Disclaimer: I got the transcripts for the 'FLASHES' from crashdown.com. I do not own any of the characters or any rights to the show.
Summary: This story is a 'What If' version of Roswell. What if Liz started developing powers earlier on? What could have happened from that point on? Could things really change or are some things just meant to be? Takes place after the episode 'The Balance'.
Couples: M/L, CC
Rating: Mature possibly Adult
Max and Liz stood on her balcony not even caring about their surroundings or the possibility of being caught by her parents who were less than ten feet away. Max was kissing Liz like a starved man; savoring the sensations that came with the kiss they shared. Liz sighed into his mouth as she tilted her head up to deepen the kiss. Wrapping her arms around his neck to bring him closer, Max did not disappoint her as he tangled one hand through her silky tresses and the other finds its way up under her shirt to carress her back.
Valenti looks down shocked at Hubbles lifeless body, then looks at Max and Michael, "I didn't know this was gonna happen." He tries to explain, "I didn't know he was as dangerous as he was."
"What did you tell him?!" Max yelled at Valenti feeling angry and scared; his heart beating a mile a minute as he continued to question him. "Why did he come after me? You're the Sheriff! You're supposed to protect me, but all you've done is gone after me!" He cries out in pure frustration, "You believe all these crazy things, just like Hubble...you want me, well here I am!" Max says as he throws his hands out in mock surrender, "Take me!"
"Max come on, just relax." Michael tells him as he tried to calm him down.
"No..." Max yells at him, shaking his head, keeping his eyes on Valenti.
"Son." Valenti starts to say surprised by Max's anger.
Max laughs in disbelief. "Son?" Would you treat your son this way?"
The sheriff shakes his head and looks down at the body before him, "Get outta here." He whispers looking at Max and Michael, "The both of you! You were never here, go on!" Max and Michael look at him confused before Michael pulls him to the car.
"Ok, fine..." Liz teased Max as she watched him walk over to her side of the jeep. "If you know so much then tell me, Max, what's my destiny?" She asks him as he helps her out of the jeep.
Max smiles at her before looking at her; the teasing smirk he had on his face now gone. "I only know the part I'm hoping for."
"Can I join you?" The girl asked interrupting Alex and Isabel.
"Actually, we were-"
Alex starts to say but Isabel cuts him off. "You're the new girl, right?"
"If you're busy, I could..." Tess starts to say hesitating.
"No, join us," Isabel tells her with a smile on her face, gesturing to the seat next to her, as she moves her things out of the way. "Here, sit down."
"Thanks," She says setting her tray down. "I'm Tess."
"You put yourself in danger," Max says as he idly strokes her hand in the back of the warehouse where they were keeping surveillance on Tess. Liz sighs and looks up at him. "Thanks for believing in me."
"I went on faith..." Liz admits to him meeting his gaze, "A lot of it."
Max nods. "I know."
"You know, you still kissed her, Max." She tells him still hurt, "I don't know if there will ever be reason enough to explain that."
Max opens his mouth to say something but Isabel interrupts them. "Max...Michael, come look at this."
"What's going on?" Max asked as he and Liz made their way over to Alex and Isabel.
Isabel shrugs, "I'm not sure..." They watch as Tess dumps the bucket of broken shards from the statue before raising her hand over it as it starts to move in the air being put back together.
"What the hell?" Michael said out loud.
Liz places a hand over her mouth completely shocked. "Oh my god!"
Tess looks up at him as he leaned against the jeep; walking over to him. "I know it must have been a surprise finding out about me," She admits honestly.
"We knew there was someone out there, but we thought it was Nasedo." Max explains to her as he watches her reaction, "You do know him then?"
Tess nods as a smile formed on her face. "He was there when I came out of the pod and he's taken care of me ever since."
"He's our father?" Max asks her confused.
Tess smiles, "Not really Max."
"Then who is he?"
"I don't even know," She said, shrugging her shoulders. "I've been with him for ten years but everywhere we go, he changes into somebody different."
"Why?" Max questions.
"Because we can't get caught." She tells him, "That's how we've survived."
"Why can he shape shift and we can't?" Max questioned her; curious to know what made him so different than them.
"Because he doesn't have a human body like us, Max," She explained. "He needs to hide who he really is."
Liz broke the kiss but felt him lean his forehead against hers while he tried to regulate his breathing; her lips still tingling from the kiss they shared. Her eyes were still shut while her entire body shook with passion that Max had ignited within her. She slowly opened her eyes to find that his eyes had turned dark with desire. "Ma-Max...." She moaned as she touched her bottom lip; the flashes still echoing in her mind as if it were a movie being fast forwarded.
