tess!”

Michael couldn’t believe his ears when he heard Max shout out Tess’s name! “What the Hell Max?! Why are you dreaming about her?!”

Max, put his face in his hands briefly, then slowly removed his hands by sliding them down his face. Then fully sat up and looked at Michael.

“Michael, I… I lied to you. I lied to you about Tess and my first time sleeping together.” He said while now running his hands back through his hair.

“What? What are you talking about Max? What do you mean you lied to me about you and Tess?” Michael questioned, and came to sit on the couch with Max.

“I lied because I was ashamed. Our first time together, I hurt her. I hurt her really badly, but I didn’t know I was doing it at the time. Oh everything about that night with her was wrong. When I was with her that first night, I wasn’t myself. I mean, all I wanted was sex. I couldn’t think of anything else at the time! All I wanted was sex, and that’s not me. And she kept flashing all these sexual images into my mind, that I couldn’t even think straight.” Max said, as he couldn’t even look at Michael now.

Michael looked at Max, and said: “Good! I’m glad you hurt her! The bitch deserved it! She deserved every bit of pain you caused her!”

“No Michael, no woman deserves that kind of pain, no matter what she’s done!” Max said while looking at Michael now.

“What?! Are you defending her now?!” Michael said in disbelief.

“No, I’m not defending her. I’m just telling you that no one should ever have to go through that pain, not even Tess, with all that she’s done. That kind of pain should never happen to anyone.” Max explained.

“Well, I say the more pain you caused her, the better!” Michael said with hatred in his voice.

“Michael, I think you need to understand this!” Max said angrily, and pressed his hand hard into Michael’s chest, pinning him firmly against the couch where he couldn’t move, and forced Michael to see, feel, and experience that night that he and Tess spent together.

As soon as the vision was over, Michael pushed Max’s hand away while screaming in a deep thunderous roar: “Get off me!” And he jumped up while he continued yelling: “Why did you do that to me?! You had no right to do that to me! That was your experience, not mine! OMG! Now I’ll have to live with that the rest of my life!”

While still shaking, Michael grabbed his jacket and said: “I’m out of here!” and he stormed out! The next sound Max heard was Michael’s motorcycle speeding away.

Max slowly sat down on the couch and ran his fingers back through his hair. He was still shaking from the experience too. He just had to make Michael understand that no woman, no matter what, deserved that.


Michael drove around which seemed like hours, then finally pulled into a local burger joint, since the CrashDown was closed on Sundays.

He went in and ordered a burger and fries, then sat down in a booth in the back and waited for his order to be ready, while still trying to calm down from the incident with Max that morning.

He just couldn’t shake those images, as he sat there trying to think about anything else. Originally, since this was his only day off, he had planned to veg out in front of his TV and relax, but now those plans were shot to hell he thought.

Suddenly, he saw Kyle walk into the burger joint, and Kyle spotted him too. Kyle waved to Michael, and he waved back.

After Kyle placed his order, he went back to talk to Michael. “Hey, what’s up Michael?” Kyle asked as he stood by Michael’s booth with his hands tucked in his front pockets..

“Nothing much. Just thought I’d check out the competition. What are you up to today?” Michael asked just trying to make conversation.

“Right, right” Kyle said with a smile. “I’m not up to anything much, ” he said with little smile.

“When your food is ready, we could share a booth, if you want?” Michael suggested. “Yeah, sure, that’s fine with me,” Kyle said with a surprised tone.

He and Michael weren’t chummy; just barely spoke to each other most of the time. Michael always made Kyle feel kind of nervous, but now, he was actually acting civil, and Kyle wasn’t use to that. He really didn’t trust Michael since everything seemed to piss him off, and he usually wanted no part of when he got angry because he knew that Michael couldn’t control his powers when he got angry. He just didn’t want to be around him most of the time in the event that he got angry. Kyle didn’t want to be a casualty in Michael’s power’s fall out.

Soon their food was ready, and the two sat there barely speaking. It was quite obvious that the two felt somewhat uncomfortable with each other, but Kyle began with minor chatter, and soon they were making idle chitchat.

Kyle began to feel a little more comfortable with Michael, realizing that he wasn’t in a pissed off mood, and had little fear of Michael using his powers in a public place, except when Michael used them to warm up his fries. But in all, Kyle felt relatively safe.

“So, what’s going on with you and Maria? Or is that a sensitive subject?” Kyle asked curiously.

“I don’t know. One minute she’s telling me that she loves me, then the next thing I know, she’s breaking up with me. I can’t figure her out!” Michael said, then took a bite out of his burger.

“Hmm, I make better burgers than this! I don’t think Mr. P. has anything to worry about with this place.” Michael said, then put more Tabasco sauce on his burger to add some flavor.

“Yeah, I know what you mean. This place isn’t that great, but it’s fast in a pinch when you don’t have a whole lot of time when you’re on this side of town. But I’d rather have the CrashDown’s food, that’s for sure.” Kyle chimed in.

“Yeah, me too, and I’m not saying that because I’m the cook, all though, I like the fact that I know what goes into my food.” Michael said while pouring half the bottle of Tabasco sauce on his fries now.

“Michael, can I ask you a question? Since you put so much Tabasco on your food, can you taste anything other than Tabasco?” Kyle asked curiously.

Michael laughed and said: “Believe it or not, yes, I can taste the food, but I just have to put Tabasco on, to add some zip to the flavor. I don’t like boring flavors.”

After they were finished eating, they said goodbye to each other, and they both drove off in opposite directions.

Michael felt so much better after talking with Kyle. Just the small talk with Kyle made him feel calmer and he wasn’t so angry anymore.

He thought he’d go back home, and he’d hoped that Max wasn’t there. He wanted to sit on his couch, relax and watch TV just as he had planned earlier, before that whole Max thing had happened.

TBC…


posted on 30-Dec-2002 6:28:59 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 11


Liz slowly rolled over onto her side as she stirred in her bed early Sunday morning. That familiar feeling in her stomach was beginning to return, and suddenly it hit with full force as she went running to the bathroom, just barely making it.

She splashed some cold water onto her face, as that terrible nausea let up a little after she had emptied her stomach. Oh when will this be over, she thought, as she felt like her stomach had been turned inside out.

She soaked a facecloth in the cool water, and gently wrung it out and placed it against her forehead. That seemed to help somewhat. The coolness from the facecloth against her skin felt good, as she gently dabbed her face, then placed it on the back of her neck. That seemed to help relieve the nausea too.

As she slowly made her way back to her bedroom, she heard a soft knock at her door. “Who is it?” she asked, as she repositioned the facecloth back to her forehead again.

“It’s me honey,” Mrs. Parker said. “May I come in Lizzy?”

“Oh sure Mom, come on in.” Liz said as she sat down on her bed repositioning the facecloth once more, now against her flushed cheek.

“Were you sick again Honey?” Mrs. Parker asked as she came in and sat by her daughter and began gently stoking her hair.

“Yes, and I’m so tired of this terrible nausea. I just wish it would go away!” Liz said as she leaned into her Mom for comfort, and Mrs. Parker wrapped a comforting arm around her.

“I know Honey. That nausea is the worse thing to deal with, but you’ll see, it won’t last forever.” Mrs. Parker said while trying to encourage Liz as she gently gave her a little squeeze.

“Lizzy, I wanted to talk to you. It’s about the baby.” She said, as she lightly stroked Liz’s hair.

“Honey, I want you to know that I will stand by any decision that you decide on concerning the baby. I’ll always be here for you, you know that right? You don’t have to give up your baby if you don’t want to.” Mrs. Parker said as she looked Liz in the eye.

“Mom, I want to keep my baby, but what about Dad? Did he change his mind about me keeping my baby?” Liz asked in a hopeful tone.

“No Honey, he hasn’t changed his mind about that. He just wants you to have a normal life, and to have the opportunity to go to college and fulfill all of your dreams. But he feels that you can’t do that with a baby. You’re life will change drastically when you have a child. I won’t lie to you. I think it would be easier for you if you did give the baby up, but that is your decision, Honey. It’s not easy raising a child, to be totally responsible for another life is hard work, Lizzy. But if you decide that you want to keep your baby, then I will stand by you. Your father on the other hand, will not, so if I have to, I will get a little apartment for you and I, and your father can stay here with his stubbornness.” Mrs. Parker said while stroking Liz’s hair again.

“Mom, you’d leave Dad for me?! Oh Mom, I can’t let you do that! Oh Mom please, it would kill me to know that I was the cause of breaking up your marriage!” Liz said with tears in her eyes.

“No Mom, I won’t let you do that. I will not be responsible for breaking up your marriage! No, Mom, I can’t let that happen!” Liz said while the tears ran down her cheeks.

“Lizzy, I didn’t come in here to upset you. I just wanted to let you know that I will always stand by you, no matter what. Oh Honey, please don’t cry. It’ll be all right, you’ll see. And maybe Daddy will come around, but right now, he has other ideas for you. He wants you to go to a home for unwed mothers out of state, but I don’t agree with that. I want you right here with me. Lizzy you are my baby, and I couldn’t bear to loose you. So you see, I know how you feel about your baby.” Mrs. Parker said with tears welling in her eyes now.

“Mom, I have to really think about this. Please don’t make any decisions yet about getting an apartment for you and I. Promise me you won’t, please. I have to talk to Max about this, since this concerns him too. Will you promise me that, please?” Liz said as she wiped her tears from her cheeks.

“All right Lizzy. I won’t make any decisions about the apartment yet. And I don’t want to rush you in your decision either. Take your time Honey. This is something that shouldn’t be rushed. I just want you to know that I will always love you, no matter what Lizzy.” Mrs. Parker said, as she slowly got up, and placed her hand gently against Liz’s cheek wiping away a tear.

“Mom, I love you too. Thank you for everything.” Liz said, and Mrs. Parker gave her a little smile, then quietly left her room.

Liz lay back down on her bed while hugging her pillow. Now she had more worries to add to her list. She couldn’t be the cause of her parents break-up. She would never be able to live with herself, if they broke up over her. No, I won’t let that happen, no matter what she thought.

*********

As Michael drove down the street, he saw Max’s car parked in front of his apartment. “Damn, he’s still there,” Michael, said to himself. He didn’t want to get into it with Max. He just wanted to forget all about it, and just relax on the couch while watching TV today.

Michael entered the apartment, not knowing what to expect. He saw Max on the couch watching TV, as he threw his jacket over the chair.

“Hey.” Michael said to Max, and Max turned to Michael and said: “Hey. So you’re still talking to me, are you?”

“Yeah, I guess so,” Michael said bluntly without looking at Max, as he fidgeted with his jacket.

“Michael, I think we need to talk.” Max said as he turned off the TV, and turned to look at Michael.

“No, don’t feel much like talking Maxwell.” Michael said while still fidgeting with his jacket, and still not looking at Max.

“Michael, look. I…I’m sorry about what happened earlier. I just felt that you needed to see what I was talking about, that’s all.” Max said but Michael interrupted: “Max, I’m not a child, and I am entitled to my own opinions. And just because I don’t agree with you doesn’t mean that I am wrong. Like I said, I am not a child, and I don’t need to be taught a lesson when I don’t agree with you. You are not my father!”

