AU with aliens
Pairings: Mi/L & K/?
>>what can I say...I like the polar writers and want them to write more fics.
This is long...
Takes place after Departure.
*Everything in the show prior to departure happens exactly. The only difference is that Max, Isabel, Tess leave for Antar as planned. Michael stays on earth for Maria.
*Tess did manipulate and kill Alex. Liz finds out and in their haste to get to the granolith to warn the others…they’re too late. The granolith shoots off and instead they find Michael walking back towards town alone.
*The humans tell Michael about Tess, he’s shocked, angry, confused etc etc…but there is nothing he can do about it now. Michael returns to his apartment with Maria (you can show the devastation/anger/emotions of Liz, Kyle before hand.) Michael/Maria starting making out, but something’s off and Michael senses it. Every time Michael kisses Maria, he gets black and white, harsh flashes (think Nasaedo duping Max and kissing Liz in season one). Michael notices that Maria is acting different, out of the norm. She talking and acting in a way Maria never would. Thinking that Maria might not be the real Maria (especially after seeing Nasaedo dupe Max in season 1 and now learning the truth about Tess), Michael seek out Liz and confides in her.
*Liz/Michael’s relationship in the beginning is strained. Liz is hurt/angry/sad over everything, especially with Max for leaving that she doesn’t want to get involved in anything alien. But knowing that she doesn’t want to lose Maria after what happens to Alex, she relents to listen to Michael. At this point, Liz is still in love with Max and Michael is in love with Maria, but eventually Michael and Liz’s friendship grows. They hate each other / like each other though. As they grow closer, they confined, talk and grow closer and eventually start falling for each other.
*Liz and Michael end up “scouting” Maria everywhere she goes. Maria is acting completely out of the norm. It’s like she’s trying to act like Maria…but slips up at times. Michael and Liz catch her talking to “shady” people in bad parts of Roswell. They find her going to clubs, dressed provocatively and making out with guys. And suddenly skins are popping up everywhere. All of this hurts Michael…because he doesn’t understand why she’s doing this, who she is…and how she could be kissing other guys after staying on Earth for her.
*Maria!!! She’s abducted/possessed. (Think Khivar possessing that human in Season 3). However…here Maria is dead, and whoever this alien is, he/she is using Maria’s body. In my mind…I think there was an evil alien trapped in the granolith. When Max activated the granolith as Isabel/Tess/Max phased into the granolith, the evil alien phased out onto Earth…and unbeknownst to all, takes residence in Maria’s body almost immediately. (The alien may or may not have a physical form).
*The evil alien…was an alien on Antar who was pure evil. Hated by all including the skins…including Khivar and of course the royals etc. In fact, this is the one alien that would cause the skins to form an alliance with the royals if it meant that they could get rid of the alien. The alien…knowing this, takes residence in Maria’s body because she was closest to Michael. Knowing that Michael is a “protector” and an extremely powerful “commander,” the alien knows that if he stays close to Michael…the skins on earth won’t try to hurt him.
*Michael is haunted by dreams…it’s the real Maria. She basically informs him she’s dead and that he and others are in danger…and also that she notices Liz and Michael are getting closer and closer and asks Michael to take care of her best friend. (Basically giving permission to be with her). Before the dream ends, Maria gives Michael a gift…and basically this gift is that it awakens Michael’s inner Rath which gives him the royal seal of Antar. This is not Max’s seal…it looks just like it, but it’s a mirror of Max’s seal. Backwards...(it’s a V but flipped so it still looks like a V). Michael is now extremely powerful, his powers are fully awake, he’s got a commanding presence etc etc. The skins slowly start coming after them. Michael has to protect Liz and Kyle. Even walking outside in Roswell for any of them is not safe.
*Michael/Liz/Kyle know that Maria is not Maria. When the evil alien finds out that they know, it goes rouge. Now it’s a game of hunt and chase. The evil alien is now trying to kill Michael/Liz/Kyle and the Michael/Kyle/Liz go after the evil alien. This causes the skins and Michael to form and alliance and together, they all go after the alien. In a show down, Michael is able to kill the evil alien. Michael and Liz at this point are not fighting they’re feelings for one another…they’re very much together at this point.
*Once the dust settles, everything goes back to normal sort of…Michael and Liz are fully together and in love, they aren’t in danger… until…Max, Tess, and Isabel return from Antar.
*From here…its up to you and what conflicts you want to create. Though I do want Max wanting to be with Liz as if nothing happened and Liz taking a firm stand next to Michael. Also Tess…she is/was evil.
*And lastly…the skins. Michael and skins have an alliance. In fact most skins gave up Nicholas…and became renegade following Michael and helping Michael through the years. Liz invents something that allows the skins to not need the granolith or “harvested” skins to stay alive. Etc etc.
*What will Tess/Max/Isabel think of the changes?
*A scene where Liz and Kyle start developing their powers (before they kill the evil alien) and Michael teaching them how to use them. Make it funny…and the one between Michael/Liz cute and sorta funny/romantic
*Maria…although she has a major role in this fic…this is not about Michael/Maria. It’s about Michael/Liz. In fact…the only part where it’s the real Maria is in the dream. She’s a side character. And while you have free reign to make her do evil things (because the alien is real)…I want the real Maria respected if that makes sense.