Worried she was regretting the kiss they just shared; he took a step back placing a small amount of distance between them, refusing to look her in the eye, "I'm sorry Liz...I shouldn't have done that." He said apologizing, as he tried to swallow past the lump in his throat that had now formed.
Hearing him apologize, her eyes snapped open; confusion etched across her beautiful face. "Yo-you mean, you regret kissing me?" She asked him, her eyes immediately started to water up with tears.
Hearing the hitch in her voice, he smiled before taking her hand in his. "No, of course not..." He told her while his thumb stroked the top of her hand. Taking a deep breath, he looked at the ladder. "Maybe I should go."
Liz didn't want him to go; she noticed he had yet to let go of her hand causing her to smile. Licking her lips, she looked up at him and asked him, "Why?"
"Because if I don't things are going to change Liz." Max tells her trying to keep himself in check as he leans in closer.
His scent was intoxicating; reaching up with her free hand she began to slide it up his solid chest. Wrapping his free hand around her waist, he pulled her closer to him so that there wasn't an inch of space between them. "Things have already changed Max," She whispered against his mouth before she pressed her lips against his. Unable to deny her or himself the pure pleasure that had sparked between them, he slid his tongue inside her sweet mouth before sucking her bottom lip in his mouth. She wasn't sure if it was him moaning or if it had been her but either way she didn't care; her tongue dueling with his as they stood on her balcony bathed in the moon light, the stars shining brighter than they had ever been before but neither of them noticied too consumed with each others taste.
Rolling her eyes, she shook her head. "No, Maria...Get your mind out of the gutter, would you? We're not going to hop in bed the first night we finally get together," Liz scolded her. "We just kissed..." She admitted unable to hide her flushed cheeks at the memory of last night, "A lot." She added feeling her cheeks heat up even more.
Maria let out another squeal of excitement for her best friend. "Oh my god, was it explosive?" Maria asked eager for all the details.
Liz let out a dreamy sigh, "It was....everything I ever imagined and more." She told her not able to hide the grin on her face as she leaned against the bathroom sinks; talking about last night with Maria had reminded her of the flashes she saw. She bit her bottom lip before speaking up. "But something else did happen," Liz started to explain to her. "I saw things, Maria."
Maria looked at her confused. "Saw things? Like you did when you first found out what he was?" She asked referring to the connection Max made with her one night at the Crashdown after telling her that he wasn't completely human per say.
Liz shook her head trying to find a way to explain. "This is gonna sound really crazy..."
"Wait...crazier then when you told me 'Czechoslovakians' existed?" Maria asked concerned. Liz nodded. "I doubt that girlfriend but, let's hear it."
"It's just..." Liz hesitated. "I think I saw the future, Maria!" She blurted out. Maria stared at her as if she grew a second head before bursting out laughing. "Why are you laughing?" Liz asked confused.
Maria shook her head trying to catch her breath from laughing so hard, "I'm sorry Lizzie, it's just, that's a good one...you really had me going there a minute." Maria said wiping at her eyes. She was laughing so hard that it made her cry. "My best friend is clairvoyant...good one!"
"I wasn't joking Maria." Liz said in a serious tone. Maria's back instantly straighted; the smile that was on her face, now gone.
"Oh. MY. GODDDDDDDDDD!!!" Maria screamed in the bathroom.
"I'm not a hundred percent sure, 'Ria." Liz said shaking her head, "But I don't think it was some fantasy of his or a memory."
Maria frowned at her friends complacent attitude as she leaned against the lockers. "What did Max have to say about all this?" Liz pretends she doesn't hear her while she continues to search her locker for her books. "You did tell Max, didn't you?" Maria eyed her suspiciously.
"Tell me what?" Liz froze at the sound of his voice as she slowly shut her locker. Cutting her eye at Maria; she took a deep breath before turning around to face him with a smile on her face. "Hey..." He whispered to her completely forgetting that Maria was standing right there, watching the two of them being oblivious to everything else around them.
Blushing, Liz smiled back at him. "Hi..." She said embarrassed about being caught talking about him with Maria; wondering how much he over heard exactly. Max took a step forward trying to close the distance between them while Maria took a step back so her feet wouldn't get stepped on.
Wrapping one of his arms around her waist, he pulled her against his chest. Licking her lips in anticipation; Liz watched as he lowered his lips down against hers making her eyes flutter shut. His tongue slid against hers causing her knees to buckle. Reaching up, she wraped her arms around his neck so she wouldn't fall and at the same time, trying to taste more of him. She wanted nothing more then just to be able to kiss him all day long. An image of the eraser room flashed in her mind.
