Disclaimer: I have absolutely nothing to do with ROSWELL and the WB. I just love this show.
Summary: This starts after midnight services and continues through the week up until New Years. They finally find out the truth about Liz, but is it to late to fix their friendship.
Feedback: I would love feedback. This is my first attempt at Fan Fiction. Any help would be appreciated.
Dedicated: This dedicated all my friends who have no clue as to why I love Roswell.
Isabel was exhausted. She couldn't remember the last time that she felt this tired. She had spent the whole day with Max discussing the events of the previous months. They both had been keeping secrets and this was the perfect time to get them out in the open. Isabel had told Max all that Whitaker and Nicolas had told her about her former life, as Valondra. In her former life Valondra had betrayed her Brother and her race for the love of a man. Not just any man, but the leader of their enemies. Max had told her about how Liz had cheated on him with Kyle. She did not want to believe that it was possible, but the look on his face told her that it was true. They had made a promise to each other that they would never keep secrets from each other again.
"We are family and we need to look out for each other." Max stated as he pulled Isabel into an embrace.
Isabel was determined that Liz was never going to get the chance to hurt Max again. He was right they did have to look out for each other and that was just what she was going to do. Her last thoughts as sleep took over were that she was going to get Liz Parker out of his life for good. Tomorrow she was going discuss this with Michael. He would know what to do.
Michael was dreaming of Maria. In this dream they were driving on his Motorcycle through the desert. He could feel her arms wrapped tightly around his waist as she laughed in his ear. Here he was happy. He had the two loves of his life, Maria and his Motorcycle.
He woke up to the sounds of someone banging loudly on his door. He rolled over and tried to ignore it, but they banging only got louder. "This had better be important, or someone is gong to be in big trouble." he yells opening the door.
He comes face to face with Isabel. "We need to talk about Liz and Max." she states as she walks into his apartment.
"What? You woke me up to talk about Max and Liz?" he growls laying back down on the bed.
"She slept with Kyle, Michael"
"There is no way that perfect Lizzy Parker slept with Kyle." he mumbles into his pillow.
"Oh really, Max caught them in bed together."
Michael turns to her "Start talking"
After Isabel finished telling him about what Liz had done, he was stunned. It didn't make sense. All the time that was wasted, time that could have been used to find out more information about their past. Michael was pissed now. "So, what your telling me is that he couldn't be our fearless leader, because he had to get her back. But this whole time she was sleeping with Valenti?" he yells.
"What are we going to do?" she asks
"Lets go pay the little cheater a visit." he says grabbing his coat.
On the way to the Crashdown they call Tess and ask her to meet them there.
AT THE CRASHDOWN
"Order up" Jose yelled over the roar of customers. Liz grabbed the order and brought it to the table. The Crashdown was busy. Liz was the only Waitress working today and she was tired. She glanced at her watch. One more hour till close she thought. She wondered what Max had done today. She was still confused as to what happened after midnight services. It still didn't make any sense. During the service he was holding her hand and looking in her eyes and at the Crashdown afterwards he was running from her touch. She was so deep in thoughts that she did not see Michael and Isabel walk through the door. The sound of breaking glass breaks Liz out of her thoughts. Jose had dropped at plate in the back and was yelling for Liz to help.
Michael and Isabel walked into the Crashdown and sat in a booth. They watched as Liz walked through the swinging door into the back room. "Michael we can't confront her now, this place is so crowded."
It's almost closing time, so would you just chill. We can confront her after everyone leave." he snaps.
They both go silent and Liz comes up to the booth to take their order. "Hey guys. What can I get for you both?" she asks smiling at them. How can she just act like nothing has happened? Isabel thought. She just wanted to wring her little neck. "We'll just have the usual." she says putting on her biggest fake smile.
As she enters the Crashdown, Tess looks around for Michael and Isabel. She spots them sitting in a booth glaring at the retreating figure of Liz. She walks over and sits down. "What's going on?" she asks They begin to tell her the whole story. "I already know about that, Max told me." she states.
"What" they both yell at the same time. Something was wrong with this picture. Max was confiding in Tess and not his Sister or Best Friend. She sees them staring at her and she begins to feel uncomfortable so she explains what happened.
"The night that it happened, I found Max sitting on a park bench." she states as she remembers the look of complete devastation on his face. "I asked him if he wanted me to leave and he said no. So we talked." She reminds them that none of them were really speaking to Max at that point. Isabel was avoiding him like the plague and Michael was pissed because he felt that Max should be doing more leadership duties. What she said was true. Neither one of them had been there for Max. They were both too wrapped up in their own problems to see that Max's life was falling apart.
Liz cashes out that last customers of the day and locks the doors behind them. She helps Jose clean up the kitchen and then tells him to go home. It's been a long day for both of them. "What about them?" he asks pointing at the occupied booth. She tell him that it's ok and lets him out the back door.
Walking back to the table she notices that Tess has joined them. She places Michael and Isabel's order on the table and pulls out her order pad. But before she has a chance to take Tess's order, Isabel screams "How could you cheat on my Brother?"
Liz is completely floored. The room begins to spin and everything begins to get fuzzy. She can't know. I must have heard her incorrectly she thinks. "I said how could you cheat on my Brother Liz?" screams a hysterical Isabel.
"I don't know what your talking about." she whispers as Isabel jumps from the booth and stands in front of Liz.
"WHAT!!" Isabel screams as she pushes Liz backwards.
"Are you calling my Brother a liar, he caught you red handed."
"NO... I mean, I did what I had to do. You have to trust me."
Michael jumps up and grabs Liz by the shoulder. "We already did that and look where it got us" he jeers as he too pushes Liz backwards.
"Stay the hell away from my Brother and all of us. I hate you Liz Parker.
That was the last straw for Liz. She takes the order pad that she is still holding in her hand and throws it at Michael and Isabel.
"I did what I had to do and I don't regret any of it." she cries and runs towards the back door.
Maria had been trying to find Michael all night. She had left several message on his machine and even called max to see if might be there. Max had said that he hadn't seem Michael all day and that Isabel had gone over there this morning and still hadn't come home. How strange she thought as she hung up. "Well one last place to look." she said to herself
As she looked through the window of the Crashdown she saw them. But she didn't understand what she was seeing. It looked like Michael and Isabel were ganging up on Liz, while Tess just sat there looking dumb founded. She watched as Michael pushed Liz backwards. She had to be seeing things. She tried to open the door with her key, but her hands were shaking. She had to get to Liz. She finally got the door opened, but Liz was gone