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I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L, ADULT) [COMPLETE]

Postby Janetfl » Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:00 am

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Title: I’m Lost Without You
Author: Jan
Disclaimer: I own nothing that is Roswell .. sadly that belongs to the powers that be!! No infringement is intended.
Pairing: Mainly Max/Liz/Zan plus other CC couples.
Rating: ADULT
Summary: This story starts from the end of the episode ‘Heart of Mine’ and then takes on a life of its own. Everything before this episode has happened! It’s Prom night and Liz finds Max kissing Tess but something is wrong…. her powers are starting to develop and there is only one person she really trusts. The weight of the universe is on her shoulders!!!

Author’s Note: I thought I would try and write my own story after reading all of the other amazing stories on the board. Constructive feed back would be most appreciated but please be kind as this is my first Fanfic. I am a dreamer at heart but the story starts off on a dark note. This story also may include similar to or actual dialogue from Destiny and Max In The City. If I decide to include more dialogue I will state this at the beginning of the relevant post. A huge thank you goes out to Jake17 (aka Carrie) who encouraged me to write this fic in the first place. You are a wonderful friend and author sweetie!

P.S. I live in England so my spelling may be a bit different to what you’re used to and also I may not know the legal ramifications in America, i.e. you are legally allowed to be sexually active in the UK at the age of sixteen and you can buy and drink alcohol at the age of eighteen so I am working with what I know. Sorry if I offend anyone out there.

I am apologizing in advance for any grammatical mistakes. Grammer is not one of my strong points!! Please forgive me. I just had to get the story out there!!!




"Liz's thoughts"


Chapter 1



That night at the Prom Liz had a dreadful feeling down in the pit of her stomach that something wasn’t right. This was the last time that everyone in the group would be together and she had to find out why.

She had just walked through the door of the Gym looking for Max, so she could discuss this feeling with him, when the sight in front of her made her freeze. Yes Max was kissing Tess. The pain she felt when she saw the two of them together nearly brought her to her knees. Tears started to pool at the corner of her eyes.

"Why? Why can’t I move? This is killing me to watch this and yet I can’t seem to move."

"My god if I stand here any longer they might find me looking at them and I may also actually vomit," this internal battle was going on between her head and body. Her feet just would not move.

"JUST MOVE PARKER!" her brain shouted. She turned around and threw her corsage in the bin and ran out of the school, into the pouring rain, crying. Her legs were pumping as fast as they would go and then she stopped, dropped to her knees and started retching as the bile got stuck in her throat.

"Why me? Why did he have to come to me and ask me to break his heart as well as my own? Why? Future Max has gone and left me here to pick up the pieces!"

“WHY!!!!!” she screamed out into the night as her tears started to fall in earnest.

That’s when Liz felt it, the searing pain through her whole body. It wasn’t until she tried to wipe away her tears that were now streaming down her face, that she noticed the green crackling energy shooting through her veins. She could feel the energy building inside of her, the angrier she became.

As Liz stood up, she held on to a nearby street lamp, closed her eyes and took in deep breaths hoping that this would calm her down but the image of Max and Tess kissing came into her mind and with that every single street lamp along the road shattered and sparks flew.

Liz was so shocked that she just stood there in the pouring rain. Her dress was so wet that it clung to every part of her body, leaving nothing to the imagination and her hair was plastered all over her face and shoulders.

The burning sensation that was running through her body had stopped and so had the green energy.

"Well that was weird."

It was at this point that Ava’s words came back to haunt her.

“You died, he healed you and now you’re different.”

"NO WAY! This CAN NOT be happening to me!"



Chapter 2



“Liz, LIZ are you ok?”

“No Kyle, I’m not ok,” replied Liz.

“I’m sorry to follow you out here Liz, but I saw you run out of the school after seeing Max and Tess and thought you could use a friend right now,” whispered Kyle, as he wrapped his arms around Liz. “Come on you're soaking wet. Let me walk you home. You look exhausted.”

“Thanks Kyle” Liz replied weakly.

“Here take my jacket you’re shivering,” he said, as he wrapped his coat around her shoulders and pulled her into a tight embrace.

“I’m so sorry you had to see that Liz. I know that you’re still in love with Max, which makes me wonder why you haven’t told him the truth about us yet. In fact I’m surprised Max hasn’t used his alien voodoo on me and fried my ass already,” Kyle joked, trying to lighten the mood.

“Kyle, can you please be serious for once? I’ve had enough to deal with tonight. Max believes we slept together and has now moved on with Tess. This is the way everything is supposed to be,” chastised Liz.

“What do you mean ‘supposed to be’? If you told Max the truth, that we never slept together, he would be with you right now instead of Tess. Is it really worth all the pain you’re going through?” Kyle asked, very confused at her statement.

“Kyle, if you knew what I know, you would understand that this pain I’m going through is worth it,” whispered Liz, as she put her head on his shoulder.


Then it happened………..


FLASH* FLASH* FLASH* FLASH*


“Liz, Liz can you hear me? LIZ!!!” shouted Kyle, while shaking Liz.

“Eh, w-what?”

“God Liz, where did you go? I was trying to get through to you but you were just staring into space, like you were in a trance or something. Are you ok? Look, I think I need to take you home right now. You don’t look so good.”

“The future!”

“What?” asked a very confused Kyle.

“You asked me where I went. I went to the future!” Liz replied.

“Okay, now I really need to get you home. I think all this rain has soaked your brain.”

Kyle started walking Liz back to the Crashdown so she could dry off and get some sleep. Neither of them noticed the figure standing in the shadows.
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L,MATURE/ADULT) chpt 5 (25/10/08)

Postby Janetfl » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:48 am

Wow ..... thanks so much for all the wonderful feed back!!!! I got so excited that I just kept on writing so here comes the next three chapters!!!

Lena7: I am currently chaining my muse to a chair especially for you!!!!!
jake17: Well what can I say about you ..... thank you just doesn't seem enough. YOU ARE A STAR. You've helped me get a banner created by the very talented pijeechinadoll and then helped me post it because I'm a Roswell techno virgin, you are my very hard working beta reader and lets face it the one who encourged me to post my story. So thank you just does not cover it!!!! Again I want your muse though. I AM GOING TO STEAL HER!!! :lol:
begonia0508 & destinyc: Nice catch. I wonder when someone was going to raise that question!! Shall we just say all will be revealed later on in the story!
Cocogurl, pijeechinadoll, garcia88 & keepsmiling7: Wow thanks so much for your wonderful feed back. I was so terrified of starting this story but all of you have encourged me to keep writing.

Thank you all .... anyway enough rambling here are the next 3 chapters!!!!

"Liz's thoughts"


Chapter 3



Kyle took his coat off Liz’s shoulders once they arrived outside the Crashdown. The rain had finally stopped. Liz looked through the window before she entered. All the customers had gone home and Jeff was by the register closing up for the night.

“Why don’t you come up with me Kyle and dry off, you’re soaked. It’s the least I can do since you walked me safely home?” asked Liz, as she entered holding the door open for him.

“Yeah sure, if you don’t mind.”

“No of course I don’t mi…”

“Lizzie, what the hell happened to you and why are you back so early?” asked Jeff, running up to his daughter taking in her dishevelled sight.

“Hi, dad. I wasn’t enjoying the Prom so Kyle wanted to make sure I got home safely. Do you mind if he comes upstairs with me? He needs to dry off.”

Just then, Nancy came from the back of the restaurant.

“Oh my, what happened to you two? You look like drowned rats!” exclaimed Nancy.

“Hi mom. I came home from the Prom early and Kyle agreed to walk me home. We got caught in the rain, hence our appearance.”

“Hi Mr. P, Mrs. P. I just wanted to make sure Liz got back safely. I’ll just be on my way now,” said Kyle.

“You will not be on your way!! Come on in and dry off. I’ll put your clothes in the dryer. It’s the least we can do since you made sure Liz was ok. Jeff, can you make the kids something to eat and a hot drink, they look like they need it? You can borrow some of Jeff’s old clothes until yours are dry Kyle,” Nancy insisted.

“Thanks Mrs. P.”

“I’m just going up to my room now mom, I need to get out of these wet clothes,” said Liz, as she started to walk through to the rear of the restaurant.

“Sure honey. Kyle, you come with me and I will show you where everything is.”

“Thanks once again Mrs. P.”

She stepped under the hot spray and started to wash her hair with the strawberry shampoo she always used. When the hot water started to stream over her body, she realized just how cold she had been. All her muscles started to relax and the chill, which she felt to the bone, slowly subsided. She closed her eyes and leaned her head under the water so she could rinse the shampoo from her hair.

Then it happened again.

*FLASH*FLASH*FLASH*

“Liz, Liz, LIZ!” shouted Kyle, as he knocked loudly on the bathroom door.

She wasn’t sure how long she had been having the flashes but something registered at the back of her mind and slowly they ceased. These were not the kind of flashes that she usually received from Max. They were more like watching a movie in slow motion but viewing it from the inside, almost like Isabel’s dream walking where you watch the dream unfold as you stand in the background.

BANG*BANG*BANG

“Liz, if you don’t answer me or open this door right now I’m going to break it down!” shouted Kyle.

“W-What? Kyle no, I’m ok. I’ll be out in a minute.”

"I have to find out what is happening to me. I can’t just let this go on without knowing what to do. These aren’t dreams I’m having, they, they feel real but surely that’s just not possible. What if this happens while I’m driving? I need to get some answers and there is only one person I trust right now."

She wrapped a towel around herself and stepped out of the bathroom to find Kyle pacing her room.

“My god Liz, you gave me the fright of my life!! I kept calling you and banging on the door but you wouldn’t answer. You’ve been in there for over half an hour!! Are you ok?” he asked, as he ran his hands through his hair in frustration.

“No Kyle, I’m not ok. Listen I need to tell you a few things but first I need to get dressed and then make an important phone call. What I am about to tell you is very important. You cannot discuss this with anyone else. Do you understand?”

“Oh no, this is going to suck me back into the alien abyss again isn’t it?”

“Yes, but it also has to do with you as well Kyle. I’m not sure how you’re going to handle this information but as long as we stick together we’ll be alright. Do you still want to know what’s wrong?”

“Yep I guess I do. I can’t let you go through this alone but why can’t we tell the pod squad?”

“I can’t tell the pod squad because they won’t believe me. Look Kyle, the whole group is falling apart since Max and I split up. Nobody trusts me anymore. They all think I betrayed Max. They trust her more than me right now.”

"Oh, by her you mean ..."

"Yes Kyle, by her I mean that skanky, blonde, dirty, bitch whore gerbil that Max Evans is now in love with!"

"WOW .... Maria would be so proud of me right now if she was here!"

“Okay" said Kyle, trying to ignore the bitchy comments about Tess.

"I can see why they would think that you betrayed Max, because of our little charade, but you would never betray their secret and you have always been the one that was there for them. Surely one mistake can’t take away everything you have done for them?”

“Think again Kyle. It was a huge mistake, even though nothing happened between us,” Liz said in a sad tone. “Anyway go. I need to get dressed and make that phone call and then I can tell you everything,” Liz said, as she started to push Kyle out of her bedroom door.

“Okay … but your dad has made us some sandwiches and cups of coffee so don’t be too long otherwise he may send another search party for you.”

“Thanks Kyle. By the way you look nice in my father’s clothes.” She giggled as she looked over at Kyle. Her dad’s shirt is way too big and baggy on Kyle and …well the trousers have massive turn ups on them because Jeff is a lot taller than Kyle.

“Yeah thanks babe. At least I don’t look naked in my outfit! I could see EVERYTHING through that dress while it was clinging to your hot little body,” Kyle shouted, as he ran ducking from her room just as a shoe hit the door.

“KYLE!! I can’t believe you just said that!!” she screamed as she threw the shoe she was holding at him.

Kyle ran down the stairs laughing. “I’ll meet you in the kitchen when you are ready!” he shouted back at Liz, with a smile plastered to his face.




Chapter 4



After Liz was fully dressed she searched her purse to find that elusive bit of paper that was so important.

“Dam it! Where is that thing?”

Suddenly, her hand wrapped around a small piece of folded white paper.

“Yes!” she exclaimed, as she started to dial the cell phone number.

“H-Hello” the voice stammered on the other end of the phone, unsure of who was calling.

“Hello, this is Liz. Remember you said I could phone you if I ever needed anything?”

“Y-yes” came the whisper.

“Well I need to see you Ava and Z-Zan.”

“WHAT?” shouted Ava.

“Look Ava, I don’t have time to explain right now but I know Zan is alive!”

“H-How do you know that? How do I know this is not a trick?” replied a suspicious Ava.

“Look Ava, this is Liz not Rath or Lonnie. You told me that I had changed because I died and Max healed me. You helped me connect to Isabel so I could save Max in New York and you also like to call me cornball!” replied Liz.

“Yo Liz, how ya doin’ cornball?”

“I’m not too bad but remember when you said that I’ve been changed by Max healing me?”

“Yeah”

“Well it’s happening right now! I need you and Zan to help me. Can you get hold of him?”

“Well yeah but I’m not sure if he will come with me ya know. He doesn’t trust that easy.”

“Please Ava. Tell him if he wants to meet me before helping me then I will come and visit both of you.”

“Okay.”

“Oh and Ava, I love the new accent. When did you drop your New York lingo?” asked Liz.

“Well me and Zan thought it would be a better disguise if we learned to talk differently, then we might be able to fool Lonnie and Rath if they ever found us. They are after my blood since Max was saved. They think that I had something to do with it. They still don't know about Zan though,” replied Ava.

“Well you sound great. Listen can you also get hold of Serena and Kal for me?”

“Okay now you’re freaking me out cornball. How do you know about Serena and Kal? I didn’t mention anything about them when I saw you last!”

“I think it’s one of my new powers. I just know that you play an important role in what is about to happen!”

“What is ABOUT to happen? Liz, are you tellin’ me that you've seen the future?”

“Yes, well actually, I think I’ve been to the future.”

“WHAT?” screamed Ava; she wasn’t sure how many more surprises in one day she could take.

“Ava, I don’t understand any of this myself yet and I don't have time to explain. Just come to Roswell as soon as you can. I’ll pay for all the tickets and leave them at the reservation desk for you. I have some money my Grandma Claudia left me. Just let me know who is coming and I'll arrange everything,” replied Liz.

“Okay cornball. If Zan doesn't want to see ya watcha gonna do?”

“I’ll fly over to see you first. Meet Zan and then try to convince him to come with us? Okay?”

“Okay. I’ll phone you as soon as I know who is coming.”

“Thanks so much Ava, you won’t regret this I promise you!”

“See ya cornball!”

“Bye Ava. Take care!”

Liz closed her cell phone and returned it to her purse. Then she went downstairs to speak to Kyle.

After she had explained to Kyle what was going on, between mouthfuls of sandwich and sips of coffee, he sat in the chair with a shocked expression on his now very white face.

“A-Are you sure Liz? This is going to be very dangerous. We should let the pod squad know.”

“No Kyle, don’t you see in order for this to work none of them can know. Not even Maria. She can’t keep a secret from Michael if he pushes her and you know he will.”

“Okay, okay, just for the record, I still think this is a bad idea but if you think it will help then I’m with you one hundred percent. Although, I don’t think Maria will be pleased that you’ve kept her out of the loop. I think she’ll be mad at you once this all comes out!”

“Well Kyle, I’ll just have to take that risk!” replied Liz.



Chapter 5



Meanwhile, in a small café in California…


“Yo Serena how ya doin?” asked Ava.

“Fine thanks. To what to I owe this pleasure?” asked Serena.

“I’ve just received a phone call from a friend of mine and she needs us to go to Roswell as soon as possible. Are you up for an adventure?”

“Well yeah, who is this person though? Can we trust her?”

“Hell yeah. She knows our dupes and she seems to have gained some new powers Serena. She said that she thinks that she's been to the future.”

“WHAT? You can’t be serious?” asked a doubtful Serena.

“Look Serena, even she doesn’t know what’s going on at the moment. I think all of her powers have just started to manifest. Erm, s-she’s human!” spit out Ava in a hurry.

“WHAT? How is this possible?”

“I don’t know what is going on at the moment but she needs our help and I know that we can trust her. She was very kind to me when I left Rath and Lonnie and you know I don’t trust any stranger easily,” she forcefully stated.

“Okay, I think I might have to get in touch with Kal though. He needs to know what’s going on.”

“Yeah that’s okay,” replied Ava. “She requested you, Zan and Kal to join us!”

“How the hell does she know about Zan and Kal?”

“Again, I don’t know, probably the 'I can see into the future thing’. She asked me to bring you, Kal and Zan with me.”

“Fine, I’m sure Kal will want to meet this girl. What’s her name?”

“Her name is Liz. Can you phone me as soon as you can get Kal’s schedule? We all need to arrive at the same time. Liz is going to order the tickets and leave them at the reservation desk for us.”

“Wow, okay I’ll let Kal know.”

“Good. I’ve gotta go now. I need to contact Zan. Thanks once again Serena.”

“No problem. See you soon, I can’t wait to meet this Liz.”

“You’ll love the cornball, she’s really nice,” replied Ava, as she hung up the phone.

Next on Ava’s list was Zan. This was going to be more difficult.

“Hey Zan, how are you?”

“Fine thanks Ava. What’s wrong? I haven’t seen you in awhile? Rath and Lonnie ain’t got hold of you, have they?”

“No man. I need your help Zan. Remember I went to Roswell to meet our dupes?”

“Yes, what about it?”

“Well, remember I told you about Liz?”

“Yeah the girl that has captured the great king’s heart!” replied Zan, with a hint of jealously in his tone.

“Yeah, that’s the one,” replied Ava sadly.

“Well, what about her?”

“She wants us to meet her in Roswell. She knows about Kal and Serena as well.”

“WHAT? How the hell does she know about them? Please tell me you didn’t let it slip?”

“NO!” replied Ava with fury. “She can see the future. Z-Zan, she said she had been to the future!”

“NO WAY! YOU’RE SHITTING ME!” replied Zan.

“No Zan, no joke. She knew about you, Kal and Serena without me telling her.”

“Oh, so she’s the one then? She is the Queen?”

“Seems like it. She needs our help Zan. She was really kind to me and she protected the king against Rath and Lonnie. I don’t think she likes them much. Apparently, Rath stuck his tongue down her throat when they went to visit Roswell.”

“No wonder she can’t stand them. Listen Ava, I trust you but do you trust her?” asked Zan,a little more worried now.

“I would trust her with my life Zan. I know she’s good. I’m just not sure how this is going to pan out. Are you willing to go on an adventure without knowing the possible outcome?”

“For you doll, anything. I’m going to book the next two weeks off work and then I’ll go from there depending on what happens,” replied Zan.

“Great, now all we need is Kal to agree and we are on our way to Roswell. Oh by the way, she said that she is going to pay for our air fare and expenses.”

“If she is who I think she is, Kal will probably sort out the tickets. Well get goin’ girl and tell that broad that she’s got one hell of team behind her!”

“Thanks Zan!”

Just as she put the phone down from Zan her cell phone rang.

“Hi Ava, it’s Serena.”

“Hi Serena, Zan has agreed to go. What about you and Kal?”

“All set to go girl. Tell Liz we can be there next week. Kal has booked time off indefinitely at the moment. No great movies to produce. He is also picking up the tab for this little trip. I don't think he can wait to meet Liz. We’re thinking Monday morning. How does that sound?”

“That sounds great. I will phone Liz now and let her know.” replied Ava.

Ava punched in Liz’s phone number and let it ring…

“Hi, Liz speaking.”

“Liz, it’s Ava, we’re all on. We want to come early Monday morning, is that okay?”

“Oh Ava, that’s perfect. Thank you so much. I’ll meet you at the airport and drive you back. I’ll also book you a room in the inn not far from here is that okay?”

“Yes sure, cornball. Oh by the way Kal is picking up the tab for this one. I think he really wants to meet you. See you on Monday then?”

“Yeah, see you on Monday Ava and thanks for everything,” replied Liz, as she closed her cell. The rush of blood through her veins, thanks to the excitement, was exhilarating but then she remembered the hard task ahead of her. Would she survive? She doubted that even her gift of seeing the future would tell her that one.
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L,MATURE/ADULT) chpt 5 (25/10/08)

Postby Janetfl » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:14 am

Wow .... well once again my fellow Roswellians ... Thank you so much for all the wonderful feed back. It really keeps me going hence posting 3 chapters at time every few days!!!!! I'm so excited everyone likes my story.

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Here are my next chapters .............


"Liz's thoughts"


Chapter 6



“Well Kyle, there’s no turning back now. Everyone is arriving on Monday morning. Are you going to be ok?”

“Yeah, I-I guess so. It’s just such a shock you know?”

“I know Kyle, but I’m sure we can stop a lot of the things from happening, at least I hope so.”

Once Kyle had changed and gone home, Liz had time to digest all of the information that was swimming around in her brain. She felt so emotionally and physically exhausted, she just lay on top of her bed, fully clothed, trying to figure out what all of it meant. As she closed her eyes the images of the events that took place tonight came back to haunt her, until total exhaustion took over, sending her into a deep sleep.

After a few hours the figure that had been hiding in the shadows of her balcony came forward to her window.

“I will make it my mission to find out what you are up to! That I promise you.”

The following morning Liz bolted upright out of her deep slumber when her alarm clocked started to screech. God she hated that thing.

Liz was not a morning person until she’d had a shower. She dragged herself off the bed, realising that she had fallen asleep in her clothes, let out a loud groan of annoyance before switching off the offending noise machine.

Liz headed towards the bathroom and started to feel like she had been run over by a truck. All her joints and muscles where aching, making it difficult for her to walk.

"I suppose that’s what I get for staying out in the rain for so long. Ah well a nice shower should help," she thought to herself, as she turned the shower on full blast.

While she was waiting for the water to heat up, she started to undress and heard a soft knock on the bathroom door.

“Liz honey, are you nearly ready? I’ve made you a nice fried breakfast this morning,” said Nancy through the door.

“Yes mom. I’m just getting into the shower now. I will be down in a minute.”

“Okay, you only have half an hour to get ready before your shift starts.”

“Yes I know mom. I won’t be long I promise.”

Nancy went downstairs to serve up Liz’s breakfast.

"God I hate Saturday mornings," Liz thought, as she stepped under the hot spray of the shower. She still couldn’t shake the feeling of total exhaustion from her tired body and brain.

Once she finished her shower she quickly got dressed into her uniform, put on her sneakers and ran downstairs. As she walked into the kitchen her mom gave her a funny look.

“Are you alright Liz, you look a little green around the gills!”

Liz snorted, if only her mom realised how ironic that sentence was.

“Yes mom I’m fine. I’m just feeling a little tired this morning. Maybe walking home in that rain last night gave me a chill or something.”

“Well honey, if you don’t feel well later let me know.”

Liz sat down and started to eat her fried breakfast. A treat she only enjoyed once a week due to the fat content. As she took a massive bite of her sausage she froze mid chew. She pushed her chair back with such force it crashed backwards onto the floor making her mom jump.

“God Lizzie you gave me a fright. What’s wrong honey?”

“Mmmmh I fink I’m gonna be sick,” she mumbled, rushing past her mom straight into the toilet.

At that same moment Maria and Michael entered the building ready to start their morning shifts.

“Chica, what’s wrong?” shouted Maria, as she ran in to the toilets after Liz. She arrived just in time to hold Liz’s hair back and stroked her back in comfort.

“Oh Maria, I think that sausage I just ate was bad. It tasted disgusting.”

“Are you sure that’s what caused it? Or was it the sight you had to endure last night?”

“Eeeww! Thanks for reminding me Maria. Yes, seeing Max and Tess kiss last night made my stomach churn but no, I think having to walk home in the rain last night and getting soaked has made me ill. Plus that sausage I was eating was definitely off,” stated Liz as she raised herself up from the floor.

Liz started to feel dizzy and leaned against the wall for support until it subsided.

“Come on Liz, I’ll give you a hand getting up the stairs and we’ll put you into bed. You look like you could do with a rest.”

“No Maria, I’ll be fine. It was just the sausage.”

“Lizzie, are you alright?” asked Nancy, popping her head around the door.

“Yes mom. You might want to check those sausages though. I think they might be rotten.”

“No Liz, me and your father ate those this morning and there was nothing wrong with them.”

“It must be my taste buds then. I don’t want any more to eat mom. I’m just going to start my shift with Maria now, okay?”

“That’s fine honey, but if you don’t feel well later on, phone Agnes to cover for you. Your father and I are going out and won’t be back until this evening.”

“Okay.”

Just as Liz came from the back of the restaurant, after brushing her teeth and re-applying her lip gloss, the bell above the door jingled and Kyle came strolling in heading towards his usual stool by the counter.

“Hello ladies!”

“Hi Kyle” both girls replied in unison.

“What will you have this morning Kyle, the usual?” asked Maria.

“Yes please.”

“Hey space boy order up. The usual waffles for Kyle please,” said Maria while pouring Kyle a coffee.

Michael gave Kyle a short nod to acknowledge his presence and then went to work on his order.

“It’s very quiet in here this morning isn’t it?” enquired Kyle.

The bell above the door signalled more arrivals. The restaurant was suddenly filled with the unmistakable laughter of Alex followed by Isabel, Tess and of course Max. They all headed towards their usual booth which happened to be in Liz’s section.

“Hi guys! Did you see the morning local news? Apparently, there was a massive power surge at the power station and it blew out most of the street lamps around Roswell,” laughed Alex.

Kyle nearly choked on his coffee and just missed spraying Maria. He took a sly look at Liz and winked which made the heat rise to her face. She was blushing profusely. Nobody noticed this small exchange except for Max and Michael.

Kyle had not witnessed Liz blowing up the street lamps but she had told him when they were sitting in the kitchen at the Crashdown.

“Kyle, you nearly sprayed me then,” hissed Maria, jumping out of the way.

“Sorry,” mumbled Kyle.

“Great, this is all I need this morning,” muttered Liz.

“Do you want me to take their order for you?” asked a very concerned Maria. She wasn’t sure Liz could handle a confrontation this morning.

“No Maria that’s ok. I might as well face them and get it over with, but thanks for the offer.”

Liz pulled out a pen and order pad from her apron. Plastered on her best fake smile and walked over to the booth, steeling herself for what was about to come.

“Hi everyone, what can I get for you this morning?”

“Liz may I introduce you to my wonderful and most definitely beautiful new girlfriend Miss Isabel Evans,” said Alex as he stood up, bowed slightly and gestured his arm towards Isabel at which point she blushed with slight embarrassment.

“Oh my god Alex, Isabel, I’m so happy for you guys,” replied Liz, engulfing Alex in a hug and then bending over the booth to give Isabel one as well.

“Thanks” they both replied at the same time.

“Yes Liz, if you had stayed at the Prom last night you would have seen the sweet kiss Isabel gave Alex on the dance floor. Why did you leave?” asked Tess, with a sickly sweet smile on her face.

“Tess!” Max warned.

“Oh, I don’t know Tess I guess seeing a gerbil making out kind of made me feel sick.”

“A gerbil, huh?” asked Tess in confusion whilst Kyle, Maria and Liz sniggered.

“Nothing Tess, if you had a brain you would be really dangerous!”

“If I didn’t have a brain you skanky bitch, then I wouldn’t have been able to win Max’s heart. We shared the most wonderful, tender kiss last night,” smiled Tess.

“Excuse me?” said a shocked Max, turning toward Tess with a look of horror on his face.

“What Max? We did kiss last night, at the Prom, you can’t deny it,” said Tess squirming under Max’s scrutiny.

“Yes Tess, we did kiss last night,” said Max, turning towards Liz with an apologetic look. “But you have not won my heart. I’m not in love with you Tess!” he growled turning back towards Tess to glare at her.

“Well maybe you don’t love me yet but you will in time, it’s our destiny.”

With that comment everyone groaned and rolled their eyes.

“Whatever you and Max do is your business, not mine,” stated Liz.

“Well you have Kyle to keep you company now don’t you? I know he came after you when you left and he didn’t get home until quite late, or should I say early in the morning,” sneered Tess watching to see what Max’s reaction would be.

Max’s head whipped around and he looked Liz directly in the eye. Any mention of Kyle’s name in association with Liz made his blood boil and he kept clenching and un-clenching his fists under the table.

“Now just you hold on a minute Tess. I went after Liz because nobody else did!” Kyle said looking around at the group who all averted his gaze.

“She needed a friend and I was the only one there for her. I walked her home in the rain. We got soaked so Mr and Mrs P offered me to come in to dry off and have something to eat. Mr P drove me home later. I will not let you slander her honour!!” growled Kyle.

“What and you think I would!” shouted Max standing up and shaking with rage.

Just then Liz put two fingers in her mouth and whistled loudly. Everyone froze and then turned to look at Liz.

“Enough!! Tess I really don’t care what you think about me but if you ever start throwing comments like that around again, you will no longer be welcome at this establishment. Do I make myself clear? Max of course you wouldn’t allow someone to slander my name and I’m sure Kyle was not talking about you. He was pointing that remark towards Tess and finally Kyle thank you for protecting my honour but I can fight my own battles!”

With all the commotion going on Michael had left the kitchen and come out into the restaurant. He was a bit bewildered about his actions though because he went to stand beside Liz. He had been watching her all morning because he had this uncontrollable need to protect her.

“Now, what would you all like for breakfast?”

“Waffles and coffee” replied Max, Tess, Alex and Isabel.

“I will return with your orders shortly,” replied Liz, holding her head up high.

Liz turned from the table when another dizzy spell hit her. Everything around her started to fade into the background, until complete darkness overtook her. Michael had seen Liz sway on her feet and got there just in time to catch her before she hit the floor.

“Liz!” screamed Maria as she ran to her best friends side.

Max, Isabel and Alex also ran over to see if Liz was ok.

“See what you have all done!” growled Michael looking around at everyone. “Give her some room to breathe!”

“Michael what’s wrong with you?” asked a very confused Max.

“Nothing,” growled Michael. “I’m going to take her upstairs and lay her down. She was sick this morning. Are you coming Maria?” asked Michael as he swept an unconscious Liz up into his arms.

“I can’t Michael; I’ve got to watch the restaurant. I’m the only one here now, until I can call someone to replace Liz.”

“What about Mr and Mrs Parker?” asked Max.

“They’ve gone out for the day and left Liz in charge. They won’t be back until later this evening,” replied Maria.

“Me and Alex will stay with her if you want,” offered Isabel.

“Thank you Isabel. As soon as I have extra cover I’ll come up and give you guys a break.”

“I’m taking her up to her room.” Michael stormed off through the doors and up the stairs. He gently lay Liz on her bed and sat down next to her.

“I’ll look after you Liz. I won’t let anything happen to you I promise,” whispered Michael as he pushed a small piece of hair out of her face. Max was the first to enter the room and looked at the display of affection with a feeling of shock.

“M-Michael what’s going on?” asked Max.

“Later Maxwell, I’ll talk to you once we are downstairs.”

“No I’m staying with her Michael. I’m going to see what’s wrong with her.”

“Max, I think you should leave it. After what she witnessed last night she might not want you here.”

“What? Michael, you can’t be serious. Okay so I kissed Tess but I need to know she is okay?”

“YOU need to know. That’s right Max, it’s always about YOU isn’t it?” hissed Michael.

“Michael, what the hell is wrong with you?”

“Downstairs,” was all Michael said when he grabbed Max and pulled him out of the room. “Let’s go and talk in the kitchen I need to get back to work or Maria will have a fit.”

“Look after her,” was all Michael said to Alex and Isabel as they passed them in the hallway.

Once Michael got Max into the kitchen he turned to face him.

“I’m not sure what’s going on here but I have this feeling that I have to protect Liz at all costs. If that means you having to stay away, then you have to stay away. She saw you kiss Tess last night that’s why she ran out into the rain.”

“How do you know she saw us?” asked Max.

“Maria and I were going to run after her but Kyle beat us to it. Tess also saw Liz leave. That’s why she made that comment about the Prom, she was rubbing her nose in it.”

“Shit Michael, I didn’t know that Liz had seen us. It’s none of her business though. She did sleep with Kyle and we’re no longer a couple. There is no way I would intentionally hurt her though.”

“Are you sure?”

“Am I sure what?”

“Are you sure she slept with Kyle?” asked Michael.

“Yes damn it! I saw her through the bedroom window. She was lying in bed with HIM. She was laughing an-and, God I’m not going through all the details Michael.”

“Fine, if you saw it then it must be true.”

“Why are you asking me this Michael? Do you know something I don’t?”

“I just wanted to make sure because I think Liz still loves you and I can’t see her doing something like that if she does,” replied Michael, a little too quickly.

“We’re just friends Michael.”

“Yeah right that’s why you denied loving Tess in front of her and then got in a rage over Kyle’s honour comment. You felt badly because you didn’t defend her like Kyle did!”

“Whatever Michael, I’m not discussing this with you. I’m not sure why you feel the need to protect Liz but I am not going to hurt her!”

“Not physically but emotionally you will!”

“This is none of your business Michael. I suggest you stay out of this,” replied Max in a deceptively calm tone.

“Fine your Majesty.”

Max was ready to blow something, or rahter someone up but he just turned on his heels and headed out into the restaurant.

“Come on let’s go,” growled Max as he grabbed Tess’s arm and marched her out of the Crashdown.


Chapter 7



“What do you think that was about Isabel?” asked Alex, as they entered Liz’s room.

“I’ve got no idea. Maybe Michael and my brother had something to discuss.”

“Michael looked pretty pissed off though!”

“When doesn’t he Alex?” chuckled Isabel.

“Yes I suppose that...”

Alex stopped mid sentence when he noticed Liz had started to thrash around on the bed. She had beads of sweat running down her temple.

“Jesus, she’s burning up!” shouted Alex, as he placed a hand on her forehead.

“Go get Max,” Alex said, as Kyle walked into the room.

“No!” shouted Kyle. “She doesn’t want Max anywhere near her!”

“But Kyle she’s burning up and I think she’s having some sort of nightmare,” cried Isabel.

“She told me last night that she didn’t want Max near her and I respect those wishes!” shouted Kyle.

Liz was having nightmares about what had happened in the past and what was going to happen in the future.

“Max why me? I can’t do this anymore can’t you go to Tess? I can’t believe we broke his heart like that, he, you will never forgive me. We need the granilith. Oh god Zan you feel soooo good? No, I’m sorry I can’t do this to…” Liz mumbled.

“Okay everybody out NOW!” screamed Kyle, as he jumped off the bed, pushed Alex and Isabel out of the room and locked the door behind him.

“God Liz, please wake up otherwise you are going to blow our cover,” thought Kyle.

“I’ll never give it to you willingly Khivar, NEVER! ALEXXXXXXXX!” screamed Liz.

“Oh my god Liz you have to wake up now!” screamed Kyle shaking Liz awake as he saw the green crackling energy shoot through Liz’s veins.

“W-what? Kyle w-what’s going on?” asked Liz as she came out of her unconscious state.

“Shit Liz, you passed out and then you must have been dreaming because you started talking in your sleep. You kept talking about Max, Zan, the granilith, Khivar and Alex!”

“Shit, shit, shit did anyone hear me?”

“Well Alex and Isabel heard you talk about Max, the granilith and Zan but I managed to push them out of the room before they heard any more,” replied a very worried Kyle.