“I know that Michael. But I just wanted you to know exactly what I was talking about, and I felt that I wasn’t explaining it as clearly as I wanted to.” Max said in defense.

“Look Max. I know that you feel badly about hurting Tess, but it wasn’t your fault, so stop blaming yourself. She mindwarped you, and it’s that clear and simple. She was responsible for getting hurt, not you. So stop feeling guilty about it.” Michael said and went and sat on the couch by Max.

Max took a deep breath, and said: “I do feel guilty about hurting her though. I should have known that she wasn’t ready. I just should have known, that’s all.”

“Max, it was your first time, and suddenly you are suppose to be this great sex expert?! Max, I saw the whole thing, and she couldn’t get wet because she was too busy mindwarping you! Can’t you see that? Don’t you see that? It wasn’t your fault?!” Michael told him while trying to make him understand.

“Michael, when her pain was fading and she told me to finish, I knew that she was mindwarping me, and I didn’t care, and I finished. I feel like an animal!” Max said as he ran his fingers back through his hair.

“Maxwell, listen to me. You did stop when you felt her pain, and you were right at the brink of orgasm! I don’t know of anyone that would have stopped at that point, but you did Max, you did! You didn’t continue until she told you to continue, so no, you are not an animal. It’s not your fault, so stop beating yourself up about it. It’s not your fault!” Michael said while staring at Max.

“You really believe that, don’t you? I just wish I could believe it too.” Max said as he put his head down.

“Maxwell, I know you, and I know you wouldn’t have intentionally hurt her. Max, she had you insane at the time! All those sexual images that she was bombarding your mind with, and you were at the brink of orgasm at the time, so it truly wasn’t your fault! She waited for you to be at your lowest point in your life, and that’s when she pounced on you! She played you Max, can’t you see that?! She planned the whole thing! She got what she wanted, and that was you. Stop playing ‘the I shouldn’t have game’ in your head. What’s done is done, and let it be over.” Michael said as he placed a comforting hand on Max’s shoulder.

“Thanks Michael. You are making me feel better about it. I needed to talk about it, thanks.” Max said while looking at Michael now. “And I’m sorry about before.” Max finished.

“Hey, it’s over and done with, so let’s just leave it at that.” Michael said as he reached for the TV and turned it on, and then began flipping through the channels to find some sports to watch.

Michael sat staring at the TV, but his mind was elsewhere. ‘With Liz being pregnant, it’s no wonder that Max is dreaming about Tess and his son. Here he’s barely 18 and he’s about to loose his second child. That would be hard on anyone.’ Michael thought to himself.

*****

Isabel had awakened early Sunday morning and was surprised that Jesse was still in bed. She slowly turned over to look at the alarm clock, when she realized what time it was…“Jesse, wake up! You’re late for your golfing date with my Dad!” she said while gently nudging his shoulder

“No, I cancelled it. Sorry, I forgot to tell you. Thought I’d just sleep in today with my beautiful wife. Come here and lets snuggle.” He said sleepily.

“Now that’s an offer I can’t refuse,” she said and snuggled close into his arms.

As Isabel lay there in the warmth of Jesse’s arms, she thought that it was awfully strange that Jesse would cancel his golf date. Normally he never missed it. ‘I wonder what’s going on with Jesse and my Dad. Jesse has been acting strangely all week. I wonder if he’s working on a tough case, but he wouldn’t be able to tell me about it. Lawyer ethics and all that.’ She thought.

As he drifted back off to sleep, he began dreaming of being in the office.
Dream sequence… Jesse was in his office, with his adjoining door open to Mr. Evans office, and he saw Jeff Parker walk in to Mr. Evans office. He saw them shake hands, and then he saw Mr. Evans walk over to his adjoining door, and closed it.

Jesse thought that was really strange, since they collaborated on most cases, so he knew something was different going on here.

The two men began speaking loudly, but not as if they were arguing, just speaking loudly in an excitable tone. Jesse was looking in his file cabinet that was near the door, for a case that he was working on, when suddenly he heard part of what the two men were talking about. He only heard bits and pieces, but he heard them discussing something about Liz and Max. But then he heard the words that Liz was pregnant.

Jesse didn’t mean to eaves drop, but he didn’t turn away either. Still looking for that file he wanted, he over heard them talking about a Doctor who could take care of everything. And then he heard the words, “No, they’ll tell her the baby died in childbirth, and then the baby could be adopted out. No one would be the wiser, and this Doctor does it all the time. It’s the best for everyone involved.”

Jesse couldn’t believe his ears! Had he heard right? No, no father could be so cruel to do that to his child, he thought. But then he heard them both agreeing that this was the answer to all of their problems.

Flash…Jesse awakened with a start! “Nooooo,” he said as he sat straight up in bed, scaring the daylights out of Isabel!

“What is it Jesse?! Did you have a bad dream?” she asked while caressing his shoulder.

“Oh, I guess I did. Sorry for waking you. Go on back to sleep,” he said as he lay back down and wrapped his arms around her. “It’s all right. I’m fine. Let’s just go back to sleep, Ok.” He said trying to reassure her.

“Are you sure you’re all right? Do you want to talk about it?” she asked as she lay her head on his chest, and cuddling closer to him.

“No, no, I’m fine. I barely remember it now.” he lied while he held her tightly in his arms. Soon he heard Isabel’s breathing become long and deep, so he knew she had fallen back to sleep. He on the other hand, could not. The thought of those two father conspirering against their own children made him sick. Who did they think they were to play God like that? Jesse had to do something, but what, he thought. He closed his eyes and just tried to enjoy the warmth and comfort of his beautiful wife in his arms while trying to forget just for a little while of what he had to do.

posted on 4-Jan-2003 7:42:13 PM
(Thanks Nicki for the f/b. Glad I'm not the only one in here.)



“Forever”
Chapter 12


Max sat on the front porch of Michael’s apartment staring up at the few stars that could be seen from the city. He watched them twinkling and sparkling in the night’s sky, while his mind was on Liz and the baby.

How could he save his baby, was his most deepest aching question running through his mind. How can just the three of us save my baby, he thought to himself. And how will Liz take the news that the gray aliens wouldn’t allow her to keep her baby, the questioned nagged at him.

Max leaned back on the lawn chair, while still staring at the stars. His mind was weary from all the worrying he’d been doing. How could he make things right? How could he prevent the inevitable? How could he ever comfort Liz completely when it happens? The questions all were bombarding him at once.

He leaned back more while putting his feet up and closed his eyes. He was exhausted, but he hadn’t done anything physical all day. Just the stress of thinking so much had him fatigued, and soon he began to fall asleep.

Dream Sequence… Max found himself back on that cold while table as the white foggy mist swirled all around him. He could hear his captor’s thoughts running through his mind in multiple voices speaking in unison.

“Being, you and your mate will not be harmed. You will not resist. You will be calm.” They told him in their cold monotone voices in his mind.

He forced himself to look at Liz lying on the table beside him, as she stared straight up as if she were in some kind of a trance. “Liz. Liz, can you hear me?” he tried to communicate telepathically to her, but she was not responding.

Max began to fight to move and with all of his strength, he began to move his arms, as the grays became agitated.

“You will be calm. You will not resist. You will not be harmed.” They told him in his mind, as they gathered around him, but Max continued to fight them with all of his might.

Suddenly, Max began rising off of the table as he heard everything around him shaking violently and crashing, as he continued to surge rage throughout his mind and body.

More grays began encircling all around him, and as one gray went to touch him, another stopped its actions and said: “No. You must never physically touch this being. This being is different from the others. This being is not human, and must never be touched because he will be able to see and hear everything about us.” Max heard them say inside his mind.

But Max could hear them speaking even without them touching him, and they didn’t know that!

Max began to calm down as he felt as if his captors had drugged him. They had some mindwarping power that made him feel fatigued, so he wouldn’t resist.

As he calmed down, he lowered back onto that table, as he listened to their conversations, but couldn’t hear all of their thoughts, just the ones that were closely by him.

“This being is most powerful, but is just a mere infant to his race. This being does not know of all the powers he possesses, for if he had, he could destroy us all and our ship. This being with his powers of healing will be most beneficial to us. We need his DNA.” Max heard them say.

Suddenly, the grays start projecting images into Max’s mind of the future of when he and Liz make love for the first time. Max closed his eyes, and could see, and feel every one of those images and then he stopped fighting the grays and allowed himself to experience all that he was feeling with those images.

It played like a movie inside his mind, and he was experiencing it all as if it were really happening. He could feel how soft Liz’s hair felt when he gently stroked it, and he could feel the warmth of her naked body as she lay on top of his. This he couldn’t fight, for he had longed for this moment for so long. He let himself get caught up into all of those images. This was his heart’s desire, and he couldn’t fight them with these images in his mind.

Just as he was about to reach orgasm, he opened his eyes to see this long cylinder descending from the foggy mist above, and rested just over his genitals. And before he knew what was happening, his semen shot straight up into that cylinder as he screamed: “Noooooo!” But his semen had been taken in spite of his disapproval.

Suddenly Max’s fury began to rage, and he felt the table that he was lying on begin to shake violently, and he began to hear glass and metal crashing all around him.

He felt the agitation in the grays as they surrounded him telling him once more: “You were not harmed in any way. You will be calm. You will not resist. Being, you will be calm.” But Max wasn’t going to listen this time, and he would not be calm as he continued to rage from every inch of his body. He had never been more angrier in his life, and it was taking it’s toll on the ship as it began to shake apart, when suddenly one young gray being touched Max’s arm.

Flash… Max instantly felt this deep dark sadness and despair coming from the gray being that was touching him. Then he saw it’s life flash before his eyes, and that’s when he realized their mission. Their race had become sterile, and in order for them to survive, they needed DNA from other beings to be combined with their own for their survival. Their intensions were not to harm the beings that they abducted, but to use them for a chance for their race’s survival. Then Max was in horror to see how many of these beings had perished and how their race had dwindled down to only a few thousand, where once their count were into the billions. Then the gray being released Max’s arm, and Max gave up fighting. He couldn’t stop feeling that deepest sadness that, that being was feeling. It was the worst feeling he had ever experienced in his life.

Then Max saw that cylinder slowly disappear back up into the swirling fog, and he got a sick feeling inside his stomach from the thought that they had his semen, his seed, and he felt as though he had been raped. As his tears choked into his throat, he heard Liz frantically calling for him in his mind, "Max! Max! Are you all right?!" As he slowly turned to look at her, one of his tears escaped down his cheek, and he told Liz in her mind, “No. I am not fine, because they just raped me and stole my semen.”

Flash… Suddenly Max awoke with a start and he sat up quickly! He held his chest as his heart was pounding a mile a minute while his breath was rapid. Slowly, he began to breath normally again, and thought about that dream, but it wasn’t a dream he thought. It really happened! He realized.

He just put his face in his hands and began to silently sob. He was still experiencing all of the over-whelming emotions that he had felt, and his tears were a release for him, to try to deal with all that has happened to him.

Max was so emotionally drained. He wiped his tears, and went back inside Michael’s apartment. Michael had all ready turned in for the night, but now Max couldn’t sleep, so he turned his attentions towards Liz.