Max had her sitting on a small broken desk that was in there while he stood between her legs. His black button down shirt hung off of him as she ran her hands up and down his solid, smooth chest down to his abs and then back up again to play with the hair on the nape of his neck. His hands weren't idle either, as one was wrapped through her hair, tugging on it slightly so that he could gain easy access to her throat; sucking on her pulse point, marking her as his. While his other hand crept its way under her shirt, up towards her lace covered breast causing Liz to chant his name over and over again.
Maria cleared her throat, trying to break them up, "Good morning to you too Max." Maria teased him not realizing what he had just saw while kissing Liz.
Nipping at her bottom lip one last time, he rested his forehead against hers while they tried to catch their breath. Not letting go of Liz, Max turned to look at Maria, "Good morning, Maria." Max said cheerfully making Maria shake her head with a chuckle. Liz pinned her with a scowl while Max took the books from her and placed them on top of his and then as he led them to class he draped his other arm over her shoulders.
Liz looked up at him softly and smiled. "Thanks..." She told him, leaning into his embrace, happy being close to him as Max placed a gentle a kiss on the top her head when he saw her smiling up at him.
"Aww that's sooo shhweet..." Maria said as if she were talking to a baby. "But next time, I should really charge admission for the show you guys just put on." Maria joked with the two of them after watching people stop in the middle of the hallway to point and whisper about the kiss that her two friends had just shared. "You guys had quite an audience...." She explained laughing when she saw she had both of their faces were beet red.
"So, what were you two talking about earlier?" Max asked quickly changing the subject.
Liz and Maria exchanged looks; which didn't go unnoticed by Max or the fact that Liz had tensed up under him when he asked her what they had been talking about. "It's nothing." Liz lied. Max arched his brow up at her, silently asking her to tell him the truth.
"It is something." Maria corrected her. Max looked at Maria, then back at Liz who was now looking at anywhere but him. "He needs to know Liz, tell him..." He heard Maria plead with her.
Concerned now, Max pulled both of them into an empty classroom and shut the door behind him, "Okay, what's going on you two?" Liz wasn't sure what to say. She looked at Maria then up at Max, trying to figure out how to tell him without sounding crazy.
Maria waited to see if Liz would tell him but after a few minutes of silence, she threw her hands up in the air with a huff, "She thinks last night when you two kissed she saw the future. Crazy I know..." Maria blurted out. "But hey aliens exist so its not all that crazy when you think about it. So she's physcic and you're an alien..." Maria said like it was no big deal shrugging, "I told her it was probably some fantasy or memory she saw of yours with that whole connection thingy you two have but she seems pretty sure it was the future." She finished telling him in one breath.
Liz saw Max's grow big as he listened to Maria tell him what Liz saw last night or at least what she thought she saw. He tried to get his mouth to work but couldn't get anything to come out. "I'm not sure if it was the future Max but I can tell you it wasn't some past memory of ours. I know that for sure." She quickly tried to explain.
"Okay, so you think you saw the future when we kissed last night?" Max asked her to make sure he was hearing things and losing his own sanity. Liz nodded as he reached out to take her hand, "Liz, why didn't you say something last night?"
Maria chuckled. "Maybe cause she was too busy playing tonsil hockey with you..." She muttered under her breath sarcastically.
"Maria!" Max and Liz snapped at the same time looking at her. Maria shrugged and just smiled.
Max frowned, before he started to pace the room running a hand through his hair. "Okay, so what exactly did you see? How do you know it's about the future?"
"What? You think I just made it all up?" Hurt evident in her voice as she spoke.
Max shook his head. "That's not what I meant. I believe we connected last night, I don't doubt that one bit. No matter what, we'll always have that connection between us....which I love, Liz. That connection between us, it's like I get pulled into your soul and you can my soul." Max attempted to explain the best he could with love in his eyes, "I just need to know what you saw, so that we can figure this all out."
Liz looked at him apologetically, "I'm really sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you thought I was lying. I'm just as confused as you are...I don't know what I saw. It's all blurred together now. I can't say for sure it was of the future because it's not possible to be able to see future, right?" She half asked to no one paticular; her logical side trying to convince herself that it wasn't possible.
Max was about to respond but Michael's angry voice caused the three of them to look up. "What does she mean she saw the future, Maxwell?!?!" Michael snapped angrily as he stormed into the classroom with Isabel trailing behind him.