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.
Max was worried. The clock on his nightstand read 2:45 AM and Isabel still wasn't home. This wasn't like her to be gone this long without getting in touch with him. He had been trying to call Michael's apartment and her cell phone all night, only to get no answer from either. He was glad that his parents weren't home. They had gone to visit his Aunt and Uncle, and would be gone all week. I better go look for her, he thinks as he climbs out of bed. Grabbing a pair of jeans and a shirt out of the closet, he gets dressed. As he is looking for his shoes he hears the front door open. "It's about time you get home, Is." he yells opening his bedroom door.
"Max get down here. We need to talk to you." Isabel screams.
Terror grips his whole body. Forgetting about his shoes, he runs to Isabel. "Is, What's wrong? Are you..." he stops as he enters the living room. There he finds with Isabel, Tess, Michael and Maria. Looking at Tess's face, he can tell that she has been crying. "What's wrong?" he asks. Tess can only stare back at him as the tears continue to fall. Next he notices Maria. "Maria, tell me what's going on." An evil grin spreads across Maria's face.
"Why don't you ask Dork and Mindy over here." she states pointing to Michael and Isabel.
"Maria, tell me what the hell is going on." Max yells
"What is going on Max, is that she doesn't deserve all the shit that you have been putting her through. You are such an....mmph."
Michael once again places his hand over her mouth and pulls her to him. Maria struggles to get away, but he only tightens his grip on her.
"All right, I have had enough. Someone better tell me what they hell is going on right NOW." he yells.
"We confronted Liz about her cheating on you and she ran off." Isabel whispers to Max.
"I bet she did. She is getting real good at it too. I guess she couldn't handle the guilt." he sneers.
Madness takes over Maria. Sensing Maria's next move, Michael tightens his grip on her. So you want to play games, she thinks as she kicks him in the leg. Then lets play games. Michael crashes to the floor for the second time that night. Once free she runs up to Max and delivers a blow to his jaw that sends him flying backwards into wall.
"She has nothing to feel guilty about. But you will. Mark my words Max Evans. You will be plagued by this for the rest of you sorry life." she screams hysterically.
As Max tries to recovers from Maria's punch, he realizes that she knows the truth.
"You know." Grabbing Maria by the shoulders, he begins to shake her. "Tell me...Tell me the truth."
Looking Max in the eye she glares at him "You want the truth Max? Why didn't you just trust her. She loves you so much and because of her love for you, she had to give you up."
"Your not making any sense, Maria. Tell me why she had to give me up." he cries
Maria pushes Max's hands off of her shoulders and begins pacing around the room. "Your the reason." she spits out. Confusion covers Max's face as Maria continues. "You, fourteen years from the future came to Liz and told her that she had to make you fall out of love with her." Now looking at Tess, Maria continues "He told her that as your relationship with Liz got stronger, Tess became more and more jealous and then one day she left. Without her, the three of you weren't strong enough to defeat your enemies. Isabel was the first to die and then Michael. So you see dear Maxwell, she did it to save your family, your race and maybe even yourself."
Max begins to get Dizzy and falls back against the wall. Sliding to the floor, he puts his head in his hands. "Oh my god. What have I done?" he whispers.
"Oh you have done plenty, but lets not forget how your alien counterparts physically assaulted Liz tonight. Maria yells as she begins pacing again.
"What" he growls, looking up at Michael, Isabel and Tess. None of them can make eye contact with Max. They stand in silence until Isabel begins to cry.
"Max, we didn't know. All we knew was that you were hurting because of Liz. When you told me that she had slept with Kyle, I guess... I just lost it. We just wanted to confront her and tell her to leave you alone. I thought I was helping Max. I am so sorry."
With tears in his eyes, Max stands and looks at the four of them. "What the hell has happened to us? We have to find her. We have to make this right with Liz again."
"NO!! I need to fix this. I need to make this right. She did this because of me. She won't listen to you Max. You tried talking to her already and this is what happened. Please, just let me talk to her first. I need to do this. I have to make her believe that I won't leave. I won't, I promise." Tess declares as the tears stream down her face. "Just let me do this. I will call you once we work through everything." She searches Max's face for an answer.