He pictured Liz in his mind, and mentally encased her with his force field, and there he concentrated to keeping her safe. He continued encasing her in that force field, until he drifted off to sleep several hours later.

******

The next day at school, as Max walked into the Science Lab, he saw Liz with her head lying on the table.

“Liz, wake up,” he said softly and then gently kissed her on her temple.

Liz awakened with a start while sitting up quickly. “I’m up! I’m up. Oh Max, it’s you. Oh Max, what did you do to me last night?!” she said sleepily while sitting up and rubbing her face to help wake up.

“What? What do you mean about last night?” he asked curiously.

“Max, I had gotten up to use the restroom, when suddenly I was trapped inside this green force field and I couldn’t move! I was trapped there for nearly 3 hours! I was there sitting on the toilet for so long that my feet went numb! And now I’m so exhausted because I hardly got any sleep because of it!” She said in an agitated tone.

“Oh Liz, I’m so sorry. I thought you’d be in bed sleeping! I didn’t mean to trap you on the toilet!” Max said with a little laugh.

“Max! This isn’t funny! My legs and feet went completely numb!” she said in frustration.

“Oh Liz, I’m sorry. I know it’s not funny.” He said with another chuckle. “Oh Liz, I’m sorry. Maybe you should go home to rest. You really need your rest. Please go home and get some sleep, Ok?” he said and kissed her once again while still smiling.

“Yes, I think I’ll do that because I’m scheduled to work right after school until closing, and I’ll never be able to do it with out any sleep.” She said with a yawn.

Liz got up, grabbed her things, and gave Max a kiss goodbye, and headed for the door. Max felt really badly for holding Liz hostage last night, but he still thought it was kind of funny, but he didn’t dare show her that he was still smiling about it.

Just as Liz was reaching the door, Max told her: “I’ll stop by after your shift is over, Ok?” Liz stopped and said: “Oh, Ok, bye,” and then she left while sleepily brushing the doorframe as she could barely stand up straight.

*****

Later that evening, Max went around to the back of the CrashDown, to see if Liz’s bedroom light was on, but it wasn’t. When suddenly he heard his name being whispered “Max, is that you?” from a voice out of the dark.

Max froze in his tracks, and slowly turned around to find Kyle standing just a few yards from him.

“Oh, it’s only you Kyle,” Max said in a relieved tone. “Gee, thanks for the warm welcome,” Kyle answered in a disheartened tone.

“Sorry. Hey, what’s going on?” Max answered.

“Nothing much. Waiting for Liz I see. Well, she should be upstairs soon, because the CrashDown just closed. She wasn’t looking too well when I saw her tonight. She mentioned something about eating fries too late and they weren’t settling in her stomach too well, plus she really looked tired.” Kyle said as he walked closer to Max.

“Well, I think I’m the cause of her being tired. She didn’t get much sleep last night because of me,” Max said with a little chuckle.

“Oh? Really?! Do tell my friend!” Kyle said with a smirk.

“No, nothing like what you’re thinking. It’s just I was seeing how long I could keep my force field around her to protect her, and I did it really late, when I thought she’d be in bed. But as it turned out, I held her hostage in the bathroom, and she had to sit on the toilet so long that her feet went to sleep!” Max said with a little chuckle.

Kyle burst out laughing. “Oh man! I bet she wasn’t too thrilled with you today!” Kyle said as he continued to laugh.

Just at that moment, the back door of the CrashDown opened and it was Michael coming out to throw out the trash. He heard Max and Kyle laughing and said: “Hey, what’s so funny?”

Max and Kyle turned around, and said Hi to Michael, and then Kyle said, “Oh, this is too funny! Max turned his force field on Liz late last night, but he caught her while she was in the bathroom, and held her captive for hours, so long that her feet went numb while she sat on the throne!”

“Yeah, I thought she’d be asleep, but instead she was on the toilet, and she couldn’t move!” Max said as they all were laughing now.

Then suddenly, they all heard someone clearing their throat very loudly from Liz’s balcony, and they all stopped laughing.

Max cringed and didn’t dare look behind him, all the while whispering like a little boy just getting caught being naughty: “Oh God no. Please don’t be Liz.”

He slowly turned around and looked up to see it was Maria.

“Maria, please tell me that Liz isn’t with you! Please tell me that Liz didn’t hear!” Max begged.

“No, she isn’t with me, and no she didn’t hear, but I’m telling her!” Maria said and she moved away from the edge of the balcony out of his view.

Max hurriedly climbed up the fire escape while saying: “Maria, please wait! Please Maria wait, please!” and now he was staring at her face to face.

“Maria, please, you can’t tell Liz. Please, don’t tell her!” Max begged.

“Max Evans, I thought you were different, but I guess I was wrong!” Maria said and pushed him hard in the chest making him take a step back. “You are a complete jerk!” she said and pushed him hard again. “So, you think it’s funny what you did to Liz last night? Well it wasn’t funny! How would you like to be held captive for hours not being able to move?! If it happened to you, then you wouldn’t think it was so funny!” she said angrily.

“Please Maria, you’re right. But please don’t tell Liz, please?” Max said while looking worried.

“I should tell her, but I won’t because it would kill her to think that you were having such a good time at her expense! And did you ever think to wonder where Liz is? Well I’ll tell you! She’s in the bathroom being sick because she’s carrying your baby, you jerk!” she said and pushed him hard in the chest again, making Max take another step back.

“Maria, I’m really sorry. I love Liz, you know that! And I’d never do anything to hurt her. You are right. I was being a jerk, but it won’t happen again. I’m really sorry.” Max said sincerely.

“Yeah, whatever Max. But it better never happen again, or I will tell her!” Maria said angrily with her hands on her hips.

“I promise, it won’t happen again.” Max said, and made his way back down the fire escape to the awaiting Michael and Kyle.

“What happened?” Michael asked in a worried tone.

“No, it wasn’t Liz. It was Maria and she heard the whole thing. Looks like I’m on her shit list now, but at least she’s not going to tell Liz, thank God.” Max said while holding his chest sighing in relief.

“Oh, you’re on Maria’s list now ‘ey? Well I’m usually right at the top of that list of hers. And Kyle, you are probably on that list now too, by association!” Michael said while looking up at Liz’s balcony, and rubbing the back of his neck. “I don’t think I’ve ever made it off her list for more than a day at a time. I think she enjoys staying angry with me!” He continued.

“Well, I’m going to go back up to see if Liz is all right. Maria said Liz was being sick again, so I’d like to see how she is.” Max said as he made his way to Liz’s fire escape.

“Yeah, see how she is. I’m going to get going anyway. See you tomorrow at school guys.” Kyle said, and headed for his car.

“Yeah, I’m going to get going too. I’ll see you Max,” Michael said, and went back into the CrashDown’s back door, then locked it behind him.

Max climbed back up the fire escape and waited for Liz, and soon Liz was coming out from her bathroom with a cool face cloth she was dabbing against her face. Maria asked: “Liz, honey, are you all right?”

“Yes, I’ll be fine. Just feel a little woozy, that’s all.” Liz said while placing the cool face cloth against her forehead now.

“Liz, Max is on your balcony. He’s been there a while now, so I’ll leave you two alone, all right? I just wanted to make sure that you were all right.” Maria said and gave Liz a little hug. “If you need me for anything, I’m just a phone call away, Ok?” Maria continued.

“Thanks Maria, but I’ll be fine. You have a good night, Ok?” Liz said as she gave Maria a hug back.

“Ok then, I’m leaving. I’ll see you tomorrow. And don’t let Max stay too late. You need your rest, remember?” Maria said with a little smile.

“Yes Maria.” Liz said with a smile back. “I promise to go to bed soon, Ok?” Liz added with a smile.

As soon as Maria left, Liz went to her balcony, and there she saw Max waiting for her. Her heart just leaped by seeing him. “Hi” she said with a smile. “Have you been waiting for me long?” she said as she climbed out her window to give him a hug.

“No, I haven’t been waiting long. I just wanted to make sure that you’re all right. Maria told me that you had gotten sick again. I’m so sorry this is happening to you. I just want you to be Ok. Are you Ok?” Max said as he held her in his arms.

“Yeah. I’m fine now, and its even better being in your arms.” She said as she squeezed him tightly never wanting to let go.

“I won’t stay long, because I know you need your rest. But I just had to see you, even if it’s just for a little while. I love you Liz Parker. I love you with all of my heart.” Max said and then kissed her lips with such passion.

When they broke off the kiss, Liz said, “I love you too Max Evans, more than you’ll ever know.” And they kissed with such passion again.

After they broke off the kiss, while still holding her so tightly, Max said, “Liz, I’d love to spend all night kissing you, but you need your rest. Oh how I long for the day that I don’t have to leave you, and I’ll be able to sleep with you in my arms. I love you so much, that I hate to be without you, even for a second. But I realize it’s not meant to be yet, but God, how I love you!”

“Max, I long for that day too, and I love you so much,” she said as her heart began to ache, as she knew he’d be leaving soon.

“I have to go, even though I don’t want to, but I have to. Please, kiss me once more, and then I really have to go. I want you to get your rest, Ok?” Max said, and went in for his last kiss making it long and passionate that made Liz softly moan.



posted on 14-Jan-2003 12:46:12 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 13


Maria went back down stairs into the CrashDown where she found Michael cleaning off the grill. It was just the two of them now alone in the diner, when Michael stopped and looked at Maria.

“Hey Maria, do you think we can talk? I… I really want to talk to you.” Michael said in a direct tone.

“Michael, I don’t think we have anything to talk about.” She said as she was cleaning off the last table for the night.

“No Maria, I think we really need to talk. Can we go to the park? We can talk there, Ok? I really need to talk to you.” He said as he stared at her.

“Michael, what’s this all about? If this is about Max and Liz, I’ve all ready told Max that I wouldn’t tell Liz.” She said while talking off her apron, and headed for the locker room to retriever her purse.

“No, this isn’t about Max and Liz. It’s about us.” Michael said while following her.

“Michael, there is no us,” she said as she grabbed her purse and closed the locker hard.

“Please, come to the park with me, because we really do need to talk. Or at least let me talk, Ok? It’s something we need to do.” Michael said bluntly.

“Fine, I’ll meet you at the park.” She said while grabbing her keys from her purse. “Are you ready?” she said with keys in her hand waiting to lock up the diner.

“Yeah, I’m ready.” Michael said while grabbing his jacket, then made his way to the front doors, and they both left together.

“I’ll follow you on my bike Ok.” He said and then started up the engine.

Maria just shook her head while thinking this was all so ridiculous, but she started her car then headed over to the park with Michael following behind her.

Once there, they began walking to one of the park benches, and Michael asked Maria to sit down.

“Oh, I can’t sit here! The benches and tables are all wet from the sprinklers!” Maria said in an annoyed tone.

Michael took his jacket and placed it on top of the picnic tables and motioned for Maria to sit.

“Michael, you didn’t have to do that,” she said while standing there with her arms crossed in front of her.

“Just please sit down.” Michael demanded.

“Hey, I came here as a favor to you, so don’t give me any of your attitude Space Boy!” she shot back at him bluntly.

