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.
Max and Tess are sitting on Max's bed facing each other cross-legged. "Okay, Max I want you to close you eyes, and concentrate on your breathing. Take deep breaths. Inhale. Exhale. While you are breathing I want you to focus your mind. Try to forget that you are Max Evans.
Max does as Tess instructed. He breathes in and out slowly concentrating on his breathing patterns. Slowly his mind begins to clear. His breathing slows down more and more while his mind starts to take him on a journey. Max's mind travels to his time in the pod. He looks around and see himself surrounded by liquid. Then, all of sudden Max is transported farther back. He is in a huge bedroom. He looks around the room and remembers that this is his room. The Kings Chamber Room. He looks outside and sees the night ski. The ski is lit with lights not like the lights you see on the fourth of July, but by lights of people in battle. All of a sudden there is a knock at the his door.
"Zan," asks a woman. "Zan, can I come in?"
Max turns around but he is no longer Max. He is Zan. "Yes, come in mother."
"My son, what troubles you," asks the Queen.
Zan turns around to face his beloved mother. He looks at her with such love in his eyes. It is hard to believe this beautiful woman is his mother. She does not look old enough to be his mother. With her long blonde hair and her youthful face you would assume that she was his sister and not the beloved Queen of a war torn planet.
"Oh, nothing mother. I am just thinking..." Zan starts to say.
"You are thinking of her again, aren't you?" The Queen replies with sympathy in her voice.
Zan looks at his mother unable to hide the truth. She is always on his mind. His true love. His soulmate. The one meant to be his wife for all eternity. Why did she have to die? Lila. She was on her way to his kingdom for their upcoming marriage when Kivar attacked her entourage. As soon as Zan heard of the attack he rushed to find her. By the time he reached her it was too late. Almost everyone was dead. There were few survivors.
"She would have made a wonderful Queen," his mother says like she is reading his mind.
"Yes, she would have," Zan replies to his mother with great sadness in his voice.
The Queen crosses the room and sits on his bed. She pats the bed next to her as a signal for him to join her. Zan sees this and walks over to join his mother on his bed. "You know, my son, they say when two souls become one they are joined for all eternity. If one should leave one life before its time it is said that one soul will wait for it's other half on the other side, so, they can be joined in another life together. Lila, is there waiting for you. Remember that."
"Mother, do you think Lila would be upset to know that I am about to wed her sister, Ava," Zan asks his mother.
The Queen caresses her son's cheek, and smiles. "No, my son, I think Lila is watching down on you two, and waiting for you to join her when the time comes."
All of sudden the moment is broken. Max is startled and looks around him. He sees his room, and see Tess sitting in front of him. There is a moment of confusion as he remembers the scene he just saw with his birth mother. Then, he looks at his nightstand and sees the picture of Liz. At that same moment Tess opens her eyes, and they both focus on the picture of Liz, and say, "Lila."
Liz, Michael, and Maria are on their way to Las Cruses University to investigate what Alex told Liz in his videotape. Michael is driving Maria's car while Maria sits in the passenger side while Liz sits in the back catching Michael and Maria up on what she has been doing since Alex's death.
"Okay, Liz, what I don't understand is why you didn't tell any of us what you have been working on...you know we could have helped you," Maria asked her friend sounding a bit annoyed that she was left out of something so important.
Liz sensing that Maria is upset with her decides to chose her words carefully. "Maria, you know I would never leave you out intentionally. I kind of just fell into it myself. I was not even sure what I was getting into."
"Liz, Maria is right. You should have told someone. You could have gotten yourself in some real trouble," Michael begins to state. "What I don't get is how you are the key to all of this, and how you could have dreamed of what happened to Alex the night he died? Are you sure you are not leaving anything out?"
"I have told you both what I found out from Alex," Liz states a bit exasperated. "All I know now is that we have to get in touch with a skin named Jennifer."
"A skin? Are we sure she can be trusted?" Maria asks.
"Maria, if Alex trusted her I am sure we can too. Besides, not all skins are like Nicolas or Whitaker." Liz says referring to Courtney not wanting to bring her name up because the subject is still a bit sore between Michael and Maria.
"Well, I hope you are right, but I just don't know how we are going to find her at a university with thousands of students," Maria states.
"Yeah, Liz, have you figured out how we are going to find this Jennifer because I don't think she will standing outside of the University with sign saying, "Looking for Liz Parker," Michael asks while Maria slaps him upside the head.
"Um, no. I do, however, have a picture of Alex and Jennifer. Alex said he stayed there during the time he was suppose to be in Sweden, so, he must have registered. I think the first place we hit is the college registrar, and see what classes he was taking...maybe we can also find out where on campus he was staying."
"That is a start but I think maybe we should call Max and fill him on what we are doing," Maria tells Liz.
"NO...I mean not yet. I think the less people that know about this the less dangerous it would be. We can tell him when we get back." Liz says wanting to avoid having Max involved as much as possible.
"But, this concerns him too. Don't you think he, Isabel, and Tess would want to be here for whatever we find out?" Maria argues.
"No, Maria, Liz as a point. The less people who know right now the better. We can fill Max and everyone when we get back. Besides, we are going to be there in about 10 minutes and we don't have time to wait for everyone else to get here."
"I guess you have a point," Maria concedes.
As they are driving towards Las Cruses no one notices the they are being followed.