“No, what if they tell Max?”

“I don’t know Liz, but we are going to have to come up with something fast if they do tell him and would you please calm down or you’ll blow us all up,” he stated, pointing to Liz’s arms.

“Shit.”

“Try to do some meditation Liz. It helps me calm down. You have to picture yourself in a calm place like on a beach somewhere.”

“Okay Buddha boy I’ll try it!” said Liz.



Meanwhile outside Liz’s door…………



“I’ll never give it to you willingly Khivar, NEVER! ALEXXXXXXXX!”

Alex and Isabel looked at one another.

“Phone Max now!” shouted Isabel

“Already on it,” said Alex, as he dialled Max’s number.

“Hello.”

“Oh thank god!”

“What’s wrong Alex?” asked a very worried Max.

“I-I don’t know Max. Liz was lying on her bed and started to thrash about. She was burning up and then started to mumble something about you, the granilith, Zan, Khivar and me.”

“She said what? I'm coming right over.”

“Fine but I don’t think it’s a good idea to bring Tess.”

“I’m not with Tess!” hissed Max.

“How long are you going to be?”

“I’m right here!” said Max taking the stairs up to Liz’s room two at a time.

“Oh thank god,” cried Isabel. “Max she looks awful.”

“Geeze that was quick.” said Alex flipping his phone shut.

“I was at the UFO centre talking to Brody when you called.”

Max was just about to knock on Liz’s door when Alex placed a hand on his arm.

“Kyle is with her at the moment. As soon as she started to talk he pushed us out of the room and locked the door.”

“He WHAT!” raged Max.

*BANG*BANG*BANG*

“Kyle, open up now! I want to know what’s wrong with...” he was cut off mid sentence by Kyle opening the door.

“What’s wrong with who?” asked Kyle with a look of innocence on his face.

“Hi, Max, Alex, Isabel,” replied Liz, as she pushed a strand of hair behind her ear.

Max made his way to the bed and sat down next to Liz.

“Are you alright?” asked Max softly.

“I’m fine honestly, I was just having a nightmare that’s all.”

“But Alex and Isabel said you were talking about the granilith, Khivar and Zan.”

“I was? Well I can’t remember much about my dream but I’m sure you’ve talked about all of those things. Maybe this whole alien abyss thing is getting to me,” tried Liz.

“Maybe, but we have never mentioned the granilith or Zan.”

“Well even though you are Max, you were once called Zan so maybe I was just dreaming about you because Ava told me that Zan is dead remember?”

“Huh that must have been some dream you were having about my brother then. What was it she said? Oh that’s right, Oh god Zan, you feel so good? No, I’m sorry I can’t do this to…” teased Isabel.

Liz whipped her head around to glare at Isabel. She could feel the heat rise in her face, she was blushing profusely.

“Great, now Max thinks I have sex dreams about him … oh god,” thought Liz.

“W-well I can’t h-help w-what happens in m-my dreams,” Liz stuttered, totally embarrassed.

“I think we’re getting off the real issue here,” said a very red faced Max. “What about the granilith?”

“Max, you asked me about that once before and I told you I couldn’t tell you and that you had to trust me.”

“Yeah and I said that’s the problem I don’t trust you! Why are you lying to me?” snapped a rage filled Max.

“I’m really tired and don’t want to rehash everything between us. It was just a nightmare. Now can all of you please leave and let me get some rest.”

Max noticed that Liz had avoided his question about lying and hung back after everyone had left the room.

“I know you’re lying to me Liz and I hope fucking Kyle was worth it because that’s what it was you know. You have to be in love to make love! How can you tell him your secrets and not me? What did I ever do to you?” hissed Max.

Wham ….. Liz’s hand connected to Max’s face.

“Don’t you dare ever talk that filth to me again Max or our friendship, however strained it is now, will not last! Oh and what you did to me? You will find out soon enough and when you do you will be sorry!!” spat out Liz.

“What do you mean by that?” asked a curious Max.

“I-I didn’t mean anything by that. I’m sorry I snapped but I’m really tired and not feeling very well at the moment. I’m not thinking straight. All I want to do is get some rest okay,” replied Liz as softly as possible, trying to get her emotions under control. It would not be a good idea to turn all green and crackly whilst Max was in the room.

“I’m sorry too Liz. I didn’t mean to say those horrible things to you. I just can’t seem to control my emotions when I’m around you.”

“It’s ok Max. I’m just going to get some rest now.”

“Are you sure you don’t want me to check you over?”

“Yes I’m sure. I’ll be fine once I’ve rested for a while. Thanks for the offer though.”

“No problem,” smiled Max as he shut the door behind him.

Liz let out a huge sigh and started to cry. She was crying so hard that she did not realise someone had entered her room.

“Hey Chica, what’s wrong?” asked a concerned Maria.

“Oh Maria, I’ve just had a huge row with Max and I slapped him”

“That arrogant asshole had a row with you when you’ve been so sick. You just wait ‘til I get my hands on him.”

“Maria please do not say anything. It’s all sorted now and I don’t want my mom and dad to know that I passed out. Would you please just let them know that I wasn’t feeling well and went to bed? PLEASEEEEEE Maria.” Liz gave Maria her best doe eyed look.

“Okay on one condition. If you feel any worse by the end of the day you will go and see a doctor.”

“Agreed.”

“Okay, I’ll tell the others not to mention it either.”

“Thanks Maria.”

“That’s what friends are for. You get some rest and I will be up later to check on you, okay?”

“That’s great Maria, thank you.”

Maria made sure that Liz got under the covers of her bed and then bid her goodbye.

The rest of the day was uneventful. Maria and Michael went home after they finished their shifts. Jeff and Nancy were concerned for their daughter when they heard she was sick but Liz had insisted that she was just tired so they left her to sleep and gave her Sunday off.

Max on the other hand was left very confused. He went home and lay on his bed staring at the ceiling with his arms behind his head. He never meant to kiss Tess. He was just so hurt when Liz gave him the ‘I’m suffocating’ speech that he went to find solace in the form of Tess. When the kiss had ended he was left with a feeling of emptiness not like the feeling he had when he would kiss Liz. His heart would race, his stomach flip, his body would react by producing a painful erection and his soul would be quenched but with Tess there was nothing.

He lay there pondering if this meant he still loved Liz. If so then he had to find out what she had been keeping from him. Why was she lying? Had she really slept with Kyle? If not, then why lie about it? If yes, then why? What had he done to push her towards Kyle? They had both been happy until the blonde bimbo showed her face. Maybe she had something to do with it? Why was Michael suddenly defending Liz? What did he mean by “are you sure she slept with him?” Does he know something? All these questions were running around in his brain when he eventually fell into a deep sleep. It had been a long hard couple of emotionally challenging days.


Chapter 8



Liz awoke early on Sunday morning feeling a lot better than she did yesterday. She climbed out of bed, had a shower, got dressed and went into the kitchen for breakfast. Jeff and Nancy were already downstairs in the restaurant dealing with the breakfast morning rush. She prepared herself some orange juice and toast and sat down to eat it. When she took her first bite of toast she scrunched her face up. Once again, it tasted disgusting so she took a sip of her orange juice and nearly spat it out. That also tasted disgusting, so she decided to try something.

Liz started to open all of the cupboards, searching for the Tobasco sauce. Once she had located it she then preceded to splash some on her toast and add some sugar to her orange juice.

“Here we go,” said Liz to herself, as she took a massive bite of toast followed by a gulp of orange juice. They actually tasted pretty good, a nice combination of sweet and spicy. That’s when it hit her……

“Oh shit, I’m turning into one of them!” she thought to herself.

Just as Liz was finishing her breakfast her cell phone rang.

“Hello, Liz speaking.”

“Hello cornball. I’m just phoning to let you know that we will be arriving at the airport around 11 am. Kal has organised to pick up an SUV rental at the airport and he will follow you back to the inn. He also wants you to book us in for one week at the inn because he is going to try to rent a place in Roswell. He seems to think we are going to be with you for some time,” explained Ava.

“Okay. Thanks Ava. I’ll make all the arrangements and I will pick you up from the airport tomorrow morning. I’m going to have to skip school that day though so I’ll hang around with you guys if that’s okay. I think we have a lot to discuss anyway.”

“It will be great to hang out together again.”

“Great. Thanks Ava. See you tomorrow.”

Liz went on to call the inn on the outskirts of Roswell to make the necessary arrangements. Once everything was sorted Liz decided to phone Maria.

“Hello”

“Hi Maria.”

“Liz, how are you feeling today?”

“A lot better today thanks. What are you doing over the summer break Maria?”

“Well my mom is going to take me on holiday. We’re going away for two weeks to L.A. We are going to visit all the tourist places like Universal Studios, etc but after that I’m all yours. Why what are you up to?”

“I think I’m just going to hang around Roswell but I’ve booked the summer off this year. I only have to do a few shifts at the beginning and then I’m free. My mom and dad are away for the first four weeks of the holiday. They are leaving Jose in charge so that means we have a free house!”

“Well then we are going to have to get together and do something. Once I get back I will look into what we can do okay?”

“Ok that’s great. Maria I won’t be at school tomorrow. I have some personal stuff I need to sort out. Would you cover for me and just say I’m sick if anyone asks?”

“Of course, but what are you doing Liz? You never miss school so this must be important.”

“Oh I’m just going to the doctors to make sure that nothing serious happened yesterday and I'm going to ask him to put me on birth control pills. The cramps I’m getting just lately are even worse but don’t tell my mom and dad. I don’t want them to worry.”

“And the lies just keep on coming!”

“No problem Liz. I’ve got your back as long as you’re okay. If there is anything wrong Liz, I want to know.”

“Of course Maria, you will be the first to know!”

“Ok Liz I’m going to go now. I’ve got to pick Michael up in a few minutes. Me, Michael, Alex and Isabel are going to spend the day together.”

“Wow that will be nice. See you tomorrow night at the Crashdown.”

Liz also made an emergency appointment with her doctor for 3 pm the following afternoon. She was getting so excited about meeting everybody tomorrow it was going to be an interesting day.


Meanwhile in a galaxy far, far away ……… :lol:



“Jarrad, get Tess or Nicholas on the communicator. I haven’t heard from either of them yet and I want a report.”

“Yes, Lord Khivar!”

Jarrad punched a few keys on the console and got Nicholas first.

“Hello.”

“NICHOLAS!” boomed Khivar. “You’ve not contacted me for over a week now. I don’t like to be kept waiting. Have you completed you mission yet?”

“N-no Lord Khivar, Rath and Lonnie lost sight of her yesterday.”

“I WANT AVA DEAD!!!! DEAD!!! DO YOU HEAR ME? The seal has to go to Tess. I don’t want the boy king to give it to the wrong one!”

“Yes Lord Khivar. If they don’t get this done within the next few days then I will take care of her myself!”

“Good and once that is completed your next mission will be to keep an eye on Tess. I do not trust that woman.”

“Yes sir.”

“Out,” replied Khivar. “Jarrad, get me Tess on the communicator now!”

“Hello.”

“TESS!” boomed Khivar. “I want an update and from now on I want you to report to me every couple of days.”

“Yes sir. I didn’t have anything to report until now Lord Khivar. I’m currently working on the boy king. The relationship between the Parker girl and the boy king is getting worse. A few more arguments and he will be running into my arms to console him and then I will make my move. We kissed at the Prom the other night and he is starting to remember our life on Antar, or rather the life I’m telling him about.”

“I can’t understand why he’s not bedded you already Tess. Have you lost your touch? What is it about the lowly human that has him so captivated? I thought with your assets there wouldn’t be much competition but you’re having to use your mind warping power on him to get him attracted to you?” asked a very curious Khivar.

“I’m using everything in my arsenal. I’m showing him how great his life used to be. The hot and incredible sex we used to have and of course how much we loved one another but he’s fighting it. I don’t understand what he sees in her, she’s not attractive at all. I don’t know what it is that he finds so special about her but I am winning and you shall have all of them soon my Lord.”

“Good. Keep me updated. Out.”
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L,MATURE/ADULT) chpt 8 (27/10/08)

Postby Janetfl » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:58 pm

Hello my fellow Roswellians. My chapters are finally ready. I had a really hard time writing some of these chapters because I was trying to explain things clearly. I have a tendency to waffle!! I hope I did a good job if there is anything I haven't made clear then I apologise now and will try and answer any questions that arise.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful feed back. I was about to give up on my story because my muse disappeared for a day ... I re-read all your feed back and it kept me going so thank you sooooo much!!!!

Lena7, keepsmiling7, pijeechinadoll & garcia88: Wow thank you for your great feed back. It makes writing this so much more enjoyable.

begonia9508: Yes I hate to admit it but Max did seem to be a bit .... stupid on the show sometimes.

Natalie36: Oh don't worry Liz is going to kick Tess's ass later on. That's the way it should have been on the show don't you think?

Destinyc & begonia9508: The spy shall be revealed soon ...... I promise!

jake17: Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement!

Cocogurl: I always felt that Michael and Liz should have been better friends as well. Especially since Liz didn't grass him up for stealing her journal. As for Tess ..... I totally agree with you!!

Thank you so much to everyone above and all the lurkers out there for reading my story.

These chapters contain some material from series one which are owned by the powers that be. A direct quote is taken from Leaving Normal and the pilot.

Enough chatter here are my next chapters ................................................................




Chapter 9


Liz woke up early on Monday morning with a feeling of excitement for numerous reasons. She was finally going to meet Serena who Future Max had talked about and possibly find out more about the granilith. She couldn’t wait to see Ava again and catch up on what she had been doing the last few months. Then there was Kal who was a shape shifter and the dupe’s royal protector and then finally Zan.

Liz jumped out of bed and walked to the bathroom with a spring in her step. As she was showering she made sure she lathered every single part of her body with strawberry soap and then washed and conditioned her hair with the strawberry shampoo Max had bought her as a present. As she was just about to use her razor, to remove any unwanted hair, she suddenly had an idea. Liz closed her eyes and concentrated on imagining every single hair follicle dissolving from the root whilst running a warm glowing hand over her leg. When she opened her eyes and ran one hand over her silky smooth skin she was impressed.

“Wow being able to manipulate molecular structures is a useful power. This is even better than waxing and less painful,” she sniggered to herself as she continued to remove all of her unwanted hair. Once she had finished she stepped under the hot spray and rinsed everything off her body.

Liz came out of the bathroom in her fluffy white bathrobe and sat down at her vanity desk to apply her make-up. She applied a thin layer of blush over her cheeks, black eye liner, a little mascara and of course her pale pink lip gloss. Once she finished she took a good look in the mirror. The small amount of eye liner and mascara gave her eyes a smoky look whilst the rest just looked natural. Exactly the look she was hoping for.

Another idea hit Liz as she was looking in the mirror. She touched her finger to the lip gloss and then proceeded to touch each nail on her fingers and toes, as she had witnessed Isabel doing. The colour of her nails now matched her lip gloss. “Well I might as well go the whole hog and finish my new alien look,” she said as she ran her hands through her wet hair drying and styling it into a natural looking wave. She then sprayed her vanilla perfume up in the air three times and then walked through the mist so the scent lightly clung to most of her body and wouldn’t be overpowering.

Liz got dressed, grabbed her book bag, the keys to her SUV and ran downstairs.

“Mom, I’m driving to school today and then going to my friend’s house afterwards so I won’t be home ‘til late. Her mom is making me dinner so don’t worry. Bye mom!” shouted Liz as she ran out the back door into the alleyway where her car was parked.

“Hey Liz wait you haven’t had any breakf…” Nancy stopped mid sentence as the door to the alleyway slammed shut. “Teenagers, always in a hurry these days,” thought Nancy smiling.

Just as Liz was getting into her SUV she saw Max drive by and park his jeep outside the Crashdown. She immediately ducked and waited to hear the jingle on the door to signal his entry. Once she heard him go inside she started the SUV and pulled out of the alleyway going the opposite direction of the Crashdown so Max couldn’t see her drive away.

“Jesus, that was close. I think hiding this whole situation is going to be a lot harder than I anticipated,” thought Liz as she started to drive in the direction of Albuquerque International Sunport to pick up the gang.


Meanwhile inside the Crashdown …


Max had just entered the Crashdown when he saw Nancy come out from the back. At the same time he heard the roar of an engine and some tyres squeal which he shook his head at. He didn’t bother to look out of the window because he had a mission to complete today. He was going to try and sort things out with Liz.

“Hello Mrs Parker is Liz in. I was hoping I would be able to catch her and drive her to school.”

“Oh did you arrange to meet her then?”

“No I just decided to pop in this morning.”

“Well I’m sorry Max but she has literally just left in the SUV. She ran out without even having breakfast this morning so I think she was in a rush.”

“Ok, thanks Mrs Parker could you just let her know I called in.”

“Of course, bye Max.”

“Bye,” said Max absentmindedly. Maybe he could catch up with her in the jeep but he never did. When he arrived at school he found Maria getting out of the Jetta.

“Hey Maria, do you know were Liz is today?” asked Max.

“Yeah Max, she’s off sick today.”

“What? I’ve just spoken to Mrs Parker and she said Liz was driving to school.”

“Look Max I know Liz has a few personal things to deal with today and she asked me to cover for her. So as far as we know she’s off sick okay?”

“I don’t mind covering for her Maria but what about the teachers.”

“She’s getting someone to phone in for her and is going to bring in a sick note tomorrow.”

“Wow she’s got everything covered hasn’t she?” said Max impressed that Liz had all contingencies covered.

“Well that’s my girl. Come on lets go otherwise we’ll be late for class.” Just as Maria said this the school bell rang signalling the start of class.



Chapter 10


Liz arrived at Albuquerque International Sunport with half an hour to spare. She parked in the short term parking, took the elevator and walked to the arrivals lounge. She checked the flight information and they were now in baggage claim. She stood at the front of the arrival section so she could get a good view of all the people coming through.

“She’s here,” stated Zan, as they walked towards the arrival section.

“How can you tell?” asked Ava.

“I-I c-can feel her if that makes any sense, sort of like a pulse,” he stuttered looking round to Ava. When Zan turned back around he came to an abrupt halt making everyone else bump into him.

“Geeze Zan what’s the probl…?” Ava stopped as she turned to look in the direction Zan was looking.

“Ohhhhh” was all she said.

He stood there staring at Liz with his mouth slightly agape. He ran his hungry eyes over her entire body. She was the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. She stood before him dressed in a figure hugging, knee length, white cotton summer dress with spaghetti straps. He drank in the sight of her wonderful slightly tanned skin, from her face down to her neck, then shoulders, arms and finally her lovely legs.

She had the most gorgeous wavy silky looking, chocolate brown hair flowing down over her shoulders and back. He couldn’t help think what it would be like to run his fingers through it. She was wearing silver matching necklace, bracelet and ankle chain along with white high heeled strappy sandals.

“My god she’s an angel,” whispered Zan in awe. He then raised his eyes to meet hers and took in an audible gasp as her big brown doe eyes stared back at him and then she smiled, he was captivated.

Liz was just about to walk over to the group when Zan suddenly stopped. She watched as his heated gaze roamed all over her body and she felt the immediate rush of blood to her face. He was looking at her as if she was his next prey. She nervously bit her bottom lip and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear, a gesture she often did when she was nervous.

She took this chance to get a good look at Zan. He looked exactly like Max except he had spiky hair, was sporting a goatee and had a piercing in his eye and ear. He was dressed in black jeans and shirt which had the top three buttons undone and gave a glimpse of what was underneath, which if Max was anything to go by would be a very muscular toned chest and torso. After her quick perusal she locked eyes with Zan and gave him a small smile. She started to walk over to the group ready to introduce herself.

Zan was still staring at Liz when she started to walk over to them. He watched her walk with small graceful strides and a slight swing to her hips. She was pure heaven. It was as if every movement she made was in slow motion.

“Yo Zan, close ya mouth otherwise you’ll be catchin’ flies man!” hissed a jealous Ava. “You’re going to scare her before you’ve even met her!”

Ava’s use of their lingo and tone of voice snapped Zan out of his reverie just as Liz reached them.

“Ava it’s so good to see you again. Thank you so much for coming!” Liz said engulfing Ava into a tight hug which Ava stiffly returned. It wasn’t because she didn’t like Liz, she just wasn’t used to public displays of affection.

Liz then turned to Zan.

“And you must be Zan. I’m so glad to meet you. Ava’s told me quite a lot about you. All good I might add,” she smiled shaking his hand and then engulfing him into a hug. “Thank you for coming.”

Zan slowly wrapped his arms around Liz and returned her hug. His fingers lightly touched the tendrils of hair that cascaded down her back and it took all his strength not to run his hands trough it. It was as silky as he had imagined it to be.

At that moment a light aroma of strawberries and vanilla hit his nostrils and he inhaled deeply. As the aroma filled his senses his body started to betray him so he broke the embrace before he embarrassed himself. As soon as he did let go he started to miss her warmth. He didn’t understand how someone could have such an effect on him.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you Liz. Ava has told me what little she knows about you and I look forward to getting to know you better,” replied Zan giving Liz a cheeky wink and smile.

Liz then took notice of the raven haired beauty standing behind Zan. Her skin was tanned and she was wearing a light purple tank top with black hipster jeans. But what struck Liz the most was her violet eyes. Holding out her hand she said “And you must be the infamous Serena?”

“Infamous? I don’t know about infamous but yes I am Serena and it is a pleasure to meet you Liz,” Serena said while shaking Liz’s hand. She had been running a critical eye over Liz and decided that the king had chosen well.

Finally Liz turned to Kal. “Hello Kal, thank you so much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to come and meet me. I am so grateful to you all” Liz stated as she offered her hand.

“It is a pleasure to meet you your Highness. I’ve been looking forward to our meeting and I must say the King has chosen well,” stated Kal, giving a slight bow instead of taking Liz’s hand.

“Excuse me? ‘Your Highness’ what do you mean by that? Why don’t you want to shake my hand?” asked a confused Liz.

“Forgive me, you are not aware of your status then?”

“I’m sorry if I’m sounding a bit thick but what are you talking about Kal?”

“I think we have a lot to discuss but not in such a public place. We will talk when we get to the inn,” stated Kal. “Serena and Ava can travel with me and Zan can go with you Liz, if you don’t mind.”

“Erm, no that’s fine Kal. I will drive Zan back and you can meet us at the inn, here’s the address. I have an appointment this afternoon at 3 o’clock but it should only take about an hour. That will give you a chance to settle in before I get back. Could you also phone the school for me Kal, pretend to be my father Jeff Parker calling in sick on my behalf. It’s the only way I could get time off school to pick you all up without raising suspicion,” replied Liz handing him the piece of paper with all the details on.

“Of course Liz, I will phone the school as soon as I’m in the car.”

“Thank you.”

They split into their groups and began their journey back to Roswell. Liz went to pick up her SUV and Kal went to pick up his rental car.



Meanwhile in Kal’s SUV ……………..

“So what do you think Kal? I believe the king has chosen wisely. Did you feel the power emanating from her?” asked Serena.

“Yes she has tremendous power and it hasn’t even reached its full potential yet. That’s how come Zan could sense her. She is strong enough and wise enough not to allow the power to corrupt her and she’s still pure.”

“What do you mean still pure?” asked Ava.

“It means that Max chose Liz as Queen at some point and transferred a part of his seal to her but he has not consummated the bond yet. So since Zan and Max were created from the same essence then Liz will be bonded to both of them. They now have to both romance her to win her heart.”

“If they are both bonded to her, what happens to the one she doesn’t choose?” asked a worried Serena.

“The bond will break and he will be able to choose a new mate.”

“What if the one she chooses doesn’t want to be king?” asked Serena.

“Then the seal can be passed on willingly to the other hybrid but it also means that until Liz consummates the bonding she’s in danger. Lady Ava can challenge Liz’s right to the throne and it would be a fight to the death or until Liz relinquishes her seal,” informed Kal.

“So does that mean I don’t have the seal in me?” asked Ava.

“That is correct Ava. In your past lives your marriage to Zan was arranged between your fathers for political reasons. In order for Zan to pass on the seal he has to love you completely because you weren’t in love you never received the seal. Your marriage to Zan is what gives you the right to challenge Liz for the throne, nothing else.”

“Well I wouldn’t challenge Liz’s right to the throne even if Zan was involved. If she is the Queen you speak of I wouldn’t stand a chance. She scares the shit out of me,” replied Ava.

“Please don’t be scared Ava. Liz is pure at heart and would not hurt anyone unless they posed a threat to all she holds dear that’s why this immense power has been bestowed upon her she will not become corrupted by it,” replied Kal.

“The biggest danger though is from Khivar. Until Liz receives the full seal, which will enhance her already formidable powers, he could try forcefully removing the seal from Liz so he can have the seal for himself. What Khivar doesn’t know is that the seal has to be given willingly. That ruling was encoded in the seal centuries ago by an ancient Antarian prophet, who predicted that the throne of Antar would be overtaken by an evil tyrant. He also predicted the death and re-birth of the Royal family and that the re-born king would choose a human Queen who would develop unimaginable powers because she would be pure at heart.”

“So hang on a minute, if the ruling is encoded in the seal and that was part of the prophecy, how come Khivar doesn’t know about it?” asked a confused Serena.

“Because that part of the prophecy was a closely guarded secret among the Royal family and only a few royal protectors were allowed access to that information. I was one of them.”

“Hey, I have a question. What if Liz doesn’t want Max or Zan?” asked Ava.

“Good question Ava! When the V formation becomes complete Liz will feel a pull to both Max and Zan then she will consummate the bond with whomever she chooses. Once the consummation has taken place she will receive the full seal of Antar and then no other can claim her right to the throne.”

“So you’re telling me the poor girl really doesn’t have a choice. She either has to pick Max or Zan?” said Serena.

“Ah Serena, Zan is not that bad,” chuckled Ava.

“No, I know that but I bet Liz doesn’t know any of this or Max for that matter. He might not have been so eager to bond part of his seal and soul to her if he did!”

“I wonder why his protector never warned him about this. It’s a question I may have to ask Liz,” said Kal thoughtfully.

“One final question Kal, what happens if Liz chooses Max and he doesn’t want to return to Antar so he passes the seal onto Zan. What happens to Liz then?” asked Serena.

“Liz can pass the seal on to whoever Zan chooses to bond with and whatever powers that person has, the seal will increase them twice fold. Liz’s powers however will remain her own and at the same intensity.”

“Wow so basically she will be this all powerful being whichever planet she decides to reside on even if she isn’t a Queen!” said Ava.

“Exactly, she won’t use it to benefit herself. She will use it to protect her family and both planets. Liz won’t let the power go to her head.”




Meanwhile in Liz’s SUV…..


“You skipped school to come and pick us up then?” asked Zan.

“Yes. I nearly got caught out twice this morning, once by my mom and the second time by Max.”

With the mention of Max’s name Zan felt a small stab of jealousy in his heart.

“So you and Max are together then?”

“No actually, not right now.”

“Why not?” asked Zan. “If you were mine, I wouldn’t let you go so easily.”

“That’s a lovely notion Zan, but you hardly know me. There is a lot of history between myself and Max, it’s really complicated.”

“It doesn’t have to be. He either loves you or he doesn’t. Quite frankly I don’t think it’s a tough decision to make.”

“Well now you put it like that...”

Liz told Zan the whole story of what happened between her and Max, from the shooting at the Crashdown right up to Prom night.

“Oh my god Liz, you’ve been through so much. So let me get this straight you, Maria, Alex and Kyle have risked your lives over and over again for all three of them. Tess comes on the scene and Max is strangely drawn to her. He cheats on you by kissing her and then asks you to believe in how strong your relationship is with him, which you do putting your life in danger again and then prove that she is an alien. You find out that Max’s destiny is with Tess so you do the honourable thing and walk away but on your return he pursues you relentlessly.

A future version of HIM comes along and puts the onus on YOU to stop the end of the world and again you put their lives and the lives of millions of people you don’t even know before your own happiness and when you’ve done what Future Max asked they all turn against you because they think you betrayed him and then at the Prom you witness him kissing her. Is that about right?”

“Yep that’s it in a nutshell!” replied an emotionally drained Liz.

“My god Liz, why do you still love him after the way he has treated you?”

“I told you it was complicated. My Max doesn’t know about Future Max, so in his eyes I did betray him,” said Liz defensively.

When Liz mentioned ‘my Max’ Zan’s jealousy reached an all time high. How could this beautiful woman be hurt so badly and yet still trust him?

“He isn’t YOUR Max anymore Liz. I can’t believe you are still protecting him. How come YOU had to have faith in YOUR relationship but HE doesn’t? How can you still be in love with him when he has moved on? Wake up Liz he was kissing another woman!”

Zan had kept his tone deceptively calm but the anger he felt inside was raging all around his body. The little green eyed monster had reared its ugly head.

“I didn’t have to tell you what’s happened but I did because for some strange reason I trust you. What I don’t expect is a lecture from a person I barely know. I appreciate you looking out for my feelings Zan but as I told you before, the relationship between Max and I is complicated. He is my soul mate and a very wise woman once told me that if it isn’t complicated then he isn’t your soul mate,” replied an angry Liz.

“So you’re sayin’ you don’t mind being treated like shit?”

At this remark Liz’s hands went tight around the steering wheel and her knuckles turned white.

“ZAN don’t push me!” shouted Liz as she tried to get her emotions under control. She started to feel the familiar searing pain through her veins. She had to get herself under control. The only reason she felt this way was because what Zan had said was true. He had treated her like shit.

Zan could see the green crackling energy soar through her veins and watched Liz closely as she winced in pain.

“I’m so sorry Liz. The last thing I ever wanted to do was upset you. I can’t explain it but I really like you and can’t stand the thought of you being hurt. It will get less painful you know,” said Zan in a calming whisper. “Liz, stop the car please.”

“Excuse me?”

“Please stop the car. I can help you,” he stated pointing to the green crackling energy.

“Oh okay,” Liz replied finding a safe place to pull over.

“Liz, I’m going to have to connect to you. Do you know how it works?”

“Yes.”

“I’m going to have to touch you,” replied Zan.

Oh yes she had heard those very same words from Max when he had connected to her.

“It’s okay Zan, I know how this works.”

Zan threaded both his hands through her hair and placed each thumb on her temple. He looked directly into her eyes and formed an immediate connection. All of a sudden he was bombarded with images of her and Max.

“L-Liz y-you are going to have to break the connection. I-I can’t you’re too powerful,” he stuttered as he got dragged deeper and deeper into the connection.

Liz put a block on her emotions which immediately closed the connection with such force that Zan was thrown back against the passenger side window.

“I’m so sorry Zan. I haven’t got control over my powers yet. Are you alright?” asked a very concerned Liz as the green crackling energy got worse due to her growing anxiety.

“I-I’m fine Liz. I can help you with your problem now.” Zan placed a hand on her arm and opened up the connection a little.

Liz could feel Zan’s calming warmth run through the connection. It wrapped around the turmoil she had built up inside and squashed it. She also felt something else, an all consuming feeling of love. With the realisation that the emotion was coming from Zan, she quickly broke off the connection. Her energy had dissipated and she began driving again. It left her feeling confused.

“Zan, thank you for your help.”

“No problem. It was my fault that you were in that state in the first place. I shouldn’t have pushed you. I’m sorry, the last thing I want to do is cause you any pain.”

“So what do you think Kal meant by your Highness?” asked Liz, trying to change the subject.

“You’re the ONE.”

“What do you mean I’m the ONE?”

“I think Kal will be better at explaining that to you Liz. He has all the information. I don’t,” replied Zan. No way was he telling her what it meant. He didn’t want the green crackling energy to show again.

When Liz and Zan finally reached the inn, Kal and the others had already arrived.

“The booking is under Parker if Kal hasn’t already checked in. I have to get to my appointment at three and it is now two thirty. Can you fill the others in on what I’ve told you so far? I don’t feel like repeating it but please make sure you tell Serena what Future Max told me. I’ll be back after my appointment and then we can discuss why I called you all here.”

“Sure Liz, don’t worry they will be fully briefed on everything that has gone on.”

“Thanks Zan.”

Liz left to go to her doctor’s appointment.


Chapter 11



The doctor gave Liz a general check up and asked for a urine sample.

“Well Liz, I can’t see any reason for you fainting the other day. I have checked your urine and you are not pregnant. Are you stressed over anything?”

“Stressed, doctor if you only knew what an understatement that was!” laughed Liz.

“Well your symptoms could be contributed to stress. It’s your body’s way of telling you to slow down and rest. Now I believe you also want to go on the birth control pill. Are you sexually active?”

“No, I’m not sexually active at the moment but I have a boyfriend and would like to be protected before anything happens.”

“That’s fine but even though you are taking the pill you should still use condoms to prevent any STD’s.”

“Of course doctor.”

The doctor gave her a three month supply of birth control.

“You have to come back so I can check your blood pressure and if everything is ok you will only have to come and see me every six months.”

“Thank you.”

Liz left the doctors and headed toward the inn. When she arrived there was a message left at reception, she was to go to room 205.

She stood outside room 205, with her hand raised ready to knock, shaking. After today everything would be different. Is she going to be able to handle what is going to happen? Has she got enough time to train? Is everyone going to help her or walk away? She may have the gift of foresight but even though she does, she doesn’t know everything. She knocked on the door.

“Come in!” shouted Kal.

Liz opened the door to find everyone staring at her.

“Please come and sit down Liz. I’ve had some food and drink sent up. I don’t think any of us has had any sustenance since we arrived this morning,” said Kal.

“Actually, I’m pretty hungry myself. I missed breakfast this morning so I could avoid my parents,” replied Liz.

Everyone sat around eating and drinking until Kal cleared his throat.

“I think now would be a good time to start this meeting. Liz I know you called us here for a reason and Zan has been good enough to fill us in on what has been happening to you so far, but I have to tell you something very important first. Is that okay?”

“Yes.”

Kal then proceeded to tell Liz everything he had discussed with Serena and Ava on the journey home.

“S-So you’re telling me that when Max healed me he bonded with me and later on he passed on part of his seal, thus making me Queen and some ancient prophet predicted all this? So that means I’m supposed to be with Max?” Liz laughed at the total irony.

“Yes I know quite ironic considering everything Future Max has put you through,” replied Kal.

“Future Max told me that Tess was necessary to stop the end of the world. If I’m his destiny, god I hate that freaking word, what will happen if Tess leaves? Does that still mean the end of the world?”

“I don’t think so. In Future Max’s timeline you cemented at an early age. You were happy and in love, this forced Tess to leave the group and the consequences were disastrous. That is why Tess was so important; she was to complete the four-square. Now, because Future Max came back and changed your relationship with Max, you’re no longer a couple, so you need your own powers to protect yourself. Plus all the emotional turmoil you have gone through, has brought your powers on sooner than was expected.”

“So what if Max and I get back together again, will I lose my powers?”

“No, once they’re activated they remain,” replied Kal. “In this timeline you have received the power of foresight and called us in to help. I’m sure that did not happen until much later in Future Max’s timeline, so you’re going to start your training a lot earlier. I suppose what I’m trying to tell you is the future is yet to be determined.”

“Okay. Now what about this bond I have to both Max and Zan. I’m in love with Max; I always have been, so I don’t think it’s going to be much of a competition do you?” Liz asked Kal, sending an apologetic look at Zan.