“Ok, Ok, I’m sorry. Won’t you please sit down?” he said in a less demanding tone.

“Ok, I’ll sit, but what’s this all about Michael?” she asked curiously.

“Maria, are you happy with your life?” Michael asked while standing in front of her as he stared at her.

“What? This is what you wanted to talk about?! To find out if I’m happy with my life?! Michael, what’s this all about?!” she asked in a confused but annoyed tone.

“Just answer the question. Are you happy with your life?” he said in an annoyed tone again.

“Michael, I don’t know where you are going with this. What kind of question is that? What are you talking about?” she said as she folded her arms in front of her.

“It’s a simple question, so I know you can answer it! Are you happy with the way your life is right now at the present time?” he said bluntly.

“Michael. This is ridiculous! You brought me out here to ask me that?! What’s this all about?!” she said as she got more annoyed.

“Geez Maria, it’s not a hard question! And I know you’re not stupid so you can answer the question!” he said in frustration as he ran his hands back threw his hair. “Are you happy with you Freakin life?!” Michael yelled!

Maria’s eyes began to fill with tears, and she jumped off of the table and said: “That’s it Michael! I’m out of here!” and began to walk away quickly as the tears streamed down her face.

“Maria! Wait! Look, I’m sorry. Please wait.” He said as he caught up with her, and held her by her arm to stop her.

“Let go of me Michael! We have nothing more to discuss!” she said as she continued to cry.

“Maria, I’m sorry. Please wait. Let me explain, …please?” He said as he continued to hold onto her arm.

She stopped and looked at him, and she saw that he was really sincere this time. “You have one minute Michael and that’s it, and then I’m out of here.” She said as she fought back her tears.

Michael let go of her arm, and gently placed his hands on Maria’s face and wiped her tears away with his thumbs.

“Maria, the reason why I asked you that, is because I am not happy with my life. I miss you. I… I need you in my life. Maria, I love you and I want us to be together again. I hate not being with you. You are all that I think about! Maria, please come back to me.” Michael said with tears welling up in his eyes, and Maria just melted when she saw that.

“You really love me?” she said and burst into tears, as she wrapped her arms around him.

“Ok Michael, we can be together, but you have to promise not to be a jerk to me anymore! You have to let me see the real you. No more shutting me out. You have to let me into your world.” she said while half crying and half laughing.

“I’ll try, I promise,” he said then he held her tightly and gently kissed her lips.

After they broke off that kiss, Michael said: “Maria, please come back to my place tonight. I’ll get rid of Max, and we can discuss this more,” and he kissed her once more long and passionately.

After their lips parted, she asked: “Ok Michael, but where will Max go?”

“Don’t worry about Max. He’s a big boy, and can stay at a Motel or something for the night. He’ll be fine so don’t worry.” Michael said and kissed her more urgently now while caressing her.
“Come on Maria, let’s get going before we end up out here all night!” Michael said as he gently let go of her.


As Max drove up to Michael’s apartment, he was surprised to see Maria’s car out front. He didn’t think it was such a good idea to go in, so he decided to sac out in his car. He didn’t want to interrupt Michael and Maria just in case they needed their privacy.

Max tried to stretch out in the back seat of his car as best he could, but had to bend his knees to fit properly, and covered himself with his jacket. He lay there thinking about Liz and the baby. He wasn’t quite sure how he could make things easier for Liz because he felt badly that she was going through so much, between her parents, the morning sickness, and how all of this had disrupted her life.

All he knew was that he loved her. He had loved her ever since seeing her for the first time at school when he was six years old. He knew when he first saw her that she was the one for him, and he’d never stopped loving her since. Deep down inside, he knew that she was his soul mate. She made him complete and whole. But when they were apart, he had a devastating void inside his most inner depths. A place so deep inside of him, that only she could reach and touch and bring the joy of life to him. Only she made life worth living. Yes, she was his everything.

Then he began thinking of that vision he had of making love to Liz. It felt so real, as if it had actually happened, but he knew that it hadn’t. He remembered how soft her hair felt when he stroked it. How soft her warm skin felt as he caressed her, and how beautiful she was. She never looked more beautiful to him as they lay naked one on top of the other. Her lips were so soft to kiss, and how he made love to her tongue with his. He remembered each one of her touches felt like a warm electrical charged surging through him. He felt warm and loving sensual feelings also shooting through his entire body. This was more than making love. It was like two galaxies uniting for the first time creating a whole new complete universe, and yet it still was more than that. It was beyond his human comprehension, but he knew it was more, for he felt it in the very depths of his soul.

He closed his eyes to remember every single detail of that vision. Oh how he longed for it to be real. To actually make love to his beautiful Liz was his heart’s desire. And he remembered how she felt about him as he could feel all of her thoughts and emotions as well as his own. They were truly one body, one soul, and one entity when they made love. They were one pure loving life force blended together, and that’s the way he wanted to remain forever with his beautiful Liz.

He slightly shifted but still wasn’t very comfortable, but soon as he rested his head on top of his folded arm, he finally drifted off to sleep.






posted on 21-Jan-2003 1:53:41 AM
“Forever”
Chapter 14


Just as Max had fallen to sleep, he soon began to dream…

Flash…Dream sequence… Max was with Liz kissing her and caressing her warm and soft naked body as she lay on top of him. He looked up and could see the stars above as they lay under the night’s sky. How he had longed to make love to his beautiful Liz, and now it was finally happening.

She gently rolled over to be against his side, and she began caressing his strong muscular chest and arms, as they lay naked face to face. He gently stroked her silken hair then caressed her soft smooth shoulders. He loved the feel of her soft skin beneath his gentle touch. He continued to caress her and came upon to one of her soft round supple breasts. “God, you are so beautiful,” he said, as his heart pounded fast.

He gently cupped one breast and leaned over and kissed it while Liz softly moaned and her nipple hardened with his light touch. He then laid her on her back, and came down on her to continue kissing her breasts as she caressed his thick soft hair on the back of his head, urging him ever closer.

He gently took one breast and began suckling it, causing moans to spill from her lips: “Max. Oh God, I love you.” She whispered all the while gently pressing his head against her not wanting him to ever stop.

He suckled even harder while trying to take her whole breast into his hot mouth that sent Liz flying threw the Universe. Every part of her was on fire with desire, and Max could feel all of her emotions, as well as his own.

His desire for her was just as fiery, but he wanted to go slowly, and enjoy every single part of her. To suckle and taste her sweet breasts, and caressing her slowly was causing him to see visions too. They both flew across the Universe, as they caressed each other’s warm bodies.

As he caressed one soft round supple breast while he suckled the other, Liz just kept moaning: “Max, Ooooh God Max. That feels wonderful. Please, don’t ever stop loving me.”

Max gently released her breast from his mouth, and kissed her so passionately on her soft lips, and then said: “Liz, I love you so much. I love you more than life itself. As long as you’ll let me, I will make love to you forever.”

Liz slowly caressed Max’s chest, then down to his hard stomach, caressing every muscle, then down to his hair-lined trail to his large thick penis. She softly caressed it while now making Max moan as he held his head back while experiencing such pleasure.

“Max, you are so beautiful.” Liz said as she gently stroked his manhood, while staring at its magnificence in size. “Max, you are huge!” she said shyly.

“I promise Liz, I won’t hurt you. I’ll go easy when you are ready, Ok?” Max told her as he gently held her face in his strong hands.

“I know you won’t hurt me Max. I know you’ll be gentle with me. I totally trust you Max, and I leave myself in your hands.” Liz told him as she stared back into his beautiful amber-green eyes.

Max gently removed Liz’s hand from his penis, as she protested: “Max, doesn’t that feel good to you?”

“Yes Liz, it does. But it feels too good, and I don’t want this to be over yet,” he said, then laid her back down and began suckling and caressing her breasts again.

While still suckling one breast, he slowly began to move his hand gently down her soft stomach then on down to her dark curls, and began caressing her. She opened her legs inviting him into her hot passage, and his fingers gently entered her hot wet zone. He gently caressed in between her hot feminine folds soaking his fingers in the process, as she moaned his name over and over.

Flash… Suddenly Max was awakened by the loud noise of a car horn! He looked around and realized he was in his car. “No, no, no! Why did I have to be awakened?! No, I want to continue that dream!” He thought while being so disappointed by being awakened.

He settled back down and tried to fall back to sleep to go back to that dream and soon he was fast asleep again.

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Maria had awakened early and found Michael fast asleep. She gently kissed him on his forehead and he didn’t move a muscle. She smiled at her sleeping lover, and thought about how loving he was to her last night.

He finally let her into his world, which was what she had always longed for. As they made love, she flew through galaxies, and amongst the heavens. She saw amazing stars and suns bursting with their brilliant lights. It literally took her breath away! Finally she now knew what Liz had talked about. She was finally able to experience all those wonderful visions of the Universe, as she felt totally connected with Michael.

It brought tears to her eyes to remember how wonderful it was being with Michael this time. As he had promised, he showed his real self to her. He didn’t hold back this time, and for that she felt like they had made love amongst the stars. This was something that she would never forget.

She gently climbed out of bed as not to disturb Michael, and went to take a shower. As she was toweling off, she noticed a thick and thirsty bathrobe hanging on the back of the bathroom door, and she slipped it on. She caressed it up and down since it felt so warm and soft, and more comfortable than her waitress uniform, so she decided to borrow it.

As she was putting her make-up on, she actually heard the birds singing outside as the sun was just coming up. She didn’t realize that the birds got up before the sun, and just hearing them singing made her feel so happy inside. She hadn’t noticed the birds in a very long time. She hadn’t noticed a lot of things in a very long time, and that made her think of Michael’s question. She really hadn’t felt happy with the way her life was, but now she had joy in her heart again, and Michael was to thank for that. He made her feel loved, and she hadn’t felt that way in a very long time.

She decided to make breakfast, and as she went out for the morning paper, there she saw Max’s car parked out front. Now she felt badly that Max spent all night in his car. She decided to make it up to him and make him breakfast too.

While she peeked inside Michael’s fridge, she prayed that there was actual food to cook with, and to her surprise, Michael had a fully stocked fridge. “Hmm, living with Max has certainly up-graded Michael’s lifestyle thank goodness.” she said to herself.

She put the coffee on then proceeded to make bacon, eggs, pancakes, toast, and well breakfast. She laid all of the breakfast out on the counter, and poured three cups of coffee, then went to go wake up Michael.

As she sat on the side of Michael, she leaned over and gently kissed his cheek and said: “Michael, it’s time to get up,” but he barely stirred. She kissed him once more, and said: “Michael, I’ve made you breakfast. It’s time to get up.”

Michael peeked open one eye, and groggily said: “You made me breakfast? You didn’t have to do that, but thanks. I’ll get up in a minute. Just give me a little time to wake up, Ok?” Then he pulled the covers over his head, and promptly drifted back to sleep.

Maria got up off the bed and grabbed his sweatpants and said: “You might want to put these on since we’re having company for breakfast,” and she tossed his sweats over to him.

“Company? What do you mean company for breakfast? Why? Who’s here?” he said from under the covers and began trying to get into his sweats while still half asleep.

