Let’s hope this chapter answers some of your questions for you, and thank you for your compliment. No, Zan never knew his mother. The reason Nasedo and Tess didn’t go back to Antar alone was because they weren’t welcome. Nasedo was supposed to be the “protector” of the four royals and Khivar overthrew the royal government. Nasedo made a deal that he would bring the royal four (hybrids) back to Antar, Tess would bear the heir to the throne therefore making Khivar the official ruler in everyone’s eyes because he would make himself guardian of Zan. Max, Michael and Isabelle would be killed and Tess would be Khivar’s queen as she was the mother of Zan. He was one mean a-hole but Nasedo bought into the scheme but was killed before his plan took fruition. Then Max was the only one to go back with Tess, in this story anyway. Charlie:
Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know your thoughts…I truly appreciate it. Carolyn:
Thanks, and yes, one UT this year. I’m not sure I’ll go for it though because the graduation celebration will be in California since most of the relatives live here. The same was done for her sister…Judy used their time-share at Laguna and threw a big bash for family and friends. Guaranteed a large attendance that way and we all got to see one another without it being a funeral.
Yes, Nicholas was working as Khivar’s rep. when they had the summit meeting in N.Y., they wanted the Granolith back on Antar but...Nasedo had to follow the king’s orders and Max had him under tow. After that I have no idea what the writer’s decided as far as Nasedo was concerned except they killed him off. I have the DVD’s and I listened to Jason Katims’ explain that they needed to get rid of Nasedo in order to take away the protection Nasedo offered the kids so they could have more drama. His idea not mine. I sometime think they were all on hallucinogens when it came to writing the scripts. I do know that there are a lot of fics. on this site that make a whole lot more sense than theirs did. XAF RU208:
Thank you, like Charly said, it’s easy reading…but I hope it’s a little interesting too.
No…Max didn’t bring it with him, as in he’s infected, he thinks Khivar released it into Antar’s Eco System. Max did bring samples of the virus back to earth with him in the form of very guarded testing samples along with a scientist, Serena. In Ch. 5: (I guess he brought samples with him and he needs a scientist to find a cure so he can send it back on the Granolith.)
The only thing I can say about the story is, it’s pretty straight forward. I don’t think there’s any twists and turns, if there are they’re easy to figure out. They run into some problems but nothing they can’t handle with a little help from a surprise friend. His character has been altered a little from the show to suit my needs.
Chapter: 6After Max and Tess took off for Antar Isabelle, Michael, Maria and Liz all became very good friends and were regular visitors at each others homes. Diane and Philip therefore became friends with Jeff, Nancy and Amy and Jim. They belonged to the same dance club and shared many stories of their children’s lives. The Whitman’s were also included in this little “I Know an Alien Club” since Charlie Whitman was such a big part of the reason for bringing down the “Special Unit”. Therefore Liz and the Evans’ were very close.
The next morning, bright and early, Philip Evans was on his way to the small airport outside the city limits of Roswell and catching a hop to DFW. Upon arrival he had a rental car waiting for him and he set the GPS he had requested to the address of Liz’s place of employment and as soon as he entered the lobby he was met with the cutest little blond sitting behind the biggest desk he had ever seen in a reception area. When he approached the young woman he noticed a mountain of cubbyholes on the other side of the large desk and something that resembled a huge mail bag sitting on a roll around cart. The young woman was sorting mail and Philip just stood there and shook his head.(Eve: DFW Is the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in Texas)
“Why good morning sir, may I be of assistance?” Came the cutest accent Philip thought he had ever heard.
“Yes miss, would it be possible for me to speak with Dr. Parker.”
“Y’all just hold on one minute and I’ll buzz’er for ya.” And Philip grinned, he couldn’t help it.
Then he heard the melodious little voice sparkle out…
“Good morning Liz…I have a gentleman here that would like to speak with y’all if yer not too busy…” and then she looked at Philip and he handed her a card…
“Yes Liz, it’s Mr. Philip Evans, attorney at law. Did y’all rob a bank Liz?” And then the girl giggled and listened for a minute while Liz apparently gave her instructions.
“Mr. Evans…Dr. Parker said for y’all t’ make yourself comfortable over there in the lounge area and as soon as she completes her tests she’s runnin' she’ll be up. She also said that ya should decide what kind of food y’all would like because she’s just about ready for lunch and she knows you’re always up for a good feed.”
Philip checked the desk plaque sitting in front of the young woman and smiled…
“Thank you Kathy. I will definitely look for something interesting in the brochures that I am sure are laying on that side table over there.” Philip said, pointing over to what seemed to be an information desk and helped himself to some very interesting looking brochures. He was totally engrossed in his reading material when he felt a tap on his shoulder and when he turned around he was looking at a vision. She had matured into one beautiful looking young woman and Philip smiled and took her into his arms and held her for what seemed like forever.
After listening to Max last night this young woman had been put through more danger than any one young human being should ever dream of and Liz could only return the hug. It was so nice to have someone from home hug her and she hadn’t realized just how much she missed it.