“Ah well I’m afraid that’s where you’re wrong. When the V constellation is completed you will feel a sexual pull to both Max and Zan, you won’t be able to help it. Then you’ll have to choose.”

“Are you telling me that I won’t have a choice of who I’m attracted too? I will have a compulsion to be with both of them? No offense Zan.”

“Yes.”

“I-I need to sit down. I-I’ve had a dream about Z-Zan already,” stuttered an embarrassed Liz.

Zan whipped his head around to look at Liz. He could see how red her face had become but it was more flushed than embarrassed.

“It must have been one hell of a dream,” thought Zan.

“Well it’s started already,” said Kal.

“This is so NOT GOOD. I can’t let the pod squad know about my powers yet. There are things that need to be done first; otherwise none of this is going to work. How can I keep all this information from Max if he’s going to be following me around because of this stupid pull?”

“I have to admit, I can’t understand why Nasedo didn’t tell Max about the bonding process,” replied Kal.

“Maybe it was because he believed that Max was already bonded to Tess from his previous life. That’s why he was preaching all this destiny crap, so when they consummated their relationship she would have the full seal. I don’t know the answer to that one Kal and the only person who does is dead.”

“Then tell us why you have called us here and maybe we can help you with the Max situation,” replied Zan.

So Liz told the group most of what she knew but held some information back. She didn’t want anything to detract from the mission that was ahead of them.

“I think you’re right Liz. This is going to be very tricky to pull off. I don’t think we should let the pod squad know what’s going on yet. It will take awhile for the V formation to complete so we have time before Max feels the full force of the pull,” stated Kal.

“What do I have to do with the granilith?” asked Serena.

“I’m sorry Serena, Future Max didn’t say much about it except that we would become friends and it was you that adapted the granilith into a time machine.”

“I suppose I might know more when I get to see it.”

“Yeah I guess. The first stage of the plan has to happen in four weeks. I’m not even sure what my powers are at the moment so maybe we can get together after school every day to practice?”

“Well I can help you. I can sense other people’s powers even the dormant ones. I am able to unlock the dormant powers and help you control them,” replied Serena.

“Wow that’s great. So should we all get together tomorrow after school?”

“Yes, I will come and pick you up in the SUV. Don’t worry Zan and Ava will use their molecular structure manipulation power to change the appearance of their faces so even if they bump in to their dupes they won’t be recognised,” replied Kal. “In the meantime I’m going to find us a house to live in. I’m not going to stay in this inn if it’s going to take as long as you think Liz.”

“That would be fantastic. It will give us a place for our meetings. I will be bringing my friend Kyle with me. He was also healed by Max but I need Serena to unlock his powers. He was healed a year after I was but we need him for what we are about to do.”

“That’s fine Liz but I will have to do an assessment on Kyle first. I can’t just unlock his power without knowing what affect it might have on him,” replied Serena.

“I wouldn’t want to put Kyle in any unnecessary danger. I also think I should tell Maria what’s going on so we can cover for each other. We can tell our parents that we are studying or something. Kal did you phone the school for me?” asked Liz.

“Yes I did. I just told them that you were sick and should be back tomorrow. Have you got the sick note ready?”

“Yeah, actually I did it this morning before I left to pick you up. I used the same principal I used when I decided I wanted matching fingers and toes,” giggled Liz as she wiggled her fingers.

“At least you have control over one power,” laughed Serena.

“It did come in handy this morning. It only took me ten minutes to get ready thanks to my hair drying hands,” retorted Liz. “Anyway I will see you all tomorrow after school. I have to get going now. I’ve arranged to meet Maria at the Crashdown tonight.”

Liz gave everyone a hug goodbye except Kal who gave her a small bow.



Chapter 12


Liz drove back home, parked her car in the alleyway and entered the Crashdown. As soon as the bell jingled all her friends eyes turned towards her. Liz held her head up high, gave everyone a small wave and walked straight to where Kyle and Maria were. Liz could feel Max’s burning gaze all over her body.

“Can I please speak to both of you upstairs?” whispered Liz.

“Oh my god something is wrong with you isn’t it. I knew it. I should have come to the doctors with you so you had some support. What is it Chica, are you really sick?” whispered Maria.

“Maria, keep your voice down, nothing is wrong with me. I can’t discuss this with you down here. Can we please go up stairs?”

“Okay.”

They all went out back and upstairs to Liz’s bedroom.

“Kyle, everything is set. They’re picking us up from school tomorrow.”

“Wow, so they are all here?”

“Yes and Serena is going to try and help you with….”

“Hey!” shouted Maria. “What’s going on? Who is picking you up from school and why couldn’t you speak to me downstairs Liz?”

“I think you’d better sit down for this one!”

“What?” replied Maria hesitantly and sat down.

Liz proceeded to tell Maria everything that had happened over the last couple of days. After Liz had finished Kyle and Maria looked at her speechless.

“Maria, I know this is going to be hard on you but you have to keep this a secret. You now understand why this is so important. There are a lot of lives that depend on us!”

“I-It’s not that Liz. I understand why we can’t tell anyone about this but what about you?”

“What do you mean?”

“Well come on girl, you’ve got the two most hunkiest men on the planet, no wait, in the universe, wanting to JUMP your bones and YOU are NOT going to be able to resist either of them! Ménage à trios, comes to mind,” with that remark Maria cracked up into hysterical laughter.

“This is so not funny Maria!!!”

“I-I-I’m s-so sorry Liz but if I didn’t laugh I would cry, with all the information you’ve just overloaded me with,” said Maria getting herself back under control.

“I’m sorry if I’ve put you in an awkward position Maria but I need your support in order to be able to pull this off.”

“I’ll be there for you Liz, anything you need just let me know and I’ll help you.”

“I’m in for the long haul too Liz. I know the other night you told me that I was going to develop powers but to have them activated worries me,” stated Kyle.

“I know it is frightening Kyle. How do you think I feel? I never even knew I was going to have powers until I blew up all of those street lamps!”

“That was you? You must be one powerful chick! You knocked out half the street lamps in Roswell. Remind me never to piss you off!” replied Maria in awe.

“Yeah well, I had just witnessed Max in a lip lock with Tess, so my emotions were running a little high that night. I think we better get down stairs otherwise the others might start getting suspicious.”

“What do you want me to tell the others when they ask me what’s going on? You know Max and Michael are going to give me the third degree about what we were discussing here tonight?” questioned Maria.

“Just tell them that I went to the doctors today and the reason I passed out was because of all the stress I’ve been under this year. The final straw was when I witnessed Max kiss Tess. We can say that a few of my friends I met in Florida are coming to visit me, so I’ll be hanging around with them for a while to get away from the pressure. That will explain why Kal and the gang have shown up and also why I won’t be hanging around the pod squad for a while. What do you think?”

“God Liz did you just come up with all of that?” asked Kyle.

“Well yeah. I’ve had so much practice lying since we met the podsters that they just seem to roll off my tongue. I have to say it’s not something I’m proud of. I hate lying to the people who mean the most to me but it’s for their own protection,” replied Liz.

“Well you definitely are Queen. You’re even starting to sound like Max with the protection speech,” laughed Maria. “Seriously though Chica, we’ve all had to lie at some point, either to our parents or our friends. We had to lie to Alex at the beginning. It’s just something we’ve got to do.”

“I know that Maria but lies always have a way of coming back to bite you on the ass!”

“Well I have to admit it’s much easier for me because my dad knows the truth but even he has to lie to protect everyone. Anyway let’s get down stairs before they send a search party for us!” replied Kyle.


Meanwhile downstairs in the restaurant ………


Max heard the bell above the door, signalling the arrival of a new customer but he felt a tugging sensation at the back of his mind that he hadn’t felt in a long time. Yes it was her he just knew it. He looked around at all his friends to find them staring at the door. He then looked at Tess who was sending daggers with those cold icy blue eyes of hers and a look of pure hatred on her face.

He slowly turned his head towards her, wondering why everyone had stopped mid conversation to look at her. He was blown away. His heart stopped for an instant, his breath caught at the back of his throat. He had to remind himself how to breathe. The whole restaurant disappeared from his peripheral vision and she was the centre of his attention.

“My god she’s beautiful.”

That remark came out of his mouth, in a raspy whisper, before he could stop it. He didn’t even recognise his own voice. He chanced a glance at Tess to see if she had heard but she was too busy sending daggers in Liz’s direction to pay any attention to him.

He let out a small sigh of relief that she hadn’t noticed. He did not want to cause Liz any more trouble. He had been worried about her since she passed out. He turned to face her again and looked at her with a heated gaze.

She was the vision of loveliness in her white dress and strappy sandals. He started to give her the once over, starting with her hair. She had done something different. It was shinier than usual, if that was possible, it had light curls all over and he started to remember what it was like to run his fingers through it.

He looked at her face and her eyes had a sultry smokiness about them. Her lips were full and covered in a light pink lip gloss. He imagined those lips wrapped around his throbbing manhood. A heat started to penetrate his loins. The dark desire in his eye was palpable.

He continued his perusal down to her slightly tanned legs and noticed how smooth and silky they looked. He started to fantasise about them being wrapped around his waist and being able to feel the smoothness of them whilst he made love to her.

God he had to snap out of it otherwise he was going to embarrass himself in front of everyone. He took a few deep breaths trying to get his palpitating heart under control, if he didn’t he was going to take her right then and there. He reached down in to the pit of his stomach to try and get as much self control as he could muster.

He then noticed Liz give everyone a small wave, pulled her shoulders back, raised her head slightly and made her way towards, Kyle. His world came crashing back down all around him. The restaurant came back in to view as he was rudely pulled back from his reverie.

Max watched as she whispered something to Maria and Kyle. He could see Maria firing of like a million questions, all in one breath and then they went upstairs.

“Wow, well I’ve never seen Liz look so, so, erm…”

“Beautiful, gorgeous, sultry, sexy or goddess like. Pick any one of those words,” laughed Isabel trying to help a stuttering Alex.

“Humphhh. I wouldn’t call her any of those words. Slut comes to my mind,” sneered Tess.

“God could you be any more jealous right now Tess? I know you don’t like Liz and currently we have issues with her but she’s been our friend a lot longer than you have. I, quite frankly, don’t like your choice of word. I can put our differences aside to admire someone with class,” retorted Isabel.

“I second that. At least she doesn’t go round sprouting shit about destiny and wear tops that leave NOTHING to the imagination because everything is spilling out of it!” chimed in Alex.

Tess spun round to face Alex. “Well I would expect YOU to defend her but I’m surprised at YOU Isabel,” said Tess pointing a finger at her. “SHE cheated on your brother with a Jock for fuck sake. What does perfect Parker have that allows everyone to see past all of her flaws! Have none of you got any loyalty to Max!”

“Tess! Believe me when I tell you that I KNOW what Liz’s flaws are. I’ve seen them up front and personal and I thank you for sticking up for me but that’s my sister you’re talking about. Isabel has and always will be loyal to her family. It’s in her nature! Now if you will excuse me I have to go and talk to Michael for a minute,” said Max getting up from the booth and walking over to the kitchen.

“Hey Michael, did you hear what Liz, Maria and Kyle were talking about?”

“No man. I can’t hear shit back here when I’ve got the burgers sizzlin’ on the grill, especially when they’re whispering.”

“You noticed that too huh?”

“Yeah but what business is it of yours anyway?” growled Michael.

“Pardon me?” asks a shocked Max at Michael’s tone of voice.

“Look Maxwell, I don’t mean to be rude but you said the other day that you kissing Tess was your business and nobody else’s, which by the way I tend to agree with BUT you can’t then expect to go poking your nose into other people’s business.”

“I’m not poking my nose in Liz’s business. I’m just concerned about her after she collapsed the other day. I just wanted to know if she was okay. Geeze Michael what’s gotten into you lately?” asked Max.

“I think we’ve all given Liz a hard time lately, including myself. We’ve been freezing her out of the group and I’m worried that if we carry on we’re going to lose her for good! Think about it Maxwell, she’s been helping us ever since she found out who we are. Even after everything that’s happened between you two she still tries to help. Can’t you just bury the hatchet and try to get along as friends without shoving all the personal shit in her face?” pleaded Michael. “She’s an integral part of our group Max. Hell if it hadn’t been for her we wouldn’t have known about the new Cyclotron at Las Cruces University and I would be banged up for life right now!”

“My god Michael you’ve never been one to use more than a few words when it comes to your emotions. I think that’s the most expressive speech you’ve ever made,” laughed Max feeling the need to lighten the mood. He had started to get a dreaded feeling in the pit of his stomach that Michael may be right. Where they about to lose Liz?

“Seriously though Michael what do you want me to do?”

“Well for starters, stop doing public displays of affection with Tess. Secondly, try to keep your emotions in check when you’re around her even if Kyle is in the vicinity. I heard that you had a fight with her the other day and she slapped you. She didn’t need that Max she was sick! Thirdly, get Tess to back off, she is constantly having a go at her with her bitchy remarks and finally let’s try including her in whatever we’re doing. If you think about it she is the only one that isn’t partnered up and I think that must be hard on her.”

“Michael did I die and make you king or something? Everything you’ve said makes sense. I just hope it’s not too late.”

“If you are really concerned about Liz though Max I will ask Maria for you,” replied Michael.

“Yeah I am concerned about her Michael. She wouldn’t let me check her over. I just want to make sure she’s okay. I do still care for her you know,” replied a relieved Max. Love-care-love-care ah hell what did he know anymore, he was so confused.

As Max went to sit back at the booth Liz, Kyle and Maria came bouncing in the restaurant all smiles.

“Maria, a word please?” asked Michael.

“Don’t worry Chica, I’ll be alright!” whispered Maria, as Liz gave her a worried look. “I’ll just stick to the story.”

Maria went out back and stood in the kitchen doorway.

“Yes my gorgeous space boy, what can I do for you?”

“Is Liz alright?” blurted out Michael.

“Why yes Michael she’s fine. Why do you ask?”

Michael’s eyes narrowed and looked suspiciously into Maria’s emerald green ones.

“Maria?”

“Okay fine, she’s not okay Michael. She went to the doctors this morning because of what happened yesterday. There’s nothing seriously wrong with her but the doctor said she’s suffering from extreme stress. It’s probably due to all the shit going on with Max. Anyway the doctor has told her to rest so she is going to take time out from the alien abyss.

She met some friends when she was in Florida last year and they have come to visit her, so she’ll be hanging around with them for awhile. I think she just needs to get away from the whole Max and Tess situation,” replied Maria. “I’ve also told her that I would spend some time with her away from our group. I hope you don’t mind Michael but she is my friend and she needs this right now.”

“Hey Maria it’s okay. I’m glad you’re going to be there for Liz. I’m just sorry we’ve already lost her from the group. I had a funny feeling this was going to happen. We’ve unintentionally frozen her out since Tess showed up,” replied Michael.

“Oh Michael it’s not that bad. She just needs a break for a while. When she’s ready she will come back. I promise!”

“You realise I’m going to have to tell Max all of this, don’t you?”

“Yes Michael. I’ll send him in now if you like.”

“No Maria, I better do this one in private. No telling what Max is going to do with this information.”

Maria came from out back and winked at Liz to let her know everything had gone well.

“Maxwell, later man at your house,” shouted Michael , letting Max know he had found something out.

Max nodded. By the look on Michael’s face this was not good news.

Everyone sat round chatting until it was time to go home. They all had school the next morning except Michael.



TBC ……
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L,MATURE/ADULT) cpt 12 (30/10/08)

Postby Janetfl » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:15 am

A quick thank you to all those lovely people who left me some feed back. It really does make a difference - keeps me going.

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I hope you all enjoy ...................................................

"Telepathic communication"
"Liz's thoughts"
"Max's Thoughts"
"Tess's Thoughts"


Chapter 13



Max was lying on the top of his bed waiting for Michael. He would finally find out what was wrong with Liz, but if Michael’s face was anything to go by this was not going to be good news. If she was really sick he would heal her.

There is no way he would allow her to suffer, no matter what had happened between them, but would she allow him to? Why wouldn’t she allow him anywhere near her? Then it hit him like a tonne of bricks. She didn’t want him to connect to her, she had something to hide.

“Could I really have been that stupid for so long. Why didn’t I realise it sooner. Ever since the KYLE incident she hasn’t allowed me to connect to her and I don’t think it’s because she wanted to save me any pain!”

A knock on his window interrupted his thoughts.

“Hi Michael,” said Max, opening his window to let his friend enter.

“Max.”

“Oh god, he called me Max this must be bad. Michael never calls me Max unless he has news he really doesn’t want to tell me. CRAP!”

“What Michael? What’s wrong with Liz?” asked Max in a panic.

“Well nothing is wrong with her that you can heal physically.”

“Michael can you stop talking cryptically and just tell me what the hell is going on?” shouted Max.

He was so sick of all the lies and half truths.

“She’s not going to be in our group anymore,” blurted Michael.

“What? Why?”

“Because you’re an asshole?” asked Michael, with a raised eyebrow.

“Michael!” growled Max. “WHAT is going on?”

“Liz went to the doctors. That’s why she wasn’t at school today. The doctor couldn’t find anything physically wrong with her but he thinks all her symptoms are due to stress. Some friends she met in Florida have come over and she is spending Summer Break with them. I think Liz needs to get away from us, from you and Tess,” said Michael in a regretful tone.

“So she’s not leaving Roswell but she’s leaving us, or rather me?”

“Can you really BLAME her Max? We’ve done nothing but try and push away our human counterparts since they first found out about us, me especially. When Liz collapsed I realised that we NEED them. No matter what we go through, they are there risking their lives for ours and yet the first sign of a hurdle between you and Liz, we freeze her out, because of Tess.”

“God I’ve been a complete asshole! I was just so wrapped up in my own misery and pain a-after seeing her with Kyle I didn’t realise it was affecting the group.”

“Maxwell the blame doesn’t only fall on your shoulders. I’ve pushed Liz away from the start. Isabel likes Liz but has kept her at a distance because of what she did to you. Tess has just been a complete bitch to her since she arrived in Roswell.

YOU cheated on her first, you kissed Tess after telling Liz that she was the ONE and then we all got that message from your mother confirming her worse fears! You are supposed to be with Tess. No wonder she was confused and slept with Kyle, if she even did. I’m not excusing her Max, what she did was wrong but I think what we did was far worse.”

“Did we switch personalities or something, when did you become so wise?”

“Huh, I think both Liz and Maria are rubbing off on me!” grunted Michael.

“I should go and see her. Try and get everything sorted.”

“No Max. I mean you’re king so you’ll do what you want but I really think that this will be good for Liz. Maria said she would come back to the group when she’s ready.”

“What if she doesn’t? What happens if we lose her permanently?”

“Then we don’t have a choice, we let her go!” stated Michael, as he climbed out of the window to return home.

“I don’t think I could ever do that,” whispered Max to himself.



Meanwhile in Liz’s bedroom ………………..



Liz had fallen asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow. She was so tired after all the travelling and information she had received.

She was having a nightmare. She started thrashing around and mumbling in her sleep.

“ZZZZAAAAAAANNNNNNN!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!” screamed Liz as she bolted upright and started to uncontrollably sob. It was a good job her parents were away on a business convention.


*******


Zan was in a peaceful sleep dreaming about Liz when her scream blasted inside his head.

"ZZZZAAAAAAANNNNNNN!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!"

“LLLLIIIZZZZ!” He screamed scrambling out of bed. He threw his clothes on and ran out of his hotel room and started banging on room 205.

BANG* BANG* BANG*

“Kal, Kal, wake up will ya’ I need the keys to the SUV,” he shouted through the door.

“What the hell is wrong with you?” asked Kal opening the door and looking at a very distraught Zan.

“Keys, I-I need the keys to the SUV. NOW!” shouted Zan.

“Is it Liz?”

“Yes!”

“I’ll drive come on, where does she live?”

“I-I don’t know but I’ll sense her through our connection. Just hurry up and drive,” stated Zan getting into the SUV.

“Is she in danger Zan, who is after her?”

“I don’t think anyone is after her, yet. Look all I know is I heard her scream my name and now I’m getting all these feelings from her through our connection, absolute terror, guilt, remorse. Kal it’s really strong. She’s powerful!”

“I know. Hang on you said you heard her scream, how?”

“I was asleep and then this almighty scream came shooting into my mind. God Kal, I shit myself. I’ve never had that happen before.”

“Wow, so already she has the power of precognition and telepathy.”

“Yeah and don’t forget about that green energy of hers,” replied Zan. “You need to take the next right.”

“I think today while Liz is at school we should go and buy some transport for you and then search for some accommodation. I think you are going to be here for a while and I will have to return eventually so I need to know that you are sorted.”

“Take the next left and pull over near the corner,” interrupted Zan finding his destination.

“You’ve got to be kidding me. An alien themed restaurant called the Crashdown how quaint,” sneered Kal.

“Wait here Kal and I’ll go and find out what’s wrong with Liz.”

As Zan got out of the car Liz’s feelings almost overwhelmed him. He stood at the bottom of the ladder, leading to her balcony, wondering if he should ask her permission to go up first when he heard her heart wrenching sob. He didn’t have to think twice. He climbed up and walked straight to her window placing his palm on it.

The sight before him made his heart bleed. She was sitting up on the bed with her knees drawn to her chest rocking slowly back and forth with a glazed look in her eyes. The tears were falling in a steady stream down her beautiful face.

“Liz,” he whispered not wanting to scare her anymore than she already was.

“Liz,” he repeated louder whilst gently knocking on the window.

She still didn’t answer him. He waved his glowing hand over the window and unlocked it. He jumped through into her room and sat down beside her.

“L-Liz are you alright?” he gently placed a hand on her shoulder.

“Liz please you have to snap out of it,” Zan said slightly shaking her shoulder.

Liz could hear her name being called but she couldn’t get rid of the images that were flashing before her eyes.

“LIZ!” he shouted shaking her in mild panic.

“Oh god Zan I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m ...” repeated Liz.

Zan placed his finger under her chin and lifted her head so he could look at her. He felt a stabbing pain in his heart when he looked in to those big brown doe eyes that were swimming in tears.

“W-what’s wrong Liz? It’s breaking my heart seeing you like this,” choked Zan and then she did something totally unexpected, she threw herself into his arms and started sobbing again.

Zan wrapped one arm around her waist and stroked her back in a soothing circular motion. He threaded his other hand through her hair and pulled her tightly into his chest.

“Please Liz, tell me what’s wrong,” he pleaded.

She pulled away from him slightly so she could look at him.

“You, Khivar, me, died, cried, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,” she chanted.

“Liz you’re not making any sen….” Liz’s lips crashed harshly on to his. She ran her tongue along his lower lip demanding entrance to his mouth so she could deepen the kiss.

At the back of Zan’s mind he knew this was wrong but he just wanted to taste her. He allowed her the access she so desperately needed. Their tongues duelled for control and Zan wanted more but he knew this kiss was out of need and not want.

With willpower he never knew he possessed he broke the kiss. He rested his forehead on hers as they both took in gulps of air.

“I-I’m sorry L-Liz I really want this b-but you’re not in the right frame of mind tonight.”

“I’m sorry Zan, I don’t know what came over me.”

“Please don’t apologise Liz. I really wanted to do that and it took all of my willpower to stop. Ever since we were told about our life back on Antar I knew that I would never love Ava. I’ve always had this feeling that there was someone else out there for me and I believe you are that person. I know we’ve only just met but I want to make an effort to get to know you,” replied Zan.

“Maybe all of this was the pull?”

“No Liz, what I feel for you is in here, it always has been,” he said pointing to his heart. “But the pull WILL affect us eventually.”

“Please stay with me tonight,” Liz blurted out.

“Liz maybe that’s not such a good id...”

“You can sleep on the fold out bed,” Liz interrupted quickly before he could say anything else. “I-I just n-need to feel safe tonight Zan.”

“I’ll just go and tell Kal that I’m staying with you tonight. He can pick me up in the morning okay?”

“Thank you Zan,” Liz whispered. “Maybe you should change your appearance just in case someone sees you.”

Zan waved a glowing hand over his face. “What do you think?”

“Wow Zan y-you look different. Will I be able to do that?”

“Sure you will. It’s a good cover when you don’t want to be found. Now I just need a new name.”

“How about we call you Dan then it’s not too difficult for us to remember. It sounds similar enough that if we slip up by using Zan we can brush it off. I think maybe Ava should be called Eva what do you think?” replied Liz.

“Don’t you think they are a little too similar to our real names? Surely the dupes would get suspicious?”

“Well not if you look the way you do now. Max and the others have never met you Zan, you were supposed to be dead when the dupes arrived in Roswell. Ava was never heard from after the Summit so I don’t think they will.”

“I’ll tell Kal to let Ava know or should I say Eva now,” chuckled Zan. “But when I’m not out in public or I’m alone with you I’m reverting back to my face. I want you to get to know ME okay?”

“Yeah, now go and tell Kal before he sends a search party for us.”

“Ok see you in a few minutes,” Zan said kissing Liz on the forehead and then climbing out the window.

Zan opened the door of the SUV only to find Kal with his hand raised ready for action.

“Kal what are you doing man. No need to try and blast me,” chuckled Zan.

“Z-Zan is that you?”

“Shit sorry Kal, I forgot I changed my face. This is how I’m going to look in public, my name is Dan,” he bowed slightly.

“Dan?”

“Yeah, Liz thinks that if we stick to names close to the original ones, they will be easier to remember. Also if any of us slip up they sound so alike that we can deny it. Can you tell Ava her name will be Eva? Also I’m staying here tonight, Liz needs me. Can you please pick me up at 6am I want to be gone before anyone can see me?”

“You’re staying with Liz tonight? You’ve already wormed your way into her heart. Good move Zan. Max has been in her life since 3rd grade. If you are to stand a chance at winning this thing you need to spend as much alone time with her as you can.”

“God Kal that’s not what I’m doing here. I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone like Liz and I am not doing this for the stupid seal. I want to win her heart for myself not to get the seal and if I can’t win her heart then I want to be here for her. She is a very special woman you know.”

“You’ve got it bad boy. I never thought any woman could break down your defences. I will see you at 6am.”

“Thanks Kal,” said Zan before turning and going up the ladder back to Liz’s room.

As Zan entered the room he couldn’t see Liz but the fold out bed had been set up with fresh sheets and a pillow. He turned around and closed the window as he felt the chill of the desert air. He sat down on the bed and took his shoes and socks off. He then stood up, undid the buttons on his shirt and started to shrug it over his shoulders.

Liz had just come out of the bathroom when she saw Zan standing facing the window taking off his shirt. She let out an audible gasp when she locked eyes on his muscular back and saw all of his tattoos.

“Wow,” she whispered.

Zan had just shrugged off his shirt when he felt her come out of the bathroom and heard her gasp. It made him smile. He slowly turned around to face Liz when a small raspy ‘Wow’ came out of her mouth.

“You like what you see?” asked Zan with a cheeky grin on his face.

Liz slowly approached Zan and ran her fingers along his tattoos. The feeling she got when she touched his skin was like an intense fire had started to run through her veins, warming her whole body. She started to feel a strong ache between her thighs.

“T-These are amazing works of art Zan. I especially like this one,” she said in a breathy voice, pointing to a tattoo that had an image of a Navajo Indian with a war bonnet headdress on. The feathers that ran down the side of the face then morphed into a wolf’s head with forest trees in the background. It was beautiful. It was amazing.

Zan could feel everything Liz was feeling through their connection. When she started to run her finger across his skin he could feel a tingling sensation all over his body and his lower anatomy jumped to attention. She was so close to him he could feel her short pants of breath against his skin. He could also feel the desire Liz was feeling and knew she had an ache that begged to be released.

“L-Liz please stop, I-I c-can’t take you touching me like this much longer. I only have a certain amount of self control a-and I-I can feel your desire through our connection. If you carry on I won’t be able to stop it,” he warned, gently taking hold of her hand to stop the distracting movement.

Liz took a step back and looked into his eyes. “I’m sorry Zan. I-It’s just, I saw your back and tattoos and couldn’t help touching them, but when I started I couldn’t stop. You know this is really weird I’m talking to YOU but looking into the face of a stranger. The only thing I recognise is your eyes,” said Liz trying to change the subject quickly taking a step further back.

“Yeah I know it’s really weird when I look into the mirror and see a stranger staring back but you get used to it after a while.”

Liz went to her bed and got under the covers and turned to face Zan who had also got into his bed.

“Where did you get that beautiful tattoo Zan?”

“Well, when I was in New York they had an international tattooing competition and wanted some guinea pigs to practice on, so I volunteered. I got that one done for free.”

“Wow, it’s incredible,” was all Liz could say.

“Let’s get some sleep Liz, you’ve got a long day ahead of you. I think Kal is going to get you to practice your skills tomorrow. You’re going to need all of your energy,” said Zan yawning.

“Good night Zan and thanks for making me feel safe.”

“Good night Liz.”



Meanwhile …………………….



The figure slowly came out of the shadows of the alleyway and was about to climb the ladder when a noise up above made him stop. There was a blonde young man coming down from her balcony. He watched as the young man chatted to someone in a black SUV.

The figure moved quietly up the ladder and went to crouch down behind one of the big pot plants. It was also one of the darkest corners on the balcony.

The figure watched as the young man came back up, went into Liz’s room and closed the window. He came out of hiding and took a sneaky peek through the window. He saw that ‘blonde man’ had his shirt off and Liz was pointing to some sort of tattoo on his arm.

“Something isn’t right here and I’m going to find out what is going on. I may have to bring in re-enforcements,” he said to himself as he descended the ladder and disappeared into the night.


Chapter 14



Liz woke the following morning to find Zan had already gone. There was a note on the pillow next to her.

Dear Liz,

It’s now 6am and Kal is waiting for me outside. I would have woken you up but you looked so peaceful in your sleep, I didn’t want to disturb you. The gang have a lot to do today so I will see you after school.

If you need me for anything just call out to me like you did last night - preferably not so loud though!

Love
Dan xxxxx


Liz re-folded the note and let out a small chuckle at Zan signing his new name. Then a realisation hit her. How did Zan know to come to her last night and what did he mean call out to him? She would have to ask about that later.

Liz took a shower and got ready for school. She came bouncing down the stairs and headed towards the kitchen where she knew Michael would be setting up for the day. She hadn’t felt this happy in a long time and she started to believe it was because of Zan. He was so gentle with her last night and he hadn’t taken advantage of her when she’d kissed him.

“Good morning Michael,” Liz said with a smile on her face.

“Yeah morning,’” grunted Michael.

“Michael, are you alright?”

“Yes. I’m sorry Liz; I just didn’t get much sleep last night. I have this awful ominous feeling that something big is going to happen soon and it’s keeping me awake at night.”

“God if only he knew.”

“Well have you discussed this feeling with Max?”

“Has he discussed what with me?” asked Max holding open the door to the back room. “Sorry I didn’t mean to interrupt but there’s nobody out there to serve yet.”

Michael and Liz looked at one another and said “Agnes” in unison.

“I’ll go and get her. She’s probably outside smoking. Michael could you please make me some blueberry pancakes for breakfast?”

“Yeah sure, I’ll put them on now for you. What do you want Max?”

“Tess and I will have the same please and Alex and Isabel want the waffles. What’s this feeling Liz was talking about?”

“Nothing, it’s just stupid.”

“Michael what is it?” asked Max a little worried. His friend’s feelings had been hitting the mark lately. He sensed Liz was going to leave the group.

“I-I just have this ominous feeling that something big is going on Max and I don’t like it.”

“What do you mean by something big?”

“Oh I don’t know like our enemies are going to attack or something. I can’t really explain it.”

“Well if you feel like that Michael I’ll tell the others to keep a look out for anyone suspicious. Your feelings have a habit of coming true lately,” Max said pointedly looking at Liz.

Max went back to sit in his booth and Liz came out into the restaurant with Agnes.

“I’ll get their drinks order Agnes you deal with those customers over there,” said Liz.

“Hi guys, what can I get you this morning? Would that be two cherry cokes for Max and Tess, an orange soda on the rocks for Alex and coffee for you Isabel?” asked Liz with a genuine smile on her face. It didn’t even bother her to see Tess there this morning.

“Yes please,” replied everyone.

Liz went to get everyone their drinks and walked over to the booth.

“Right there’s your cherry cokes, one orange soda and one coffee, on the house,” said Liz placing down the drinks.

“To what do we owe the pleasure?” asked Alex noticing the smile plastered on Liz’s face.

“Oh nothing, I know the owner so I don’t think he’ll mind,” said Liz in a conspiratorial voice.

“Is mine included in that as well?” asked Tess suspiciously.

“Well of course. I wouldn’t just leave you out Tess. I’m not a bitch you know, despite what you might believe. I thought maybe we could at least be civil with one another. Since you’re part of the group we will, unfortunately, bump into one another from time to time and I’m sick of all the back biting.”

“So you’ve finally accepted Max’s destiny then?” asked Tess with narrow eyes.

“He will be with who he’s meant to be with,” replied Liz cryptically with a smile on her face.

Max had wanted to jump up, shout out that Tess was not his destiny but thought better of it when he heard Liz’s reply.

“What the hell is going on here? Does this mean Liz has moved on?”

Max didn’t like the feeling he got when he thought about it.

Every one ate their breakfasts. Maria arrived at the Crashdown to give Liz a lift to school and the rest of the group went in Max’s jeep. They all pulled up outside the school at the same time.

“Before you go anywhere Chica, I want to know what has happened,” said Maria placing a hand on Liz’s arm before she could get out of the car.

Liz groaned. “God Maria does nothing get past you?”

“Not when my best friend is involved. That big smile on your face and that free drink you gave to your nemesis wouldn’t have something to do with the new guy in town would it?”

“Maybe,” smiled Liz.

“Definitely, look at the smile on your face. You soooo have to spill now!”

“Maria, I will tell you all about it later okay. Let’s just get to class.”

“You’re only getting away with this because I need to speak to Alex before we go in otherwise you would be spillin’ right now!”

Liz and Maria got out of the car.

“Hey Alex,” shouted Maria.

Alex walked over to her.

“Yes?”

“I’m getting a lift after school today so could you take the Jetta back to my mom’s after school please?” asked Maria, handing him the keys.

“Yes sure.”

“Thanks.”

The bell rang signalling the start of class. Liz had AP Bio with Max and Tess first.

“Max I’m a bit suspicious of Liz at the moment,” admitted Tess.

“Tess, she did a really nice thing for you this morning after all the bitchy comments you’ve thrown at her since you arrived. She’s left the group,” he blurted.

“What do you mean she’s left the group?” asked Tess with a slight smile on her lips.

“When she passed out the other day her doctor reckons it was due to stress. A few of her friends she met last year in Florida are visiting at the moment so she’s going to spend a lot of time with them.”

“Oh and how do you feel about that?”

“That’s her choice Tess. Michael told me that she would return to the group when she’s ready but I’m not so sure,” admitted Max.

“Yes!! Finally that little bitch is out of my way! Now all I have to do is work on Max!”

Liz kept looking up from her experiment to watch Max and Tess whisper to one another. She knew that they were talking about her and she saw the smile appear on Tess’s face.