As her looks at Tess, Max realizes just how much she has changed. She was no longer the manipulative person she once was. They had become closer since it was reveled that they were each others destinies. He wasn't in love with her, but he did love her as family. He knew that she was right, Liz would never listen to him. Tess was the only one that could make Liz believe and then what. Would Liz forgive them? Would she forgive him? He had to find out, no matter what it took, he was going to make it right again. "Max" Tess says shaking him from his thoughts. Again Max looks at Tess and says "Make this right." Tess gives Max a sad smile and heads for the door.
"I'm going with you." says Maria as she runs towards Tess. Michael goes to grab her "I swear if you touch me one more time, you won't have to worry about the skins killing your sorry ass." she states stepping out of his way.
"She needs to do this alone. We need talk too. I don't want it to end like this. Please Maria, I'm sorry." Michael mumbles.
Tess looks at Max and he nods his head towards the door. She nods back and heads towards the Crashdown.
Not realizing Tess has left, Maria walks back towards Michael. "Yes you are sorry. How could you say that you can't trust us and what gives you the right to put your hands on anyone?"
"I don't know what happened. I know that it's not an excuse, but I was angry. I wasn't thinking." he says
"Michael Guerin not thinking before he takes action, what a surprise. she screams.
Max heads for the Kitchen and motions for Isabel to follow him. They both sit at the table in silence as Michael and Maria continue to go at it.
"Maria, I love you. I am so sorry about this and everything that has happened since I met you. I know that I haven't been easy to deal with, but I can't imagine my life without you in it. You have changed me. I know it and everyone else sees that I have become a better person because of you. Please forgive me. I can't live without you... Not anymore. Please Maria."
Her first inclination was to run into his arms. She wanted to smother him in her kisses and tell him that she loved him too, but she was scared. Her life has been a Roller Coaster ride from the first day she had met him. She knew that she loved him, but she never really knew where she stood with Michael Guerin. One minute they were together and another he was walking out the door. What about the whole Courtney issue? She was still confused about that. But she loved him, that was just the plain and simple truth. She looked at Michael and realized that he was crying. God how I love him she thinks.
"Maria, please don't ever leave me." he cries holding out his arms to her.
Her own tears begin to flow as she runs into them. "Michael, I can't go through this again. Promise me that you won't push me away anymore."
"I promise." he whispers into her hair. "Besides" he smiles "I'm too afraid that I may get another right hook, if I don't."
Maria laughs as he goes to punch him again, but Michael grabs her hands and pulls her against his chest.
"I love you Maria."
"I love you too Michael."
He then kisses Maria with all the passion that he has inside of him. When they finally come up for air, Michael looks at the clock on the wall.
"Come on, lets go. I'll take you home." he says taking her hand. "It been a long night."
"Hey, I'm already going to be in trouble for coming home this late, so what's a few hours more. Let's go to your place instead." she says giving him an evil grin. "Besides, we have a lot more making up to do."
Isabel and Max are still sitting in silence in the Kitchen. "I guess they made up." Isabel says looking at her brother. "Can you and Liz ever forgive me for what happened tonight?" Max looks up and sees the tears forming in Isabel's eyes. "I can forgive you Izzy. Since that day at the cave, none of us has been ourselves. It doesn't make what you did tonight right, though. There was a time when I could speak for Liz, but not anymore. After what we have put her through, I don't know if she will ever forgive any of us. he says sadly. It's late, why don't you go to bed. We can talk to Liz tomorrow."
Isabel nods and gets up from the table. "Are you going to bed? she asks already knowing that answer.
"No, I am going to stay up and wait for Tess's call. I couldn't sleep right now, even if I wanted too. Go on, go to bed. I'll be fine." he says giving her a half smile.
Isabel kisses her brother on the cheek and walks off towards her room.
Alone with his thoughts, Max thinks about all that he and Liz have been through in the last years. Why did this have to happen, he thinks as the sobs rack his body. I am so sorry Liz and I promise you that I am going to make this right. I am going to prove my love to you, no matter what it takes.
Ok Dreamers, you have been very patient with me and yes, the end it near. I won't give the ending away, but you won't be disappointed. I want to thank those who have given me feedback. I really appreciate it. If you like, or dislike my story let me know. Donna!!