Title: Find out the Truth

Author: Raychell68
Disclaimer: None of character belong to me. All are property of WB and Jason Katims, well, except for the character Jennifer.
Category: Other, Everyone but main focus Liz.
Rating: PG
Part: 1
Summary: Liz finds out she is more important to the Pod Squad than she realizes.
Spoilers: What might happen with the death of Alex being predicted
Authors Notes: This is my first fan fiction, so, I welcome feed back.

(Michael's Apartment)

"Maria, please, talk to me," Michael said. Maria hasn't said a word since they left the coroner's office. She just sits there staring into space crying. Michael felt the loss that she must be feeling. Alex was part of her family, which meant he was part of his. The grief that he might be feeling at that moment was nothing compared to what Maria was feeling. All he could do was be there for her right now, and that is what he planned on doing.

"Michael, do you think he suffered," she asked with tears flowing down her face.

"No, I don't think he even saw the semi. I am sure it happened to fast," Michael said.

"Why would he be driving so fast? What was he thinking?" Maria choked out in between sobs.

"I don't know? I just don't know," replied Michael.

"Can you just hold me?" Maria asked.

Without even saying a word Michael grabbed Maria in a tight embrace. They just sat there on his couch in the dark holding onto each other with complete silence.


(Isabel's Room)

"It's my fault, you know," Isabel's states to Max who has been in her room for the past two hours trying to comfort her.

"Isabel, it is not your fault," Max stated.

"No, it is. If I wasn't, so, insistent on him coming over he would still be alive!" She exclaimed.

"Iz, you have to stop it. You can't blame yourself for Alex's death. He wouldn't want you to do that." Max said with conviction in his voice. Max still couldn't believe one of them is gone. How are they going survive? Then, his mind drifted for a moment, "I wonder how Liz is holding up?"

"I know, Max. You're right but I can't help but feel guilty." Isabel replied.

They both just sat there tied up in there own thoughts. Both wondering what is going to happen. How are any of them going to survive this? How are they going to go on? How can they ever be complete? How?



"How did I get home?" Liz wondered. She didn't even remember her walk home. She just felt numb inside and out. It was like a part of her died today.

"Liz, honey, there is some here to see you. He is sitting upstairs in the living room," Jeff Parker said as Liz walked into the Crashdown. He could see the pain in her eyes. He just wanted to grab his daughter and comfort her like he did when she was younger when she use to get sad, but he knew that right now she needed to be by herself. She needed time to sort out her pain. "Do you want me to tell him to come back later, sweetheart?"

"No, Dad. I am okay but do you know who it is?" Liz asked.

"No, just a young gentleman. He said he remembered something that he needed to tell you." Jeff Parker replied.

"Okay, thanks, Dad," Liz said.

As Liz walks up the stairs she recognizes the young man sitting on her couch. It is the delivery boy who delivered food to Alex earlier this evening. She remembered speaking to him earlier when she was questioning everyone could think of about Alex. "I wonder what he is doing here," thought Liz.

"Jerry?" Liz asked the young man.

"Yes." Jerry replies.

"What can I do for you?" Liz asks him.

"Um, well, you said if I remembered anything about earlier to come talk to you." Jerry replied.

"Oh yes, did you remember something?" Liz asked her mind still a bit foggy from earlier.

"I am not sure if this means much but here..." Jerry said as he handed her a dinner receipt from Alex. It was signed with a bunch of 1's and 0's. It looked like some sort of code. "I am not sure if it means anything, but I thought I would give it to you."

"Thanks. It means a lot to me that you stopped by with this." Liz replied.

"I better get going. I just wanted to drop that off. I am really sorry to hear about your friend." Jerry said with a sad smile.

As he was leaving Liz kept looking at the code. "Why would Alex sign his receipt like this?" Liz wondered. Then, all of sudden it hit her. "This is a code from Alex, but what could it mean?" Whatever it meant she was going to find out, and by the looks of it whatever it was it still far from being over.