“Yeah bitch, just you wait until I knock that smile off your face when I fry your ass!”
It wasn’t that she was jealous, well maybe just a little; it was because of all the pain she was going to cause and for that Liz would never forgive her.

They all had a couple of more classes and then it was lunch time. Everyone was sat at one of the lunch tables outside when Liz walked over and sat down next to Maria.

“So Maria, are you ready for tonight?”

“Why what’s going on tonight?” piped up Alex overhearing Liz.

“Oh erm, Maria and Kyle are meeting my new friends, from Florida, after school.”

“Well what about me, am I not allowed to meet them?” asked a slightly hurt Alex.

“Alex of course I want you to meet them but you’ve got band practice after school have you not?” replied Liz.

“Oh yeah and I have to return the Jetta for Maria.”

“Well we’ll all be going to the Crashdown later if you want to meet us there.”

“Yeah that would be great.”

“Well it looks like we are all eating at the Crashdown tonight,” thought Max. He wanted to see the group of friends that could possibly take Liz away from them.

“Come on Chica, we’ve got some catchin’ up to do,” winked Maria as she pulled Liz away from the table.

“Okay spill!” said Maria once they were out of earshot of the rest of the group.

“I had this nightmare last night, well actually it was more of a vision, I screamed Zan’s name and shortly afterwards he came to me. Oh Maria it was awful.”

“Okay but how did he know you screamed for him?”

“I don’t know. Maybe he could feel me through our connection but he left me a note this morning saying that if I needed him anytime I should just ‘call’ out to him and he would be there for me. He also asked me not to do it so loud next time. I think I contacted him telepathically. It must be one of my new powers,” replied Liz.

“Hey back up a bit, he left you a note this MORNING?”

“Trust Maria to focus on that part of the conversation.”

“Erm yeah, he spent the night on the fold down bed because I didn’t want to be alone.”

“Yay! So did you to get up to anything?” squealed Maria.

“Shush. No we didn’t, although not because of me.”

“What do you mean by that?”

“W-Well I-I kissed him,” stammered Liz.

“YOU WHAT?” shouted Maria drawing attention to them.

“Maria, for god sake keep your voice down!”

“Sorry.”

“I kissed him because well, because I needed to. The vision I had was about him and I-I just had to kiss him but Zan realised that I wasn’t in the right frame of mind and gently pushed me away.”

“Oh so how did you feel about that?”

“Well I was hurt at first and then I realised why he did it. I was so embarrassed Maria. Later on he started to undress for bed and I walked in when he was taking his shirt off.”

“He undressed in front of you?” asked an incredulous Maria.

“Well he kept his jeans on but when I saw his body I just couldn’t help but touch it,” she blushed. “He had the most incredible tattoos on his arms.”

“Hhhmmm tattoos right,” said Maria raising one eyebrow giving Liz a knowing look.

“Okay, it wasn’t just the tattoos but he was a total gentleman and said he wanted me to get to know him first. He said he’d been waiting a lifetime for someone like me to come into his life and he wasn’t going to spoil it.”

“My god he’s even smoother than Maxie boy,” giggled Maria. “What are you going to do about Max?”

“I can’t do anything yet. You know what’s coming up and I can’t give him any details until I’m sure about what’s going on.”

“There’s more to this than you’re telling everyone isn’t there?” asked Maria. “Something dangerous, that only you can deal with.”

“Maria do you have some sort of radar in that head of yours?”

“No. I just know when my friend is leaving out pertinent information to protect everyone. I’ve seen that look of determination when Future Max was involved.”

“I’m sorry, I can’t tell you about it and you can’t let anyone else know either, that includes our new friends.”

“Fine, but is it really that bad?”

“It’s the difference between life and death Maria.”

“Shit, I so did not like that answer. Who are we talking about here?”

“Oh about six people we know and about a billion we don’t,” replied Liz.

“Shit,” repeated Maria.

The rest of the school day went slowly for Liz, Maria and Kyle. They all just wanted to get started and school was just a distraction from what they were going to have to do. It was a good job that Summer Break was coming.



Chapter 15



The school bell rang signalling home time. Liz and Maria jumped out of their seats and rushed out of the door. They met Kyle in the hallway and walked out to the front of the school where the SUV was waiting for them.

As soon as Zan saw Liz and her friends he jumped out of the SUV, opened the door and waited for them to reach the car. He was hit by a sudden wave of desire which was so strong that it took him a while to realise it was coming from Liz through their connection. When she finally looked into his eyes she looked like a deer caught in headlights. Her eyes grew wide and a blush crept up her face as she realised she’d been caught staring. He gave a slight chuckle to himself.

Liz noticed Zan by the car. He was wearing black jeans and a white t-shirt which clung to every muscle on his chest and torso. She could see her favourite tattoo on his chiselled arm. The familiar heat of desire started to invade her body again and she blushed as her eyes locked onto his amused amber ones.

“Liz how was your day?” he asked with a slight tease to his tone when she came close.

“Oh fine thanks. Thank you for your note it was very considerate of you,” said Liz blushing with Kyle and Maria looking on in confusion.

“What?” asked Liz looking at her friends.

“Well he doesn’t look like Max,” her friends whispered.

“Oh sorry wait ‘til we get into the car. I will explain everything to you then. Dan this is Kyle and Maria.”

“Well it’s a pleasure to meet you both. Let’s get this show on the road shall we,” said Zan as he waved his hand in the direction of the car.

Kyle got in first followed by Maria. When Liz was about to get into the car Zan held out a hand to help and then leaned in to whisper in her ear.

“How are you really feeling today after your nightmare last night?”

“Oh fine thank you,” whispered Liz, slightly blushing as she felt Zan’s warm breath tickle her ear. It sent a tingling sensation through her body. She accepted his hand and he placed the other one on the small of her back as he helped her into the SUV. He climbed in and closed the door.

“Let’s go Kal we have an audience,” said Zan.

Liz opened the tinted window to look out and saw the pod squad staring at them intensely. When she locked eyes with Max there was this strange look in his eyes. She couldn’t quite work out what it was because she hadn’t been able to read his expressions for a while now. She gave everyone a huge smile and small wave before they disappeared out of view.

Max had seen Liz, Maria and Kyle going out of the school at a virtual run. He was intrigued to find out what these new friends of Liz’s were like so he sped up his pace and everyone else followed.

They all arrived outside just in time to see Liz pause slightly before walking up to the young man waiting by the car. Max could tell that Liz was looking at his rival’s muscular body so he did something he hadn’t done in a long time; he opened his side of the connection a little. He was bombarded with the strong feeling of desire and something else. It was almost like something was fighting his connection for control. He quickly threw up his block not liking what emotions Liz was feeling for this stranger.

He was the total opposite of Max. He had short blonde spiky hair, oval face with a small nose and thin lips. He looked a little like Daniel Craig.

Max watched as Maria and Kyle entered the car and then the blonde mystery man leaned into Liz and whispered something in her ear to which she blushed. He then held out his hand to help her into the car and placed his other hand on the small of her back.

Max’s jealousy was at an all time high. The rage he felt inside at some stranger touching HIS Liz in an intimate way was palpable. He used to touch her in exactly the same way.

“She’s not MY Liz anymore!” He had to remind himself. He had lost her because of Tess and because of her fear of his destiny but he wasn’t going to give up without a fight.

He watched as Liz slowly lowered the tinted window and then their eyes locked for a second. He couldn’t help the array of emotions that must have been showing on his face; confusion because of the battle he felt when he opened the connection, jealousy because of the desire Liz felt towards this stranger; guilt because he had ruined his relationship by kissing Tess and finally the determination of winning her back.

She gave them all a beautiful full smile and a little wave of the hand before she disappeared from view.

“Wow, did you see the look Max was giving you?” asked Maria as they turned the corner. “I think he’s still in love with you.”

Immediately Liz sent an apologetic look at Zan and he simply shrugged his shoulders.

“Maria!” Liz chastised.

“Oh sorry, I have this ability to put my BIG foot in my BIG mouth sometimes,” she said to the Daniel Craig lookalike sensing this person was important to Liz.

“Zan could you please reveal yourself and you too Ava,” asked Liz.

Both the aliens waved a glowing hand over their faces to reveal their original form.

“Oh my god you look just like Max but with a goatee and piercings. Actually you’re a little sexier than Max in that BAD BOY kinda way,” said Maria unashamedly.

“Great, so now I have two of you to worry about frying my ass!” said Kyle staring at Max’s double.

“Nah man, I know what you did for Liz. In my book you’re a cool friend to have if you would put up with all the shit Max has been giving you without breaking your pact with Liz. Especially when Max could probably turn you to dust,” said Zan shaking Kyle’s hand.

“And thanks for the compliment Maria. I do so hope I’m nothing like Max the way he’s treated Liz,” said Zan shaking Maria’s hand.

“That’s Kal up front our royal protector, that’s Serena and finally that’s Ava. Don’t confuse her with Tess though Ava’s a kind hearted soul.”

Maria and Kyle just stared at Ava. She had Tess’s blue eyes but there was warmth to them. She also had jet black hair with purple streaks running through it.

“I-I’m sorry we’re staring at you Ava,” said Maria when she saw that Ava was starting to squirm under their scrutiny. “It’s hard to look at you and not think of Tess but I can see that you have a soul, through your eyes. Tess’s are cold and heartless and you’ve come all this way just to help Liz. I think you and I will get along great!” said Maria offering Ava her hand.

“Yeah sorry Ava, I’m just a little freaked after what Liz has told us about Tess this last week but you’re different I can tell,” said Kyle offering her his hand.

Maria then turned to Serena.

“So this is the infamous Serena who enabled Future Max to come back in time using the granilith? It’s a pleasure to meet you,” said Maria.

“Liz told you about Future Max then?”

“Yeah, this story was going around school about Liz and Kyle sleeping together, spread by Tess I might add. I confronted Liz about it and she told me the truth,” replied Maria.

“It must be really hard for you to watch Liz go through so much pain when you know what really happened.”

“Yeah it is actually. Sometimes it’s been heartbreaking to watch but I’ve always got Liz’s back, she comes first no matter what. I did try to get her to tell Max about Future Max but since she’s been having these visions, keeping the secret from him has been proven the right thing to do. Who am I to question her judgement,” replied Maria.

Kyle shook Serena’s hand and then he and Maria said ‘hello’ to Kal who was driving.

“Listen guys, Zan and Ava are going to be in their altered state when they are in public and their names are going to be Dan and Eva so that it’s easier to remember,” butted in Liz.

“Well I think that’s a good idea because if we slip up it’s not going to be too noticeable,” replied Maria as Zan and Ava changed their appearance again.

“Liz, where is the best place to practice around here?” asked Kal.

“Oh I know why don’t we go to the quarry. The podsters don’t go out there that often, only in a crisis,” interrupted Maria.

“Your Majesty?” asked Kal in a querying tone whilst looking at Liz through the rear view mirror.

“Please call me Liz Kal. I’m not comfortable with the formal title and yes the quarry sounds like a good idea. The pod squad only use it as a meeting place if there is some impending danger.”

“After practice we are going to the Crashdown for something to eat, are you guys going to join us? I know Alex is anxious to meet you all and so are the pod squad,” said Maria.

“That sounds great, that is, if Liz doesn’t mind,” said Zan.

“I would love you all to come with us but are you both ready to meet your duplicates?” asked Liz.

“Easier to get it over and done with, then we know what we’re up against,” stated Ava.

“You mean Tess?” asked Kyle.

“Well yes and the rest of the podsters as you like to call them. We don’t know if they’re going to be on our side when we reveal what Tess has been trying to do. They may not believe us and try to protect her. What are we going to do then?” asked Ava pointing the question at Liz.

“I then show Max everything and he makes his choice. I don’t want any of them hurt so you must leave that part up to me okay?” replied Liz.

“We managed to find a house big enough for all of us on the outskirts of Roswell today. Would you like to view it before I buy it?” asked Kal.

“B-Buy it?” stuttered Liz.

“Yes buy it. I think everyone is going to be here awhile and I have to return home sooner or later so I want to make sure you are set up before I leave. I have also bought the gang a SUV that’s big enough for all your possible needs,” replied Kal.

“Kal, I never expected you to do anything like that, thank you. I would love to see the new house. Maybe we can view it after school tomorrow, can that be arranged?”

“For you Liz, anything. I have to admit I have been on this planet for around fifty years and I have never met a more courageous, determined and pure hearted woman in all that time,” replied Kal to the shock of Zan and Ava.

“Oh my god Liz, Kal has never shown any emotion in all the time we’ve known him. For you to get that comment out of his mouth is just short of a miracle,” whispered Zan. “I knew you were special as soon as I laid eyes on you.”

Maria gave Liz a slight nudge and wink when she overheard what Zan whispered to her. Liz gave directions to Kal on how to get to the quarry in between chatting with everyone.




Chapter 16



Once the SUV arrived at the quarry everyone fell silent.

“I guess there really is no turning back now,” said Liz, with trepidation in her voice.

“Come on let’s get started. I’ve been looking forward to this since Serena first told me about you Liz,” said Kal getting out of the SUV.

Everyone climbed out except Liz. She just sat there staring in to space, not moving a muscle, while everyone started to walk away.

“Ah shit,” said Kyle noticing Liz wasn’t with them. “I think she might have gone in to one of those trance thingies she does.”

Everyone came to a standstill and turned to look at Liz, just sitting in the car, her whole body stiff with tension.

“I’ll go,” said Zan running back to the car.

“Hey Liz, what’s wrong?” asked Zan in a gentle voice. Liz just slowly shook her head.

“Liz?”

“Oh god Zan what if I’m not good enough? What if I’m not strong enough? What if I let everyone down? What if I make a mistake? What if I get somebody killed? What if...”

“That’s a lot of ‘what if’s’ Liz.” Zan interrupted her ramblings as he cupped her cheeks in his hands so she was forced to look at him. “I have complete faith in YOU Liz. You are GOOD enough. You are definitely STRONG enough. You will NOT let anyone down. YOU Liz Parker, are my Queen and we’ll get through this together okay?”

“Okay,” Liz whispered back in awe of how supportive he was being.

Zan leaned his head in closer to place a soft reassuring kiss on her lips when she pulled away. Shocked by her reaction he dropped his hands from her face, took a step back and couldn’t help the hurt from showing in his eyes.

“Oh no, no, no Zan it’s not what you think. I’m not rejecting you. It’s just you don’t look like you. God this is going to get so confusing,” she said pointing to his face.

He gave a little chuckle. “I guess it would feel like you were cheating on me.”

“Well yes, kind of,” laughed Liz.

“Come on let’s get going, we have a lot of work to do today.”

“Thanks Zan.”

“Anytime Liz and it’s Dan now.”

Liz and Zan joined the rest of the group that had been waiting patiently for them to return. They all walked to the bottom of the quarry.

“Liz, how do you want to do this?” asked Kal as all eyes turned towards Liz.

“God is this how Max always feels when he has to make a decision for the group. Everyone looks at you for an answer.”

“To be honest Kal I think you are the best person to map out our training schedule. You are more experienced than any of us.”

“Thank you. Serena, see what powers Liz has first and then check Kyle out.”

“I need somewhere quiet to do this Kal otherwise I’m going to pick up on all of your powers as well,” said Serena

“Why don’t we go and sit on that rock over there. Is that far enough away from the others?” asked Liz pointing to the rock in question.

“Yes, that should be far enough away.”

“Hey does whatever you’re going to do hurt?” asked a worried Kyle.

“No Kyle. I sense what powers you have and then open a connection with you. I use the connection to go into your brain, find the switch for your powers and flip it on, so to speak. Max and Dan kind of do the same thing when they heal people.”

“Come on Serena let’s get going. The sooner we do this the better,” said Liz

“So are you and Dan getting on well?” asked Serena when they started walking towards the rock.

“Oh god Serena I don’t know what to do anymore. I love Max, always have done, but we are not in a good place right now.”

“Because of what future Max made you do?”

“Yeah and to be fair to Max, I know he is acting like a total dick at the moment but he’s not aware of all the facts. If he was I don’t think he would be acting this way. He believes I slept with Kyle. Christ he caught me in bed with him Serena. What would you do if you found your boyfriend in bed with some other woman?”

“I’d cut off his balls, fry them, put them in tomato sauce and feed them to him with spaghetti.”

“Spaghetti and Meatballs, I love the analogy there Serena. You have one active imagination. I thought you wouldn’t just blast him.”

“Nah, too easy and far less painful,” laughed Serena.

“Right what do you want me to do?” asked Liz once they reached the rock.

“Just sit down and relax and let me do the rest.”

Serena’s glowing hands hovered an inch above Liz’s head and she was moving them slowly around. As she was doing this, the glow that was emanating from her hands started to be pulled down towards Liz’s head.

“Kal, get your ass over here quick,” shouted Serena.

“What’s happening?” asked a frightened Liz.

From where Kal stood he could see the glow being sucked towards Liz.

“Shit Dan, Eva we have to get over there NOW!” shouted Kal breaking into a run followed by Zan, Ava, Maria and Kyle.

“What the hell is going on Kal?” asked Ava.

“She’s an absorber.”

“She’s a what?” asked Zan

“An absorber, power empathy, whatever you want to call it. Serena’s powers are being absorbed into Liz at this moment. If Serena doesn’t break the connection soon she will become exhausted and her power won’t return to full capacity for quite some time.”

“That happened to me when I was in the car with Liz. I opened up a full connection so I could help her calm down when the green energy appeared. I had to tell her to break the connection. I could feel myself getting pulled in,” replied Zan.

“We are going to have to teach Liz how to control that part of her power otherwise none of us stand a chance near her,” replied Kal as they reached Serena and Liz. “Dan, use your powers to push Serena away from Liz. If you touch her you will be sucked in as well.”

Zan gave a small flick of his hand and sent out a small wave of invisible energy. It knocked Serena off her feet and broke the connection to Liz.

“T-Thanks D-Dan, I don’t think I could have lasted much longer,” said an exhausted Serena.

“Oh my god Serena I-I’m s-so s-sorry,” cried Liz.

“It’s not your fault Liz. You can absorb powers from other people just by touching them so you can fight them on equal ground. For you to be able to use all of the powers you receive you need an incredible amount of energy. The more powers you absorb the more energy you are going to need otherwise your body won’t be able to handle it. That’s why Serena’s energy was being drained.” replied Kal.

“So where am I going to get all this energy from Kal. Am I going to be sucking it from everyone around me because if that’s the case I’m going to kill everyone within a mile radius,” shouted an angry Liz.

“The granilith,” replied Maria.

“Oh god Maria, you’re right. Future Max did say it was incredibly powerful and not to let it fall into the wrong hands!”

“Well done Maria. Liz you have chosen your friends wisely. I think we should leave practicing our powers for today and go straight to the granilith. That’s more important,” said Kal as everyone started to walk back to the car.

“There’s only one small problem” said Liz as everyone started to get into the car.

“What’s that?” replied Kal.

“I don’t know where the granilith is.”

“I do,” replied Maria.

“What? How do you know where it is?” asked Liz.

“Michael showed it to me one day, after he visited that old guy who was at the Crash of ’47. I can’t remember his name,” replied Maria.

“Well where is it Maria?” asked Liz.

“You know Liz,” said Serena. “When you were pulling the energy out of me I could sense the pulse of the granilith. All you have to do is concentrate. You will be able to feel the pulse in your mind. The closer you get to it the stronger the pulse will be.”

“Or you could just head straight to the pod chamber,” said Maria.

“It’s in the pod chamber?” asked Liz.

“Yes.”

“Then why haven’t I seen it?” asked Liz.

“You will understand when you get there,” replied Maria.



Meanwhile………………………………….



After Liz and her friends had left, Alex took Maria’s Jetta back home and Max gave Isabel and Tess a lift home.

“So Max what do you think of Liz’s new friend. He was kind of hot don’t you think?” asked Tess.

“I don’t really know Tess I’m not into guys!” retorted Max.

“Oh come on Max, you know what I mean. He’s not a bad looking guy and he’s got a nice body.”

“Then why don’t you ask him out Tess!” spat out Isabel.

“No I wouldn’t do that. My destiny is with Max but I’m glad that Liz has found someone more suitable for her,” smirked Tess while watching Max’s reaction.

“What do you mean MORE suitable?” sneered Isabel. “Liz was suitable for Max until you came in to town and ruined it all. If it wasn’t for you Liz would still be here now!”

“Oh so it’s my fault is it. Max didn’t cheat on her by kissing me then? She didn’t sleep with Kyle? You didn’t freeze her out of the group because of what she did? We are all responsible for her leaving the group, not that I mind, but you can’t blame me for it all. None of you ever take responsibility for your own actions do you?”

“It’s YOU that has been a complete bitch to her since you arrived. You worked your mind warp on Max in order for him to notice you in the first place. If you hadn’t used your powers, he would have never given you a second glance you tart! Girls like you used to disgust him!”

“I AM HERE YOU KNOW!” boomed Max. “Tess is right. We are all responsible for Liz leaving the group but I’m not going to let that happen any longer. We all have to make an effort to get her back. We need to start to include her again in everything we do and Tess I’m sorry but I just don’t want to be with you. I’m not in love with you and will never be in love with you. I care about you because you are one of us but that’s about as far as it…”

Max was interrupted by Tess closing her eyes in concentration and wiping the conversation they just had from their memory she also threw in a few images of Kyle with Liz for good measure.

“W-What was I saying?” asked a confused Max.

“You didn’t say anything Max,” replied Isabel.

“I didn’t? Are we going to the Crashdown for dinner tonight?”

“Oh you want to go and check out Liz’s new friends, don’t you?” replied Isabel.

“Well yeah actually I do. I opened a connection with Liz today and I didn’t like the feeling I got.”

“Oh and why was that Max because to me she seemed perfectly comfortable in his presence. In fact I think she’s attracted to this guy, or is THAT the problem?” giggled Tess.

“You just can’t help yourself can you Tess. Is there ever anything that comes out of your mouth that’s not bitchy?” replied Isabel.

“It doesn’t matter if Liz is attracted to this guy. I’m not sure we can trust him or the rest of her friends.”

“Max it’s not us that have to trust them, it’s Liz. They’re her friends and if you start going around saying you don’t trust them then Liz is going to find out. It would probably break what little trust she has in us,” replied Isabel as they pulled up outside the Valenti household to drop off Tess.

“What time are we all meeting at the Crashdown?” asked Tess.

“We are going to get there around eight in the evening,” replied Max.

“Okay, I will meet you there.”

After Max and Isabel drove off home Tess pulled out her communicator.

“What do you have to report?” barked the voice of Khivar.

“Parker has new friends in town. She is spending Summer Break with them and seems to be attracted to one of them. I’m going to make my move on Max while she’s busy with this new guy. I’ve managed to get Alex decoding the destiny book and it’s almost complete. It’s getting harder to do though because of Isabel hanging around. I may have to up my game more. As soon as I get that information, we can activate the granilith and return to Antar. I’m hoping to return with the heir to the throne.”

“What of the others?”

“They will come with me because I’m going to make sure Max believes his son can’t survive on earth. I know Max, he won’t allow me to leave without him when I have his son growing inside of me. The human traits make them weak. Michael and Isabel will follow due to family loyalty rather than anything else. You will have their heads soon Lord Khivar.”

“My, my Tess, aren’t you the devious one. Report back to me when the deed is done. It is going to be too risky to communicate from now on. We can’t afford them to find out what’s happening. OUT!”



Chapter 17



“Stop the car!” shouted Liz getting out before it had come to a stop.

She ran up the rocky incline and stumbled twice in her eagerness to reach the top, everyone else followed her at a slower pace. When Liz reached the top of the incline she couldn’t find an opening.

“I can’t find how to get in to this damn place!” she shouted in frustration.

“Try waving your hand over the rock surface you should be able to feel where you need to place your hand,” replied Kal.

Liz did as she was instructed and found her hand started to tingle at a particular section of the rock. She placed her hand on it and it started to glow. A low rumbling emitted from the rock as the door to the pod chamber opened.

Liz hesitated before she got the nerve to go in. Was she invading the only place that the pod squad considered their sanctuary? She knew how important the granilith was to everyone, the skins wanted it, Nicholas had tried to mind rape Max into revealing its location and Khivar tried to make the deal at the summit. Could she really reveal the location to people she barely knew?

“Chica, what’s wrong?” whispered Maria.

Liz turned round to the rest of the group.

“I need a private word with Maria and Kyle before we go in,” said Liz to the rest of the group.

“Take all the time you need Liz,” replied Kal.

“Come on,” said Liz motioning to Maria and Kyle to join her in the pod chamber. They all slowly entered the chamber and Liz waved her hand over the rock surface to close the opening.

“Wow, it wasn’t like this when I was last here,” said Maria.

“No it’s different,” replied Liz.

Although it was dark inside there was a strange blue hue emanating from the pods themselves and there was a strange almost hypnotic humming sound coming from deep within the chamber. Liz hadn’t noticed that last time she was here.

“It still amazes me that they were born here,” said Maria in awe touching one of the pods. “I wonder which one was Michaels?”

“I think this one is Max’s,” replied Liz bending down to touch the pod that she felt a strange pull towards. As soon as she touched the pod the blue hue became a brilliant bright blue light that pulsated. She was hit with flashes.

FLASH

A naked, brown haired, amber eyed little boy exiting the pod with a strange jelly like substance all over his body, Max.

A blond haired, brown eyed little girl, Isabel, holding out her hand to the little brown haired boy.

A bright light intruding the darkness of the chamber. A brown eyed little boy exiting the cave, Michael.

A blonde curly haired girl still floating in the pod, Tess.


END FLASH

“Liz, are you alright?” asked Kyle.

“Yeah, I had some flashes about them coming out of the pods. I could feel everything they were feeling when they came out. My god they were so scared. Michael didn’t trust any of them so he left first. Max and Isabel just knew that they had to stick together, which is not surprising since they were brother and sister in their past lives, and then there was Tess. Max didn’t know what to do at first, he kept looking from Tess in the pod to Isabel holding out her hand. Maria they left her here, no wonder she hates us all.”

“Why did they just leave her here? Why didn’t they wait for her pod to hatch?” asked Kyle.

“I don’t know. They felt they couldn’t trust her. I’m going to have to ask Kal about this,” whispered Liz standing up. “I don’t know what to do. I know how important the granilith is. All of our enemies have been trying to get their hands on it. I know it’s really powerful and I’m not sure disclosing the location to people we barely know was such a good idea. What if one of them has an agenda of their own?”

“Like what?” asked Maria.

“I don’t know. Maybe they want the granilith to return home or maybe they have made a deal with one of our enemies. If the granilith was to fall into the wrong hands it could be disastrous.”

“How disastrous?” asked Kyle.

“Oh I don’t know, end of the whirlwind galaxy and earth, kind of disastrous.”

“Oh!” was all a shocked Maria and Kyle could say.

“Well what about Serena? Future Max said that both of you trusted her enough to allow her access to convert the granilith into a time travel machine. If Max trusted her then can’t we trust her now?” asked Maria.

“I suppose so, but it still doesn’t remove the fact that everyone now knows that the granilith is in here somewhere. Shit why didn’t I think of this before!” replied Liz.

“Well maybe if we only let Serena see the granilith she might come up with an idea on how to protect it or even move it,” replied Kyle.

“It’s the only thing we can do now. God I’ve been so stupid. I’ve been planning everything else down to the last detail but THIS noooo I have to go jumping in without even thinking of the consequences.”

“Cut yourself some slack Chica, you’re starting to sound like Max.”

“I now know how Max feels when everyone looks to him for answers when he doesn’t have any himself. We are all working in the dark here. It’s really hard being the decision maker when you don’t know enough facts and people’s lives are in your hands. No wonder he’s such a control freak and stubborn. He has to be to protect the people he loves!”

“Look Liz you were sucking the energy right out of Serena. It must have been so frightening for you. You weren’t able to stop it so the only other option was to come here. I know it might not have been the smartest thing we’ve ever done but we can fix this,” replied Maria trying to calm her friend down.

“As for Max being a control freak, yes he has to protect the people he loves but he also has to trust them to help. Each member of our group has a role to play and we are going to have to start trusting each other to carry out that role.”

“Okay, so we are agreed that Serena should be the only one who sees the granilith?”

“Yes!” replied Kyle and Maria.

“Would you guys mind waiting outside with the others so it doesn’t look so obvious what we are doing?”

“Sure I don’t think I want to be around to see what happens any way. I’ve had enough weirdness over the last couple of days to last me a lifetime!” replied Kyle.

“It’s only going to get weirder Kyle!”

Liz walked to the front of the cave, opened the door and stuck her head out.

“Hi. I just want Serena to come in with me at the moment if that’s okay?” asked Liz, looking each individual in the eye daring them to argue with her.

“Hey wait a minute,” shouted Zan, “are you saying you don’t trust us to see the granilith?”

“No Dan that’s not what I’m saying. I don’t know what’s going to happen in there so I only need the necessary people inside. Maria and Kyle are coming back out now so it will be just Serena and I.”

Serena entered the chamber and Maria and Kyle came out. Liz then shut the opening to the chamber.

“Fine,” replied Zan still looking a bit miffed that she didn’t trust them enough. After all it was them that were putting their faith and lives in her hands. They trusted her enough. As if he heard what Zan was thinking Kal explained.

“She’s acting like a queen not a friend Dan. You must understand that she is now responsible for billions of lives not just here on earth but in an entirely different galaxy as well. She is going to make some decisions that we all might not like but she will do it for the good of the people, not the individuals. Why do you think she hasn’t told Max what’s going on yet?”

“Because he has been a complete bastard to her?” replied Zan.

“Dan. That’s not fair. You know that Max is unaware of Future Max. He witnessed his soul mate in bed with another man and doesn’t know why. How would you react to a situation like that? She hasn’t told Max because he wouldn’t allow her to get into danger and unfortunately that comes with her title. Also she is afraid that if she does tell him everything now, Tess will find out and that could be catastrophic. So she now has to lie to the one person that really means a lot to her. Not an easy decision to make but one that is necessary.”

“So you think we can trust her then?” asked Ava.

“We trust her with our lives and so did the others before Future Max came along. She was the one who got my dad off their backs; discovered the information regarding the V constellation; used her scientific brain to help kill the gandorium and informed us about the new Cyclotron at Las Cruces University. I doubt that the pod squad would have gotten this far without her,” replied Kyle.

“Plus the fact she has put other people’s needs before her own happiness and still has not turned her back on Max, no matter how he has treated her. That should indicate how loyal she is to her friends. Come on let’s get back to the car and wait for them to return,” said Kal.



Chapter 18



Meanwhile back in the pod chamber………………………



“Wow,” was all Serena could muster up when she saw the pods glowing, “this is amazing Liz.”

“I know. So Serena you obviously have powers so you must be an alien as well. Are you from Antar or another planet?”

“I’m from Antar. A few hundred of us got sent down here along with the Royal Four. Of course they had their own ships, which is why we all became separated. We have been living our lives down here in the hope of one day returning. I’m not sure that can happen and even if it did I wouldn’t want to go now. This is the only life I’ve really known.”

“D-Did you just say a few hundred of you?” asked Liz wide eyed.

“Yeah, we all got sent down here so that we could protect the Royal Four but since we lost them everyone went their separate ways. We’ve kept in contact with each other so that if the Royal Four were ever found then we could all get together.”

“So if needed we have a small army of aliens prepared to fight on our side.”

“Exactly but it would have to be pretty serious for them to come out of hiding. We would be putting their lives on earth at risk.”

“Good to know that we have support if needed though. I think the granilith is through this pod,” said Liz getting on her hands and knees to crawl through the small opening. Serena followed close behind.

Once they reached a clearing they were able to stand and found a large black inverted cone shape in the middle of the room. The strange humming noise was louder in here.

“I’ve heard of the granilith but never thought I would see it in my lifetime,” said Serena in awe.

“It’s pretty amazing. What is it Serena?”

“I’m not really sure. All I know are the myths that I’ve been told since I was a child. Apparently, the granilith is some sort of sentient being, all powerful but I can’t say for sure. It’s an old ancient relic that has been in the hands of the Antarian’s for many years. Whoever controls the granilith controls the galaxy. That’s why it is so important.

None of Antar’s kings have ever abused the power. They’ve only used it when absolutely necessary; say if there was a famine on one of the planets they would use the granilith to enable immediate irrigation. These are just theories that have been passed down over the generations though. I don’t think anyone but the king of Antar really knows what it can do.”

“I don’t even think he knows now. He doesn’t remember his planet let alone what the granilith can do,” replied Liz sadly. “So what do you think I need to do to activate this thing.”

“I don’t know try touching it.”

Liz raised her hand and placed it on the smooth cool surface of the granilith and within seconds the humming became louder. A beam of brilliant white light shot out of the granilith straight into Liz’s stomach. At the same time a visual of the V constellation, the seal of Antar, shot out of her head and projected onto the cave walls.

Liz’s eyes started to glaze over, her neck and back arched backwards as the beam of light carried her into the air and then her body started to violently jerk. It was not a pretty sight.

“Oh my god Liz, LIZ are you alright? LIZ!” screamed Serena.

Her body continued to violently jerk as pulses of white light shot through the beam and into her stomach. Her green crackling energy was flowing through her at an alarming rate.

“Liz I SWEAR if you die Maria is going to chop me up into tiny pieces!” Serena knew that she should be serious at a time like this but she was bordering on hysteria.

“Please don’t die! Max would hunt me down and kill me with his bare hands if you died!” Serena shouted to no one in particular.

The pulsating light stopped, Liz’s body hung loosely in the air as the beam brought her back down to the floor gently. She lay crumpled on the floor when the whole cave began to shake.

“Oh no what now?”

Small circles of different coloured light surrounded the granilith and started to move up and down. The rumbling got worse and then two men materialised out of the granilith followed by more.

Serena looked on as more and more of these men emerged from the granilith and then finally a woman came into view.

The men were wearing a royal blue uniform which consisted of blue combat trousers; white collarless see through shirts and a blue tunic with a gold version of the seal of Antar on the front. They also carried some sort of alien staff in their right hands. They surrounded the woman in a protective stance.

The woman was wearing a sleeveless, gold shimmering, tight fitting dress with splits up either side of her legs and a gold tunic over the top. She had long flowing blonde hair down to her hips.

Serena bowed slightly realising this was a woman of importance.

“Are you the queen?” asked the lady in gold.

“No ma’am my name is Serena and I am a friend of the Queen. The queen is the one currently lying on the floor in a heap I’m afraid,” Serena said pointing to Liz’s limp body.

“Oh dear, guards get a bed sent down here NOW!” ordered the lady. “Do forgive my rudeness. My name is Karahna and I am the Queen Mother of Antar.”

One of the guards pulled out a communication device and spoke a foreign language into it. To the shock of Serena almost immediately a bed appeared out of the granilith.

“It’s a teleportation device among other things,” replied Karahna when she saw the look on Serena’s face. “Place the Queen on the bed to allow her a comfortable rest and be gentle with her,” she barked at the guards.

Immediately two guards picked up Liz, placed her on the bed and pulled the covers over her.

“Now Serena, could you please tell me what has happened here?”

“Well ma’am Liz, the queen, placed her hand on the granilith and a beam of light came out, lifted her into the air, more pulses of light came out and then it finally lowered her to the floor. Then you all started to appear.”