“Max is outside sleeping in his car, but I’m inviting him in for breakfast. It looks like the poor thing spent the night in his car.” She said as she walked to the door.

“Oh Max. Right.” Michael said as the fog slowly lifted from his sleepy brain. After getting his sweats on, he went to the bathroom to freshen up, and Maria went outside to get Max.

Maria gently opened Max’s car door, to find him with his jacket half covering his face, as he was sprawled out in the backseat. She gently touched his arm, and softly said: “Max, it’s time to get up. Breakfast is ready.” “Just five more minutes, Ok Mom?” Max said while not moving a muscle.

“No Max, you have to get up now because your breakfast is getting cold,” she with a little laugh.

Suddenly Max recognized Maria’s voice and he slowly opened his eyes to see Maria wearing his bathrobe, then he jumped up and banged his head on the roof of the car and came crashing back down onto the seat while holding his head in pain. He didn’t know what was going on! He thought he was having a dream that he’d have to feel guilty about later on, but then his brain cleared a bit and said: “Oh, Maria. What’s going on?”

“I’ve made breakfast, but are you all right? Here let me see your head,” and she slowly leaned into the car and felt his head, and said: “You’ve got a bump but I think you’ll live.” And she leaned over and gave him a big kiss on his forehead.

“Come on Max, come in and get some breakfast,” she said, and grabbed his hand to help lead him out of the car.

Max slowly climbed out of the car with Maria’s help, and just as he was bent over getting out, Maria caught a full glimpse of Max’s bottom as it crossed right in front of her, and she said with another laugh: “Wow, you really do have nice tight buns of steel don’t you?!”

Max straightened up quickly and said while in shock: “Excuse me? What did you say?” But Maria just took his hand while laughing and said: “Come on Max. Let’s get inside.”

As they entered Michael’s apartment, Michael was just coming out of the bathroom when Michael spotted the huge lipstick kiss mark on Max’s forehead.

“Hey Max, where did you get that from?” Michael inquired in a jealous tone.

“Get what?” Max asked innocently.

“That!” Michael said as he wiped off the lipstick from Max’s forehead and showed it to him.

“Well, Maria kissed me because I bumped my head. I don’t know why she did it? She just did, that’s all.” Max said while trying to wipe the lipstick off from his head.

“Come on guys, breakfast is getting cold! Come and eat please.” Maria chimed in to get them off the subject of the kiss.

Both Max and Michael sat down to a breakfast feast, and they couldn’t believe their eyes. There was enough food for an army, and after there initial shock, they began to dig in.

Maria just had some toast with coffee and enjoyed watching them enjoying their food, except they drowned everything in Tabasco sauce.

“Can’t you guys eat without Tabasco sauce?” Maria said while shaking her head.

Max and Michael just looked at each other, and then put the Tabasco bottles down. “Sorry Maria. It’s not a reflection about your cooking. Everything is wonderful, but it’s even better with Tabasco.” Michael explained.

“Yeah, whatever,” Maria said while still shaking her head. “Normally I’d be angry, but not today. Today I have a whole new out look on life.” She said, and she walked over to them and gave each one a kiss on their foreheads, then went back into the kitchen to finish her coffee.

“See, that’s what I’m talking about. I don’t know why she’s doing this kissing thing?” Max said while in shock.

Michael just stared at Max and shook his head and said: “I don’t know what’s gotten into her. She’s been extremely nice all morning.”

“Geez Michael, what did you do to her last night?” Max said in a hushed tone.

“Nothing! We just made love, that’s all.” Michael said back in a whisper.

“Well, I hope you remembered to wear your raincoat, and that’s all I’m going to say about that subject.” Max whispered.

“Don’t have to because Maria’s on the pill.” Michael said smugly and took a bite out of his toast.

“You know guys, this is a very small apartment, and I can hear everything you’re saying. But for your information Michael, I stopped taking the pill when we last broke up!” she said and came and sat on Michael’s lap and then kissed him while putting her arms around him.

“You what?! Why didn’t you tell me? OMB! You should have said something!” Michael said in an agitated tone.

“Oh Michael, Michael, Michael. There’s nothing to worry about. We were wonderful last night! You were wonderful last night! You changed my life last night Michael! I have this whole new outlook on life, and it’s all because of you! Thank you Michael!” she said and kissed him once more.

“Michael, the whole world should be making babies. That’s what the world needs… to make love and make babies and to feel love. It’s the greatest feeling to feel loved!” she continued, and gave Michael another kiss hard on his lips.

Michael was stunned, and didn’t know what to say. Now he was sitting there in shock!

“Eat guys, your breakfast is getting cold.” She said as she got up to refill their coffees. Max and Michael ate their breakfast in silence while Maria cleaned the kitchen while singing.

They had never seen Maria like this before, and it scared the Hell out of them. This wasn’t the Maria they had known at all, and Michael wasn’t sure how to take it.

Maria came back and sat next to Michael and the shoulder of the robe began to fall revealing one of Maria’s small bare shoulders.

“Maria, do you have anything on under there?” Michael asked curiously.

“Why Michael, we are all naked beneath our clothing,” she said and began to laugh and sing again.

“Maria, that’s Max’s robe, and I don’t think I like the idea of you wearing nothing underneath Max’s robe!” Michael said bluntly.

“Oh? This is Max’s robe! Michael, you really need to get one of these. It’s so soft and warm,” she said while caressing it up and down over her arms.

“Maria, you can have the robe. I really don’t want it anymore. Really, please, you have it.” Max said nervously as he looked at Maria, then at Michael.

“No, I’ll get you a nice robe. I don’t want you having Max’s robe. It just creeps me out knowing that Max’s and your bare skin have shared the same robe.” Michael said and then shuddered.

“Michael, don’t be silly. I like Max’s robe! Thank you Max, I just love it!” she said as she caressed it once more.

“No, I don’t want you having Max’s robe and that’s final. I’ll buy you a really nice robe.” Michael said in another demanding tone.

“Michael, you promised to be nice to me, and that means no getting upset with me over a silly little thing like a robe. No, I like this robe, and Max gave it to me, and I’m keeping it!” Maria said as she stared at Michael.

“Ok then, if you’re going to keep it, then at least boil it first chance you get.” Michael said as he sat there sulking.

“Michael, are you jealous of this robe? Is that it? You are jealous of a robe!” she said and burst out laughing.

“Don’t be ridiculous! I’m not jealous of a robe.” Michael said and continued to sulk.

Maria couldn’t stop laughing which made Michael sulk even more. She then stifled her laughter, and went and sat on his lap while wrapping her arms around him, and said: “Michael, don’t be jealous of a robe. You know that I love you, and only you.” And she kissed him so passionately.

Max began getting very uncomfortable around them, so he excused himself, and went in to take a quick shower. He wanted to get out of there as quickly as he could so Michael and Maria could be alone. And he wanted to get over to Liz’s to see how she was doing.

Just as Max was toweling off, he could hear Michael and Maria talking. He really didn’t want to eaves drop, but there was nothing that he could do. He was trapped in the bathroom while listening to them, on a subject that he didn’t want to hear.

“Maria, you should have told me that you weren’t on the pill anymore. Now you could be pregnant from last night. But if you do get pregnant from last night, I… I will stand by any decision you decide on concerning the baby.” Michael said as he looked into her eyes.

“Michael, don’t worry. I wouldn’t become pregnant from last night, because I’m not ovulating. It’s Ok Michael, but thank you for saying that you’d stand by me. Oh I love you so much!” she said and kissed him once more.

“Well, how do you know for sure? I mean it’s not an exact science so you could have gotten pregnant last night.” Michael said while wrapping his arms around her now, and caressing her back as he leaned his head against her.

As she sat on his lap and in his arms, she said: “Michael, I just had my period last week, so no, I’m not ovulating this week, but I will be next week.” She said as she leaned into him and kissed him.

Max softly moaned while he got dressed as quickly as possible. This was one conversation that he wanted no part of… hearing about Maria’s cycle was the last thing he wanted to hear, and he wanted to get out of there fast.

Once Max heard Michael and Maria’s silence, he emerged from the bathroom and headed for the door while saying: “Thanks for the breakfast. It was really great! I’ll see you later. Bye!” as he grabbed his jacket and quickly was out the door.

“Geez, what was his hurry?” Michael said in a surprised tone.

“Maybe he thinks we need our privacy, and I’m glad because I want you to make love to me again, just like last night Michael.” Maria said and kissed him so passionately again.

“Oh, I think I can manage that,” Michael said and scooped her up and carried her to his bed and gently laid her down, then joined her.

“First thing to go is that damn robe!” Michael said as he unwrapped her from it.

“Oooooh Michael” Maria gushed as she lay naked on the bed and wrapped her arms around him and they kissed so passionately once more.





posted on 27-Jan-2003 8:11:58 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 15


Jesse had awakened early, before Isabel, and quietly took his shower and got dressed. There were some things he had to do this morning while Mr. Evan was in Court. This would be his only chance to be able to go through Mr. Evan’s office while he was in Court, to look for that Doctor’s name that Mr. Evans had told Jeff Parker about.

Some how, he had to shut that Doctor down, and he knew now what he had to do, but first, he had to find out who that Doctor was.

Jesse slipped out quietly before Isabel had awakened. He had to do this early, to give himself time to search Mr. Evan’s office. He had to do everything in his power to stop Mr. Evans and Mr. Parker from plotting against their own children. Just the thought of it angered him causing his blood to boil.

*******

Jesse quietly entered the darkened office. Not even the secretary was there yet, as he made his way alone into Mr. Evans office. He had to search his files, and went straight to the file cabinets as they were against the wall behind the door. As he tried to open them, the locked cabinets prevented him from doing so.

Jesse had the keys to his own file cabinets in his own office, but was not privy to Mr. Evans files. That always bothered him that Mr. Evans only allowed him access to his own files in his own office, but not the others in Mr. Evans office. He should have known then, that Mr. Evans had been hiding things from him all along, but he never dreamed that it was this serious.

Jesse began going through Mr. Evans drawers in his desk, hoping to find the keys to the locked file cabinets, when he came across the upper left drawer. It was locked and Jesse assumed that if he had the keys in his desk, that they’d be in that locked drawer.

Now he had to think of another way to get into those files. It had to be when the files were unlocked, which meant that he had to wait for Mr. Evans to unlock them. Now he began to sweat. This was going to be even more risky he thought; to look while Mr. Evans was there.

Just as Jesse was entering his own office from the adjoining door from Mr. Evans office, the front office door being opened suddenly startled him.

“Jesse, is that you?!” Mr. Evans asked. “What on Earth are you doing in here at this time in the morning?!” Mr. Evans stood there staring at him waiting for an answer.

“Oh, Hi. You startled me there for a minute. I couldn’t sleep and decided to come in and work on the Petterson case. I was wondering if you have had any other cases like it, because if you did, I’d like to have a chance to read through them, to better my case.” Jesse said while acting rather nervously.

“Oh, I’m sorry I startled you. You rather startled me as well. Hmmm, let me think, I just might have a case like the Petterson’s case that you could look through” he said as he walked to his desk and unlocked the top left drawer where he had the keys to the file cabinet. Then as he was unlocking the file cabinets, Jesse quietly took a piece of tape and gently placed it over the lock on the top left drawer. Now it will appear to lock, but it will remain unlocked for access later, Jesse thought.

