Title: Find out the Truth
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.
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.
(Next day at school)
Liz is standing by her locker early the next day. She seems to be lost in her own thoughts. She doesn't seem to notice Maria walking up to her.
"How are you doing this morning, Lizzie," Maria greeted to her friend. "Lizzie, oh Lizzie."
Liz looks up a bit startled not realizing that Maria has been standing there for a while now calling her name. "I am sorry, Maria. I don't know where my head is this morning."
"Liz, honey, I know how you are feeling. Everything seems to be so surreal since...you know." Maria says with a far away look in her eyes...
"Yeah, I guess. You know it is strange being here and knowing that Alex won't be coming up to us with some sort of funny comment or joke to make." Liz says.
"I know, honey. It almost feels like we shouldn't be here." Maria says.
Both girls just stand there lost in their own thoughts for a moment. Then Liz asks Maria, "Maria, I was wondering what did you dream of last night when you went to sleep?"
"Huh? What did I dream of? That is a strange question to ask." Maria states looking at Liz like she has kind of lost it.
"Maria, please, just tell me what you dreamt of last night." Liz asked a bit exasperated.
"Okay, okay. Well, if you really must know I dreamt that I was on this huge stage with..."Maria began.
"A big stage," Liz asked interrupting Maria. "You didn't dream of Alex or anything did you?"
"No, I didn't. Why do you ask?" Maria implored wondering why Liz was so interested in her dream.
Not wanting to get into her strange dream that she had about Alex she decides to change the subject. "Maria, I better get going. Since I missed school yesterday I have some stuff I have to catch up on. I will see you at lunch."
"Okay, I will catch up with you at lunch." With that Maria and Liz parted ways.
While working on a biology assignment Max notices Liz is a bit distracted. "Liz, are you alright?"
"Huh?" Liz asked looking up from her paper.
"I asked if you were alright. You seem to be a bit distracted." Max states with concern in his voice.
"Oh, I am sorry, Max," Liz answers. "I just have a lot on my mind."
"Is it anything you want to discuss? You know if you need to talk..." Max begins.
"Look, Max I know you are trying to help and I realize you are concerned about me, but I just need to work things out on my own." Liz says a bit annoyed.
"I am sorry. I am just worried about you. You haven't really talked to anyone about how you are feeling since Alex's death, and I am just concerned about you, that's all," Max says a bit hurt.
"Max! My best friend is dead. Okay, I know this and I am dealing with it, but I don't need your help," Liz hisses. "I know you want to help me, but you can't. Why don't you focus on you and your destiny."
"My destiny?" Max says a bit astonished. "What does my destiny have to do with me wanting to make sure you are alright?"
"Nothing. That is the point. Maybe if you focused on that than you wouldn't be worried about me so much." With that being said Liz leaves the classroom after the bell rings. Leaving Max staring after her.
Everyone is gathered in the quad during lunch. Well, everyone but Liz. Michael and Maria are sitting next to each other talking softly to one other while Tess, Isabel, and Kyle are discussing how beautiful the day is. Max is just sitting there looking out for Liz.
"Max, are you okay?" Tess asks noticing that Max hasn't really said a word to anyone since he has sat down for lunch.
"Yeah, I am just kind of wondering where Liz is. Has anyone seen her today?" Max asks the gang.
"I saw her this morning at her locker," Maria answers. "She said she would meet up with us at lunch."
"Oh, I ran into her on my way here," Kyle states. "She said something about skipping lunch. She had some work to catch up on in one of her classes and that she would in the library."
Max gets a bit annoyed with Kyle. Hearing Kyle talk about how he ran into Liz gets under his skin. Even though Max decided Liz and him would be friends again after the Kyle fiasco he still had to admit that he could not get the image of her and Kyle in bed together. "Does Liz seem a bit distracted today to any of you," asks Max.
"Now that you mention it - Yeah, when I talked to her this morning she seem to be in a world of her own." Maria answered.
"I know I saw her this morning in halls and said hello to her and she just walked past me like she didn't even see me." Isabel stated.
"You guys, Alex just died. I think it is normal for Liz to be a little withdrawn," Tess says feeling a strong need to defend Liz for some reason.
"Tess, is right. We just have to give Liz sometime. I am sure she is fine," Michael says in agreement with Tess.
"Besides if and when she is ready to talk I am sure she will come to one of us," Kyle piped in.
"I am sure you are all right. I just can't help but worry about her." Max states as he looks away from everyone.
(In another part of West Roswell High)
Why did I say all those mean things to Max? What is going on with me? Destiny. Why did I bring that subject up? Liz wonders. I know why because he needs to focus on his destiny and not me. So, no matter how much it hurts I am going to have to keep pushing Max towards it even if it means to the arms of another woman.
Just then Liz looks up and sees Jerry the delivery guy standing next to his locker. Liz runs up to him. "Hey, Jerry."
"Hi there, Liz. How are you doing? Jerry asks with concerned smile.
"Oh, I am doing okay. Hey, do you have minute I have a question to ask you?" Liz asks.
"Yeah, I have a minute what do you want to ask me." Jerry replies.
"You know that night you delivered food to Alex, did anything strange happen while you were there?" Liz asked a bit anxious.
"Well, come to think of yes," Jerry answered. Jerry begins to retell the events of that evening and to Liz's surprise the events matched her dream from last night. "Then, I left."
"Thanks, Jerry. I better get going or I will be late for class." With that Liz runs off.
What is going on here? How could I have dreamt of what happened at Alex's house if I wasn't there. This is strange. As soon as I get home I am going to have to look at those slides and laptop. There is an answer somewhere out there and I am going to find it.