“And may I ask where the king is?”

“Well that’s a little more complicated.” Serena told Karahna everything that Liz and Kal had told her. Just as Serena finished telling Karahna the whole story about the crash, Nasedo, Tess and everything that had happened up to this point Liz started to wake up.

“S-Serena w-who are these people?” asked a confused Liz.

“Liz, this is the Queen Mother of Antar. When you placed your hand on the granilith it activated it and they were teleported here,” replied Serena.

Liz immediately got up and straightened herself out. She was so nervous.Tthis was Max and Isabel’s mother after all. All of the guards that surrounded the Queen Mother dropped on one knee and bowed their heads.

“H-Hello I’m Liz and I’m very pleased to meet you,” said Liz holding out her hand.

Karahna looked at Liz’s hand and said “I’m very sorry Liz but I’m not allowed to touch you. Once you have been marked the Queen the only person that is allowed to touch you is the king,” but she bowed instead.

“Please everyone get up. I’m not used to such formal greetings.”

“You may have to get used to it I’m afraid. It is the custom on Antar that in the presence of the Royal family everyone must bow in greeting. It is a sign of respect,” replied Karahna.

“Could you please tell me what happened. The last thing I remember was placing my hand on the granilith and then I passed out.”

“Well a beam of light came out of the granilith and hit you in the stomach. The seal of Antar shot out of your head. The beam of light lifted you of the ground and then started to send pulses of light into your stomach and then it lowered you. The ground started to rumble and all these people came out. That’s it in a nutshell,” replied Serena.

“Okay but what does that mean for me?” asked Liz, slightly concerned.

“The granilith was connecting with you to ensure that you had the true seal of Antar inside and then it changed you. That connection will now be permanent,” replied Karahna.

“W-What do you mean it changed me?”

“Well you had already started to change but the granilith has sped up that process for you. Your body won’t have to go through the pain of changing now. I can’t be more specific than that because we have never had a part human Queen before.”

“P-Part human Queen?” stammered Liz.

“Yes the granilith changed your genetic makeup so that you can now survive on Antar. Your human body would have been able to handle it but it would have taken you time to adjust to our atmosphere. This way there will be no problem.”

“So are you saying I’m now part alien.”

“Well yes if you want to put it that way,” replied Karahna. “The granilith was also giving you information on how to use your new powers and how to draw on the granilith’s power when you need it. If you concentrate then you will be able to see how to control all the powers you currently possess.”

“That means I now have a permanent connection to the granilith and can draw on its power?”

“Yes. I believe that Isabel was told that she was the one that betrayed her family on Antar is that correct?”

“Yes.”

“Well she didn’t. It was Lady Ava who was planning with Khivar. Her and my son’s marriage was unfortunately arranged for political reasons, not love. Zan’s father insisted that they marry in order to form an alliance with one of the other planets. Zan never wanted to marry Ava because he always thought that there was someone else out there waiting for him. It was her that allowed the guards into the castle but then Khivar betrayed her and killed her once he had slaughtered my family. I escaped and have been in hiding ever since. I took the other half of the granilith and hid it so that my son could return and save his planet.”

“I knew that bitch was up to no good. I swear here and now that she will not get away with it a second time,” said Liz through gritted teeth.

“The message that they received about their supposed destiny was not from me. She must have used her mind warp on you all. My message was to warn them of the role she had played in all their deaths.”

“Well I have been able to get glimpses of what she is going to try and do so I’m here to stop it. That’s why we came here. I really wish that Max could be with us but I think Tess has been using her mind warps on him. I can’t guarantee that she won’t see our plan to stop her if we tell him right now. I know I have to face her at some point but I have other things to do first.”

“I am going to leave my guards with you and next time you contact me through the granilith we will send more down for you.”

“We are going to have to be careful in placing them though because too many strange faces around here will cause suspicion. I think I’m going to have to discuss all of this with Kal. Can he be trusted?”

“Kal is probably the only person you can trust right now other than my guards. He was the only royal protector who knew the secret about the seal. I trust him completely,” replied Karahna. “Within the next couple of days your powers will be at full force so you must practice on how to handle them. You are an extremely powerful woman now Liz, use it wisely.”

“I will and I’ll do my upmost to protect your son and his family. I promise!”

“I see Max has chosen well. What about Zan and Max have you decided which one yet?”

“There is no choice to make. I love Max and only Max.”

“You may love Max but the pull will be strong. It’s not going to be as easy as you think. You are the most powerful being now that you are linked to the granilith and it is only a strong partner that will be able to rule at your side. The king who is meant to be will win.”

“So I really don’t have a choice then do I, even though it was Max who gave me his part of the seal?”

“No you don’t really have a choice the seal will decide for you. Zan and Max are made from the same essence. It will be what they have gone through that will separate them. The king will be the strongest, loyalist and most caring one out of the two of them,” replied Karahna. “Now I must be getting back to Antar otherwise they may send out a search party for me. Once you know it’s safe, bring both Isabel and Max to see me please?”

“Of course, I’m just sorry that they couldn’t be with us today,” replied Liz.

“Guards, you must now do everything the Queen tells you to do. You are no longer my guards but hers. You must obey her and only her at this present moment of time until we know that the king is fit to rule. I do not want Lady Ava to gain control of the throne otherwise that will mean Khivar wins. Is that understood?”

All of the guards gave a ‘yes ma’am’ and Karahna left through the granilith.

“I think we’re going to need a bigger house Serena,” Liz said looking at the eight guards waiting for instructions.

“Who is in charge of all of you?” asked Liz.

“I am your Highness. My earth name is Roman and I command this small group of men and this is my second in command Nathan.”

“Hello Roman and Nathan, please call me Liz. Your Highness just sounds too formal considering we are going to be spending so much time together. We would like you to train us in Antarian hand to hand combat so we have a better chance of winning against our enemies. That includes my human friends as well. They are going to need to be able to protect themselves when I’m not around. We would also like your help in training us to use our powers better. Is that going to be okay with your group?”

“Yes your High... I mean Liz. I think that is a good idea but I would also like to offer my services in whatever you have planned. I am a very good strategist so my expertise might be helpful to you.”

“That would be fantastic Roman, thank you. If any of you have any ideas I’m willing to hear them. Any help you can give me will be most appreciated,” replied Liz.

“We should go now Liz. We’ve been in here for a long time and the gang will start to get worried,” said Serena.

“I don’t think we are going to fit everyone in the car Serena.”

“If I may your High… Liz. If one of us goes with you, the others can lock onto his location and teleport there. I suggest that you take Nathan with you and we shall wait here until he contacts us. Would that be sufficient?”

“Yes thanks Roman.”

“Nathan, go with the Queen please and protect her with your life!” Roman said turning to his second in command.

“Right let’s get to the car then!” said Liz, bending down ready to climb back through the pod.

“Liz you don’t have to do that. You can just teleport to the other side. Look at the information the granilith has provided you with. If you hold Serena’s hand you will teleport her with you.”

“Can’t we just teleport outside?” asked Serena.

“No ma’am, the granilith chamber has a special force field around it so no enemy can teleport straight here.”

“Good fail safe!” replied Serena.

Liz closed her eyes, concentrated and then flashes started before her eyes. She now knew how to teleport. She grabbed Serena’s hand and teleported to the cave entrance waved her hand over the rock surface and climbed out.

When they had reached the car Kal was waiting for them. He immediately got on one knee and bowed.

“Please Kal you don’t have to do that ever again I consider you a friend. It makes me feel uncomfortable. This is Nathan he is my personal guard. I think we are going to need a bigger house Kal. Apparently we are going to have a few visitors over the next few weeks.”

“No problem Liz, I will sort that out tomorrow. Now shall we go to the Crashdown.”

“Yes please. There’s only one problem, my guard isn’t dressed in human clothes.”

“Then order him to change them and he will. All the guards are shape shifters so they can take on many forms to protect the Royal family and they have the ability of molecular manipulation,” replied Kal.

“Nathan, change your clothes into something that would be worn on this planet, please.”

Nathan placed a glowing finger over his uniform and it changed to trousers and a shirt.

“Thank you. Right lets go and meet the others!”

“I’m so looking forward to this!” laughed Maria “I can’t wait to see Max’s reaction.”

Kal got into the car and started towards the Crashdown.



TBC ………………………
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L,MATURE/ADULT) cpt 21 (07/11/08)

Postby Janetfl » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:13 pm

Hellooooo - well my next three chapters are ready and there is a bit of raunchy stuff going on in some of them :oops: ! Ah look guys - seriously - this is my first time at writing a love scene and I think it's poo :cry: compaired to the likes of Carrie (jake17) :D .. She writes freakin' hot scenes to the point were I have to fan myself and wait for my cheeks to stop blushing :oops: . Please let me know if I could have done it better!!! Oh and sorry if I make you confused with the Zan/Dan/King Zan thing!!!


I hope that I've done the 'big meet and greet' justice.

I think I'm posting my chapters quicker than you can read them!!!!




Just another quick thanks for the feed back:


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Thanks to all the lurkers out there who read this story as well!!!



Here we go........................................... :D



This chapter contains a scene from Sexual Healing and dialogue from EOTW all credit goes to the writers and the powers that be although I have changed it a little to fit my story.


"Tess's thoughts"
"Telepathic communication"
"Max's thoughts"
"Liz's thoughts"




Chapter 19


Max knew he had to pull out all the stops tonight. After he opened their connection he knew that Liz had a strong desire for this stranger. The irony was not lost on him that she had gone for someone totally different from him. Okay yes, he had the same sort of body that he had, but that’s where the similarity ended.

He was as blonde as opposed to dark, he was confident as opposed to shy, he was fun loving as opposed to serious, but she was HIS soul mate he just knew it. He hadn’t forgiven her for sleeping with Kyle but there was no way he was letting her slip through his fingers again. He was determined to find out what had happened to them. He just hoped it wasn’t too late.

He’d just stepped out of the shower and started to dry his body with a towel. He ran his glowing hand over his hair, to dry it and over his face to remove the five o’clock shadow that had appeared. He dabbed on a small amount of her favourite aftershave that had a peppery smell to it.

“For god sake Max, HURRY UP, we’re running late. Alex is here!” yelled an annoyed Isabel, through the bathroom door.

“You go now Isabel I will follow you in the jeep once I’m ready.”

“Fine, but you’re going to be late!”

“I’ll meet you there!”

Isabel stormed off downstairs. She hated to be kept waiting, especially when Alex was around.

“That brother of mine, I swear one of these days I’m going to blast his ass. He is never ready on time!” ranted Isabel.

“Well Isabel, give him a break he is trying to win Liz back!”

“WHAT? I thought that after Kyle he wouldn’t touch her again. Not that I’m complaining. I’ve really missed talking to her. You don’t know what you have until you lose it, do you?”

“Exactly and I think Max doesn’t want to lose Liz but it’s none of our business really.”

“No it isn’t, but I would be thrilled if those two got back together again. I can’t stand Tess. She’s manipulated us all and yet she’s still in our group. Ever since that bitch turned up she has turned all of our lives upside down, forcing me to see those dreams about Michael and me.

I felt sick every time I had one of those dreams because I see him as my brother. Then Nesado kidnaps Liz and gets Max caught by the FBI. I just can’t trust her anymore Alex and I want her gone I don’t care if she’s one of us or not!”

“Yeah I know, I’m not happy about her being here either but unfortunately that’s for Max to decide.”

“Well not anymore I don’t care if he is king. I’m going to make sure that she knows she is not wanted! I’m going to make her life a living hell!”

“Come on Isabel, let’s get going I’m starving!”

Isabel and Alex left to go to the Crashdown.


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Max was searching through his wardrobe looking for a specific t-shirt.

“Where is that damn thing!” he shouted in frustration. He finally found what he was looking for. He pulled it off the hanger and pulled it over his head. He was wearing the exact same clothes he wore that day he saved her, blue jeans and his green coloured t-shirt. She had always loved him in that t-shirt but he hadn’t worn it in over a year.

He took a last look in the mirror and pulled on his brown leather jacket, another of Liz’s favourites.

“Bye mom!” shouted Max, as he was walking out the door. He was so nervous. What if she rejected him? What if it was too late? No, he wasn’t going to think that way! This was the new more confident Max.

He got into his jeep and drove; tonight was going to be his night. Max arrived at the Crashdown to find Liz still hadn’t arrived yet but the rest of the gang were there including Tess.

“Hi Max, I’ve saved you a seat,” she said in a husky voice that sent, not so nice, shivers down his spine.

“I’m fine thank you Tess. I think I can find my own seat,” said Max, draping his leather coat over the back of his chair. He took the one next to Michael and Maria the furthest one from Tess. She opened her mouth to say something until she received a look from him that silenced her instantly. He had suddenly become more confident in himself.

“No, this can’t be happening! I’ve spent too much time destroying his confidence, making him look like an ineffective leader, so everyone will turn against him. I will not let this happen.”

Everyone turned to look at each other and slow smiles started to appear on their faces. This was a new Max, a confident one not the asshole or shy one. No this Max radiated power and commanded attention. He had a mission, his mission was Liz!


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Liz and the gang arrived outside the Crashdown. She noticed Max’s jeep parked outside.

“Would you guys mind waiting here for about ten minutes, I just want to freshen up and then I’ll be down to collect and introduce you to everyone. Is that okay?”

“We’ll go in Chica and check to see if the pod squad have arrived,” said Maria.

“We’ll stay here until you come out Liz,” replied Kal.

Maria and Kyle entered the Crashdown while Liz went up her balcony ladder. She took a quick shower and got dressed. She was wearing a red summer dress with spaghetti straps. It had a tight bodice up to the waist and then a soft flowing skirt that rested just above her knees. She used her alien powers to dry and curl her hair, matched the colour of her lipstick and nail varnish to the dress and changed her white strappy sandals to red ones. It had taken her less than 10 minutes to get ready. She just loved these new powers. She sprayed on some vanilla perfume and went downstairs to get the rest of the group.

As she walked out from the back she could see that Maria had already pulled two tables together, next to the pod squad’s usual booth, so that they could all have dinner together. She noticed that Max was sitting away from Tess which, was unusual and caught the small smiles on her friends faces, except for Tess that is, she had a scowl on her face and was giving Max the evil eye.

Liz walked out of the front door and went over to the SUV were everyone was waiting for her.

“Wow Liz you look beautiful!” said Zan, drinking in the sight that stood before him. Instead of an angel she looked more like a beautiful sexy devil in that red dress. He wanted to take her right there and then.

“Right come on guys, I’m going to introduce you to my parents first, so that they know I’m in safe hands when I stay with you over the summer and then I’ll introduce you to everyone else.”

Zan grabbed hold of Liz’s hand as they entered the Crashdown. All of her friend’s curious eyes turned to look at the new arrivals and went very quiet as soon as they entered. There was only one pair of eyes that did not look at the group, but directly at her and for that brief moment no one else existed, he looked different, stronger, more powerful, confident, incredibly sexy, an Adonis and then it happened ...


FLASH.


She was in the girls shower room after a hot and sweaty P.E. class at West Roswell High. She could barely hear the girls chatting around her as they showered because her mind was overtaken by thoughts of Max Evans; he had put a spell on her.

As the hot water cascaded down her body and rinsed off the last suds of her strawberry shampoo and soap, she lifted her head from beneath the spray and slowly opened her eyes. She was surrounded by the dense fog of steam that formed during her shower. She was alone; everyone else had left.

She turned to switch off the shower and then reached out with a small delicate hand to grab her towel; it was missing. As she turned to see where her towel had gone, her hand clasped over her mouth as she let out a muffled shriek. There standing beside her was the object of her desire, Max Evans.

“Liz,” he croaked.

She loved how her name sounded coming from his lips. She willed herself to raise her big brown doe eyes and look directly into his. What she saw, when she locked her gaze into his hypnotic eyes, was a look of pure passion.

He slowly raked his hooded eyes over her entire wet body and ingrained every flawless feature into his mind.

She could feel his burning gaze as he perused every inch of her body. She took a small step away from him, suddenly aware that she was completely naked and vulnerable. She raised her arms across her small breasts in shame.

“No Liz, please don’t, every part of you is beautiful, you’re an angel,” he whispered in awe.

He took a step towards her, no longer able to stand the distance between them. He captured her face in his hands and lowered his lips an inch above hers. He looked into her eyes, silently asking permission to carry on.

Wow Max Evans, the man of her dreams, was hovering an inch above her lips asking permission to carry on. He was so close to her that she could feel his warm breath caressing her skin. She gave him an imperceptible nod of her head.

He lowered his lips onto hers and kissed her gently as she wrapped her arms around his neck. He tried to pour as much emotion into that one kiss, so she would know that he truly did love her. He let one hand slide from her cheek and laced it into the back of her hair. He ran his tongue softly over her bottom lip; begging entrance into her mouth.

She felt his tongue lightly brush over her bottom lip and she opened her mouth wider to accommodate him. Their tongues danced, played and duelled together.

He began to kiss her more fiercely as he got his first taste of her mouth. An uncontrollable small moan escaped from deep within his throat. He released her lips to carry on his torturous journey, along her jaw line and down to the crook of her soft neck. He alternated between biting and sucking her skin, which caused her to gasp, marking her as HIS and HIS alone.

“Oh Max,” she moaned softly, as he found the sensitive spot on her neck. She lowered her hands from around his shoulders and started to unbutton his shirt, trailing kisses in her wake. She moved her palms over his chiselled chest, up and over his shoulders and then ran a finger down his arms as she removed his shirt, letting it pool on the floor behind him..

A tingling sensation was left behind were her hands and fingers had caressed his skin. He was on fire. He had never felt this good in his life. It was as if his whole body was coming alive under her soft touch.

He watched as a rivulet of water ran from the small dent, were her collar bones meet in the middle, down over her small perfect breast and around the small stiff peak that was aching to be touched.

He placed his hand over her breast, a perfect fit, and gently squeezed her stiff peak between his thumb and forefinger. A small moan escaped deep from the back of her throat before she hissed as his warm moist mouth replaced his hand. He alternated swirling her hard erect nipple with the tip of his tongue, to small grazing bites with his teeth. He turned his attention to the other breast and repeated the same actions.

She brought her hands down softly, feeling all of the dents and bulges of his torso muscles. They contracted underneath her touch and it spurred her on. She slowly undid his belt and trouser buttons and pushed them down along with his boxer shorts. She removed them with one swipe, along with his shoes and socks. He was there in all his naked glory.

From beneath hooded eyes she drank in the sight of his wonderful muscular legs and let a small gasp escape from her mouth when she saw his erect manhood. This man was god! She clasped her small soft hand around his pulsating erection and took him into her mouth.

“Liz,” he hissed, as his manhood was encased in her warm wet mouth.

She ran the tip of her tongue around the top of his manhood and then lowered her mouth down to the bottom of his shaft. She set a slow pace of licking, sucking and moving her hand in a rhythmic motion.

He felt the familiar tightening of his release as she moved up and down his shaft but he wanted to pleasure her first.

“I want to taste you Liz,” he asked in a breathy pant, as he slowly raised her from the floor.

Her mind was all dizzy. She couldn’t obtain a coherent thought so all she did was nod her head. He fell to his knees, ignoring the pain that jolted up them in his haste to taste her. He gently pushed her up against the wall and lifted her legs over his shoulders. He placed gentle kisses on the inside of her thighs until he got close to her wet core. He could smell her sweet nectar and couldn’t wait any longer.

He slowly, torturously, ran his tongue along her slick folds. God she tasted beautifully, sweet, like honey.

She arched her back against the wall, pushing her pelvis forward to give him better access. She grabbed the hair at the back of his head and pushed him closer wanting him to release her ache.

He thrust his tongue in and out of her wet core. She let out a loud breathy moan of pleasure. “Yes Max. Please don’t stop!”

He carried on caressing her core with his tongue. He could sense she was close. He withdrew his tongue and inserted two fingers inside her, finding her sensitive g- spot. He could feel the tightening of her walls around his fingers, so he gently used his teeth and tongue to tease the little nub of nerves. She came undone right before his eyes.

She exploded and screamed his name “Max!”

He lowered her shaky legs from his shoulders, stood up and cupped her ass with his hands. She immediately wrapped her soft silky legs around his waist. She was grinding her warm wet core against his hard pulsating erection.

“Liz, are you sure?” he asks.

SURE! SURE! Is THIS man freakin’ insane of course she was sure!

“Max please, I want you. I need you”

His lips crashed down on hers passionately. She could feel the tip of his throbbing manhood brush her opening.

“Please Max!” she begged.

In one swift motion he ………………………………



END FLASH.


She nearly jumped out of her skin when she felt Zan’s warm breath against her ear.

“Are you alright,” he whispered, “you look a little flushed?”

He knew exactly what had happened because he had opened his connection and tried to battle Max’s but to no avail. His was too strong. So he did the next best thing; he distracted her. There was no way he was going down without a fight.

“I-I’m f-fine t-thank you,” she stammered. She could still feel all of the sensations, his imaginary touch had caused, over her entire body. She was trembling. Liz broke eye contact with Max whose face she couldn’t read.

Max was PISSED, beyond PISSED, at what that little blonde jack ass had interrupted. He wanted to blast him right there. His rage was becoming impossible to control. The lights of the Crashdown suddenly started to glow brighter. A loud popping noise was heard as one of the lights exploded in a shower of sparks and everyone ducked for cover.

“That damn power station,” shouted Jeff Parker. “You’d think that they would have learnt their lesson from the last power surge!”

Michael placed his hand on Max’s arm realising it wasn’t the power station that had caused the bulb to explode.

“Max, you have to calm down man. You’re drawing attention to yourself,” Michael whispered.

As Max turned to face his friend, Michael sucked in a sharp breath. “K-King Z-Zan?” he whispered, as he noticed his coal black eyes. Max slowly nodded.

“He better get his damn hands off my Queen!” hissed Max through gritted teeth, looking between Michael and this stranger who was touching HIS queen. He could feel the raw power shooting through his veins and gathering in his hands. “The penalty for touching her on our planet is death!”

Michael quickly turned to Maria and whispered, “Hey you better stop that guy holding Liz otherwise Max is going to blow a gasket. Can’t you feel the energy he’s building up?”

Maria took an audible gulp and looked towards Liz hoping to get her attention. Liz watched as Maria pointed her finger towards Max. As she turned to look at him she gasped in shock. His eyes were jet black.

“Dan, you better let go of her. That’s not Max anymore,” whispered Kal to Zan. Zan just shook his head.

She fully opened her connection towards Max and was nearly knocked to the ground with the force of his feelings. She could feel Max’s rage increase to insurmountable proportions when Zan put his arm around her waist to stop her from falling. He was slowly starting to rise from his chair when...


“DON’T!” she commanded him. “You have to calm down King Zan we can’t be exposed.”

“EXPOSED!” he roared in her mind. “GET THAT FUCKING LITTLE PRICK OFF YOU NOW OR HE WILL BE PUNISHED BY DEATH! YOU ARE MY QUEEN!”

She stepped out of Zan’s grasp.

“Please Max you have to calm down. Everyone is starting to stare at us!”

“I’M NOT MAX!”

“King Zan, please you’re starting to scare me.”


She sent Max what she hoped would be calming emotions through their connection. As she looked at Max she could tell it was working. His eyes started to flicker back and forth from black to the familiar amber ones she’s so used to. The amber eyes won.

Max looked around in confusion wondering why Liz, Michael and Maria were all giving him funny looks.

“Michael what happened? I think I must have blacked out,” whispered a worried Max.

“No you didn’t black out. You became King Zan. Your alien side came forth. You said something about Liz being your queen.”

“What? Why?”

“How the hell should I know? You blew a freakin’ light bulb up. You were ready to blast his ass!” whispered a very angry Michael.

Max didn’t remember the telepathic conversation he had with Liz or how she had calmed him down, but he did remember the flashes he’d sent her before ‘becoming King Zan’. He also remembered that he had been rudely interrupted and the rage began to boil again.

“Maxwell!” warned Michael when he could feel the hairs on his arms stand up. The static electricity was created by Max building up his powers again. “You wanted to kill the guy Max, just chill will ya!”

He had to get a control of his emotions. He was going to put everyone at risk and people were starting to stare. He completely blocked the connection between himself and Liz.

He didn’t know what had possessed him to show her that particular fantasy. Yes he did, it was something primal, something alien. He wanted her and he wouldn’t give up, she was HIS.




Chapter 20



Tess had felt the shift in Max’s power and was staring at him intensely.

“No! No! NOOOO! This is not happening!”

She closed her eyes and concentrated very hard, trying to wipe out what had happened over the last couple of minutes, but it didn’t work. Everyone kept on chattering around her.

She concentrated harder.

Her nose started to bleed. No matter how hard she tried; she couldn’t mind warp any of them. Someone had sent up a strong block.

Liz watched as Tess closed her eyes and concentrated on mind warping everyone in the Crashdown.

“So you’re still up to your old tricks huh? Not a chance you whore!”

Liz immediately threw up a block against the mind warp. Thanks to the granilith she now knew how to protect everyone from it. She could see Tess concentrating harder and felt a slight tickle of a false memory trying to imprint on her brain, so she increased the intensity of the block. As she watched Tess closely she could see a small trickle of blood coming out of her nose.

“That’s it bitch give yourself a brain aneurysm and die!”

“Oh my god Tess, your nose is bleeding!” shouted Isabel.

Isabel’s shrill voice invaded Tess’s mind and she snapped open her eyes.

“Um, I’m sorry, what?”

“I said, your nose is bleeding.”

Tess placed her finger up to her nose and felt the warm crimson liquid.

“Here take this,” said Liz passing Tess a paper napkin.

“T-Thanks I don’t know what happened.”

“I do you skanky rodent.”

“Right guys, I’m just going to introduce my friends to my parents and then we will be over to join you, okay?”

Everyone nodded their heads in agreement.

Liz and her friends walked over to where her parents were waiting. They had noticed the strange staring match that had gone on between their daughter and Max.

“Hi mom, dad, these are my friends that I met in Florida last year. They’re staying here over the summer break so we can all get together to study and have some fun. This is Kal Langley and he will be the one looking after us all. Everyone this is my mom and dad, Jeff and Nancy Parker.”

Kal stepped forward to shake Liz’s parent’s hands.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you both Mr and Mrs Parker. You have quite a remarkable daughter.”

Liz blushed at the comment.

“Well that’s very kind of you to say so and please call us Jeff and Nancy,” replied Jeff beaming with pride.

“This is my beautiful daughter Serena and her friends, Dan, Eva and Nathan,” said Kal taking over the introductions. “There is no need to worry about Liz over the summer period Jeff. We will take good care of her.”

“I’m just happy to know that there will be a responsible adult with them. I have no doubt that she will be okay,” replied Jeff.

Jeff and Nancy then shook hands with the rest of Liz’s friends. They were so happy that these new people had come into Liz’s life. At least now she might not hang around Max Evans so much. They used to think that he was a nice responsible kid until he broke Lizzie’s heart last year. They still hadn’t forgiven him for pushing her away to Florida that summer.

Everyone stood up when Liz approached the table.

“Right everyone; this is Maria, Michael, Tess, Kyle, Isabel, Alex and Max.” Liz pointed to the appropriate person as she said their names.

“Everyone this is Kal Langley, his daughter Serena and her friends Dan, Eva and Nathan,” she said again pointing to the individuals concerned.

Everyone took turns to shake hands. Max noticed that when Liz introduced Dan to Tess he grabbed hold of her hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze.

“How much has Liz told Dan about them? He seemed to know that Tess would cause Liz distress. Had she told Dan about him kissing Tess? Did he comfort her in Florida when she ran away?”

All these questions were buzzing around Max’s head as he watched his rival closely. He noticed the disgusted look on Dan’s face when he looked at Tess. Dan whispered something in Liz’s ear and then led her out back, holding hands.

Zan did a quick check to see if they were alone. Apart from the staff in the kitchen the back room was empty. Zan gently walked Liz back into the wall, placed is hands either side of her, effectively pinning her to the wall. He was so close to her he could smell that sweet scent of strawberries.

“Liz, I-I felt Tess trying to mind warp us but she couldn’t. Did you put a block on her or something?” asked Zan in a daze. The fact that he was standing so close to her seemed to muddle his brain.

“Y-Yes I did.”

“I opened our connection back there, when you were staring at Max. I felt everything you felt. Was he sending you flashes?”

“Yes, I’m so sorry Zan.”

“You have nothing to be sorry about. I can’t fight his connection with you Liz. It’s too strong but I’m not giving you up without a fight. I don’t care about the seal. I just want you! Promise me you will try to remember how much he has hurt you and that I would never do that to you. I’ve waited my whole life for someone like you!” Zan said as he moved his lips towards hers.

“Oh no way am I giving you a chance.”

Max walked towards the back of the restaurant. As he entered, he stopped dead in his tracks. There with HIS Liz was Dan with his arms either side of her, pinning her against the wall. He overheard the last part of his conversation “Promise me you will try to remember how much he has hurt you and that I would never do that to you. I’ve waited my whole life for someone like you!” and then he watched as Dan started lowering his lips towards Liz. He felt a raging inferno in the pit of his stomach and then it started to bubble to the surface. He coughed just before their lips met, signalling his arrival, as every bulb in the back room exploded.

Zan jumped back as he heard a cough and then they were thrown in to darkness.

“God Max that was really mature,” Liz hissed as she tried to force her way past Max. “You’ve ignored me for the past six months even though you were supposed to be my friend. Now all of a sudden you become possessive over me. Who the hell do you think you are? God, it was only three days ago I saw you in a lip lock with Tess! I’m going to get something to eat. Are you going to join us or stay here and sulk?”

She knew she was being irrational because it was probably the pull that was affecting Max but after the way he had been treating her she just wanted to slap him silly. Zan followed Liz out to the restaurant and Max saw a small smirk on his face.

Everyone joined the table and ordered their food. There was no more drama for the rest of the night but Zan and Max kept a close eye on each another.

“Well I think it’s time we all got back. We’ve had a long day today and an even longer one ahead of us tomorrow. Liz would you like me to pick you and your friends up from school again tomorrow?” asked Kal.

“Yeah that would be great. Maria, Kyle, Alex are you all coming as well?”

“Well I can’t go because I’m spending some time with Isabel tomorrow but maybe one day I can come with you guys,” replied Alex to the relief of Liz. She had to offer him so he didn’t feel left out but she couldn’t risk Alex knowing what was going on just yet.

“Well it’s a safe bet that me and Kyle will go with you Chica!” replied Maria with a smile on her face “but what will I do with my car if I give you a lift to school tomorrow?”

“I’ll pick you all up if you want” replied Max “then you can go with Kal without worrying about your cars.”

“What you’d pick me up?” asked Kyle shocked.

“Well yeah of course Kyle. If you need to go with Liz after school then you don’t want to leave your car outside do you?”

“Um, no I don’t”

“That would be great Max thank you,” replied Liz missing the small smirk Max sent Dan’s way.

“Right well now that’s all sorted it’s time to go back to the inn. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Liz has some terrific friends,” said Kal giving a slight nod on his departure.

Everyone left the Crashdown and went home. Liz went upstairs to bed, she was so very tired. Kal was right; it had been a very long day.


Chapter 21


Max arrived to pick up Liz first because he wanted a chance to talk to her in private. He had a lot of things he needed to say to her.

“Good morning Liz,” he said as he helped her into the jeep. He hopped into the driver’s side and drove to pick up Maria next.

They sat there in awkward silence for a few minutes until Max decided to break it.

“Look Liz, I’m really sorry for the way I acted around your friends last night. I don’t really know what came over me. I know we haven’t been getting on lately but I really want us to try again.”

“What?” said Liz incredulously “How can you say that Max? Can you honestly say that you have forgiven me for sleeping with Kyle?”

“I don’t believe you slept with Kyle.”

He watched her out of the corner of his eye to see her reaction and then he knew she never did sleep with Kyle. The look of total shock on her face and then confusion confirmed it. Michael had been right!

“OH MY GOD did he just say what I think he said?”

“W-What d-did you just say?” she stammered in total shock.

“I SAID I don’t believe you slept with Kyle!” he said, turning to look her in the eye before turning his attention back to the road.

“He knows. How does he know? Maria surely wouldn’t have told him, she knows how important everything is.”

“H-How d-did you find out?” she whispered so softly he almost missed the question, almost.

“I didn’t, you’ve just confirmed it by your reaction.”

She looked across at him with anger in her eyes. He had tricked her into revealing the information.

“Don’t look at me like that Liz, please. It was something that Michael said to me the other day. He was pointing out what a total jerk I had been to you and then he asked me if I knew for sure that you’d slept with Kyle. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that you just wouldn’t do that to me.”

“How did Michael find out?”

“I don’t know Liz. He never came straight out with it like he knew for sure. He just kept hinting at it.”

When she didn’t say anything else he carried on.

“The only thing that puzzles me is why Liz? Why would you have me believe that you slept with Kyle? I know that you wanted to push me and Tess together for some ungodly reason but then I could see you hurting every time I was with her. If you truly didn’t want me then it wouldn’t have bothered you if I went out with Tess. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.”

“M-Max I …”

“Look Liz, you must have had your reasons for doing something as horrible as this to us and I hope in time you will trust me enough to tell me. I’m angry that you have lied to me all this time. I can’t forgive that so easily because you never trusted me with the truth.

I don’t know when our relationship became based on lies but I’ve never hidden anything from you. That ‘normal boys’ speech tore at my heart Liz. I’ve still got the scar to prove it. Do you know what my biggest fear was when I told you my secret?”

She shook her head slowly looking at an invisible spot on the floor.

“That you would think I was a monster, a freak, and your ‘normal boys’ speech just confirmed my worst fears. That’s how you saw me,” he croaked as the words got stuck at the back of his throat and tears welled up in his eyes.

“I-Is that why you did it Liz?”

God he was so afraid of the answer. If she said yes he would die right there!!

As Liz turned to look at Max he noticed the tears streaming down her face and she let out a strangled sob.

“I-Is that what you thought? That I saw you as some kind of monster, a freak? Max don't you realize what you are to me, and you're always going to be? You're the love of my life. Everyone else is going to be second best. There'll never be another you.”

“Why, Liz? Why did you do it to us?”

“I-I can’t tell you yet.”

“Yet, but you will in time?”

“Yes.”

“Well that’s all I can hope for right now,” said Max as he pulled up outside of Maria’s.

“Hi Max, Chica what’s wrong?” asked a concerned Maria as she saw the state of her friends face.

“What the hell have you said to her now Max?”

“Nothing Maria we’ve just sorted out a few things.”

“Like what?” asked Maria raising her eyebrow questioningly.

“Maria. I’m fine honest,” Liz gave Maria a look which said I’ll tell you later.

“Okay.”

Max picked up Kyle from his house and they all drove in silence to school. When they reached the hallway Max broke away from the three friends as his class was in a different section to theirs.

“Well, that wasn’t awkward at all,” said Kyle. “You could cut the tension with a knife in that jeep. What’s going on?”

“Max knows I didn’t sleep with you Kyle,” replied Liz.

“How did he find out?” asked Maria.

“He didn’t. He watched my reaction when he told me he didn’t believe that I’d slept with Kyle and the look on my face confirmed his suspicion. He said that Michael had been hinting at it and the more he thought about it the more he realised that I wouldn’t do that to him.”

