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: 9
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.

(At the Whitman's Residents)

"That was a very nice memorial service." Comments Sheriff Valenti to Amy Deluca.

"Yes, it was," Amy replies. "How do you think the kids are holding up?" Amy asks looking over to where the Pod Squad was sitting in the Whitman's living.

"Well, according to Kyle they have all been putting on a brave front for one another," the Sheriff begins to say. "But, it seems Liz is taking it a bit harder than the rest. She has been withdrawing from everyone it would seem." The Sheriff looks over to the kids sitting together on the couch not saying a word to each other but communicating silently to one another.

Maria hugging Liz, "Liz, we will get through this together. You and I are bound together forever like peanut butter and jelly." Maria whispers in Liz's ear.

Liz smiles thankful that Maria is here with her. She knows how hard Maria is trying to be strong for the both of them. She squeezes Maria hand as a sign that they still have one another.

Max watches Liz and Maria intently. He watches how the two girls seems to be a source of strength for one another. They seem to have a connection that goes deeper than any simple friendship. Max can't help but feel a bit jealous of Maria. He wants to be the one that Liz turns to for support, but this past week has shown him that she no longer wants that from him. He turns his eyes away from Liz and Maria feeling like he is intruding on a personal moment between the two girls.

"You know I think I have only been here maybe once since I have known Alex," whispers Isabel to Max.

Max is looking over at Isabel. He can tell that Isabel is grasping at straws to try and maintain her cool. "Really? Actually, I have never been inside."

All of sudden Mrs. Whitman comes up to her son's closest friends. "Hi kids. I just wanted to thank you all for coming, and to say that Alex held you all in such high regard," she says with tears brimming in her eyes. "Liz do you mind helping me in the kitchen for a moment?"

"Oh, sure, Mrs. Whitman." Liz gets up and follows Mrs. Whitman into the Kitchen.

(In the Kitchen)

"Actually, Liz I brought you in here to give you this." Mrs. Whitman hands an envelope to Liz with Liz's name on it written in Alex's handwriting. "I didn't want to give it to you in front of everyone. It was in the jacket pocket the night he...well, anyway, I figured it was something for your eyes only."

"Thank you." Liz says taking the envelope from Mrs. Whitman.

"Liz, I want you to know that Alex always thought of you like a sister. He really cherished the friendship he had with you and Maria, "Mrs. Whitman says. "I hope you will still come by the house sometime. I would hate to lose contact with you."

"Of coarse," Liz replied. "Um, Mrs. Whitman can I ask you a question before we head out there."

"Sure, dear, go right a head." Mrs. Whitman replies.

"When Alex returned from his trip to Sweden, did he seem alright to you." Liz asked.

"Well, actually, Alex was getting these sever migraines after coming back from his trip, but other than that he seemed fine," answered Mrs. Whitman.

"Thanks, Mrs. Whitman. I guess we should get back out there." Before heading back to everyone Liz gives Mrs. Whitman a comforting hug.