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.
"Um, hi, Tess. What are doing here," a startled Max asked.
"Well, I know we said we would work on some memory retrieval techniques tomorrow, but I thought why wait," replied Tess.
"I am not sure Tess. It has been a rough couple of days, and besides I have to work later on this afternoon," Max said wanting to get out of working with Tess.
"Oh, come on Max. The earlier we start the sooner you can start figuring out who you were in our past life," Tess said excitedly.
Max sat there pondering for a moment, "Okay, let me go take a shower first, and change and we can start before I head out to work.
"Great! I will just wait here while you do that." Tess said surveying his room.
Max heads out the door to take his shower leaving Tess in his bedroom. Tess looks around the room and notices a picture of Liz near his bed.
Tess picks up the picture of Liz. Tess looks at the picture of Liz sadly. Tess gets a flash of Liz and Max smiling lovingly at each other. "Uh, that was strange." When Tess looks at the picture again she feels this strange connection forming. "I am going to have to talk to Liz later."
Liz runs in a bit panicked from earlier. As she is about to walk upstairs to her room Maria stops her. "Liz, honey, are you not working today?"
"Oh, I am just not till tonight," Liz, said as she starts to turn around.
"Wait, Liz! I thought maybe we could talk a bit," Maria asked.
"Maria, I would really like to but I have some stuff that I need to get to...maybe we can do it later on tonight or tomorrow." Liz replied wanting to get to her room as soon as she can.
Maria looking disappointed, "Oh, okay, then why don't I give you a call..."
Before she can finish Liz interrupts, "Yeah, sounds great. Talk to you later." Liz turns around and rushes off to her bedroom.
Maria turns around and heads to the backroom. Michael seeing the exchange between the two girls leaves the kitchen and heads into the back to check on Maria.
"Hey, you okay?" Michael asks with concern in his voice.
"Um, yeah...I guess," Maria states quietly.
"Maria, its me, Michael. You know, Spaceboy. Something is bothering you, now why don't you tell me what is going," Michael asks again.
Maria begins to sob. Michael crosses over to where Maria is sitting on the couch and pulls her into a tight hug. After a while Maria sob begin to subside a bit. "Oh, my Michael! I feel like I am losing my best friend. I have already lost Alex. I don't know if I can stand to lose Liz too."
"What do you mean lose Liz?" Michael asked curiously.
"Well, ever since Alex..."Maria starts to say but starts to cry again. Michael rubs Maria's back to comfort her, so, she can continue. "Since, Alex died Liz seems to be pulling away from me. I just feel like I am losing her too."
"Maria, listen to me. You are not losing Liz. Liz is just having a really hard time right now." Michael stated.
"Don't you think I know that? I am going through a hard time myself and I need my best friend!" Maria exclaimed.
"I know you need her right now, but give her sometime. She will come around soon enough. In the mean time why don't you lean on me. I am not going anywhere." Michael said trying to reassure Maria.
"I know but it is not the same, but it is nice to know," Maria says with a weak smile.
Liz burst into her bedroom, and closes the door behind her. She turns on her t. v. and slips the tape into VCR. The tape starts and you see Alex on the screen.
Alex is sitting on his bedroom dressed in white button down shirt with that corny Alex smile of his. He looks a bit nervous as he begins to talk. "Liz, if you are viewing this tape that means you have chosen to take the mission I have set before you. Hahaha. Corny, huh? I had to put some sort of corny line in here or else how would have known it was me, right. Okay, why don't we get down to business. First, off you will probably know that my pictures from Sweden are fake...well, I don't have time to go into them right now. If you have this tape there is a chance that you are being followed. If that is the case I need to you tell Michael and Maria what is going on because I am sending you on a little journey. It is too dangerous to go by yourself. There are a few things you need to know the girl Leanne in the pictures is a skin, but she is on our side. Her real name is Jennifer. You will need to get into contact with her. Second, you are going to have to travel to Las Cruces University because that is where Jennifer is, and that is where I spent my time while everyone thought I was in Sweden. Second, the 1's and 0's on the slides are a computer binary code. It is a code that I have been working on translating. It seems to be an old Native American language that seems to be a prophecy of some kind. It has something to do with Max and all of our alien friends. I wish I could tell you more, but get in touch with Jennifer as soon as you can. She will be able to fill you on the things that I can't. Becareful!
After that the tapes shuts off. Liz walks over to eject the tape, and goes downstairs to find Michael and Maria.