“Here it is. I’ve found a case like the Petterson’s. Hopefully this will help you for what you are looking for.” Mr. Evans said as he walked over to Jesse and delivered a file into his hands.

“Thank you. This should really help. I just want to double check everything, you know?” Jesse said as he took the file.

“That’s what I like so much about you Jesse. Your dedication and you are such a good lawyer, that I’m thankful that you work for me. I can always trust you Jesse. You go above and beyond to work hard for all of our clients. I mean look at you! You are here at what, 7 am? Now that’s dedication!” Mr. Evans said as he smiled and slapped Jesse on the back.

“Yes, I came in early to work on this case, but why are you here? I thought you had Court this morning?” Jesse asked as he walked away from Mr. Evans desk trying to get him to walk away as well.

“Oh, I had forgotten some things that I needed this morning, and I thought, I’d take care of some other things while I was here until I needed to be in Court by 8 this morning. Besides, my clients wanted to meet me here instead of at the Courthouse, so here I am while I’m waiting for them.” Mr. Evans said as he sat down on the front edge of his desk.

“Would you like me to make some coffee, since we’re both here at this early hour?” Mr. Evans asked while staring at Jesse.

“Oh, please don’t make any on my account. I’ve all ready had breakfast,” Jesse lied while pretending to scan through the file he now had in his possession.

“Well, I think I’ll make some anyway. You just might change your mind once you smell it brewing. Freshly brewed coffee always temps me into having a cup.” Mr. Evans said with a smile.

Jesse stood there in such disbelief. How Mr. Evans could act like the nicest man in the world, but then on the other hand, he could be so cold and ruthless and calculating.
*******

Max arrived at Liz’s and quickly climbed her fire escape to her balcony. He was hoping to catch her before she went down for breakfast.

He peaked into her room through her window, and saw her coming out from her bathroom as she dabbed a cool facecloth against her forehead. When he saw that, he knew that she had been sick again.

He gently tapped on her window, startling her for a moment, but she soon flashed him a smile. She walked over to the window and opened it for him to come in.

“Hi Max. What are you doing here so early?” she asked as she went to him for a hug.

“Well, I spent the night in my car because Maria spent the night with Michael, and I didn’t want to stick around there in case they needed more alone time, if you know what I mean. Besides, I wanted to see you and to see how you were feeling. Did you get sick again this morning?” Max said as he held her in his arms.

“Wait, Maria spent the night with Michael? So, that means they are back together!” Sometimes I don’t think Maria knows what she wants, but I know that she’s been miserable without Michael. Hopefully they can work things out this time. And yes, I was sick again this morning, but I’m feeling better now. Thank you for asking,” she said as she gave Max a tight squeeze, but then released him, and walked over to her bed to sit down.

“Max, we need to talk, but not right now. I have to get ready for school, but later after school, we really need to talk.” She said while looking grim.

“Please Liz, what is it? Why can’t you tell me now. Please don’t make me wait all day.” Max said as he sat down beside her and took her hands into his.

“Ok Max, I’ll tell you, but we’ll still need to discuss this further after I finish telling you what I have to say,” she said as she squeezed his hands tightly.

“Max, my mother is thinking about leaving my father because of me. She wants to get a small apartment for she and I because my father doesn’t want me keeping the baby. She told me that she’d totally support my decision concerning the baby, and if she has to leave my father to do it, then she will.” Liz said as the tears welled in her eyes.

“Max, I can’t break up my parents marriage. I just can’t! I won’t be the cause of their break-up. That would just kill me!” she said as she leaned into Max’s arms as he held her tightly.

“Max, I’ve decided to go away to this home for unwed mothers that my father wants me to go to. It’ll just be until the baby is born, and then hopefully he will change his mind. I just don’t want to be responsible for their break-up.” Liz said as the tears streamed down her soft cheeks.

“Liz. Please don’t leave me! We’ll think of something, just please don’t leave me. You mean everything to me and it’ll kill me for you to leave.” Max said as he held her tightly.

“Max, I just don’t see any other way around this.” She sobbed into his chest.

“Liz, marry me! Please marry me, and we can be together always!” Max blurted out with desperation in his voice.

Liz sat up and looked up at Max and said. “Max, you are only asking me to marry you because I am pregnant, and I can’t marry you just for that reason.”

“Liz, I love you! That’s the reason why I’m asking you to marry me. Liz, you are the love of my life and I can’t live without you! Please, please marry me.” Max begged as his eyes welled with tears as he held onto her hands as if afraid to ever let her go.

“No Max, I… I can’t marry you. Not yet, anyway.” She sobbed.

“You wouldn’t be asking me to marry you right now if I wasn’t pregnant, would you?” she asked as she looked back up into his eyes.

Those words shot through Max like a bullet piercing his heart as it shattered into a million pieces. He never thought mere words could hurt so badly as the ones Liz just uttered to him. His heart just broke and it wept tears of blood.

“Liz, I’ve always wanted to marry you! But I knew that you wouldn’t marry me until you were out of college, but now you could marry me. Please Liz, marry me, please!” Max begged again as the tears choked in his throat.

“No Max. I can’t. I just can’t because this is the wrong reason to get married just because I’m pregnant. You are not thinking straight! We only work part-time! How would we live? Where would we live? No Max, I’m going to that home for unwed mothers and have the baby there. Then we’ll see what happens Max.” Liz said and then got up off the bed and stood before Max as her tears splashed down her face.

She slowly slipped her hands from his, and as her tears continued to run down her cheeks she said: “Max, we have to continue this later, but right now I have to get ready for school. Please Max, come by after school, and we can discuss this then, Ok?”

Max couldn’t even speak, as his tears choked in his throat, and he just nodded as he tried as hard as he could to fight the tears stinging in his eyes. He slowly got up and went to her window, and turned back and stopped and looked at her and mouthed, “I love you.”

“I love you too Max. I really do. Please believe me that I really do,” Liz said and then burst into tears and ran into her bathroom.

Max quietly existed her room, then down the fire escape feeling so broken. He never thought she’d say no. He needed her so much, and he was devastated that she didn’t feel the same. That she’d rather go to a home for unwed mothers than to be with him. He thought his heartache would surely kill him.

Even though he knew that the Greys were going to take the baby, he still wanted to marry Liz. He thought if they were together, that they would be able to share all of their hopes, dreams, and even heartaches together; that they’d always have each other to lean on for comfort and strength. But now Liz was pushing him away, and he just couldn’t face that.

As he stood beneath her balcony, he began to sob into his hands. He never thought the love of his life would ever shut him out like this. Never in his life, had he ever felt so distraught, so totally devastated, so deeply rejected.


posted on 5-Feb-2003 8:41:22 AM
“Forever”
Chapter 16


Max sat in his car for a long time after. He really didn’t feel like going to school now, so he decided to go back to Michael’s. He didn’t think he could make it through the day with the way he was feeling. The pain was still fresh in his heart, and how could he pretend that everything was all right while at school, when it wasn’t? That was something he didn’t think he could manage.

As he parked in front of Michael’s apartment, he noticed that Maria’s car was gone, but Michael’s motorcycle was still there.

Max entered the apartment just as Michael was coming out from the bathroom still toweling his hair dry.

“Hey Max. What’s up?” Michael said nonchalantly as he flung the towel over one shoulder and stared at him.

“Hey. I see Maria left. If Amy Deluca ever found out that Maria spent the night with you, she’d have your head on a platter.” Max said as he came in to sit on the couch.

“Maria called her mom last night and told her that she was spending the night at Liz’s, so it’s all taken care of, and there’s nothing to worry about.” Michael said as he grabbed a clean shirt then put in on.

“What’s wrong Max? You don’t look so good.” Michael said as he came over to sit on the couch to put his socks and shoes on.

“It’s Liz. I mean she’s fine, but this morning she told me that her parents have been fighting about her, and that her mom wants to move out and get an apartment for just the two of them and leave Mr. Parker. On the other hand, Mr. Parker wants Liz to go to a home for unwed mothers, and Liz wants to go just so her parents won’t break-up. I can’t be without her Michael. I asked her to marry me, but she refused. She’d rather go to that home for unwed mothers than to be with me. Michael, she broke my heart when she told me that she wouldn’t marry me.” Max said and then broke down, and tears welled within his eyes as his words choked in his throat.

“Max, you asked Liz to marry you and she said no? Max, I’m really sorry man. But Max, she didn’t break up with you! You are still together. It’s just that she won’t marry you right now, but sometime down the road, I know she will. She loves you Max. I know that for a fact.” Michael said as he sat beside him on the couch.

“Yeah, I asked her to marry me, but she said I wasn’t thinking straight, because she questioned how could we live with only having part-time jobs. But I would quit school if I had to and get a full time job! I’d do anything so we could be together!” Max said with desperation in his voice.

“Max, don’t take this the wrong way, but I think Liz is right. You aren’t thinking straight. And I don’t think Liz would be too happy sleeping on my couch with you.” Michael said as he finished putting on his shoes.

Michael sat up with a thought: “Max, maybe she could live with Maria for a while? That way she wouldn’t be far, and you’d still be able to see her, until, well, the aliens complete their mission, or she has the baby?” Michael continued.

Max ran his finger back through his hair, and then looked at Michael and said: “I don’t know. I don’t think she wants to burden anyone, so I doubt she’d stay with Maria. Besides, Sean is all ready staying there and he sleeps on the couch as it is. I think it’s crowded enough there, don’t you think?”

“Right. Sean is there. I forgot about that. What about Liz staying with Isabel and Jesse? Oh, wait, they only have a one-bedroom apartment. I’m sorry Max. I just don’t know the answer to this one.” Michael said as he put his hand on Max’s shoulder.

“We’d better get going to school or we’ll be late.” Michael said as he got up.

“I don’t feel like going to school today. You go ahead, and I’ll see you later.” Max said as he leaned back into the couch while looking so depressed.

“And what are you planning to do today? You might as well go to school Max. Maybe you and Liz could come up with a better idea. Come on Max. Let’s go to school.” Michael said as he stood in front of Max with his hands tucked in his front pockets.

Max hesitated for a moment, then looked up at Michael and said: “Yeah, you’re right. I might as well go to school. At least I’ll be able to see Liz. I want to see her as much as possible before she leaves me.” Max said as he slowly got up off the couch.

******

Back at the law office, Mr. Evans had just left with his clients, and now was Jesse’s chance to check out those files to get that Doctor’s name. He quickly went to the top left drawer of Mr. Evans desk, and it opened easily with the tape holding down the lock, that prevented the drawer from locking.

Jesse removed the keys, and went straight to the locked file cabinets and unlocked them. As he searched through the P’s, he finally came to Parker. He quickly searched for the name Jeffrey, and he soon found the file he was looking for.

Paper clipped to the inside front of the file were the ultra sound pictures. Jesse just stared at them as he could see the tiny fetus in black and white. Jesse’s heart just sank as he looked at those pictures. How could those fathers be so cold and cruel after seeing those pictures? Jesse’s throat began to close as the tears welled in his eyes. It just broke his heart to think about what those fathers were planning to do to Liz and Max. To let them believe that their baby had died at birth, but then adopt the baby out was inhuman, he thought.

