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.
As Tess headed towards the Crashdown, her mind was reeling. This had been one of the strangest nights of her life and she had dealt with some strange situations lately. It all started with a phone call from Isabel. She wanted Tess to meet her and Michael at the Crashdown. Once there all hell had broken loose. Isabel had confronted Liz about her betrayal of Max and then Michael got involved. Before she knew what was happening, they were pushing Liz around. Maria then came bursting through the door and then Michael was on the ground. It was like a bad dream and it only got worse. Maria knew why Liz betrayed Max and now they all did. "Me" she whispers aloud. "I'm the reason that this all happened." They needed to tell Max. Before they left, however Michael kidnapped a very pissed off Maria. She watched as madness over took Maria, after Max had made a snide remark about Liz. Before she had time to react, Max was flying backwards into the wall. She remembered the look of pure devastation that enveloped Max's face upon finding out the truth. He wanted to go to Liz, but she was the only one who could fix this. She knew what she had to do and she was determined to fix this once and for all.
As she neared the Crashdown, her heart began to race. Doubt began to creep into her mind. What was she going to say? What if she wouldn't listen to her? She had been spouting for almost a year now that Max was her destiny and Liz had finally given up. She had even gone so far as to try and help Tess win his love. Now she had to somehow convince Liz that she was the one who belonged with Max, not Tess.
Looking in the window of the Crashdown, Tess realizes it's empty. She must be upstairs, she thinks and walks to the back of the restaurant. She climbs the ladder to the balcony and walks towards the window. As she get closer, she notices it is open and looks inside. There is a light on, but Liz is not there. I guess I'll just have to wait she thinks as she climbs inside.
Once inside she begins to look around. On the floor she sees Liz's Crashdown uniform, she replays tonight's scene all over again in her head. Why didn't I stop them she thinks. Because your a coward, she answers herself. Shaking her head, she walks towards the dresser. She picks up a frame with a picture of Alex, Maria and Liz in it and notices how happy they look. She tried to recall ever seeing that look on any of their faces and realizes that she couldn't. What had happened to these carefree teens? she thinks. We happened. Placing the frame back down on the dresser, she walks over to the bed and sits down.
Liz watches as Kyle gets into his truck and waves one last time. As she is climbing through her window, all she can think about is sleep. That is until she realizes that Tess is in her room, sitting on her bed.
"You have two minutes to get out of her before I call the cops. Breaking and entering is a crime, even for aliens. Liz spits.
"Look, I know that I am the last person that you want to see right now, but I need to talk to you." she says while walking towards Liz.
"There is nothing you have to say that I want to hear.
"I know about you and Kyle..."
"And that just makes you day, doesn't it." Liz cuts in. "You have him, he's yours. I gave him to you on a silver platter. So, go run to Max, he is your destiny after all." she screams pushing past Tess as she heads for the door.
Grabbing Liz before she can leave, "NO!! You don't understand. I know why you made it look like you slept with Kyle. Liz, I know...We know...Max knows.
"This changes nothing." she cries as the tears begin to fall from her eyes. "They die without you. Please Tess, why are you doing this to me? Go to Max. He needs you."
"He needs you Liz. He hasn't been the same, since the day you walked away from him. I can't believe how much you have given up to protect him... to protect us. Maria told us everything. I can't begin to imagine how hard it must have been for you to come to me that night. As her own tears begin to fall, Tess looks into Liz's eyes. "You have to believe me. I won't leave. I promise you that I will always be here for him. But it not enough. It will never be enough, if your not there. You are his Strength, you always have been."
Falling back onto the bed, Liz can only stare at the girl standing in front of her. Did she dare believe? She began to feel hopeful for the first time in months. Her nightmare was coming to an end. She and max could finally be together, but what if Max wouldn't take her back. She had done nothing but lie to him lately. She had hurt him. Each time she looked into his eyes, she saw just how much. "It doesn't matter anymore." she cries, looking away. "He'll never forgive me. I have done nothing, but lie to him."
Tess begins to move towards the window, but then stops and turns to Liz. "You lied to protect him, he knows that. He will forgive you, and I hope that one day you can forgive me. Who knows maybe we could even become friends." she says as she heads back towards the window.
"I'd like that." Liz says, placing her hand on Tess's shoulder. "It's almost morning, how about I cook us some breakfast? You can tell me about your trip to New York. I've never been... well except a few days ago, and I really didn't see much. How about it?" she asks smiling.
"Sounds great to me." she says, turning towards Liz.
"Thank you for taking care of him." Liz whispers as she hugs Tess. Unable to speak, Tess can only smile and nod at her new friend.