“How are you Liz?”
“I’m fine Philip and you?”
“I can’t complain, love the new do, it suits you.”
“Thank you…did you find any place you would like to go for lunch. How long are you here for?”
“I really wasn’t looking for a place to eat…I got so engrossed in the other sights to see that I forgot about eating. How long do you have for lunch?”
“Well, I signed out for the day since I figured that you aren’t here on a social visit so my time is your time. What’s up Philip and if this is going to be lengthy just follow me home. We can eat and talk there in privacy.”
“That sounds like a swell idea.”
And about that time the sleeze, John Harvik, showed up.
“Well, hello Liz. Is this the man you have been keeping a secret from us.” John whined out in his nasally, monotone, obnoxious voice.
Liz’s shoulders immediately stiffened up and Philip picked up on it immediately…
“The conversation here is totally private sir and if I find out that you have harassed my friend in any way, any way at all, I am sure that you don’t want to know what the consequences will be. Do I make myself clear?”
“I don’t know what you are talking about sir.” John continued, making Phillip want to knock the man’s light’s out.
“Oh, I’m sure you do. And if you know what is good for you I don’t think you want to be messing with her. Good day…Liz, let’s go.”
And Philip took Liz by her elbow and led her out the door of the huge building as Liz giggled. She had forgotten what it was like to be taken care of by an Evans. Now she knew first hand where Max got it from and she smiled the whole way to her car.
“Philip, you know you didn’t have to do that don’t you?”
“I know Liz, but I’ve seen men like him before and he gives decent men a bad name. He makes my blood crawl.”
“Well, I’m sure you know that I can take care of myself. You as much as said so back there and if worse comes to worse I can knock him on his ass so to speak.”
“I know, but you don’t need to go around displaying your power to the world and you shouldn’t have to. As Isabelle explained it to me the fewer people who know the better.”
“Well she’s right, but I surely wouldn’t let some ass hole hurt me in order to keep my secret Philip. Now follow me home. It’s only twenty minutes…and only 10 minutes from the airport in case you have a return flight today.”
Liz hadn’t lied, they pulled into her driveway in exactly twenty minutes and she opened her garage door and motioned for Philip to pull into the garage as well.
“This way my neighbors won’t get nosy and start calling me to tell me I have a strange car in my driveway…but they do mean well.” And she grinned at Philip.
Philip was impressed. She lived on a tree lined street, was situated on the knoll of a short hill overlooking a small park. It was very nice, very nice indeed. As a matter of fact he had Liz turn around so he could take a picture of her outside to show Diane. Liz smiled and motioned him in.
“What would you like to eat Philip. I can fix us just about anything and I think we’ll go out for dinner.”
“How about a grilled ham and cheese and a cup of coffee,”
“Two grilled ham and cheese’s coming up and sit down and make yourself comfortable while you tell me what Max needs.”
“Straight to the point aren’t you?”
“I know he’s back Philip, I don’t know why but if you’re here then it’s important because Max would never cross me or my wishes and I know he’s already been told not to contact me.”
“Fair enough Liz…” and Liz continued to make sandwiches and coffee as Philip told her about the world of Antar and the state it was in. Liz’s brow wrinkled occasionally and Philip didn’t know if she was thinking about his story of Max or the sandwiches. He was sure the sandwiches weren’t all that interesting though and he continued to watch her. She cut up some fruit and added some yogurt to the bowl, she retrieved some chips from a pantry and put them into a matching bowl that she took from the cupboard under the large island and then she took a large pitcher from the refrigerator and put some ice cubes in it and set it on the table…never missing a single word Philip had to say. In a half hour they were both seated at the table eating their lunch when Liz finally interjected a thought…
“Did Max say he brought the samples back with him? I thought Medi-Chem would be best for this but now I’m not sure, if he has samples they need to be isolated. We don’t want the Gandarium issue repeating itself although we are better equipped to handle such problems now. You say he brought some valuables with him … Philip, we need to build a safe place to do this. Are the Air Force labs still available? You know they captured Max and did experiments on him in there don’t you?”
“My god no! When?”
“When we were sophomores. Nasedo, pretending to be Max, kidnapped me and used me as bait to get rid of the special unit and it backfired on him and they got Max instead. We had to rescue him. It wasn’t fun Philip, for any of us.” And Liz continued on with her story.
“My God Liz, the more I hear about what you kids went through as teen-agers the more heart broken I become. I’m beginning to think that maybe we ought to let the damned planet whither up and die.”
“Oh Philip, we can’t do that and you know it. We’re talking Earth citizens here not Antarians. Earth people did this to him Philip, we won’t stoop to that level. Now we need to set up a facility to do these experiments safely, we'll be dealing with dangerous chemicals and such. You go home and tell Max that he needs to make this happen. We can’t be releasing germs into our eco system from another planet again.”
“That’s just it Liz…Max thinks these are Earth germs.”
“I’m inclined to agree with him but we have to be sure Philip. We can’t go about endangering our own planet while trying to save his.”