“Took him long enough,” scoffed Maria. “What’s this about Michael hinting? I swear Liz, I have never said anything to Michael for him to know.”

“I didn’t think you would Maria.”

“So have you finally told him about Future Max yet?”

“No, I told him I would eventually but I have to finish what I started before I can tell him.”

“What and Max the control freak let you get away without telling him?” asked Kyle.

“Yeah, I know, he’s acting out of character at the moment. I’m not quite sure where I stand with him.”

“Well let’s hope this means he is going to start treating you better. Maybe you can even become proper friends again,” replied Maria as they all walked into their first class together.

During lunch break Max caught sight of Michael and ran over to him.

“Maxwell,” Michael nodded in greeting.

“Michael. You were right.”

“Eh, what? Since when have I ever been right?”

“You were right about Liz. She never did sleep with Kyle. How did you know, Michael?”

“I didn’t know Max. I just thought it was strange that every time she saw you with Tess I would see a pained look in her eyes. If she didn’t love you then she wouldn’t have been bothered.”

“That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking.”

“So why did she do it then Max? What was the point to all this?”

“I wish I knew Michael.”

“You mean to tell me that she admitted not sleeping with Kyle but didn’t give you an explanation on why she pretended to?”

“No, but she said she would explain at a later date.”

“Are you freaking insane? The information must be important if she went to all that trouble. Why didn’t you push her for an answer? What if she’s hiding something that relates to us?”

“Liz will tell us in her own time. I’m not going to force her to tell me things and piss her off even more than I already have.” Max turned from Michael and headed towards the school as Maria walked up to Michael.

“Are you alright Michael?”

“Yeah, I’m fine thanks Maria. I’m just wondering what’s happened to Max.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean, he had a chance to get information from Liz this morning. You know, about why she pretended to sleep with Kyle. He didn’t push her for the information.”

“That, my dear Space Boy, maybe because she was crying her eyes out! He probably didn’t want to hurt her anymore than he already had.”

“Yeah, but what if that information was important? Liz wouldn’t hurt Max unless it was for a valid reason.”

“Well I guess we’ll find out sooner or later.”

The bell rang to signal the end of lunch and everyone returned to their classes. Liz was looking forward to seeing the new house and practicing her powers.



TBC....................... :D
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L, ADULT) cpt 21 (07/11/08)

Postby Janetfl » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:19 pm

Hi everyone!!! Yay my stupid muse decided to come back off holiday today so I have finished the next three chapters. I hope you like them because I got really stuck on these ones. A bit boring but necessary for the story I think!!! Anyway thank you so much for your understanding when I didn't post!!! Oh and I've already started chapter 25 so I should be reposting again soon ... I'm so excited again ... the muse is pumping ... yay!!

A quick thanks to all the fb's:


Lena7: Wow ... I'm glad that you enjoyed the last three chapters and I hope you will enjoy the next three!!!

AvalonRose: I feel a bit sorry for Liz too but it's just one more thing she has to deal with ... I wonder?

pijeechinadoll: I love writing Max as jealous and possessive - it's just so much fun to write.

jake17: Thanks for the compliment on the shower scene - that was really hard to write. I love Zan in this story too I like that he has a softer side.

LilLoucfer: Lot's more to be revealed. I'm all excited again - the action is really going to start soon!!!

destinyc: Thank you for the fb on the shower scene. It gives me more confidence to write more and I love confident Max too.

Natalie36: Zan still has other ways to beat Max ... say no more!!!

panda2001: Wow ... I really love your feedback. Yes Zan is going to have a difficult time beating the connection between Max and Liz but he can get to her in other ways!!!

begonia9508: Oh don't worry about TESS :twisted: ... that's all I can say at the moment!!!

Addicted2AmberEyes: Wow ... It's always great when someone new leaves feedback. Thanks sooo much!!! Love your user name by the way!!! I think Max has been so bad to Liz it was about time he changed.


Thank you to all the lurkers out there that also read this story!!!



Anyway here we go again ................................................... :D


*Tess's thoughts*
*Telepathic communication*
*Max's thoughts*
*Liz's thoughts*




Chapter 22


The bell rang, signalling the end of the school day and Liz waited in the hallway for Kyle and Maria.
She jumped when she felt a warm breath brush her ear.

“So what are you going to do today with your new friends?” Max whispered in Liz’s ear.

“God Max you scared me! I didn’t hear you come up behind me.”

“Well, you were pretty deep in thought. What were you thinking about?” he laughed.

“Oh nothing really, Kal is buying a new house here in Roswell and we’re going to look at it today. I’m really looking forward to it because I’ll be staying there most of the summer.”

“Kal is buying a house? Does that mean he and Serena are moving here then?” he asked casually, wondering if he was really going to like the answer.

“I’m not sure to be honest. I know Kal will eventually have to return to Florida but he is buying a big enough house to fit all of them in. So they may all stay on here. I don’t think any of them have decided yet.”

“THEM? So Dan and Eva will be staying too, for a while at least. I DO NOT LIKE that idea.”

“So are you staying with them all over the summer vacation or are you going to be free sometimes?”

“It’s not like I’m moving out of state or anything, so yes I’ll be around. I’m going to be spending some time at home as well but I’m just not sure when. Kal has a lot planned for us over the summer he wants us to have a good time.”

“God when Max finds out what’s really going on he is going to KILL me. Maybe I should tell him the truth? NO, NO, NO if I do then nothing will go to plan. I’m lying to him all over again. He’ll never forgive me for this.”

This internal battle was going on in her mind so she decided to change the subject before her resolve crumbled.

“How’s Tess?” she blurted out trying to change the subject.

“What?” Max’s face scrunched up in confusion.

“One minute we’re talking about houses and now Tess? Ah changing the subject are we Liz Parker. I’m going to have some fun here.”

A small smirk appeared on Max’s face.

“Well that was an abrupt change in subject. Why do you care about Tess, Liz? Are you worried that I will notice that you have feelings for Dan?” he whispered getting closer to Liz, his lips just inches apart from hers.

“Because I know you do have feelings for him,” his voice low and sultry. He pressed his body into hers effectively pinning her to the lockers. “But, I’m not going to let him win. I’m lost without you and I need you to find my way back. You’re the other half of my soul Liz,” he whispered into her ear and then nibbled her ear lobe.

She could feel Max’s hard body against hers as he whispered in her ear and then, oh god he was now nibbling it. He knew that drove her crazy. She couldn’t form a coherent thought in her head.
His body was enveloping her in its warmth and that masculine smell that was all Max was surrounding her. Slightly spicy, she was so dizzy and weak with his close proximity that she hadn’t noticed the curly blonde vixen staring at them with evil in her eyes.

“No way am I letting this carry on! I need to call in re-enforcements and move my plans forward!”

Liz was suddenly overwhelmed with a feeling of pure hatred.

“W-What the hell is going on? Surely that’s not how Max feels?”

She looked Max in the eyes and realised this feeling was definitely not coming from him. All she saw in Max’s eyes was a glint of amusement at her reaction to his body. She shivered as the feeling got more intense when Max started to lower his lips towards her.

“No! He can’t kiss me. I can’t let him kiss me. Oh what am I go…”

“Chica!”

“Maria, I could so kiss you right now! You’re my saviour!!!"

Max took a step back as he heard Maria’s voice boom through the hallway.

“I’ll see you soon Liz. Have a good time with all your friends,” Max shouted as he made his way, confidently, out of school. He had a huge smile on his face. Yep he knew Liz had feelings for Dan but he was also confident that he stood a good chance of getting her back, if only Maria hadn’t interrupted them. He would have to play this one cool, any slip on his part and it could push Liz to Dan, he didn’t want that.

“Oh, Maria!” Liz threw herself at Maria and hugged her fiercely. “Thank god you and Kyle arrived when you did. Max was just about to kiss me.”

“And that would be bad, why?” asked Kyle.

“Kyle, Kyle, Kyle, do you not know anything? If Liz kisses Max then he will get flashes, which will reveal her plans, which he’s not supposed to know about yet!!” replied Maria talking to him as if he was five and waving her arms in the air.

“Oh okay then. You know what, this whole alien crap can be really confusing sometimes,” replied Kyle.

“Well just think how poor Lizzie feels. She’s got two Adonis’s chasing after her. A homicidal maniac, who would like nothing better than to see her wiped off the face of the earth, millions of people depending on her to save them, oh AND, she’s queen of a planet she doesn’t even know anything about!! Now, THAT’S CONFUSING!!”

“Well when you put it like that I suppose we have it easy!” replied Kyle.

“Come on Liz let’s get going otherwise Kal will think something bad has happened to us,” Maria said linking her arms through both of her friends and walked out of school.

All three of them headed towards the SUV where everyone was waiting.

“I was just about to send Nathan in to find out where you were. You had us worried there for a minute,” said Kal.

“That was my fault. One of my teachers wanted to talk to me about an assignment,” replied Maria.

“Right, we’ve found a new house that should be able to fit us all in quite comfortably. I have arranged for the real estate agent to meet us there with the keys,” replied Kal getting into the SUV.

“Kal?”

“Yes Liz?”

“I um,” Liz stuttered.

“What is it Liz? Just ask the question. Has something happened?”

“Well when I was waiting for Maria and Kyle to show up something strange happened.”

“Yeah Max was just about to get into a lip lock with her!” laughed Kyle.
Liz shot him a dirty look and then looked at Zan. For the first time she saw a hint of jealousy in his eyes as he stared at her intensely.

“Kyle could you be anymore insensitive!” chastised Maria looking at Zan’s reaction to the news.

“Sorry,” mumbled Kyle.

“The question Liz?” said Kal getting impatient. He started the car and headed to the new house.

“Well when Max w-was c-close to kissing me, I got this overwhelming feeling of pure hatred. At first I thought it was coming from him, through our connection, but it wasn’t.”

“Are you sure it wasn’t him?”

“Yes. I can normally feel when he has opened his side of the connection but this felt different. It was almost as if I had those feelings.”

Zan picked up his head at this remark and Liz saw the hope in his eyes.

“But they weren’t my feelings,” she said in an apologetic tone as the hope in Zan’s eyes died with her reply.

“Did you see anyone else near you?” asked Kal with a worried tone.

“No but Maria and Kyle came just in time!” replied Liz.

“What do you mean just in time?”

“Oh do I have to explain it again? When Liz kisses Max they both get flashes. Now if Max gets flashes from Liz about what’s going on then all our plans are blown out of the water!!” interrupted Maria.

“Okay I understand that but who else was there?” asked Kal getting impatient again.

“Well nobody as far as I could see. Did you guys see anyone in the hallway?”

“No,” replied Maria and Kyle in unison.

“I guess I know another one of your powers. You are an empath. You can sense the feelings of people around you,” said Kal.

“Okay, but if that’s the case how come I didn’t feel Max, Maria or Kyle.”

“Well if you think about it the granilith has given you the information you need to control your powers. You were probably already blocking Max, Maria and Kyle even though you didn’t realise it,” answered Serena. “But because this feeling of hatred was aimed at you then it triggered a sort of mechanism in your brain which allowed it to filter through your block.”

“But why did that feeling trigger this mechanism?”

“It’s really hard to explain but your brain has to block out all the feelings otherwise you would be overwhelmed and your body would just shut down. There’s this sort of mechanism which realises when you are in danger and will let you feel those feelings in order to warn you. Does that make sense?” replied Serena trying her best to explain the un-explainable.

“Well yeah it does make sense, sort of. So you’re saying it’s a kind of warning system?”

“Exactly.”

“So who would hate me that much that it would get past the block?”

“Tess,” replied Ava. “She’s been trying to get her meat hooks into Max and she probably saw he was about to kiss you. I’m telling you now Liz you better watch your back from now on because if I know Tess, she’s going to go to great lengths to get what she wants. She wouldn’t think twice about getting you out of the way.”

“Great , some other maniacal alien after my blood now,” mumbled Liz.

“What was that?” asked Kal not sure if he heard correctly and slightly worried.

“Nothing, it’s just I’ve got so much on my plate right now. I don’t need Tess breathing down my neck.”

“Well the sooner you practice your powers, the sooner we can get you ready for a confrontation. We're here!” said Kal driving up a long private driveway.

“Kal, how big is this house?” asked Liz shocked to see the size of the grounds they were driving through.

“Big enough for royalty,” was all Kal would say as the house came into view.

Everyone gasped at the size of what only could be called a mansion.

“K-Kal this is too much. Y-You can’t buy this. It’s going to cost a fortune,” said Liz looking at its size.

“It’s not a problem Liz. I can afford it, so don’t worry about it. I want to know that you are all safe before I return to California.”

“Are you going back to California?”

“Not permanently. I have cancelled most of my engagements for the summer but something might come up that I will have to deal with. If there is a new film that needs to be produced then I will have to go back, otherwise my staff can handle everything at the moment”

“Good I would like you to stay as long as possible Kal. I’m going to need your guidance and expertise but I understand if you have to go back at any time,” replied Liz.

“Come on then! Let’s go and check out our new house!” replied Kal.



Chapter 23



Tess had just witnessed what Max was about to do with Liz and she was filled with hatred and rage.

“There is no way I’m letting that human take my rightful place as Queen!”

She got out the communicator and pushed a few buttons.

“Ah Tess, are you calling me with good news? Have you managed to get the king finally?” asked Khivar.

“No my lord, I’m going to need re-enforcements in Roswell.”

“WHAT! WHY?” boomed Khivar.

“That Parker girl is ruining my plans. I need someone here to help me take her out of the picture!”

“Why don’t you just do it yourself? Surely a lowly human is no match for you Tess?”

“I could take her out but I have to be with the group when it happens, so they don’t get suspicious. If Max suspects I had anything to do with her death he would kill me and then all our plans would be ruined.”

“I will send you Nicholas, Rath and Lonnie but I don’t want her killed just yet.”

“Why can’t we just kill her straight away?”

“I have my own plans for Miss Parker. Just let me know when they arrive and I will give you your orders. OUT!”

“Yes! I’m finally getting rid of her!!! Now all I need is that stupid book to be decoded and then I can go home.”


*******


In the sewers – New York ………………………


Nicolas had just located Rath and Lonnie after their search for Ava.

“I don’t think Khivar will be pleased with your progress. All you had to do was find Ava and kill her. You still haven’t done that yet, why?”

“Yo Nick it ain’t our fault man. She’s disappeared.”

“Well he’s sent me to get the job done n...”

Nicholas was interrupted by the beeping sound of his communicator.

“Lord Khivar, I’ve jus...”

“Stop babbling Nicholas and listen. I don’t care about Ava at the moment. I don’t think she is our main problem. I’ve just had a communication from Tess and I need you to get to Roswell immediately. There’s this Parker girl that is causing her some trouble but I don’t want her killed. I want you to keep her occupied until I can get there.”

“What is so special about this girl that you would risk coming here when you are needed there more?”

“That is not for you to question Nicholas. I have my reasons for wanting to see this girl but I’m only able to stay on earth for a week. I do not want the rebel forces here to get a strong hold. Somehow there is a rumour that King Zan maybe returning and it has started a new wave of fighting.”

“This human girl does mean a lot to the boy king. When I mind raped him to get the location of the granilith all I saw were memories of her.”

“Yes, that’s when you had them all at the school wasn’t it? I can’t believe how stupid the boy king is. Did he not question how come you were still alive to attend the summit after Tess supposedly wiped you all out? Did he not realise it was all a mind warp?”

“Tess got rid of all of the skins with her powers. She mind warped Max to believing I was part of that. He just thinks that I escaped somehow.”

“Fool. This is going to be easier than I thought. Get to Roswell immediately.”

“Yes my Lord.”

“OUT!”

“You heard him, Rath, Lonnie, pack some clothes we’re going to Roswell.”


*******


Back on Antar ………….


“Jarrad, I want the wormhole ready to travel at short notice,” demanded Khivar.

“It will take about a month before it is ready sir. We need to build enough power to ensure that you can return.”

“I want to be able to go sooner than a month Jarrad.”

“I will ask our scientists sir but I’m sure it will take a month to get enough power to sustain the wormhole for a week.”

“Fine put all the necessary resources on this task. I want to know the moment the wormhole is ready.”

“Yes my Lord.”



Chapter 24



Liz was amazed as the real estate agent, John, led them into the Southwestern styled mansion. It had the most magnificent entry hall she had ever seen, it contained white marble floors, a marble spiral staircase with a gold coloured carpet running down the middle and a massive glass chandelier in the centre.

Off to either side of the entryway were the two living areas, with imported Italian Saltillo tile flooring. They were fully furnished with soft black leather sofas and reclining chairs, large glass coffee tables, plasma televisions, luxury stereos, rugs and a large fireplace.

The kitchen had Saltillo tiles, cabinets, modern appliances such as a dishwasher, disposal unit, washer/dryer and a double range oven which had continuous self cleaning.

There were six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a full wet bar, a large pool with electric cover, full cabana, a solarium, a fully equipped gym, game room and a mud room. It also came with a full state of the art security system.

The exterior construction was Stucco. It was set on 10 acres of land surrounded by large trees, electrical fences and gates. There was also a double garage and outside stairs to the upper deck.

It was the most beautiful house she had ever seen. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would be able to stay in such a beautiful house. The grounds were perfect for practicing their combat skills without being observed but they would still have to practice their powers out in the desert.

Kal made the necessary arrangements for them to be able to move in at the weekend because the previous owners of the property had already moved out and wanted a quick sale. He was also paying cash for the property so didn’t have to wait for mortgage approval. Once everyone had seen the house and were satisfied Kal drove them to the quarry.

“Liz, I don’t want you to practice your powers just yet. I think you should concentrate on finding out just how many powers you do have. Call on the information the granilith gave you and then we will decide which ones are more important to practice. Serena, you go check out Kyle and see if we can advance his powers.”

Serena and Kyle went to sit on the rock that Liz and her occupied the previous day.

“Serena you know you said that this wouldn’t hurt?”

“Yeah.”

“Well Liz has explained to us what happened in the granilith chamber and she said that it had c-changed her in to an a-alien so she could handle the powers. Is that going to happen to me?”

“No Kyle. Liz has been slowly changing since Max healed her.”

“But he healed me too about a year after Liz!”
“That’s true, but his healing you doesn’t work the same way as it does with Liz. You know the old saying that humans only use ten percent of their brains?”

“Yeah.”

“Well that’s not exactly true. You see your brain has an amazing capacity to learn and store information. Look at it this way, you are a pretty fit guy right?”

“I suppose so,” said Kyle blushing.

“You weren’t always like that, were you?”

“No, I had to exercise and lift weights to get this physique. Plus I play a lot of sports.”

“Well that’s a perfect example. Let’s just say for example when you exercise you use 60% of your muscles but when you are just sitting at your desk at school you use 20% of your muscles. Well your brain works the same way. You never use your whole brain capacity all of the time, just like you don’t use your muscles all of the time.”

“Okay I understand that but what has that got to do with our powers.”

“Well since Max healed you, your brain has been enhancing, using more of its capacity. Your powers come from a specific part of your brain which is not normally used. All I’m going to do is teach your brain how to access that part.”

“Right, that means you are activating part of my brain, but it won’t change my human status?”

“Correct. I’m just sort of evolving your brain faster. It’s really hard to explain without getting too technical but you get the picture.”

“Then why did Liz change?”

“Well the king needs an heir to the throne and in order for Liz to be able to do this; her genetic makeup had to be changed. This would have been very painful for her if the granilith hadn’t sped up the process. She would not have been able to conceive unless this change had taken place.”

“Oh my god, has anyone even explained that to Liz?”

“Not really. Karahna, the Queen Mother, just told her that it would enable her body to adapt better on Antar. She had so much information thrown at her, in such a short space of time; I think Karahna thought it would be best to leave that explanation until later. Liz has an awful lot on her plate right now Kyle.”

“I know she has, but she still deserves to know why this has happened to her!”

“It’s not the only reason. If she was fully human then the people on Antar would not accept her as Queen. Plus she needed to change in order to cope with the amount of power bestowed upon her. Her human body wouldn’t be able to cope with the drain of energy needed to use the powers. It would have killed her.”

“Serena, Liz really needs to know all of this information. It’s not fair to keep it from her no matter what she is going through. Maybe it would help her understand this better.”

“I’m not sure that's wise Kyle.”

“Well if you don’t tell her Serena, then I will. She was honest with all of you when she told you what was going to happen. She also gave you an option to leave. She, on the other hand, has had this forced upon her!”

“Then I will tell her later before we leave here, now let’s get you sorted Kyle so that you can start practicing your powers.”

Serena waved her glowing hands above Kyle’s head and started to move them in a circular motion. She opened a small connection to Kyle and travelled through his brain until she found the dormant specialised molecular receptor that would conduct the charged particles, or ions, between the correct cells to induce his powers.

She concentrated on the dormant molecular receptor and activated it.

“Right Kyle, you’re all done.”

“What? That was it?”

“Yeah.”

“I don’t feel any different.”

“I told you it wouldn’t hurt Kyle. As I said to you before, all I’ve done is flip a switch so to speak.”

“So what powers will I have then?”

“Well you mainly have destructive powers but you will also be able to communicate telepathically, which can come in handy sometimes.”

“When you say destructive what do you mean?”

“Although this sounds totally sexist, the men on Antar are supposed to be able to protect their family so they are given powers that enable them to do that. A power like Michael used to kill Pierce.”

“Oh," was all Kyle could manage turning slightly white.

“So is everything okay here?” asked Kal, with a slightly worried look on his face.

“Yes. I think Kyle has just realised the implication of his new powers,” replied Serena.

“I know this is going to be difficult for you Kyle, but its kill or be killed. Our enemies will not hesitate. Let’s start your practice session. We’ll start off small first. I’ve lined up some small rocks for you to use as target practice. I will leave you with Serena and Nathan. Nathan can help you practice your firepower and Serena will be able to help you with your mental abilities. I have to concentrate on helping Liz.”

“Not yet you don’t Kal. Dan, Eva and Maria can you all come over here one moment please,” shouted Liz.

“What’s wrong Liz?” asked Kal.

“Nothing is wrong Kal. I just want to try something.”

“Is it one of your new powers?”

“Yes.”

“Don’t you think you should practice first before you try it?”

“No Kal this is important for everyone to hear. Just wait until the others join us and then I will explain” replied Liz.

Zan, Ava and Maria joined the group sitting on the rock.

“What’s wrong Liz?” asked Zan.

“Nothing is wrong I’ve just discovered one of my powers which I want to try out.”

“What on us?” asked Ava.

“Yes but don’t worry it’s perfectly safe.”

“What is this new power Liz?” asked Maria.

“Well I have quite a few but the first one I want to check are my power manipulation skills.”

“What exactly are those?” asked Kal.

“Well I have all four power manipulation abilities. Power bestowal which allows me to bestow powers or jump-start latent ones.”

“Just like Serena’s,” replied Kyle.

“No actually, I can’t bestow powers onto someone. I can only ‘jump-start’ latent ones. Liz can actually duplicate her powers on to someone else, if needed, but she would have to be careful because that person might not be able to handle the power,” replied Serena.

“What are the others?” asked Zan.

“I also have power absorption which allows me to copy or absorb another's powers or skills. Power negation, I am able to cancel the powers of others and finally power sensing, I can sense or recognize the powers of others and that’s just for starters,” replied Liz looking pleased with herself.

“Oh my god Liz that’s amazing!” shouted Maria. “You’re like a walking master power manipulator.”

“I am also able to block people sensing my powers so nobody will be able to tell what I can do. This gives me a huge advantage over the enemy.”

“I can’t believe this Liz. I knew that you were going to be powerful but not like this. When you bond with the king you will be the most powerful force to be reckoned with,” replied Kal in awe. “The powers were given to you because you won’t abuse them.”

“You won’t believe what powers I have, I can’t,” Liz said shaking her head. “Anyway, I can use my bestowal ability to give you powers Maria. That way you could protect yourself when this all kicks off. Do you want me to do it?”

“I-I don’t know Liz, can I think about it? I don’t want to c-change like you did,” said Maria.

“No Maria you won’t turn half alien. I think Serena should explain,” replied Kyle.

Serena proceeded to tell the rest of the group what her and Kyle discussed earlier.

“I was changed so that I could cope with the new powers and also to carry an heir to the throne?” asked an incredulous Liz.

“Yes, I’m afraid so. The heir to the throne would be so powerful that your human body would have shut down. The other inter-racial relationships would have normal pregnancies,” replied Kal.

“So because I was bonded by the king I had to change in order to carry the heir to full term but if someone like Maria and Michael wanted children that would be ok?”

“That’s correct.”

“I think Max and I have a lot to talk about,” said Liz her anger rising.

“You can’t blame him Liz. He didn’t know that when he saved your life he would be bonded to you. Nasedo wasn’t even on the scene when the shooting happened. I’m sure if he’d known he wouldn’t have put you in that position.”

“Yeah which would mean you would be dead right now Chica. Don’t forget that.”

“I know Maria, it’s just a lot to take in, in such a short space of time.”

“I know. Since I’m not going to change into an alien, lets flip the switch girl!!!” replied Maria excitedly.



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*Max's thoughts


Chapter 25


“Wait a minute something is wrong” said Liz, looking around.

“What is it Liz?” asked Kal, with a worried look on his face.

“There’s someone here watching us”

“What! Where?”

“I’m not sure. Please be quiet for a moment so that I can concentrate.”

Liz closed her eyes and used her telepathy and empathy power to search out the intruder’s thoughts and feelings. She slowly moved around and sensed where the feelings were coming from. The green crackling energy started to shoot down Liz’s arm and gathered in her palm creating a ball of green energy that was floating above her hand.

“Liz, you’re scaring us who is it?” whispered Maria.

A small smirk appeared on Liz’s face and as she re-absorbed the energy ball.

“How the hell did you re-absorb that energy ball?” asked Kal shocked.

“It’s another one of my powers called Energy Sourcing. I have the ability to absorb or draw power from large or small sources of energy and can store it for use at a later date. That’s how come I can draw power from the granilith.”

“I can’t believe this. I knew you would be powerful but I never imagined this. The prophecy never mentioned just how powerful you would be. I’m amazed!” said Kal in awe.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg. To be honest, it would take all day to explain all the powers that I have at my disposal but I guess you will find out when I practice.”

“Michael, you can come out of hiding now!” shouted Liz.

“M-Michael what’s he doing here?” said Maria, in an annoyed tone, just as Michael stepped out from behind the rock, looking a bit sheepish.

“What are YOU doing here? Are you following me!” shouted Maria.

“Shush Maria. He wasn’t following you!” said Liz.

“Then what’s HE doing here?”

“He’s been following me, haven’t you Michael?” asked Liz as he joined the group.

Michael just nodded his head, looking at the ground.

“I’m sorry Liz. I don’t want you to think that I don’t trust you because I do. It’s just since the Prom I’ve had this uncontrollable urge to protect you. I’ve been watching you for the last few days,” replied Michael turning a slight shade of red.

“So that’s how you knew I never slept with Kyle because you overheard my conversation with Kyle?”

“Can we not discuss ALL of this here?” questioned Michael with a certain look of distrust on his face.

“I trust everyone here Michael, even if you don’t.”

“Okay. I did overhear your conversation with Kyle. I also watched you go all green and blow up the street lamps. I was really angry at first that you didn’t tell us about your new powers and I know that you’ve been hiding something huge from us. You wouldn’t have done that to Max if you didn’t have a good reason. I know how you feel about him remember?” winked Michael, referring to her journal.

“How could I forget,” smiled Liz.

“I was going to discuss it with the rest of our group, especially Max, but something stopped me. I don’t know what it was but I just knew that I had to protect you at all costs. I felt that telling anyone would put you in danger. When I saw Dan in your room that night I knew something wasn’t right. I didn’t realise it was one of your new friends until you introduced us. I was going to ask Maria to help me find out who he was but until today I never realised she was involved!”

“I’m sorry that I’ve lied to all of you. It’s been one of the most difficult year of my entire life, but I had to do it.”

“Why, Liz? Why would you do something like that?”

“I can tell you everything Michael, but you have to promise not to say anything to Max or Isabel. It’s really important that you trust me. We are heading into one hell of a fight and I need to know whose side you’re on.”

“What do you mean whose side I’m on? You’re not going to try and hurt Max and Isabel are you?”

“Good god Michael, NO, how could you even think that?”

“Well then, what do you mean?”

“There are certain things that are going to happen in order to stop a major catastrophe. We are talking billions of lives here Michael. Some people are going to get emotionally hurt but not physically, hopefully. It has to be done this way otherwise we will fail. I have to know now if I can trust you.”

“Max and Isabel are going to kill me for this aren’t they?”

“Not before they get me first!” laughed Liz.

“Okay. You have my word.”

Liz told Michael everything starting from Future Max’s visit and ending on the offer to activate Maria’s powers. Liz just stared at Michael willing him to say something but he just stood there with a look of shock on his face. Then he did something unexpected, he embraced her in a fierce hug.

“Thank you!” said Michael with tears in his eyes.

“W-What?” stammered Liz. This was not the reaction she was expecting.

“You gave up your future happiness with Max to save myself, Isabel and about a billion people.”

“I know, that is why this has been so hard. You’ve all hated me for the last year, for what I did to Max and yet I couldn’t tell any of you,” Liz began to sob.

“You didn’t tell us but I know the only person you would have told,” said Michael turning to Maria.

“I-I couldn’t tell you Michael. Liz made me promise and I had to protect you all as well. I didn’t want any of you to die. Oh don’t get me wrong, I tried to get Liz to tell Max what was going on, but she just knew it had to be this way,” said Maria.

“So now that Future Max changed our future, we have all this other trouble ahead of us. So what difference did it really make?”

“It’s made a big difference Michael. In the original timeline Tess left because of the way Max treated her. She was needed to make the four-square powerful, or so Max thought.”

“But because Tess hasn’t left, all these other things are going to go wrong. So once again, I ask was it worth it?”

“You’re not listening Michael. When our enemies came in the original timeline, I didn’t have any powers because I, well I cemented my relationship with Max right away. I didn’t need my powers to protect myself or my children. In this timeline I haven’t cemented my relationship with Max. My powers have manifested because I have no one to protect me or my children. With all our powers combined we are going to be a strong force to be reckoned with.”

“A strong force we may be but not invincible,” replied Michael.

“No we’re not invincible and we may lose people along the way but I’m going to do my upmost to not let that happen, Michael.”

“Okay I can understand all of that but what do they have to do with it?” asked Michael.

Liz asked Zan and Ava to reveal their true identities. She explained to Michael about the royal guards who were still sleeping in the granilith chamber until Kal got the house sorted.

“I’ll make sure none of us go to the granilith chamber for the next couple of days until the house is ready. Am I going to be able to join you in these practice sessions now?”

“Yes. Maria is going to be spending a lot of time with us that would work out quite well,” replied Liz.

Michael turned to Maria. “Are you sure you want to do this Maria? You know activate your powers?”

“I have to Michael. I’ve got to be able to protect myself and everyone else. We have all got to work as a team otherwise this whole thing won’t work.”

“It’s a lot of responsibility to carry these powers Maria. You have to be careful not to expose any of us otherwise the government will be after us.”

“I’m sure Michael. Once I learnt what that bitch was going to do, I wanted to be able to help. I just didn’t realise that I could have powers of my own!” said Maria excitedly. “Come on Liz. Let’s get this show on the road!”





Chapter 26



Liz carried out the same procedure that Serena had on Kyle, except she threw in extra fire power for Maria.

“Right Maria, you’re all done.”

“Was that it? What powers do I have?” asked Maria.

“Well all of us will have the standard powers such as Energy Blasts, Telepathy and Molecular Manipulation but you have been given a unique. You have Earth and Gravity Manipulation.”

“W-What the hell are those?”

“You now have the ability to control earth such as dirt, stone, sand, rock, lava or minerals and the Gravity power will make a perfect partner to the Earth power.”

“Meaning?”

“You will be able to create things like lava flows because of the earth manipulation and send lava blasts thanks to the gravity power. You will also be able to create sand storms, rock avalanches and so on. You will need to practice this power a lot so that you can create these things at will. One mistake could cost everyone their lives,” replied Liz.

“Won’t that use up too much energy in my body? I’m only human Liz?”

“That’s were Michael comes in. He has Energy Sourcing power just like I have, so you will be able to draw power from him if you become too drained.”

“How, do I do that?”

“You simply touch him and he can send you his energy.”

“WOW!!” was all Maria could say.

“Hey, what’s this Energy Sourcing power? I didn’t know I had it,” asked Michael.

“It seems that all the males have this ability, to draw power from an abundant source and store it for later use. I suppose they need it because of their destructive powers.”

“How, do you know all this Liz?”

“Oh she has this power sensing thingy that she does. It’s one of her new powers,” replied Maria.

“The granilith passed this knowledge to me, so that I could show all of you how to use the powers you have. I already implanted the images into Maria’s mind. I think I should do that for all of you. It will speed up the process.”

Liz went round the group and installed the images they would need, except for Kal and Nathan as they already had full knowledge of their powers. She also taught everyone how to block mind warps so Tess couldn’t manipulate them.

“Right, now that’s all done I think you should start to practice your destructive and defensive powers first. The special powers can be left until later. It is more important that you are able to protect yourselves,” said Kal. “Everyone line up and try to produce an energy shield.”

Everyone closed their eyes and pulled on the information Liz had given them. One by one an energy shield was created by each person. Liz noticed that some shields were the same colour as others and this gave her an idea. She whispered in Kal’s ear and he got everyone to pair off, except Liz.

Zan and Ava joined their powers and created a bright orange shield. Michael and Maria created a bright white shield. Kyle and Serena created a bright purple shield. After Liz’s experiment Kal decided that it would be best to keep the pairings. They seemed to be stronger that way.

“I want you to practice your blasting skills next. Once you’ve all got used to controlling the fire power, I want you to alternate creating a shield and then blasting,” instructed Kal.

With the help of the images Liz had installed in their brain, they all seemed to be able to control the intensity and the trajectory of the blasts. It was only when Liz did it that they all stood shocked. She had already blasted the small rocks that Kal had placed for her with perfect precision but she had decided to intensify the blast to see how much damage she could do. Even though she had only increased the energy twice fold the results were alarming. She had blown a massive crater in the rock face. There was now a cave, were there was once solid rock.

“Jesus Liz. With that much fire power you could blow up whole friggin’ buildings,” said Michael in awe. “Remind me never to piss you off!”

“The thing that scares me the most is that wasn’t my power at full capacity. I only doubled the intensity. If I had increased it anymore I probably would have blown half the quarry up. Surely this can’t be right, nobody should have that much fire power? What if I lose control and blow up half of Roswell?” gulped Liz.

“When you increased the intensity did you call on the power of the granilith?” asked Kal.

“No I just tapped into what I already have.”

“Then Michael is right. You have the power to blow up buildings or more. The granilith wouldn’t give you that kind of power if it didn’t know you could control it. You instinctively held back the full force of your power, didn’t you?”

“Yes.”

“Then you were aware of what your power could do and held back. I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Now I think we should leave soon. We’ve been out here for over an hour. I think for final practice you should all try blasting one another.”

“WHAT?” shouted everyone in unison.

“Watch me,” said Kal, spinning round and firing energy bolts at Liz.

