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: 6
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.

(Liz's bedroom)

Liz has spent most of night searching through the files on Alex's laptop with nothing to show for it. "Okay, Alex, what am I suppose to look for on here." Liz said aloud with some frustration in her voice.

Liz not quite ready to give up starts to scan Alex's files again. During her search she notices something. There are bunch of pictures scanned into his computer. She clicks on one of the pictures, and it is a picture labeled Leanne. When the picture pops up she notices it is the same picture that was sitting in Alex's room of the beautiful blonde.

"Mmm, Alex you must have had quite a crush on this one. She is really beautiful. Actually, she is quite stunning" thought Liz to herself. Liz is about to close the picture out when she notice something else, so, she clicks on it to enlarge it.

Then, she see it. In the picture she notice that Leanne face looks like the skin is coming off like a snake. "hat the hell is that?" Liz curious about some of the other pictures that are stored on Alex's computer begins to look through them. She finds another picture of Leanne. It looks like she is not posing for this one. She notices in the picture that Leanne is talking to someone. She clicks on the picture to enlarge it. What she sees surprises her. The person Leanne is talking to is Nicholas.

Alex, what happened to you while you were in Sweden?


(Back at Michael's apartment)

The gang minus Kyle and Liz are all sitting around watch an Austin Powers movie and eating pizza. Max keeps thinking about Liz. He decides about half way through the movie that he would go over to Liz's and check up on her.

"I need to talk to her even if she doesn't want to talk to me," Max thinks to himself.

(At Liz's balcony)

Max reaches Liz's balcony and taps at her window. He can tell before he knocks on her window that she seems to be deeply enthralled by whatever she is working on. Liz hears Max tap at her window and is a bit startled, but she closes Alex's laptop and walks over to the window.

"Max, what are you doing here," Liz asked surprised to see him.

"I was wondering if we could talk about what happened today in school." Max asked.

"Sure, why don't we go up to the roof. Um, let me go grab a jacket and I will meet you up there, okay."

"Sounds good to me." Max replied.

(On rooftop)

Liz makes her way up to the roof and sees Max sitting down on her lawn chair. Okay, Liz, be strong you can do this. Liz thinks to herself. "Max about today, now, before you start I just want to apologize. I shouldn't have acted like that towards you."

"You know what Liz, I understand," Max starts to say. "I had a long talk with Tess this afternoon and she explained to me what you might be feeling."

Liz remembers now. Seeing Max hug Tess in his Jeep. He was talking to Tess about her. At least I am bringing them closer together. Shouldn't that make me feel better.

"Really, what did Tess have to say?" Liz asked a bit curious now.

"She told me that we tend to hurt those closest to us when we are feeling pain," Max says. "And, that I should let you work out your problems, and when you are ready you will come to me."

He is still holding out hope for us. I am going to have to do something. "Max, we need to talk." Liz musters up her courage for the speech she is about to give.

"Liz..." Max said to interrupt her.

"No, wait, Max. You need to hear this," Liz said. Max just nods. "Max, I love you. I can't and won't deny it. I know you can't forgive me for what happened with Kyle and I understand that. Max, I know we have had this 'will they or won't they' get back together situation. I have been thinking about this long and hard - I think we should let go of each other because even though I say you should be with Tess it would break my heart if you came to me, and told me that you two were going to be together. I need to be able to move on from you, and you are going to need to do the same with me. We need to move on. You and I aren't meant to be and we both have to accept it. We are not going to end up together." Be strong, Liz, do not break down or else this won't work.

Max staring at her in disbelief. He wanted to argue with her. To tell her they can be together, but the look on her face told him another story. It told him that whatever glimmer of hope he had of them being together down the road was over. "Liz, your right." Max whispered. His heart was breaking but he couldn't argue with her because he did not have the strength to fight for her love. Because even now everytime he saw her he would get flashes of her in bed with Kyle, and that killed him a little bit everytime.

"Can we still be friends?" Max asked with all the strength he could gather.

"Yes, Max we can be friends, but I think it would be best for us to take a step back from it, okay." Liz said trying to not burst into tears right then.

"I understand. Well, I better go. I guess I will see you in class tomorrow," Max said and turned around walked away.

Good-bye, Max. I will always love you more than you will ever know. God, will this pain ever end?