He shook off his tears and began searching for that Doctor’s name, when suddenly the words jumped off the page at him… Dr Herman Sinclair at the Sinclair House for Unwed Mothers, Cambridge MA. He quickly made a photocopy of the Doctor’s name and address and the rest of the file for the evidence he needed. Then, as he was about to put the file back, he heard the front door to the office open, so he quickly put the file back and closed the drawer to the file cabinet just as the secretary walked in.

“Hi Jesse. You are here early.” She said as she removed her coat and hung it up in the small closet behind her desk, and then put her purse in her bottom drawer of her desk.

“Oh! Good morning,” Jesse said as his heart pounded hard from almost getting caught. “Yes, I decided to come in early because I have a lot to do today.” He said trying to act natural, as the sweat ran down his brow.

“Are you Ok?” the secretary asked as she noticed Jesse acting nervously. “Oh, yes, I’m just fine. You just startled me, that’s all. I was deep in thought when you came in and it just startled me.” Jesse said then gave a little laugh.

She smiled at him as she sat down at her desk, and said, “Sorry. Didn’t mean to startle you. Maybe you shouldn’t work so hard. You’ve been so serious all week with hardly a smile. You are all ready here when I get here and you’re still here when I leave. Jesse, you are going to burn yourself out if you keep up that kind of pace.” She said with concern.

“Oh, yes, maybe I have been working too hard. I hope to ease up soon. Sorry if I haven’t been too pleasant to be around. I don’t mean to be so preoccupied. I’m just working on a tough case, that’s all, but it will be over soon.” Jesse said as his voice trailed off.

“Well, you are a good lawyer Jesse. And I know you give our clients 100%, but lately you’ve been giving even more than that! Jesse, I hope you do take it easy once this case is over. You need a break, and I’m concerned about you.” She said as she stared at him, and then gave him another smile.

“Oh, I promise, once this case is over, then I will slow down.” He said and gave her a little smile back, then walked back over to Mr. Evan’s desk and returned the keys, removed the tape from the lock, and shut the drawer and heard the lock click into place, now knowing that no one would be the wiser, then walked into his office.

Now Jesse’s work would really begin: to get that Doctor shut down. It wouldn’t be easy, and Jesse knew what he had ahead of him. He sat in his chair and leaned back. This wasn’t going be easy, he thought to himself.

**********

As Max entered the Science lab, Liz was all ready there sitting in her seat. She gave him a little smile as he walked in. His heart just leaped as he looked at her and gave her a little smile back. As he sat down beside her, he gently touched her hand sending a warm electrical charge through her. They both felt it, and she just looked at him and smiled again. He loved the way her skin felt so soft beneath his touch.

They were linked together, and Max knew that they would always be. No matter how hard she tried to pull away from him; that they would always be soul mates.

Liz knew that too deep down inside. That somehow, they would always be connected, for their souls have joined into being one entity. And she felt how deeply saddened he felt, inside her own heart, and that just broke her heart knowing that she was the one to cause the love of her life such pain.

“Liz, have lunch with me today, please. We need to talk.” Max whispered to her. She gently nodded her head yes, as she fought her tears from spilling, then turned to the teacher and began listening to the lecture.

Max gently removed his hand from hers, and she felt such a loss deep inside her essence when he did that. Just him removing his hand had such an effect on her. They truly were linked in every way; from every fiber of their beings, they were forever connected.

**********

They met outside at the bleachers at lunch. Max had everything set up, with food, napkins, and a white rose there waiting for Liz. She smiled and slowly sat down, then leaned over and kissed him.

“Max, when did you find the time to do all of this?” she asked while smiling and astonished.

“What this? I had it in my back pocket.” He joked, and gave her another kiss and a little smile.

He then handed her the white rose, and said: “Liz, I love you. You are everything to me. Please, don’t leave for that home for unwed mothers too soon. Please, don’t leave me until you’re at least in your 8th month. There is no need for you to leave any sooner than that. Please promise me that, please.” His eyes were filled with tears and desperation.

“Max, I don’t want to leave you at all. I want you to understand that, but I have to leave for my parent’s sake. Please Max, I hope you understand.” She said while taking his hands into hers. She agonized over this decision as her heart felt as if it were being torn in half.

“But there is no reason for you to leave any sooner than your last trimester. Please Liz, promise me.” Max said as the tears welled in his eyes but fought them back from spilling.

“Ok Max, I promise. I won’t leave before my last trimester of pregnancy. Max, I’m sorry for all of this. I love you so much, more than you’ll ever know. But I also love my parents and I’m sorry I’m hurting you by leaving. But I hope you’ll understand that I have to do this, for their sake.” She said as she put his hand to her cheek.

It broke her heart to hurt him in any way, and she knew that she hurt him deeply, but she was torn between her parents and Max. She loved them all, and this was the hardest decision she ever had to make.

He gently stroked her soft cheek, and then she moved his hand to her lips and softly kissed it causing warm tingles surging all through his body. Right at that moment, he wished they were all alone, and in each other’s arms. He wanted the world to go away so he could be with his Liz. But their moments together alone were few and far between, and that just made his heart ache.

“Please, come to Michael’s after school with me. Michael has to work, and you don’t have to work until tonight. Please Liz, I… I need to be with you as much as possible. I love you so much. Would you do that for me, please?” Max pleaded.

“Ok, I’ll make some excuse to my parents, and yes, I’ll go to Michael’s after school to be with you. I love you too Max.” she said and gently kissed his hand once more sending warm tingles throughout his body again as well as her own.

No one could ever touch her so deeply in such a way, as he did. When they were together, the sun was brighter, and the air was lighter, and her heart would sing. There could never be another to touch her soul like he had. He made her feel alive, because before Max came into her life, she was just going through the motions. He was her reason for breathing, and he was her reason for living.

“Thank you Liz, thank you so much. Now, you need to eat. I want you to keep up your strength.” He said as he pushed her food closer to her, then he placed his large warm hands gently on each side of her face and looked deeply into her eyes, he said: “God, I love you so much.”

Liz cupped her small hands over his, and said: “Max, I love you too, and always will.” And that made Max’s heart smile. Never in his life had he ever felt that way about anyone but Liz. His beautiful Liz made his life worth living. With every breath he took, he loved her more deeply every day.

posted on 9-Feb-2003 10:55:51 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 17


Just as Jesse had hung up the phone, his phone rang again with the secretary on the other end. “Hi Jesse, your wife is on the other line. Can I put her through?” the secretary asked.

“Oh yes, please do, thanks” Jesse said. “Ok, hang up and I’ll put her through,” the secretary instructed him.

Jesse hung up his phone, and soon it was ringing again, and Jesse picked up the phone. “Hello? Hi Isabel. Yes, I’m sorry for leaving so early. You were sleeping so soundly that I didn’t want to disturb you. You know you are so beautiful when you’re sleeping. I didn’t have the heart to wake you. What’s that? You want to meet for lunch? Now that’s the best news I’ve heard all day. Yes, that sounds great! I can leave right now, and I’ll meet you in 15 minutes. I love you, bye.” Jesse said then hung up the phone.

“Well, I’m heading for lunch.” Jesse said to the secretary as he put his jacket on.

“Having lunch with Isabel?” she asked. “Yes, yes I am.” Jesse said with a smile.

“Hmm, I think you should have lunch with your wife more often, because that’s the first time I’ve seen you smile all week!” she said as she gave him a warm smile.

“Well, Isabel is a wonderful break from all of this legal stuff. I needed to clear my head anyway, and Isabel came to my rescue.” He said as he grabbed his keys, then smiled and said goodbye to the secretary.

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Isabel was all ready at the café by the time Jesse arrived. She smiled and waved at him just as he was walking in. He came over and gave her a kiss then sat down at the cozy little table for two. She had all ready ordered some iced teas and they were there all ready waiting by the time Jesse sat down.

“Thanks for asking me to lunch. You must be a mind-reader because I so needed this right now,” he said then took a sip of the iced tea.

“You’re welcome.” Isabel said then gave a little giggle. I figured since I couldn’t be with you for breakfast, then lunch was the next best thing. Besides, I missed you.” She said with a smile.

“I’m sorry. I know work has been keeping me really busy. But I’m so glad you thought of this. A nice quiet lunch with you is just what I needed.” He said as he gently laid his hand on hers.

She smiled and blushed a little. And that just made Jesse smile. Just the thought that he could still make her blush, made him happy.

“So, what looks good? Have you had the chance to look the menu over yet?” Jesse asked as he picked up his menu and began to study it.

“Well, the Shrimp Scampi sounds good. I think I might have that.” She said as they both looked at their menus now.

“Yes, that does sound good. I think I’ll have that as well.” He said and then put his menu down, and looked back up at Isabel.

“I spoke to my mom today, and she’d like to have us over for dinner tonight. I told her that I’d speak to you about it first, but I told her that I didn’t see any problems with that.” Isabel said then took a sip from her iced tea.

“Oh, dinner at your parents…tonight? Well Isabel, I was planning on working late tonight. I don’t think tonight would be a good night. I hope you don’t mind, but couldn’t we make it another time, please?” Jesse said feeling rather uncomfortable.

“Oh, Ok. Well I’ll just call mom and let her know that we can’t make it. It’s all right. But I thought it would be nice since we haven’t been over to my parents in a while.” She said sounding disappointed.

“Thanks for understanding Isabel. I’m just working on this tough case, and I still have a lot of research to do. I’m sorry if I’ve disappointed you. Why don’t you go on to your parents without me. I’d hate for you to miss out on the dinner because of me.” Jesse suggested.

“Have dinner without you? I wouldn’t want to do that. I want to have dinner with you.” She said while reaching across the table to touch Jesse’s hand.

“No Isabel really. Please go without me. I don’t know how long I’ll be tonight, and I’d feel better if you had dinner with your parents. Please do this for me, so I won’t have to feel so guilty about not being able to have dinner with you tonight.” Jesse said as he felt guilty by not telling her the whole truth.

“Well, Ok. I’ll call mom and tell her it’ll be just me for dinner. But really, you have to work late? Can’t you put it off just this one night? I’d much rather go to dinner at my parents with you.” She said while still sounding disappointed.

“I’m sorry Isabel, but I really have to research this case and I really would feel better knowing that you weren’t eating alone. I promise I’ll make it up to you, Ok?” he said while trying to convince her.

“Ok Jesse. I’ll have dinner with my parents tonight. But you will be really missed and not just by me, but by my parents too.” She said as the disappointment shown on her face.

Jesse felt really badly that he had to decline the dinner invite. But after he found out what Mr. Evan’s was really like, he couldn’t stand to be in the same room with him, let alone have dinner with him and act like nothing was wrong. He had to deal with that in the office and he didn’t want to have to deal with it at night over dinner as well.

Just the thought of Mr. Evan’s was making Jesse’s stomach churn, and he soon changed the subject just so he could get through lunch without having to think of that man.

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Max met Liz by the front doors of the school, and he gave her a little kiss as he said Hi. She smiled and they began walking to his car to head over to Michael’s apartment. Max was actually feeling butterflies in his stomach as they drove over to Michael’s place.

