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: 5
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.

(After school in the student parking lot)

Max is walking to the Jeep. Isabel was getting a ride with Maria to the Crashdown, so, he could leave straight from school to work. All of sudden Tess runs up to him.

"Hey, Max!" Tess yells after him.

"Oh, hey, Tess. Is there something wrong?" Max ask looking at her.

"No, I was just wondering if I could get a ride home actually a ride to the Crashdown with you because Kyle has basketball practice and seeing that he droves us to school I am kind of stuck. I told Isabel and Maria I would meet them there." Tess says.

"Sure, get in." Max says.

As they are driving Max is still thinking what Liz said to him earlier today about his destiny. Why would she say all that? It couldn't have been because she simply upset about Alex's death.

"Max, are you okay? You seem to be a thousand miles away." Tess asked.

"I am sorry. I just have a lot of things on my mind." Max said not really wanting to talk about what he is thinking about.

"Is there anything I can do?" Tess asked.

"No, I will be okay." Max answered.

"You know, Max, I am a great listener, so, if you need to talk I am here." Tess offered.

"Thanks. I guess I could use someone to talk to." Max says kind of feeling it would be good to get some things off his chest.

"Well, that is what I am here for...well, that and doing battle with evil aliens." Tess said with a smile.

Max's laughs at that last comment. "It has do with this Liz. Today in biology I was asking her if she was alright, and she kind of just bit my head of." Max didn't want to mention how Liz said he should focus on his destiny. Even though Tess has laid off the destiny issue he didn't want to encourage any thoughts for her.

"Well, Max, you have to remember that one of her best friends just died. Right now it is a tough time for her. She is going to lash at those who care about her the most because she needs an outlet." Tess says with a lot of understanding in her voice. "I am sure didn't mean to bite your head off. Just give her time. She will come around.

"Thanks, Tess. That makes me feel a lot better." Max says feeling a lot better.

"Hey, no problem. That is what I am here for." Tess says with a smile feeling good that she had a chance to help Max.

Just as their conversation ended they arrive at the Crashdown. "Hey, Max if you ever need anything feel free to come talk to me, okay." Tess says before getting out.

"I will. It was really nice to have someone listen to me." Max replies before letting Tess out of the Jeep he gives her a hug to show his appreciation. Neither one notices at that moment Liz is walking by and sees them. Before they can see her she runs into the Crashdown goes directly into her room with tears in her eyes.


(In Liz's bedroom)

Okay, breath. You knew this was going to happen. You knew in order to save the world that Max and Tess needed to be together. You have to be strong now. Okay, time to focus in on something else.

"Alright, Alex, it is time to try and figure out what you were trying to tell me." Liz says aloud.

Before Liz can get started there is a knock at her door. She puts the laptop and slides away so no one can see them. "Come in!" Liz yells. God, who can this be. The door opens and Maria, Isabel, and Tess come in. Great! What is Tess doing here right now? Stop it, Liz! Tess is just doing what she is suppose to be doing. I can't really hate her.

"Hi, guys...um, what are you doing here?" Liz asked all three girls.

"Well, we thought we should have a girls night. You know some girl bonding." Isabel says answering Liz's question.

"Yeah, just us girl eating ice cream, and talking the night away, chica," Maria pipes in. "It would be good for us girls to hang together."

"You guys that is really sweet of you, but I have a lot of work I have to get done." Liz answers.

"Come on, Liz. Just one night. We can get all get to know each other a bit better. I know you and I have had our ups and downs this year, but I would really like for us to be friends." Tess said with sincerity in her voice wanting Liz to join them.

Liz a bit taken off guard by Tess' kindness. "I really can't hate her. She is trying to make an effort. "I really wish I could you guys, but since I missed school yesterday I really need to get some work done. How about we do this later on this week?"

All the girls looked disappointed but they knew if they begged and pleaded it would still get them the same answer because when it came to school Liz was a stickler. So, they, all conceded. "Okay, we will let you off the hook this time, but this weekend we will get together." Maria stated.

"Alright, I am all yours this weekend." Liz promised to all the girls.

"Okay, we are going to go, but if you change your mind about tonight give us a call over at Michael's." Isabel said before they headed out. Liz just nodded as they left

Now maybe I can start to figure out this puzzle.


(Michael's apartment)

"Okay, Maxwell, what are the plans for tonight?" Michael asked since the girls were going to have a girl's night he figured him and Max could get together as well. Before Max could answer there was a knock at Michael's door. Michael went to go answer it, and to his surprise the girls were there. "What are you girls doing here?"

"Liz, had some work to catch up on, and we couldn't convince her to drop it for a night." Maria said as she walked over to join Michael on the couch.

"Did Liz seem okay to you guys?" Max asked wondering how Liz was doing since he didn't get a chance to talk since their little argument biology.

"Yeah, she seemed fine to me. She looked tired but that is to be expected," answered Isabel.

"So, what are you guys up to tonight," Tess asked making her way to one of Michael's chair to make herself comfortable.

"That is what Max and I were just trying to figure out. Do you guys have any plans?" Michael asked the girls.

"How about we rent a movie and order some pizza?" suggested Maria.

"Sounds good to me. How about we rent an Alex flick? You know a movie that Alex would have liked to watch," suggested Tess. Everyone seemed to taken aback with Tess' suggestion, but they all thought it was a good idea.

"I'll order the pizza and why don't you girls go get the movie." Michael said.