Looking for two stories.
First one. Max lives across from Liz and always watches her from his bedroom window, takes her to school. From what I rember this is AU without aliens and it is rated Mature or adult.
Liz is a painter and Max a millionaire. Liz is very private but Max knows to come near to get a job as her help. He also has bought lots if her paintings before he meets her.
Don't know if it makes any sence to anyone that is still here, but any help is welcome. I lost all saved fanfiction on my computer and I'm trying to remember what I had saved.
Your second story sounds like it may be Art’s and Craft’s – Dreamer Style by Faith Evans. You can find it in the archives. archive/AMB_AP719167232.html