She instinctively raised her shield which absorbed the blasts.

“What the hell did you do that for!” shouted Michael raising his hand ready to blast Kal.

“Calm down Michael. That blast wouldn’t have killed Liz. It would have just given her a little shock if she hadn’t raised her shield. You need to be able to do this on instinct and not have to think about it. I want your reactions to be second nature to you. You are all going to be attacked at some point by people you aren’t even aware of and you have to be ready. Now go and practice, then we can get out of here and go for something to eat.”

For the next hour everyone practiced blasting one another and protecting themselves with their shields until Kal called time out.

“I think all of you did really well,” said Kal.

“That was so much fun. I got Michael in the ass twice!” laughed Kyle.

“Yeah, laugh it up Buddha boy. I’ll make you suffer next time!”

“Not if I get you first!” laughed Maria.

“YOU are supposed to be on my side Maria!”

“Ah space boy, there are no sides here. We all work as a team, isn’t that right Liz?” said Maria turning to look at Liz. “Oh my god Liz what’s wrong?”

Liz had stopped walking and stood rooted to the spot, ramrod straight. Her eyes had turned an opaque colour and she couldn’t speak.

“Kal, what’s wrong with her. You have to help her NOW!” screamed Maria panicking.

All of a sudden, as Kal walked towards Liz, she disappeared in front of their eyes.

“WHERE HAS SHE GONE!” screamed Maria.

“I don’t know,” replied Kal.

“What? What do you mean you don’t know?” asked an angry Michael.

“I mean, I’ve never seen that happen before.”

“Do you think one of our enemies have her?” asked Zan.

“I think she’s gone into the future,” said Kyle, as if it was an everyday occurrence.

“What the hell are you talking about?” spat Michael.

“She was in a trance before she disappeared. Every time she’s been in a trance, she said she’s been to the future.”

“Been to the future? Don’t you mean seen the future?” asked Maria confused.

“I think she can do both Maria. She has dreams and flashes of the future in her mind but when she goes into one of those trances she always said she had BEEN to the future, although she has never disappeared before.”

“HOW, THE HELL IS THAT POSSIBLE!”

“Maria, calm down. I can’t think straight with you jabbering every second. Now I believe that Kyle is right she’s…”

Kal got cut off mid-sentence by Maria letting out a loud sharp shriek as she witnessed Liz materializing in front of her, only to collapse on the ground in exhaustion. Michael pushed past everyone, scooped Liz into his arms and placed her carefully in the SUV.

“We need a safe place to take her until we can find out what went on,” said Michael.

“You can bring her to my room in the inn,” said Zan “I will look after her.”

“What about her dad. He will start to get worried?” asked Maria.

“Can’t you phone Mr Parker and say she’s staying at yours tonight? Then we can keep an eye on her,” said Zan.

“Phone Mr Parker and ask if it’s ok for Liz to stay over. Tell him she’s fallen asleep or something and she will call him later. Do you think that would work?” asked Kal.

“I can try but it’s a school night and Mr P doesn’t usually like her staying out.”

“Please, we really need to keep an eye on her and find out what happened. I have a funny feeling this is part of the prophecy.”

“What the hell else is going to happen to her Kal? Is she going to be able to cope with all this?” asked Maria.

“She is the strongest person I know Maria. I have every faith in Liz.”

“Yes, Liz is very strong Kal but she has been through a lot of emotional turmoil this year due to the problems with Max. I’m not sure she can handle much more.”

“That emotional turmoil is what has made her so strong Maria. She gave up everything to save everyone. Not many people would do that. She will be okay. Why don’t you all come back to the inn with us and then when Liz wakes up you will be there for her. I will order you all something to eat if you like?”

Maria, Kyle and Michael all looked at one another and nodded.

“That would be great Kal. We would like to be there for Liz when she wakes up,” said Maria.

“I’ll go back to the Crashdown. I’m supposed to be meeting Max and the others tonight,” replied Michael. “I want you to phone me on my cell Maria, as soon as she is awake. Okay?”

“Okay.”

Michael gave Maria a quick kiss on the lips and then headed towards his motorbike. He really wanted to go with the others to make sure Liz was alright but he knew this would raise too many questions from the other group. Questions he wasn’t willing to answer just yet.

As he approached the Crashdown, he noticed Max’s jeep parked outside. He just knew that Tess would be with him, hanging on every word that came out of his mouth. God she sickened him, even before he knew what she was up to. Now he wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to control his temper around her.

As he entered the Crashdown everyone turned to look at him.

“You’re late,” was all Isabel said when he walked up to the booth.

“Yeah well, I had a lot to do today,” replied Michael.

“Oh such as?” asked Tess.

“None of your business.”

“I was only asking Michael. You know I am really trying to fit in here. I know I came late to your little group, but I am making an effort.”

“The only place you want to ‘FIT IN’ is Max’s pants!” growled Michael, as he sat next to Isabel and Alex.

“Michael, what’s got into you this evening? You’re more aggressive than usual,” asked Max.

“THAT’S IT!!! That’s all you’re going to say to him after he just insulted me like that?” asked a furious Tess.

“Well come on Tess, you can’t really call it an insult when you ARE constantly throwing yourself at him,” stated Isabel.

“NO? Then what would you call it?”

“The truth.”

“Max, are you seriously going to let them continue speaking to me like that? I’m your wife. I deserve respect. I am the Queen of Antar after all.”

“First of all Tess, YOU are NOT my wife. I don’t see a wedding ring on your finger.”

“Semantics Max, you were my husband on Antar”, dismissed Tess.

“I WAS your husband Tess, WAS. We’re on Earth now and they have something called free will. I can certainly say that I DO NOT choose you as a wife.”

“May be you don’t choose me as a wife here Max but when we return to Antar I WILL be your wife!”

“When we return to Antar? Are you crazy? How can we get back to Antar? I know you believe in all this destiny crap but I don’t. You came here with one intention and that was to be with me. You’ve done everything in your power to destroy my relationship with Liz and you manipulated me into feeling something for you. In simple terms Tess, you sexually assaulted me and then you expect me to still want to be your husband!”

“LIZ! LIZ it’s always about HER isn’t it! SHE walked away from you at the cave Max, after everything you went through. SHE left you to cope with those horrible nightmares. SHE broke your heart by sleeping with Kyle and tried to push you towards ME. I’ve done nothing but support you and all of your decisions and yet you still want HER!”

“YOU need to keep your voice down!” growled Michael, as everyone started to stare.

“You know what, I’m going home to Kyle’s. At least he is civil to me!” said Tess getting up and started to walk out of the Crashdown. Max grabbed her arm.

“Wait, Tess, I will give you a lift home. You didn’t bring your car.”

“Huh and you think I want a lift from YOU after what you’ve just said?”

“I’m sorry that I upset you. I don’t want you to think that I don’t care about you because I do. You have become a very good friend to me and have been there for me when others have not but we are just FRIENDS.”

Tess looked at Max’s hand on her arm and then closed her eyes in concentration. Michael knew what she was about to do and tried to block Tess from accessing Max's brain, but he wasn’t powerful enough, it made him sick to his stomach.

He also knew that Liz would fry his ass if she found out that he had instigated the whole conversation, so he just sat there in horror as Max leaned towards Tess to kiss her.

Michael took a sip of Max’s left over cherry coke and decided to choke on it just as Max’s lips were about to connect to Tess’s.


*******


Max had been waiting a long time to be able to kiss Liz again. He almost achieved it at school today, before Maria rudely interrupted and just as he was about to connect to those luscious lips of hers he heard a loud cough, almost a choking sound and it broke him out of her spell.

“Michael, are you alright?” asked Max slapping him on his back.

“Yeah” *cough* “j-just c-choking,” *cough* “on your” *cough* “c-cherry c-coke, man.” *cough*

“You couldn’t have picked a worse time to choke…” Max broke off mid-sentence when he looked up to see Liz, only to find Tess standing there. That’s when he realised he was about to kiss Tess and not Liz. The thought of it made him shudder.

Was Liz really affecting him that much that his brain had told him it was Liz he was about to kiss. God if Liz had walked in, just at that moment, she would never let him back in her life.

“Michael, what happened?” whispered Max so Tess couldn’t hear.

“You were just about to kiss Tess,” whispered Isabel, hearing the conversation between Michael and Max.

Max looked at Michael for some sort of explanation but he just shrugged his shoulders.

“My god I’m going completely crazy. I’m seeing Liz everywhere.”

Michael was not happy that Tess had tricked Max into believing she was Liz. He just wanted to blast her to oblivion but knew certain things had to happen first. He did not like the look of confusion on Max’s face though. He knew Max would feel guilty over almost kissing Tess, even though he thought it was Liz. Just then his cell phone rang.

He picked up the cell, looked at the caller I.D. and saw it was Maria.

“Hi, Michael. I’m just phoning to let you know that Liz is awake and she is fine. I think that she should explain to you what’s happened. She’s staying at the inn and has already phoned her dad to let him know she is staying here with me so if he asks you…”

“Yeah I get the picture,” interrupted Michael

“I’m going to give her a lift to school tomorrow. Are you alright?” asked Maria, noting the tone in Michael’s voice.

“No.”

“Is it to do with Tess?”

“Yes.”

“You need to come over to the inn. Something has happened tonight and we need to meet. Can you make it?”

“Yes.”

“The room number is 205 and I will text you the address. Okay?”

“Fine.”

“See you around eleven?”

“Sooner.”

“Just come when you’re ready.”

“Thanks, bye.”

“Bye,” replied Maria, hanging up the phone.

“I’m just going to take Tess home,” said Max in an unsure voice.

“I’ll see you back at the house Max. Alex can give me a lift home, so don’t worry” said Isabel.

Max took Tess gently by the arm, led her out of the Crashdown and into his jeep. He drove Tess to the Valenti’s house and was glad to see Kyle just pulling up.

“Kyle! How, are you? I’m just dropping off Tess,” said Max, so grateful to see Kyle. He didn’t want another awkward moment with Tess.

“Hi Tess, how was your day?”

“Fine thanks Kyle and yours? I see you're hanging out with LIZ and the rest of the gang,” said Tess pointedly.

Max just ignored Tess and drove off towards home. He had a strange feeling that Tess had been mind warping him again. He was going to confront her about it but she would probably just deny it anyway.



Chapter 27



Michael carried the still unconscious Liz back to the SUV. He gently placed her in the front passenger seat, next to Kal. Maria sat in the back, next to Zan and the others. Michael left on his bike heading towards the Crashdown.

Kal made his way back to the inn.

“You really do care for her don’t you?” asked Maria.

“I can’t explain it. I know the pull is affecting the way I’m drawn to her, but it’s more than that. We had everything explained to us as soon as we left the pods. Our protector was always there but when he told me that Ava was my wife on Antar, I just couldn’t accept that. Ever since I can remember, I’ve known that there was someone special out there for me. When I saw Liz at the airport, I just knew she was the one I had been waiting for. I’m so sorry Ava,” said Zan turning her.

“It’s not like this is a surprise Zan. You’ve been straight with me from the beginning. You’ve always looked after me when Rath and Lonnie tried to attack me. You’ve always made it clear that there was nothing between us because you knew someone was out there for you. I can’t say it doesn’t hurt because I’ve been in love with you for a long time now. This is something you have to do and I understand that. I want you to know that I will always be here for you.”

“Ava, I don’t deserve you,” smiled Zan.

“Yeah you do Zan. You are a kind hearted soul.”

“I get this feeling that Liz isn’t telling us everything,” said Kal.

“Are you saying she’s been lying to us?” asked Ava.

“No, I don’t think Liz would lie to us, but I think she is omitting certain information.”

“Why would she do that?” asked Kyle.

“I don’t know. It’s just that remark she made in the car earlier, about ‘another maniacal alien after her blood’ what did she mean by that?”

“What if she’s seen something in her visions?” asked Kyle.

“That’s what I suspect but she’s not telling us all of the information.”

“Surely Liz would tell us if it was something serious,” said Serena.

“I’m not so sure. You have to remember that Liz is now thinking like a Queen. If she thinks it’s serious enough to keep it from us, then she would. Just like the way she never told Max about Future Max.”

“If she isn’t telling us, it’s for a good reason. Maybe it’s something only she can deal with. Who knows? If you’re that concerned about it Kal just ask her,” said Maria. She hated lying but she had to trust that Liz knew what she was doing.

“I can’t question the Queen! I just wish she trusted me enough to tell me. I don’t want the burden to be all on her shoulders,” said Kal.

“This is Liz we are talking about. If you’re worried then just ask her about it. She isn’t going to punish you for caring about her and I think she trusts you with her life,” replied Maria.

“You know I think we ought to drop this. Liz is still unconscious. Let’s just get her to my room where she will be safe. I want you, Nathan, to stand outside my door just in case. With her being incapacitated we have no idea what might happen. I’m not taking any chances with her life,” said Zan.

“We’re here,” said Kal.

“Your Majesty I have an idea. If you will allow me to touch you and the Queen I can teleport you to the bed chamber. It will save time and also awkward questions being asked by the inn’s staff,” said Nathan.

“I think that is a good idea Nathan. The rest of you can walk through the lobby and meet in my room if you like.”

Zan scooped Liz into his arms and Nathan placed both of his hands on Zan’s and Liz’s shoulders. In an instant they were in Zan’s room. Nathan went to stand guard at the door while Zan placed Liz on his bed and pulled the covers over her.

Just as he was about to leave her, he heard her wonderful voice.

“Z-Zan” she croaked.

He ran to the bedside. “Yes it’s me, Liz. Are you alright?”

“W-Water and s-sugar,”

Zan went to the small mini bar in his room and pulled out a cold bottle of stilled water and took some of the sugar sachets from the tea/coffee tray and a glass. He poured the water and sugar into the glass and stirred it. He then went back into the bedroom and sat Liz up.

“Here sip this.”

Liz gulped down the water in record time.

“Is that a bit better?”

“Y-yes thank you.”

“Liz what happened?”

Zan was interrupted by everyone entering his bedroom.

“Oh my god Liz, don’t you ever frighten me like that again. What the hell happened to you?” said Maria, running to Liz’s side.

“I-I need to be alone for a few moments could you all please leave.”

“No, no way honey. I’m not leaving your side until I know that you are alright.”

“I’m weak and need to replenish my energy but it’s not nice to watch so could you please leave.”

“Honey you are going to have to do it in front of us sooner or later.”

“I don’t think it will be as bad this time Liz. Don’t forget the granilith was changing you the last time. All it will be doing this time is giving you energy and as Maria said you are going to have to do it in front of us sooner or later,” said Serena.

Liz really didn’t want an audience the first time she tried this but she was too tired to argue with anyone.

“Fine, just don’t freak out no matter what happens,” Liz said looking pointedly at Maria.

“Honey, I’m past the freaking out stage”

“You are so NOT Maria. I could hear you freaking out when I went into my trance. There are going to be some things that aren’t going to look pretty when I do them. You are going to have to promise me to keep calm until one of us can explain the problem.”

“I understand that. When I saw your eyes it reminded me how Michael looked just before that web thing covered him last year. You know when he was ill. I thought you were sick!”

“Oh Maria, I’m so sorry for scaring you. I forgot how his eyes changed.”

“Yeah and then you disappeared.”

“I will explain everything in a minute. Please I need everyone to be quiet and still while I do this.”

Liz closed her eyes and called on the granilith to grant her the energy she needed to fully recover. She lay on the bed, a bright golden shield started to develop around her. She began to levitate horizontally above the bed before slowly coming to an upright position. Her body started to slighty jerk and then a bright light entered through her from inside the shield.

“What’s going on?” whispered Maria.

“The shield is there to protect Liz while she gets the power but also to protect us from the source of power,” said Kal.

“Okay.”

Liz jerked a few more times before the light faded. She then slowly returned to a horizontal position and was gently laid back on the bed. The shield disappeared. Liz sat bolt upright on the bed and smiled.

“Well that was fun.”

“Glad to see you back to your old self Chica. Listen before you tell us anything you have to phone your dad and let him know that you're okay. I phoned him earlier from my cell and told him that you were staying at mine tonight. I said that you had fallen asleep and you would phone him as soon as you woke up.”

“Oh Maria that’s okay I’m fine now. I can go home.”

“I want you to stay here so that we can keep an eye on you just for tonight,” said Zan.

“I happen to agree with him Liz,” said Kal, as he saw that Liz was about to argue. “We don’t know if whatever happened to you has any adverse affects.”

“Just let me call my dad and I’ll fill you in on what’s going to happen.”

Everyone left the room and let Liz phone her dad. He was relieved when she had phoned because he thought it was strange that she had fallen asleep so early in the evening. She explained to him that she'd been with her friends, from Florida, since school finished so he understood that she was tired. He thought that the excitement over the last few days had finally caught up with her and was quite happy for her stay over at Maria’s.

After she had put the phone down, Liz walked out of the bedroom to see everyone staring at her.

“What? I’m not a freak you know. Why are you all staring at me like that?”

“Liz that was so amazing to see. You were covered in this golden shield, it was beautiful and then this bright light surrounded you inside the shield. It was pretty amazing to watch.”

“Well the fun is now over,” Liz said rather grimly. “Tess has moved her plans forward. I had to go to the future to help. That’s why my powers were drained when I came back. I have the power of Temporal Duplication which means I have the ability to bring past and future versions of myself to the present.”

“So that just means a future version of you called the past version of you to help and that’s why you disappeared in front of us?”

“Yes, Future Liz had to call on me to help because she wasn’t strong enough to deal with what was going on. The fact that Tess is losing control over Max has pushed her to move her plan forward. Everything is going to happen on Friday night!”

“Oh my god what if we’re not strong enough and everything goes wrong?”

“It won’t Maria. You all have to trust me and do exactly what I tell you or this will go wrong. You have to trust me. Okay?”

Everyone agreed. Maria phoned Michael to inform him that Liz was alright and they needed to have a meeting regarding Friday night.

He arrived half an hour after receiving the phone call.

Liz sat everyone down and explained the plan. There was a look of concern on everyone’s face.

“That means that you are going to be left unprotected,” said Michael.

“I have the power of the granilith at my disposal. I hardly call that unprotected. All of you have to follow the plan without exceptions. If you deviate from it, it could be disastrous. You have to let me do this.”

“Why did you need a past version of yourself if everything is going to be alright on Friday?” asked Kal.

“I needed a little extra power that’s all.”

“Okay, we’ll stick to the plan,” agreed Zan.

“Thank you. Maria, can I sleep at yours tonight?”

“Sure honey, my mom is at the Valenti’s tonight.”

“Zan I know you were worried about me but I have to go. I can’t stay here tonight. I have to be able to think straight and with this pull starting to affect me. I can’t afford to stay here. I need a clear head for Friday night.”

“Whatever you need Liz,” replied Zan.

“Instead of anyone driving us back, I’ll teleport myself and Maria to her house. Michael you brought your bike didn’t you?”

“Yes. I can make my own way home. I need to get some sleep if this is going down on Friday. I have a funny feeling I won’t be sleeping for awhile.”

“I just need a quick chat with Michael Chica and then I’m all yours,” said Maria pulling Michael into the bedroom.

“What’s going on with Tess?”

Michael informed Maria about everything that had happened at the Crashdown.

“I’ll let Liz know.”

Maria gave Michael a passionate kiss on the lips and then left to go with Liz.

“I’ll see you tomorrow space boy,”

“See ya Maria.”

Liz held on to Maria and teleported back to Maria’s house.

“What’s going on Liz?” Maria knew that Liz had been hiding something.

“You know that thing that only I can deal with?”

“Oh shit yeah?” gulped Maria.

“Well it’s going to happen on Friday night. You have to be strong Maria. You have to keep everyone under control. I will contact you as soon as I have the information I need. You can let Kal in on it after it’s happened, but no one else.”

“What’s going to happen Liz?”

“I can’t tell you Maria but you will know when it happens.”

“Just tell me you're going to be okay”

“I will be.”

Maria couldn’t sleep that night because she was worried about what was going to happen on Friday. Why wouldn’t Liz tell her? Was it that bad? She would just have to wait and see.




TBC ……………………………………………………
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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L, ADULT) cpt 30 (17/11/08)

Postby Janetfl » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:52 pm

Helloooo everyone ... well it's that time again another three chapters!!!

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"Telepathic Communication"
"Liz's thoughts"



Chapter 28



Liz was walking through the hallway towards her locker ready to get the books she needed for her first class. She had asked Maria to arrive at school early in the hope of catching Kyle before anyone else arrived.

She was so exhausted this morning due to the horrible nightmares that had crept into her mind, just as she was about to fall into a deep sleep. She knew this was going to be one of the hardest things she had ever done.

She knew that they had arrived in Roswell she could feel the evil within them running through her in waves.

“And so it begins,” she whispered to herself.

She was so busy thinking about the upcoming events that she didn’t notice the door to the eraser room open, just as she walked past.

She was suddenly yanked back and pulled through the door so quickly that she stumbled and nearly fell on the floor, if it wasn’t for a pair of strong arms that locked around her waist.

She was spun around so quick that her hair whipped against her face when she came to an abrupt stop and was crushed against a solid body. His spicy smell and warmth was intoxicating to her.

Her mind went dizzy as she felt his rapid heart beat on her cheek.

“Can you feel that Liz?” whispered his husky voice in her ear. “It beats for you, and only you.”

“M-Max I-I can’t…..”

“Yes, yes you can Liz. Just let yourself go,” he said, as he slowly moved her towards the wall.

She pulled away from his chest so she could look at him. The eraser room was dark except for the light coming through the window from the hallway. It cast a shadow over his handsome features but caught the golden flecks in his soulful eyes.

“Remember Liz?” he asked, as he gently touched the exposed skin on her arm.

She knew she was in trouble the moment her back hit the wall. She wasn’t going to be able to deny him. Not when those hypnotic eyes were looking so deep into her soul. She mentally put up a block so the only flashes Max would get, would be her memories from before Future Max turned up.

She was concentrating so hard that she didn’t feel his hand on her skin, at first, but then the warmth started to seep into her, surrounding her, warming her to the very core of her soul.

She vaguely heard him whisper ‘Remember Liz’ and then it happened, she could feel everything he felt.


*START FLASHES*


Their first kiss on her balcony. (The excitement and raw desire he felt when he realised that she accepted him for who he was).

The big red heart he had drawn on her wall, glowing as he touched his finger to it, ME & LP, in the middle, glowing brightly. (The fun, free spirited, Max that only came out when he was drunk).

She was standing on stage, Max kissing her breathless, in front of the whole school. Flashes running through her mind’s eye as the V constellation came into view just before he broke the kiss. (The seal was passed on, marking her as his. The confusion on his face as the power of the bond broke his drunken haze).

They were in the Crashdown kitchen. Steam was rising from the pots of boiling food, as he spun her around and brought his lips to hers. Slowly moving down to suck and nip her neck as he lifted her into his strong arms. Her legs automatically wrapped around his muscular waist. The bowl of strawberries crashing to the floor as he pushed all the offending items off the table and placed her down, stepping between her legs, devouring her with heated kisses. (He had been fantasising about this moment for a long time).

They were in Science class. Max’s hand was gently touching and stroking Liz’s, under the table. The undeniable feeling of passion and love, as the images flashed by, bringing her apart at the seams. She let out a breathy moan in front of the whole class as a warm wet pool was created in her white silk panties. (He knew the effect he was having on her and wanted to take her right there and then).

Max kissing her in the eraser room, both of them were receiving flashes. He pulled his lips away for a moment trying to catch his breath after witnessing her shower fantasy. (He could feel the desire running through her whole body when he witnessed her fantasy. He knew then, that she truly did love and desire him. He never thought anyone could feel that way about him).

They’re both in Michael’s apartment surrounded by candlelight. Max touches her neck gently as he removed the ugly mark that was left by the glowing hickey. She ran her hands across his flesh as she helped him remove his shirt. The glowing coloured light trailing his touch down her arm igniting a fire in her she never knew existed. His passionate kiss as he moved her towards the sofa and gently laid her on top of it. His hard chiselled body was hovering above hers, his legs between her thighs, his clothed erection brushing against her covered wet core. (He couldn’t fight his feelings anymore, he loved her, always had. He wanted to become one with her, surrounded by her, inside her so he could pleasure her again and again).



*END FLASHES*


He lowered his hand from her arm and their connection roared to life. It was so strong that Liz’s knees buckled, just as Max lifted her up and wrapped her legs around his waist.

He turned slightly and shot his arm up, palm facing outwards as he used his powers to lock the door to the eraser room.

“No more interruptions Liz. No more escaping me,” he whispered in her ear. “I can feel the desire running through you. You want this as much as I do, don’t you?”

“Max I ...”

“Say it Liz. Say you want me as much as I want you!” he commanded, as he pushed her hard against the wall, shamelessly thrusting his hard throbbing erection against her core.

“Oh god, yes Max, I want you. I’ve always wanted you. I’ve never stopped loving you.”

“Then let me pleasure you Liz,” came his husky response.

Those six little words were her undoing. All her resolve was broken. She had waited so long for this moment. This new confident Max was strong, sexy and undeniably a man. No longer was he the shy boy she remembered last year.

“Yes Max. Please.”

That was the only permission he needed. He brought his lips crashing down on hers, gently parting her lips with his tongue. He needed to taste her sweetness again; it had been so long, too long.

He swallowed her small breathy moan as his warm tongue began its exploration of her mouth and hers, his, as her arms wrapped around his neck pulling him closer. He could feel the hard peaks of her breasts, on his chest, through his t-shirt.

Her whole body was trembling as he devoured her mouth. He could feel, through their connection, the sensation building between her thighs and knew what she wanted. He pulled away from the kiss and yanked up her little white tank top to expose her lovely creamy mounds.

“My god Liz, you’re even more beautiful than I ever imagined,” he said, as he drank in the sight of her wonderful breasts with their little pink peaks, begging for attention. He heard her sharp intake of breath when his warm mouth and tongue caressed her.

She arched her back so that he could take her in to his mouth more fully and gyrated her core on his erection, trying to ease the ache between her legs. That was nearly his undoing. He dropped to his knees, whilst simultaneously lifting Liz’s legs in his strong arms and over his shoulders.

He pushed her panties aside, in his haste, as he could smell her sweet aroma and couldn’t wait any longer.

“I have to taste you Liz.”

Before she could answer his tongue slid gently over her wet folds and she came undone, moaning his name as her release hit her in waves. Max placed his tongue over her opening as her juices began to flow and lapped up every last drop. God she tasted sweet, like honey. He was now addicted and wanted more.

He heard a loud moan escape her lips as he placed two fingers inside her still wet core. As her walls surrounded him he felt how tight she was. He started pumping them in and out, slowly at first, getting harder and faster as he felt, through their connection, another intense orgasm building inside her.

He looked up at her and saw that her back was fully arched and her face was flushed. A single strand of hair was stuck to her slightly parted lips and moved in time with her short pants of breath. Her eyes were closed and he had never seen anything as beautiful as Liz Parker thoroughly ravished.

As she was about to fly over the edge he sent her a small wave of energy, through his fingers, as he nipped and sucked her little bundle of nerves. She threaded her fingers through his hair and pushed his head closer to her, as she screamed his name, when the orgasm ripped through her body.

He removed his fingers and licked every last drop of her essence from them. Her smell and taste was making his desire hard to control, so without releasing her he moved her legs from his shoulders back around his waist, as he stood up, sliding her back up the wall.

“I can’t wait Liz,” he looked at her for permission and received a small nod. She couldn’t even focus on what he was saying; she just wanted him inside her so badly.

He fumbled with his belt and zipper as he still held Liz against the wall. Getting totally frustrated he used his powers to open them and let his trousers and boxers fall to the floor.

He placed the head of his throbbing manhood at her entrance and asked her one more time.

“Are you sure Liz?”

“Max please,” replied Liz, as she tugged on his muscular hard ass cheeks guiding him towards her.

He slowly entered her wet core and could feel her warm, tight walls surrounding his shaft as he went deeper. He heard her gasp as he started to fill her and stopped when he reached her barrier.

“This will hurt Liz. Do you want me to take the pain away?”

“No Max, I want to feel everything for the first time with you,” she breathed into his ear.

He pulled back slightly ready to push through her barrier when …….


*BANG* *BANG* *BANG*


“Don’t do it Liz! At least give us a chance!” Zan’s voice boomed in her head. She had forgotten about Zan’s connection to her. She felt totally embarrassed at the fact that he could feel everything she was feeling from the attention Max was giving her.

Liz broke out of her sexual haze as she heard banging on the eraser room door and Zan’s voice boom inside her head.

“Oh my god Max, we’re going to get caught. Put me down quick!”

“No, please Liz. They will go away in a minute. We can’t leave it like this,” he was so angry. He was just about to blast the door when he heard the dulcet tones of …

Yep you guessed it…

“Chica, are you in there? Are you alright? I’ve been looking for you everywhere. Alex said he saw someone pull you in there. Whoever you are you better let her go because when I tell Max that ...” Maria stopped when she saw his face as he opened the door.

“You’ll tell me WHAT, Maria?” asked Max, through clenched teeth.

“Oh my god! Oh my god! I-I’m so sorry Max I-I didn’t realise it was you in there. I-I … y-you never would have done this before,” stuttered Maria, totally embarrassed. She saw a rather dishevelled Liz walking out of the eraser room with a dreamy look in her eye and a goofy grin on her face. She looked totally ravished and Maria finally realised what she had disturbed.

“Maria, this is the second time you’ve interrupted us. I swear if you ever do it again, I won’t be responsible for my actions.”

Maria gulped, as she realised he was being deadly serious.

“Max seriously, I didn’t know it was you in there. If I’d have known, I wouldn’t have knocked. I’m so sorry.”

“It’s okay Maria. I’m sorry for snapping at you. I know you were only looking out for Liz and I appreciate that,” said Max , softening his voice as he saw the look of fear flash across Maria’s eyes.

He turned towards Liz and lifted her chin so he could look into her eyes.

“Well it looks like you’ve escaped me again. I swear here and now Liz, that I'm coming for you!”

He bent down and gave her lips a hard passionate kiss before walking away, smiling and saying over his shoulder “I’ll see you soon Liz, real soon.”

Maria just stood there in shock as she looked from Max’s retreating form, to Liz’s motionless one and back again.



Chapter 29



“What was that all about?” she asked, raising her eyebrow knowingly.

“I, he, we...”

“Was it that good that you can’t even string a sentence together?”

Liz just shook her head and started heading towards class. Maria followed, firing out about twenty questions in the space of a minute.

“Maria please stop, I can’t do this right now.”

“Okay, but I’m telling you now, once this thing is over tomorrow we are going to have a girly night in.”

“I won’t be here tomorrow Maria.”

“What? Why? What do you mean you won’t be here?”

“Shit, did I really just let that slip? Twenty minutes in Max’s company and I’m spilling the beans! Think girl, think!”

“I mean that I will probably be with Max.”

“Nah, sorry Chica, not buying that one! What’s going on Liz? Something bad is going to happen tomorrow, isn’t it? I can feel it in my bones and it has something to do with you, I just know it!!”

“Maria, I can’t tell you. You have to keep everyone under control tomorrow night, promise me?”

“I’ll do my best, but if I’ve got any inkling of what is going to happen then I don’t think I’m going to be able to control anybody. Do you not think it would be better to let Kal in on it?”

“Not until after.”

“You know what? You are the second most stubborn person I know, Max being the first. You two were made for each other. Anyway I came to get you because I found Kyle. He was going to meet us in the music hall but he’s probably gone to class by now. We’ll see him at lunch instead. We better go otherwise we’re going to be late.”

Everyone went to their usual morning classes and met up for lunch.


********


Liz walked towards the table where everyone was sitting eating their lunch, except Tess.

“What no Tess?” asked Liz. She suddenly had to grip the side of the table for support. Max had opened his connection again and his desire for her, nearly floored her.

“Liz, are you alright? You look a little flushed,” asked Maria.

Max just gave Liz one of his thousand watt smiles. He knew the effect he was having on her.


*******


Liz was enjoying the feelings that Max was creating in her when the connection suddenly went cold and pure evil entered her whole being. She was frozen to the spot, for a moment, in total fear. With a will she never knew she possessed she forced herself to turn around to look at him.


*******


Max was sending Liz his feelings about this morning, through their connection, when all of a sudden he felt this almost crushing fear coming from Liz. He whipped his head up to look at her and saw that she was frozen, with a look of pure horror on her face, but she slowly started to turn around to look at something.

That’s when he saw him.

There was a strange man standing by the fence, watching Liz intensely. He couldn’t quite make out his features because he was too far away, but the feelings coming from the connection were torturing his soul.

Who was this man to make her so frightened? Why had he appeared at the school? Did she know who he was? All of a sudden the connection was closed by Liz as she raised her head to look at the stranger. When had she learned to do that?

He watched as Liz slowly started to walk towards the stranger. He stood up, ran towards Liz and grabbed her arm.

“Liz, who is that man? Why are you so afraid of him? Don’t go near him plea…”

He was interrupted by the screeching tyres of a familiar black SUV, as it spun around the corner. The stranger made a slight bow of his head, towards Liz, and smiled.

He turned around and got in to the waiting van that was behind him. The van pulled away just as the SUV pulled up. All of the doors opened at the same time and out came Dan and the rest of the group.


*******


“I have to talk to them Max,” said Liz, as she yanked her arm out of his grasp and started walking towards Dan.

“Liz wait, please tell me what’s going on,” said Max, gently grabbing her arm again.

“I can’t Max.”

“Liz please, I know you are hiding something from me. I thought we were getting back to the way we used to be. Why can’t you just tell me? We never had any secrets before.”

“It will never be the same as before Max. We can’t go back, too much has happened. We’ve just got to find our way from here. Now please let go of me so I can go and talk to the others. We’re creating quite a scene.”

As Max looked up he could see that he wasn’t the only one that had heard the screeching tyres. There was quite an audience looking at the strange group that had gathered near the fence.

“Go Liz, and sort this out but don’t think for one minute that this is over. You and I need to talk and soon!” Max said, as he released his grip on her arm and walked back to the lunch table.


*******


“Max what’s going on? Who was that?” asked Isabel, slightly worried. She had seen the look on Liz’s face when the stranger appeared.

“I have no idea Isabel but I’m going to find out.”

“She looked terrified Max.”

“I know. I tried to find out who it was but she wouldn’t tell me. I’m getting really frustrated with all the secrets she seems to be keeping from me. Even when I connect to her I can’t get any information. It’s like she’s blocking me or something.”

“Do you want me to try and find out what’s going on?”

“No. If she won’t tell me what’s going on then I don’t think she will tell you.”

“I mean, do you want me to dream walk her tonight and try to find out what she’s hiding?”

“NO!” screamed Maria. “You can’t invade her privacy like that. You did it to me once, remember? It’s not a nice experience.”

“She’s right Isabel, I can’t allow you to do that to her. She is going to have to tell me herself and I will get her to talk to me!” said Max confidently.

“Maria, what did you want to talk to me about this morning?” said Kyle trying to calm everyone down by changing the subject but this just made Maria squirm.

“Oh nothing Kyle, I’ll talk to you later about it.”

“Oh okay then,” Kyle realised that it must have something to do with the other group so he kept his mouth shut.

“You know there’s something I don’t understand.”