Just as he was parking in front of Michael’s apartment, Liz placed her hand on Max’s and gave him a little smile. She knew that he was feeling a bit nervous, and just her warm gentle touch calmed him down. Only she had that effect on him, and that made him smile.

As they entered the apartment, Max took off his jacket, and Liz did the same and handed it to Max and he set them both down over the chair.

He took her hand in his and led her over to the couch. Liz followed and they both sat on the couch with either one not saying a word. Now Liz began to feel nervous, but Max soon picked up on her feelings, and said: “Liz, we won’t do anything that you don’t want to do. I just thought it would be nice for us to be alone for a change.”

“I know Max. We haven’t been alone in a long time and I’ve missed you. I’ve missed this. Being alone with you I mean.

Max gently tucked Liz’s hair behind one ear, and his heart was all ready beating fast. Just the touch of her silken hair made him feel tingles all through out his body.

He leaned in for a kiss, and their lips touched ever so slightly and they kissed softly at first, but then their kisses became more urgent, more longing, more passionate.

He gently laid her down on the couch, and rested his body up close against hers, and they continued to kiss passionately.

Liz felt her whole body tingling, and her desire for him grew stronger. But she didn’t want to go any further because she was feeling anxious too. Stolen moments of passion was not how her first time making love with Max should be. She wanted it to be perfect, and somehow, it just didn’t feel perfect. Something was missing, but she just didn’t know what it was.

As Max kissed and caressed her, he felt her tensing up. He just wanted to be with Liz, so he didn’t understand this tension he was feeling from her.

“Liz” he said after they broke off their last kiss. “Are you all right?” he asked as he continued to caress her.

“Yes. Oh, I’m sorry Max. I’m sorry, but I’m feeling a bit nervous, that’s all.” She said honestly.

“Liz, we won’t do anything that you don’t want to do. I promise.” Max said while looking deeply into her chestnut eyes.

“I know Max. I’m just feeling nervous. I’m just not comfortable. I’m sorry.” She told him and put her head down.

Max gently put his hand under her chin and lifted her head up to look into her eyes again and said: “Liz, I love you with every inch of my being. I would never do anything to make you feel uncomfortable. If this doesn’t feel right to you, then we can stop.”

“Oh Max, I’m sorry. Yes, can we just stop for a moment? Please, could you just hold me? Just hold me, and tell me that everything is going to be all right. I just need that right now.” she said as she rested her head against his chest with tears spilling down her cheeks.

He placed his lips gently against her soft hair and kissed her, and held her in his strong loving arms, and just held her close to him and told her: “Liz, everything is going to be all right.” while he knew in his heart that it might not be.

She could hear his heart beating strong and steady, and that felt comforting to her. Just to have him hold her was what she needed at that moment. She needed to just be held and to feel safe in him loving arms.

He loved holding her close to him, and he didn’t mind that, that was all she wanted to do. Just having Liz lying close next to him while drinking in her soft fragrant scent made him happy. He was with his Liz, and that’s all that mattered. They didn’t need to do anything else to feel the strong love that they had for each other, because when they were together, they were made whole.

posted on 9-Feb-2003 10:57:02 PM
“Forever”
Chapter 18



As Liz lay silently in Max’s warm and loving arms, he soon heard her breathing become long and deep. It was then that he realized that his beautiful Liz had fallen asleep. He lay there listening to her breathing while drinking in her soft fragrant scent, and was reminded of the time they had spent the night in the desert underneath the stars: The night when they found the communication orb. The night that he thought they would make love for the first time, but the orb wouldn’t wait, and made itself known, and that’s when they took their shovels and began to dig, and found the orb and removed it from it’s hiding place.

Liz softly sighed and shifted slightly, snuggling ever closer to Max. He just smiled and continued to embrace her small figure close up against him. He then went back to remembering that night. He remembered how they both stared at the stars, and how they both were in awe of the beauty of the night’s sky as they lay beneath the stars after they found the orb.

He remembered it was past 2am and they were both so tired as they lay in each other’s arms that night. They talked for a little while, but then Liz fell silent, and her breathing became long and deep, and it was then that he realized that his Liz had fallen asleep then too.

Things were so different then he thought. Somewhat more simpler, and how much they both had gone through since then. But right now none of that mattered. He had his Liz in his arms, and that’s all that mattered. His Liz was safe in his loving arms and how he wished it could always be like that. How he wished he could keep his Liz safe forever.

He gently kissed her temple, and laid his cheek against her soft hair, and closed his eyes, and soon he too surrendered to the quiet call of slumber, while holding his Liz safely in his loving arms.

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Isabel pulled up to her carport, and her heart just sank when she didn’t see Jesse’s car there. She entered her darkened apartment, and turned on the light, and looked at the clock on the sofa table. It was 8:30pm and she thought he’d be home by now.

She threw her keys on the table, and placed her purse on the dinning table as well, and slipped off her shoes, then went and sat on the sofa.

She did have a nice dinner with her parents, but felt a piece of her missing. It was because Jesse wasn’t there by her side. All through dinner, she felt such an empty feeling, and she couldn’t wait to get home to be with Jesse.

She picked up the phone and dialed the office, but got the answering service instead. Then she called his cell phone, but it said that he was out of range, or that the party that she was calling was not in service at this time.

That was strange, she thought. Why did Jesse have his cell phone turned off, she wondered? Now she began to get worried.

As she sat on the sofa, she turned to look at the photos of she and Jesse on the sofa table, and picked up the one that they had taken while on their honeymoon. What memories that brought back for her. How she had almost lost everything she loved in just those few short days while on her honeymoon. But if it weren’t for the love she had for Jesse, all would have been lost then. It was then that she realized how much she really loved him.

As she held that photo in her hands, she gently traced her finger over his face as she smiled warmly, when suddenly she saw a flash. She saw Jesse sitting in his car in a dark alley with someone. She tried to make out whom he was with, but the alley was too dark, and all she could see was a dark silhouette sitting in the passenger’s seat.

She concentrated as hard as she could, but could only make out that it was a figure with short hair, like of a man. Suddenly the flash was gone, and she put the photo down.

Why would Jesse be meeting with someone in his car in a dark alley, she thought. Now she really became concerned. It was like she didn’t know Jesse at all at this point. She would never imagine why he would do such a thing. What was he really involved in, she thought. Did she dare tell him that she saw him in the dark alley, she thought. No, she decided not to, and wait for his explanation. But would he tell her the truth, she wondered.

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Liz came running into the CrashDown and ran up to Maria while saying: “Maria, I am so sorry I’m late. I fell asleep while with Max, and I overslept. I’m so sorry. Was it busy tonight?”

“No, it wasn’t anything that I couldn’t handle, but you parents were concerned. I made the excuse that you were probably knee deep in library books while working on your report. I’m glad you told me that you were going to tell your parents that you’d be at the library today. It made it easier to cover for you. But you and Max didn’t do anything other than sleep, did you?” Maria asked while taking Liz’s arm and drawing her close to her.

“No Maria. All we did was sleep. That’s all. I was just so tired, and I fell asleep in his arms, and he ended up falling asleep as well. It was wonderful to just have him hold me and awake in his arms.” She said with a smile.

“Since it wasn’t busy, your dad decided not to call you on your cell phone and let you do your schoolwork at the library. You know, if this place ever made your schoolwork suffer, your dad wouldn’t let you work here.” Maria said bluntly.

“I know. He’s always told me that. But I can manage both, so there is no problem.” Liz said as she went behind the counter and began cleaning it off.

The CrashDown was practically empty, with just a couple of customers lingering while talking and finishing their drinks. It was just about closing time anyway, so Liz told Maria: “Do you mind locking up? I’m still so tired, and I think I just want to get to bed while avoiding my parents if at all possible.”

“Sure, I don’t mind. You do look tired. Go ahead honey. Go to bed and get a good night’s sleep. I’ll lock up with Space Boy.” Maria said as she looked over at Michael while he was cleaning off the grill.

“Thanks Maria. I’ll owe you one.” Liz said as she squeezed Maria’s arm.

Liz quietly made her way up the back staircase, and quietly went into her room without running into her parents.

As she got ready for bed, she just kept thinking about Max. She missed him whenever they were apart. Like part of her was missing when they weren’t together.

Liz laid in bed in the dark, and closed her eyes while thinking of Max. He was so gentle and had such an inner strength that she admired about him. He was the most strongest guy she knew: with that inner strength of his. Even Michael didn’t have that, but knew that he too must admire Max for that.

As she laid there in the dark, how she wished that she had Max’s strong arms around her. She never felt so safe in all her life until she felt his loving arms around her especially today, and when they were in the desert that night. The way he had held her and kept her safe made falling asleep so easy, so comforting. Like all her cares went by the wayside. It was something that she’d never forget, and it was something that she longed for it to be on a regular basis. But she would have to wait, because she just couldn’t marry him just yet. No, she had to wait for that day in the future. But how she wished it could be sooner as she lay there, missing him so much. She took her pillow in her arms hugging it, wishing it were Max, and soon she drifted off to sleep.

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Isabel sat on the sofa watching TV, when suddenly she heard Jesse’s car pull up. She quickly turned off the TV, and then heard his car door close and she just stared at the front door, waiting for him to come in. She was so glad that he was home, that she got up and decided to meet him at the door.

Soon the front door was opening and in walked Jesse into Isabel’s awaiting arms and a kiss. “Jesse, you’re home. I was getting worried about you. It’s so late! Have you been at work all this time?” she said without taking a breath.

“Hi! Whoa, what a welcome! I take it you missed me?” he said and gave her another kiss while giving her a one-armed hug.

“Here, let me put down my briefcase so I can greet you properly.” He said and put down his briefcase, then wrapped his arms around her and kissed her passionately.

“I missed you too. Mmmm, you feel so good. I really missed you.” He said, and kissed her once again while caressing her in his arms. She made him forget all about his long day, and all he could think of was making love to her. She was stirring all those feeling deep inside of him, and he just wanted to whisk her away to the bedroom, but she stopped him in his tracks.

“Jesse” she said after they broke off their kiss “Have you been at work all this time? I tried calling you but I got the service. Then when I called your cell phone, it said that you had it turned off. I was worried about you. Please don’t turn your cell phone off again. I was really worried!” she finished while staring at him.

“My phone was turned off? Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize it was off. It must have gotten turned off when I put it in my pocket. I’m sorry I worried you. I was just at work. I’m sorry I’m so late. I just lost track of the time. So, how was dinner with your parents? Really good I hope.” He said as he slowly tried to walk her to the bedroom.

“Jesse, dinner with my parents just wasn’t the same without you. I really missed you.” She said and gave him another kiss.

“Well, I really missed you. Can we continue this conversation in the bedroom?” he said and gave her another passionate kiss.

“Jesse, what do you have in mind?” she asked with a smile.

“I think you know what I have in mind. But if you need anymore clues, here’s one more to show you my intensions.” He said and he kissed her more passionately as he caressed her while holding her closer against his body.

At that moment, all of her questions and concerns disappeared as he continued to kiss and caress her, and they walked into the bedroom together.