“Wrong Liz…it’s not his planet. He has no intentions of going back. He’s going to send the serum back on the Granolith with the scientist he brought back with him. The Antarians will be on the look out for her. Max set up a democracy and destroyed the royal house…it is no more. When he sends the cure he’s finished with the entire place.”
“Well, that remains to be seen. What happened to Tess?”
“Khivar executed her when she didn’t provide an heir to the throne. Max said he and his rebels rescued Zan just in time to save his little life but they didn’t even try to save Tess. Max said she made the deal with Khivar, she could deal with him. Apparently it didn’t work in her favor.
Liz winced…she didn’t want anything to happen to any of them…”where is the child now?” she asked…
“Apparently the scientist and Zan are at the cave. Max wasn’t sure how he would be received and didn’t want to take any chances. When Zan caught the virus Max saved his little life but, like Max said, he can’t cure the entire planet alone.”
“I see…You can spend the night can’t you Philip? Maria and Michael will be here next Wednesday, it’s too bad you can’t all be here for that. She’s performing at the stock yards in Fort Worth Friday night, then at the arena on Saturday afternoon and evening and then again on Sunday afternoon. They will be staying with me, wouldn’t you like to come and bring Diane?”
“I would love to come under different circumstances Liz but I think we should pass this time. And yes, I can stay this evening and head back in the morning. How will you be able to work from Roswell?”
“I’ll take a leave of absence as soon as Max has everything put together. I’ll give you a bill of goods before you leave in the morning and you can set up a lab and order the stuff to get started. I’m sure we will need more supplies but your main concern right now is to make sure the lab is secure and not anywhere near underground aquifers and we will need secure disposal areas as well. Tell Max that the caves would be an excellent place to dispose of any waste material. We will have Michael destroy it to make absolutely certain everything is safe.”
“Fair enough Liz. Now, where can I take a shower?”
“Right at the top of the stairs Philip. The bedroom directly at the top has an en suite bath, that’s where you can put your things. Just make yourself at home. There’s no TV in there but there are three down here so I’m sure you’ll be able to find a comfortable spot somewhere.” And Philip laughed.
“Thank you Liz. Where are you going to take me for dinner tonight?”
“Oh Philip, are you going to enjoy this. We’re going to the stock yards. Since you can’t come next week we’ll go tonight and do some real shit kickin’.” And Philip laughed at that and Liz just grinned as she started to put things away in her kitchen.
Philip went upstairs and walked straight into the bedroom at the top and was taken back to a time when the world was fun…the room was decorated in a French motif with a canopied bed and the works and he stood there and grinned. The girl had a fierce sense of humor that’s for sure and then he turned around and noticed the bedroom door was open across the hall and he looked in there…yep, this one was the lesser of two evils that’s for sure. The other room had a huge white wrought iron bed, rose colored walls and pink accessories…yep, he’d settle for the black canopy bed and the apple green accessories with the pink feathers attached to the overhead chandelier. It worked for him.
Philip unpacked his overnighter and took out a pair of jeans, he had no idea why he brought jeans but now he was glad he did, and then he grabbed his cell phone and called Diane.
“Philip…how are things going?”
“They’re going great Diane. I’m spending the night at Liz’s and we’re going to the stock yards for dinner. She said we’re going shit kickin’…Diane, she is one beautiful young woman. Jeff and Nancy can be so proud of her and I’m looking forward to spending the evening with her. You can’t believe the things that these young people have been through Diane…it is unfathomable to think that all of that was going on around us and we had no idea. Did you know that the special unit had kidnapped Max and performed experiments on him?”
“My God Philip…when?”
“When they were sophomores. That so called protector posed as Max, kidnapped Liz and then when Max showed up to save her the unit nabbed Max. The kids saved him with the help of Jim Valenti…they killed the head of the unit. Diane, these kids have been through hell together. No wonder Liz doesn’t want to get mixed up in this again. Frankly I don’t blame her.”
“Oh Philip, I wish they would have confided in us. I don’t know how we could have fought the government but there must have been something we could have done.”
“I know how you feel Diane but it’s over. Listen, I’ll be home tomorrow and we’ll all talk then. How’s Max doing?”
“He’s been sleeping Philip. It’s like he can’t keep his eyes open. He got up and ate some breakfast, went out in the back yard for a bit, came back in and laid on the couch and went back to sleep. I woke him up for lunch, he ate and went back to sleep. I’m beginning to think he’s sick too Philip.”
“I’ll talk it over with Liz. See what she has to say.”
“Is she going to help him Philip?”
“Yes Diane, but she has some pretty strict rules and she’s going to need the help of Michael. I’ll talk to you about it when I get home tomorrow. I need to get ready to go ‘shit kickin’.” And Diane laughed.
“You have fun Philip and we’ll see you tomorrow.”
“Tomorrow. I love you Diane.”
“Love you too Philip and thank you.”
“He’s my son too remember.”
“Yeah…good night.” And they hung up.
*~*~*I think the next chapter has Max getting Zan into the picture for you...but I won't swear to itl