“What’s that Max?” asked Alex.

“Why can she talk to THEM and not US? We’ve been through so much together. I thought that she trusted us,” said Max, through gritted teeth.

“She does trust us Max. Maybe what’s going on is personal and has something to do with them. Maybe she can’t tell us because they’ve asked her not to,” replied Alex, trying to calm Max down.

“That’s what I’m afraid of. Anyway, where the hell has Tess got to? Has anyone seen her in school today? Do you know where she is Kyle?”

“I thought she would be the last person on your mind right now Max,” said Maria, sarcastically.

“Look Maria, I know Tess isn’t your favourite person but unfortunately she is one of us and I have a duty to protect her since Nasedo died. Kyle, do you know where she is?”

“No. She was up early this morning and said she wouldn’t be at school today. Something to do with sorting out the house that Nasedo left her. I don’t think she wants to move back in there since the skins were there, so she’s selling it. That’s what she told me anyway.”

“What, didn’t you believe her then?” asked Max, when he heard the hard tone to Kyle’s voice.

“I have no reason not to believe her Max.”

Kyle knew what Tess had told him this morning was an outright lie, but he couldn’t do anything about it. He was becoming more and more uncomfortable with all the secrets that were being kept from the pod squad, but at least Michael knew what was going on. He knew Max was going to be beyond pissed when he found out about what was going on.

Max had been keeping a close eye on Liz during the conversation. He watched as Dan left the group to come running through the school gates and embrace Liz in a fierce hug. He then kissed her forehead and her lips. He saw Liz pull away from his lips quickly and said something to him. Max could feel the familiar rise of anger pumping through his veins.

Max’s eyes started to turn, back and forth, from a molten amber to almost black, as his alien side battled to take over.

“Ah shit, he’s doing it again,” said Kyle, pointing to Max, as everyone turned to him to see what he was talking about. Everyone looked at Max.

“Oh no, this is really bad. We’re in the middle of school; he can’t go all King on us now!” whispered Isabel, as Max started to rise from his seat.

“Oh, no you don’t,” said Kyle, as he went after Max grabbing his arm.

“Remove your hand,” commanded King Zan. “Or face the consequences.”

“I can’t do that Max. You have to get control. You are in the middle of school. You can’t expose yourself,” said Kyle, pulling Max back.

“Do you really think I care when that man is mauling my Queen?” said King Zan, in a calm but deadly tone. “Now let go of my arm!”

“Max please,” whispered Isabel.

“NO!” roared King Zan, as he sent a small blast of invisible energy towards Kyle which sent him soaring through the air. Lucky for them the crowd that had gathered were still too busy watching the tender display of affection playing out before them.

With his alien senses King Zan could smell the sweet honey aroma of his beloved, as he strode confidently towards her, sending his desire spiralling out of control.



Chapter 30



Liz was glad when Max released her arm but then heard those dreaded words …

“Go Liz and sort this out, but don’t think for one minute that this is over. You and I need to talk and soon!”

“Oh god, this is getting so complicated. Max is going to kill me when he finds out what I’ve been up to.”

She started walking up to the group when she saw Zan running towards the school gates. In no time he was upon her, embracing her in a fierce hug, kissing her forehead and then her lips.

She immediately pulled back because she knew that Max would be watching.

“Dan, don’t please. Max is over there watching us. We can’t afford to create another scene.”

“I don’t care Liz. We were on our way back from the granilith chamber. Kal has managed to push through the sale of the mansion. The previous owners left it fully furnished because they had to move abroad and didn’t want to ship everything over. We’re moving in today Liz. Nathan was left with the other guards so they could teleport directly to the house. As we were heading back, I could feel your fear Liz, it was crippling. I told Kal what I felt and he thought you were in danger so we came straight away,” he offered her.

“Who the hell was that to get you so frightened?”

“It was just someone from my past Dan.”

“I don’t believe you. Please tell me who it is.”

“Dan, he was just someone from my past. A very bad man, he was the one that shot me in the Crashdown that day.”

God she hated lying to everyone but she couldn't tell them, not yet.

“Then you need protection Liz.”

“I think I have enough of that Dan.”

“I could feel what you were feeling this morning Liz. I’m sorry I interrupted but I couldn’t let you go through with it. Not until you’ve given me a chance.”

“I was very angry at you for that. It was a real invasion of my privacy D…”

“What the hell is he doing here?” growled King Zan.

Liz gasped, as she noticed Max’s black eyes.

“Oh no, not again, Dan you have to leave, now.”

“No!”

“I suggest you listen to her Dan, I’m not known to give mercy,” said King Zan, menacingly.

“You want to fight, then lets fight,” said Zan, as his eyes went black.

“Kal, you have to help me, now,” begged Liz.

“Ava, start mind warping the crowd, Isabel and Alex, now!” said Kal

“I don’t like using that power Kal”

“JUST DO IT!”

Ava closed her eyes in concentration and felt a burst of energy run through her, charging her ability. She was able to mind warp everyone with ease. She knew that Liz had sent her some energy so she could maintain the warp.


MINDWARP SCENE

All of the bystanders saw two teachers come out onto the school grounds. One teacher walked up to the crowd that had gathered and the other walked up to the trio.

“There’s nothing to see here, go back to your classes. Now please!” shouted the teacher in front of the crowd.

They watched as the other teacher went over to the stranger who had come to see Liz and ask him to leave. Realising that nothing was going to happen, the crowd dispersed and went towards their classes including Isabel and Alex.



REALITY SCENE

“She’s doing it Liz,” said Kal, through the fence.

Liz sent Ava a burst of energy so she could maintain the warp easily. She knew that it was very draining mind warping all those people. She remembered when Tess had tried to hold the warp when the skins came to Roswell.

Kyle and Maria ran up to help when they saw that both Zan and Max had raised their hands in an attack stance. They also felt the strange tickling feeling in their minds as Ava started to mind warp everyone, but Liz had taught them how to block it.

“Back off Dan, she’s mine!” growled King Zan.

“She’s not yours yet. You were interrupted this morning, weren’t you?”

King Zan let out one almighty roar as he realised that Dan had interrupted his private time with his Queen this morning. His energy came surging down his arm and he sent a powerful blast of green energy towards Dan.

Just as King Zan let go of an almighty green blast, Zan released an orange one.

Liz immediately shot out her arms, palms facing forward and drew the energy balls towards her. She then moved her palms downwards and the energy balls hit the ground setting the grass on fire.

She quickly waved both palms over the grass and put it out, removing any evidence they ever existed. She then raised her arms again and flicked both her palms outwards sending an invisible bolt of energy towards both Max and Zan. They went flying backwards, hitting the ground hard.

Both of them groaned and slowly got up, their eyes back to normal.

“W-What the hell happened?” asked Max.

Liz sent a warning look towards Zan as she knew he remembered what had happened. He was in control of his alien side, were as Max had always fought it. Zan and his alien side was one. Max and his alien side were split until he learned to embrace it.

“Nothing, you just went to crack me one in the jaw!” said Zan, playing along when he saw the look on Liz’s face. He couldn’t believe the amazing amount of power that Liz possessed and there was no way he was going to piss her off again.

“I-I did what?” he turned to Liz.

“I’m really sorry. I don’t know what came over me,” said Max, still really confused. He couldn’t remember trying to hit Dan, in fact the last thing he remembered was Dan kissing Liz on the lips.

He then turned back to Dan.

“Y-You kissed Liz.”

“Yes.”

“She’s mine, leave her alone!” shouted Max.

Liz coughed.

“EXCUSE ME?”

Both of them turned towards her.

“You know what; I’ve got too much shit going down to be bothered with you two testosterone freaks. I’m so sick of all this shit. JUST LEAVE ME ALONE BOTH OF YOU!” screamed Liz, as she stormed out of school.

She had some serious energy flowing through her veins and it was only a matter of time before the green energy came into view.

Max and Zan both went to follow her, when they were held back by Maria and Kyle.

“Don’t you think that you two have done enough damage for one day? The poor girl is at breaking point. I’ll go after her,” said Maria, as she left Kyle to take Max back to class and shoved Zan towards the school gate.

“You better not pull a trick like that again Dan,” whispered Maria. “Otherwise you will lose her forever!”

“I wasn’t the one who came on all heavy and threatening. If I’m provoked, I’m going to defend myself!” said Zan.

“I understand that Dan. You could have defused the situation just by leaving, but you didn’t. Now go, we’ll see you after school. Just go home Dan and I will let you know where you can pick us up. I’m not sure Liz will want to see any of you tonight,” said Maria, storming off towards Liz.


*******


Zan and the others got back into the SUV and drove away.

“What the hell was that Zan?” asked Kal.

“Oh don’t you start. I was just defending myself!” shouted Zan.

“No you weren’t. You are in control of your alien side, Max is not!”

“So that’s my problem is it? If he is going to attack me, then I’m going to defend myself!”

“You could have just left when Liz asked you to,” said Ava, in a soft voice.

“I can’t believe this. Why is this all my fault?”

“It’s not Zan, but both you and Max have put extra pressure on Liz. We have a huge night ahead of us tomorrow. She needs to concentrate on that, not on you two bickering fools!” replied an angry Kal.

“Who was that man?” asked Serena.

“I don’t know Serena, but she was petrified. I’ve never felt fear like that before. She said it was the man who shot her at the Crashdown the day Max healed her,” said Zan.

“I sense a ‘but’ coming on,” replied Kal

“But I don’t think she was telling me the truth. I’m not sure why.”

“I don’t like this, I don’t like this one bit,” said Kal.


*******


“Are you alright?” asked Maria, stroking Liz’s hair.

“NO!” shouted Liz.

“You want to go for a drive somewhere?”

“The quarry, I need to blow off some steam!” said Liz, getting in to the Jetta with Maria.

“The quarry it is then!” said Maria, pulling out of her parking space and heading towards the quarry.




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Re: I'm Lost Without You (CC,M/L, ADULT) cpt 30 (17/11/08)

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Hello everyone it's that time again ......

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These chapters contain a scene from Cry Your Name although changed slightly. All credit goes to the original writers and the powers that be.


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Chapter 31



“Are you still going to want to practice tonight?” asked Maria, nervously when she saw the green crackling energy appear on Liz’s arms.

“I don’t know Maria. I’m so sick of all this macho shit the guys keep pulling. God, it felt like I was back in the 3rd grade playground.”

“Why does it do that? That doesn’t happen to anyone else,” asked Maria, pointing to Liz’s arms.

“It comes when I’m extremely angry or stressed. I think it’s a visual warning that the power has built up too much and is breaking through the surface. To be honest I’ve got no idea.”

“Hey, what did Dan mean when he said ‘She’s not yours, yet, you were interrupted this morning weren’t you?’ That comment sent Max, or should I say King Zan, in to an insurmountable rage. I seriously thought someone would get hurt today.”

“Maria, out of the whole conversation you had to pick up on that one sentence. Seriously do you have radar abilities which, automatically detects personal information?”

“You thought I had forgotten about this morning, in the eraser room, but I didn’t. When King Zan went completely mental at that comment and tried to kill Dan, I just knew it was about this morning. So I ask again what did he mean?”

“Well me and Max go hot and heavy thi...”

“Wait a minute, what do you mean by hot and heavy? You looked rather dishevelled this morning? Oh my god did you two …?”

“Almost.”

“Almost?”

“Yeah, well we kind of got interrupted.”

“Oh, that was my fault. I’m really sorry about that, but I didn’t know it was Max. I was worried …”

“MARIA!”

“WHAT?”

“It wasn’t just you that interrupted us.”

“What?”

“Well we were about to, um, well you get the picture, and then this voice boomed in my head.”

“A voice boomed in your head?”

“Zan connected to me, on the way back from the airport, to help with the crackling energy thingy. I forgot to close off the connection so he could feel everything I was feeling, when we, um ...” Liz’s cheeks flushed with embarrassment.

“Oh my god, that is just so gross! There were like three of you there?”

“Sort of, Max’s connection to me is stronger because he gave me the seal, so I could only feel what Max and I were feeling. Whereas Dan could feel me and the sensations Max was causing. He communicated with me telepathically and said ‘Don’t do it Liz … at least give us a chance’ … just before we, um …”

“Eeeeewwww! So he was like there with you all the time and when Max was going to, um, well you know, join with you, he shouted THAT in your head?” Maria was trying to handle this delicately so Liz wouldn’t be embarrassed.

“Yeah, I was so angry Maria. I still am actually. It was like a total invasion of privacy. It felt like I was being watched and quite frankly I’m not into that sort of thing. Imagine someone else knowing your deepest darkest desires, how would you feel?”

“Um, sickened, repulsed, grossed out, oh the list is endless!”

“So you know where I coming from?”

“Totally!” replied Maria, as they pulled up to the quarry.

“Come on Liz, let's go and have some fun!!”


*******


Bottom of the quarry …….


“So, what do you want to do first?” asked Maria.

“This!”

Liz spun around, raised her arms and let all of the green energy that had been shooting across her body pool in her palms. The green light, which was now emanating from Liz’s palms, was so bright that Maria had to cover her eyes. Once every last trace of the crackling energy left her body and formed in her palms, she released it.

Two massive balls of green crackling energy went soaring through the air closing in on their target. There was such an enormous explosion, as the balls hit, the ground started to shake. She had blown up half of the quarry.

The blast was so powerful that the debris went flying towards Maria and Liz. Liz raised her arms in the air, palms facing upwards, and raised a bubble shield which completely covered them both. The large boulders, rocks and dust rained down on the shield, but it held.

Once it was safe, Liz lowered her shield and turned towards Maria.

“Now that felt gooooood!” laughed Liz.

Maria just stood there speechless, with a look of shock on her face.

“Maria?”

“H-Holy crap Liz, how are we going to explain half a missing quarry?”

“We don’t have to Maria.”

“What do you mean? Just look at all of the destruction Liz!” shouted Maria.

She was so afraid right now that she couldn’t see straight. She knew that Liz would never hurt the people she loved, but she couldn’t help feeling scared shitless and it showed on her face. Even when she had learned of the alien’s existence, she was never this afraid.

“Maria?” Liz choked, as she watched the range of emotions play across Maria’s face. She was pale and the look in her eyes showed pure fear.

“Maria please,” begged Liz, walking towards her best friend. Her arms outstretched ready to give Maria a hug.

Maria just shook her head and took a step backwards. Tears started to pool in Liz’s eyes.

“Maria please, I would never do anything to harm you. You know that.”

Maria just nodded her head.

“I know,” she whispered, taking another step backwards.

“Maria,” begged Liz, as the tears started to fall down her face. She couldn’t believe that her best friend was that frightened of her.

On seeing Liz’s tears, Maria snapped out of her shock and went running into Liz’s outstretched arms and embraced her fiercely.

“Shush. It’s okay Liz. I’m sorry for my reaction but I think I went into shock. I know you would never hurt me or anyone else you care about. I-It’s just, that really scared me you know?” said Maria, cupping Liz’s face in her hands and wiping away her tears with her thumbs.

Liz laughed nervously and said “Yeah it was pretty scary wasn’t it?”

“You’re going to be able to kick some ass girl!” said Maria, laughing. “So how do we clean this mess up?”

She dropped her hands from Liz’s face and waved her arm at the mess Liz had created.

A small knowing smile appeared on Liz’s lips.

“That’s where you come in Maria.”

“What? How?”

“Remember your Earth power?”

“Yeah.”

“Well concentrate and look at the images I have supplied you with. You will know what to do.”

Maria did as she was instructed and a big beaming smile came across her face.

“Right let’s try this then.”

Maria held her arms out to the side with her palms facing forward. She slowly brought her arms round to the front of her, her palms facing one another and then she flicked her hands upwards to face the target that was now destroyed.

All the time Maria was doing this Liz was watching the effect she was having.

All the debris that was scattered along the quarry surface started to float and move in a swirling motion. As Maria brought her arms together, the debris started to form the shape of a small tornado. She then flicked her hands towards were Liz had blasted and the tornado shape moved towards that area, gathering the rest of the debris as it went along. Liz was entranced as she watched the debris fuse together, to form the solid rock surface that she had blasted not moments ago.

“Maria that was freakin’ amazing!” shouted Liz, jumping up and down, clapping her hands.

“I know, wow, thanks Liz, you know, for giving me this power,” said Maria, also jumping up and down in excitement.

“Maybe we should just skip the rest of school today and stay here and practice. What do you think?” asked Liz, with a smile on her face.

“Hell yes!! I couldn’t go back to school now even if I tried. I’m way too excited!!” laughed Maria.

“Okay let’s see what you’ve got.”

“Um, Maria are you sure you really want to see? I don’t want you to be scared again.”

“I’m over that now Liz. It was just a shock at first. I didn’t realise just how powerful you could be. I think the excitement of the whole thing has taken over.”

“Okay, but you need to get away from me for what I’m about to do next?”

“H-How far do you want me to go?”

“Go to the back of the quarry and if anything happens just raise your shield to protect yourself. I don’t think you will need to but just in case.”

“Okay.”

Maria walked to the back of the quarry and watched Liz intensely, ready to raise her shield if need be. She wasn’t sure what Liz was about to do, but she wasn’t taking any chances.

A golden bubble shield appeared around Liz as she started to levitate in the air. There was a bright white light surrounding her, inside the shield. Her body started to jerk lightly as the light pulsated around her.

Maria was mesmerised. She knew that Liz was drawing power from the granilith because she had seen Liz do this last night, after she had returned from the future. What worried her was what Liz was about to do next to require that extra power.

All of a sudden Maria felt the air shift around her and it brought her away from her thoughts to concentrate on what Liz was doing.

Liz was back on the ground and had her arms and palms facing towards the sky. Maria looked up and saw dark clouds forming in the sky above Liz.

“No freakin’ way!” was all Maria could say.

The sky grew dark and cast shadows around the base of the quarry. The wind came quickly, whipping up Liz’s and Maria’s hair into a frenzy. The sky had an almost pinkish hue to it and the hairs on Maria’s arms started to stand on end.

Maria jumped when she heard the clap of thunder above her, but still couldn’t help staring at the sky. All of a sudden a bolt of lightning shot out and followed where Liz was now pointing her palm. Maria heard an almighty crack as the lightning bolt hit its intended target, a tree, all that was left was a charred burning trunk.

Liz then raised her arm again and started to make small circular movements with her index finger. Maria felt the change in the air again and watched as a small funnel shape started to descend from the clouds, getting bigger as it was drawn towards the earth. As the tornado hit the earth, Liz’s arms were now in front of her and she slowly started to turn her body around; the tornado followed her movements.

Liz moved her arms upwards again and waved her palms slightly. The tornado and clouds disappeared to be replaced by the warmth of the sun.

Maria had to squint for a few seconds as the brightness of the sun attacked her eyes after it had been so dark.

“That was amazing,” shouted Maria, as she ran towards Liz. “You can control the weather!!”

“Yeah. I wasn’t sure if I could control the intensity of the tornado or direct the lightening but it seems I can. That’s why I wanted you away from me.”

“Just wait until Kal hears about this. He’s going to pass out!” laughed Maria.

“No Maria, I don’t want anyone to know about this. I don’t want people having the same reaction as you did. There is only one person that knows what I’m really capable of and I’d like to keep it that way.”

“Serena,” said Maria, in understanding. “Why do you think she hasn’t told anyone yet?

“I think she realises that I have to keep some of my power secret. If any of you get captured then none of you really know the full extent of what I’m capable of. This means that we will always have an advantage over our enemies.”

“Okay I can understand that. Why don’t we call everyone and get them down here to practice some more, before the big show down tomorrow.”

“I think that’s a great idea Maria.”

“I have a really bad feeling about tomorrow,” blurted out Maria.

“It will fine Maria, I promise you.”

“I don’t know Liz. I’m not feeling right about this and that strange man, at the school this afternoon, was staring at you as if you were his last meal.”

“I’ll be fine Maria.”

“Who was he anyway?”

“I have no idea. I’ve never seen him before.”

“Well I don’t like this. I know that you aren’t telling me everything and that, that man, the way he smiled at you, made my blood run cold.”

“Call the other’s Maria and ask Kal to pick up Kyle from school so that we can explain to him what’s going on.”

“How, is Kyle going to get out of school?”

“Ask Kal to shapeshift into his father.”

Maria got out her cell and phoned Kal.

“Hi Kal?”

“Yes, who is this?”

“It’s Maria. Can you please all come down to the quarry. Liz wants us to get as much practice in before tomorrow. She wants you to go and get Kyle from school, so that we can let him know what’s going on.”

“How, the hell am I going to get Kyle out of school?”

“She said you can shapeshift into his dad.”

“WHAT?” screamed Kal, as Maria moved the phone away from her ear.

“Give the phone to me Maria.”

Maria handed the phone to Liz.

“Kal, this is really important for everyone. I need you to get Kyle out of school.”

“I’m NOT shape shifting Liz. It has taken me almost 30 years to be able to taste or feel anything and I’m not ruining that just to get a boy out of school!” Kal shouted down the phone.

“Oh really? We need everyone involved in this Kal and Kyle is going to play a very important part tomorrow. You need to get him out of school!” shouted Liz.

“NO. I can’t. Liz, please understand that I can’t do this. I know you can order me to do it and I have to but please you must understand,” pleaded Kal.

An idea suddenly struck Liz.

“You don’t have to Kal. Why don’t you get one of the guards to shape shift into Kyle’s dad. Just tell the school that his granddad needs him and they will let him out.”

Liz could hear a sigh of relief in her ear.

“Thank you Liz,” whispered Kal.

“Just get the guards to teleport you in front of the school and then here, it will save us time. We need to get practicing and I want to speak to Roman.”

“Fine we will be there in about ten to fifteen minutes."

"Can you send one of the guards to get Michael as well?”

“Yes, where is he?”

“He is at home today. We’ll phone him and let him know that someone is coming for him.”

“Okay I’ll see you soon and Liz …”

“Yes.”

“Thank you.”

“I should be thanking you Kal, for everything you’ve done so far. Now go and get the group for me.”

“Done!” said Kal, laughing.

Maria phoned Michael to let him know that he was going to be picked up shortly.



Chapter 32



“They’re here,” stated Maria, as she saw everyone come in to view.

“Right Maria, I want you and Nathan to explain the plan to Kyle and then join the rest of the group in practice,” said Liz, walking towards the group.

“Okay.”

As Liz approached the group she had a look of determination on her face.

“Kal, I want you to get everyone to practice. Maria and Nathan will join you after they’ve finished explaining the plan to Kyle.”

“What about you?”

“I’m going to talk to Roman, alone.”

“But …”

“No ‘buts’ Kal, just do it please,” said Liz, as she gently grabbed Roman’s arm to lead him away from the group.

“You heard what she said so get practicing!” shouted Kal, as he watched Liz walk away with Roman “I don’t like this, I don’t like this one little bit,” he said under his breath.

Everyone started shooting harmless energy balls at one another and raising their shields. It wasn’t long before Kyle and Maria joined the group.

Michael turned around and started walking towards Maria when he heard her shout …

“Michael look out!”

He immediately spun round and raised his shield.

“Never turn your back on the enemy Michael!” shouted Kal, who had just sent a blast towards him. “Good reflexes though. You’re going to make a fine general once you’ve had enough training.”

“Yeah thanks,” said Michael, sarcastically as he turned back to Maria.

“Maria, what’s going on with Liz? She’s not telling us everything is she?”

“I really don’t know Michael. She just keeps telling me that we have to stay calm tomorrow no matter what happens,” whispered Maria.

“I don’t like this Maria. I’m going to be keeping a close eye on her over the next couple of days.”

“Fine by me, I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen,” replied Maria.

“Let’s get back to practice,” said Michael, turning to face the others. He stopped when he realised that nobody was practicing and turned to face what everyone else was looking at. He could see that Roman and Liz were in the middle of a very heated discussion.

“What the hell is going on Kal?” asked Michael.

“I’ve got no idea, but I’m going to find out,” replied Kal, as he stormed off in the direction of Liz and Roman.

“Get back to your practice!” shouted Kal, over his shoulder.

As Kal got nearer to Liz and Roman he heard Liz shout ….

“That’s an order!!!!”

“But your Highness my job is to ...”

“Your job is to follow her command!” interrupted Kal.

“But …”

“There are no ‘buts’ Roman. If the Queen gave you a direct order then you must follow it!” shouted Kal.

“Fine,” said Roman, walking away after giving Liz a slight bow.

“Thank you Kal.”

“Liz, if Roman dared argue with you, he must have a strong reason to. There is no way he would try to disobey a direct order from you, unless he thought there was a better way of doing it. That’s what makes him a good soldier. He isn’t afraid to speak his mind.”

“I don’t want to discuss this with you Kal. I need to get back to practice,” was all Liz would say as she walked back to the group, leaving a stunned Kal to follow behind.


*******


Roman pulled the guards far enough away from the group so they couldn’t hear the orders he was about to give out.


*******


As the group watched the guards all gather around Roman, Liz walked up.

“Over the next few days I want you all to try and communicate with each other using your telepathy powers. I want us all to be able to communicate this way easily. We're going to need it.”

Everyone agreed.

“Serena, I want you to work with everyone that has new powers and get them ready.”

“That’s fine Liz, but what about you?”

“Me? What do you mean?”

“Aren’t you the best person to help them?”

“N-No I’m not. You need to concentrate on the weaker ones and get them up to speed.”

Serena nodded in understanding.

Just as everyone was about to start practice again a cell phone started to ring.

“Everyone quiet, it’s Max,” said Michael, looking at the screen of his cell phone.

“Maxwell.”

“Michael, I want you to meet me at the Crashdown straight after school. Something happened at school today with Liz, and I want to discuss it with everyone.”

“By everyone you mean?”

“Everyone, except Liz.”

“If this concerns her, don’t you think she should be involved?”

“No, something strange is going on Michael. I want to know what it is! I think Liz is in danger and I’m not taking any chances.”

Liz watched as Michael gave her a funny look as he said….

“Fine, I’ll meet you there after school”

After Michael ended the call he went straight up to Liz.

“What happened today at school Liz?”

“Um, Max and the others saw this man watching me.”

“WHAT? What man and why haven’t you mentioned him sooner?” shouted Michael.

“There was a bit of a show down between Zan and Max ...”

“WHAT?” screamed Michael. “Can someone PLEASE tell me what went on today!”

“If you stop screaming at me for a second, I will!” shouted Liz.

Liz told Michael everything that had happened at school, before she came to the quarry.

“WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING!” shouted Michael, heading towards Zan. “YOU’RE GOING TO GET US ALL EXPOSED!!”

“Michael, I sorted it. Don’t worry, nobody saw what happened except the people here,” replied Ava, trying to defuse the situation.

“Hey it wasn’t me who went all black eyed first!”

“That’s not the point. YOU should have left when Liz asked you to, instead of provoking him. If you had left, he wouldn’t have used his powers.”

“ENOUGH!” shouted Liz. “Arguing over something that has already happened isn’t going to get us anywhere. Now Michael what did Max want?”

“He wants to discuss what happened with you this morning at school. Liz, he is really worried about you. I think we need to tell him what’s going on.”

“We can’t Michael, not just yet. I don’t have all of the information I need. When I do, then I’ll tell him.”

“You’re playing a dangerous game Liz,” warned Michael.

“It’s a game I intend to win, with or without Max,” replied Liz.

“I have to take Maria with me because Max wants us all there.”

“Fine, Maria has been practicing with me this afternoon anyway.”

“What am I supposed to do about Max, Liz?”

“Let me handle Max. Just agree to do whatever he wants you to but try and spin it in our favour. I don’t want you to have to lie to him anymore than you already have. It’s not fair on you Michael.”

Maria and Michael left in the Jetta, leaving the others behind to practice. They headed straight towards the Crashdown as school would be out in half an hour and they didn’t want to be late.



Chapter 33



Maria and Michael pulled up to the Crashdown the same time as the rest of the group, except for Tess.

“What’s going on Maxwell?”

“I want to wait until Tess gets here, she’s on her way.”

“Why do we have to wait for Tess? Wasn’t she at school with you today?” asked Michael.

“No, Kyle said she had to sort something out about the house Nasedo left her. I think she's selling it.”

They all entered the Crashdown and sat in their usual booth. Not long after, Tess arrived.

“Hi everyone,” she said, with a huge smile on her face.

“Everything must have gone well with the sale if you’re looking so happy,” said Max.

“Yes, it did,” beamed Tess.

“Can you take a seat, so we can get down to business,” said Max.

“Max, what’s wrong?” asked Tess, with concern in her voice. “Has something happened?”

“Someone came to the school today to see Liz.”

“So,” said Tess, in irritation.

“She was frightened Tess,” said Isabel. “You should have seen her face when she saw him.”

“Didn’t you go up to him and find out who he was?”

“We didn’t get a chance. He got into a van and drove away quickly. When I asked Liz about him, she just said it was someone from her past,” said Max.

“Well that’s strange?” said Tess.

“What’s strange?”

“O-Oh nothing, I-I just thought if it was someone from her past, why would she be afraid of him?”

“I don’t know. That’s what’s making me think that she was lying to me. There’s something not right about this whole thing.”

“Max, I’m sure Liz is going to be alright,” said Tess, stroking Max’s arm.

“It’s not just that, that’s worrying me. When that stranger showed up Dan and the group came tearing round the corner in the SUV. Created quite a scene I might add but what I want to know is how they knew to come at that particular time.”

“That’s a very interesting question Max,” replied Tess. “Why don’t we do some investigating? Try to find out who they really are?”

“Maxwell, if you go down that route, Liz will never forgive you,” argued Michael.

“Yeah and I would have to tell her Max. I’m not going to let you do this behind her back. If you are worried about the new group then you should speak to her about it, not do it behind her back. You could lose her forever Max,” said Maria.

“Why don’t I do some investigating for you?” asked Tess.

“If anyone is going to do the investigation, it will be me,” said Michael.

“Why don’t you trust me Michael?”

“No I don’t.”

“Michael,” warned Max.

“Oh come Max, surely you can’t be that stupid. If Tess finds out that they are dangerous towards Liz do you honestly think she is going to tell you? If anything, she will help them get rid of her. After all, Liz is the proverbial thorn in Tess’s side. She is stopping you from following your destiny,” Michael said the last part of the sentence in a high pitched whining voice whilst doing quote marks with his fingers.

“Yeah, that little whore of yours would do anything to get rid of Liz,” said Maria, in agreement.

“Who are you calling a whore you bitch,” spat out Tess.

“Fine, Michael you do the investigation. I want you to come to me as soon as you find anything out, okay?”

“WHAT! So you don’t trust me then Max?” asked Tess.

“Quite frankly Tess, where Liz is concerned, I don’t trust you. You would do anything to get rid of her.”

“Then why did you ask me to come here then, if you don’t even trust me?”

“Yeah why did you Max?” asked Maria.

“Because whether you like it or not Maria, Tess is still part of our group and she is entitled to know what’s going on. We don’t know who this person is and we all have to be on our guard.”

Tess gave Maria a smug look.

“Well what did this stranger look like?” asked Tess.

“He was about my height, maybe a bit taller, muscular build, jet black hair but I couldn’t see much else because he disappeared before I could get close enough.”

“Well that makes it a lot easier,” said Alex sarcastically.

“Just look out for anyone fitting that description. I know it’s not much to go on but it’s all we’ve got right now.”

Just as Max finished talking, Liz and the gang walked in. Everyone turned to look at them.

“Oh this is going to be interesting,” whispered Liz, to Zan.

“Let’s just sit down over the other side of the restaurant Liz. I don’t want another scene,” said Zan.

“Okay.”

Just as everyone sat down, Max started to walk over to the booth.

“God that guy is seriously starting to get on my nerves. Can he not leave you alone for two seconds?” whispered an annoyed Zan.

“Dan, don’t start, he’s only worried about me,” whispered Liz.

“Fine, but if he starts anything, I swear I’m going to blast his ass back to Antar.”

“Liz, can I speak to you alone for a second please?”

“Max I really just want to sit down and eat something”

“Please Liz this won’t take long.”

“Okay, let’s go out back”


*******


“What is it Max?” asked Liz, as she went to sit on the couch.

“Who was that man at school today?”

“I don’t know Max.”

“STOP! Just stop lying to me!” shouted Max, his frustration finally reaching breaking point.

“It’s true, I have no idea who that man was.”

“Then why did I feel your fear through our connection and when did you learn to close it off?”

“I-I don’t know, maybe when you were throwing Tess in my face!” spat Liz.

“What?” asked Max, in confusion, running his hands through his hair.

“You haven’t connected with me for over a year Max. Maybe I learned to switch it off so I couldn’t feel what you were doing with Tess.”

“I would have never done that to you Liz. As soon as I saw you with Kyle, I closed the connection and haven’t opened it until recently.”

“So, if you had the connection open in the first place, how could you believe I slept with Kyle?”

“What?”

“Well if the connection was as strong as you suggest then surely you would have felt me doing something with someone else,”

“What are you talking about?”

“If I was, oh now how did you put it? Oh that’s right, if I was fucking Kyle, as you so delicately put it, then how come you couldn’t feel me.”

“I don’t know, MAYBE it was because you never did sleep with him but only pretended to!” shouted Max.

“Exactly, so I ask again why did you not realise that?”

“Oh, maybe because my heart broke in two when I saw you in bed with him!”

“What is going on here?” asked Jeff, coming down the stairs after hearing muffled shouting from the apartment.

“Nothing dad, Max was just blowing off steam over something that happened at school today. We’re just going out in the restaurant to get something to eat.”

“Okay, but I don’t want any shouting out there,” said Jeff.

“Oh there will be none of that. Isn’t that right Max?”

“Yes. Sorry Mr Parker, I didn’t mean to disturb you.”

Max was totally confused by the time he had reached the booth. He had gone in there to find out who the man was at school and ended up in an argument over Kyle and Tess. He just sat at the booth and ordered his food, along with everyone else, when the waitress arrived.

Liz really didn’t want to argue with Max but there was no other way to get his mind off the questions he was asking. After tomorrow she could tell him everything and wouldn’t have to lie to him anymore. She couldn’t wait for that moment.


*******


Friday night at the Crashdown ……..


Everyone from the original group, except Liz and Alex, were sitting in the booth.

Max and Michael were talking about films. Maria was cleaning up the restaurant when Sheriff Valenti walked in.

“Dad, what are you doing here?” asked Kyle.

“Um, I think you all should sit down for this news.”

“What? What’s going on sheriff?” asked Maria.

“We believe that Alex and Liz were in a serious car accident tonight, they may be dead.”

“WHAT!” screamed Maria, almost collapsing on the floor in tears if it wasn’t for Michael catching her in time.

Both Max and Isabel jumped out of the booth and rushed towards the sheriff.

“What do you mean by you think they may be dead?” asked Max, dreading the answer. Both he and Isabel were deathly white.

“There was a car registered to the Whitman’s and it was found at the bottom of a ravine. No bodies have been found yet, but the car had exploded”

“So, so they still could be alive then?” stuttered Isabel.

“I don’t think so Isabel. The car crashed into an eighteen wheeler before it spun off the road. I’m not sure they would have survived a crash like that, but we are putting a search out for them both,” replied the sheriff.

Everybody was too busy listening to the sheriff to see the small smile appear, briefly, on Tess’s face.





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