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.
Everyone except the Sheriff and Kyle has arrived to the Crashdown to continue their conversation from last night. Tess, Liz, and Max are sitting in the booth while everyone else is scattered around waiting for the Sheriff and Kyle to arrive. Just then there is a knock at the Crashdown door.
"I'll get it," Tess says as she jumps from where she is sitting with Liz and Max. "It's probably the Sheriff and Kyle." Tess walks over and opens the door to let them in. As the Sheriff and Kyle walk in Tess smiles seeing Kyle.
"Sorry, we are late," the Sheriff says apologetically.
"No problem," Jeff Parker says to the Sheriff. "We haven't quite started yet. I am sure you all have questions left over from last night...Nancy, and I will try to answer them as much as possible."
Everyone is silent not knowing what to ask or who should speak first. Michael is the first to break the silence, "I am curious about our past life's."
"Well, as you already know Tess and Liz are our daughters," Jeff Parker begins to explain. "Max and Isabel are brother and sister. Max you became King shortly your father's death. He died during an attack on his way back to the Palace from a visit to the battle line. Isabel and Max your father was a great man and leader. He was my best friend and close family friend." Jeff Parker says remembering his best friend. "Your father would be so proud to see how you and you sister turned out.
"Michael, you are my nephew," Nancy reveals. "Your mother and father were killed when you were very young in attack brought on by Kivar on their way home to you. You came to live with us, and you became like a son to me and a brother to Liz and Tess." Michael looks at Liz and Tess and gives them a brief smile, but the smile ends fast when the loss of his own parents hits him. "Michael, I want you to know that my sister would be very proud of the man you have become...I hope you know that I have will always consider you my surrogate son, and am happy you are with us now," Nancy says as she gives Michael an awkward hug. Michael looks up and gives Nancy a small smile grateful for the loving gesture. Maria takes Michael's hand as a sign of support, which he takes.
"As you might already know Michael you were Max's second in command," Jeff Parker says. "All of you were rather close when you were children, so, it was no surprise when you grew up the roles you assumed. Max you and Liz were always close as children...so, it pleased us when you two fell in love," Jeff says looking over to where Max and Liz where sitting. Max had his arm around Liz and Liz was nestled closely next to him.
"Mr. Parker..." Isabel begins to say.
"Please, call me Jeff...actually, all of you, please, call me Jeff."
"Um, Jeff...Not too long ago we activated these orbs describing our destiny. A destiny describing who we are meant to be with," Isabel begins to say. "I was wondering what you could tell us about that."
"I completely forgot about the orbs sent with you," Jeff says remembering how Max and Isabel's mother had made those orbs for them to see if anything were to go wrong. "Those orbs were sent down with you incase something were to go wrong. In it I am sure you heard that you and Michael were meant to be with Michael as Tess was to be with Max. In your past lives you and Michael were betrothed to one another, but the two of you fought that because you two felt more like close friends than anything more. Tess and Max were paired because of their past marriage, and in case we were not able to engineer Liz." Max tightens his grip around Liz to let her know how grateful that she is here with him. Liz in turns looks up at Max and gives him a light kiss his on his cheek.
Maria leans on Michael feeling a bit better after hearing what Mr. Parker had to say. Though she knows that Michael has never taken stock in his destiny, it relieves her to hear that Isabel and Michael never felt more than friendship for one another. Michael reading Maria's mind puts his arm around her to tell that there will never be anyone but her in his life.
A bit more apprehensive to ask the next question on her mind Isabel takes a deep breath before saying what is plaguing her mind. "Mr. Par...I mean, Jeff, I was told that I was the reason that Max and everyone else died, is that true?
Jeff Parker looks over at Isabel and takes his time in answering wanting to phrase his words carefully. "Isabel, I can't lie to you. You and Kivar were involved. Kivar seduced and told you things that you wanted to hear. He made you believe that he was working towards the goal of uniting our planet, and through that relationship Kivar learned of things that he shouldn't have," Jeff Parker stopped letting Isabel soak in what he has told her. "But, when you learned of the attack on Liz, you confronted Kivar...that is when he decided you had become a liability. Shortly after that confrontation you all were killed. See, Isabel, you were a victim like the rest of us. You did not intentionally betray us...you just followed your heart not matter what anyone tells you, you have a good heart."
Nancy notices the room as grown quiet and decides that everyone has had enough news today. "Okay, well, I think that is enough talk today...why don't you kids go out and have some fun for awhile. Everyone is invited back here for dinner...oh, Tess, your father can go back with the Sheriff to grab some things for till we get a chance to move you in.
Kyle looks up at hearing Mrs. Parker last statement. "Um, you're moving out," Kyle asked Tess with a bit sadness in his voice.
Tess looks at Kyle and notices the sadness. "Well, yeah, since I found out that the Park's are my family...we kind of thought this would be good way for us to get to know each other again. Besides, this way you get your room back"
"Oh...Yeah, I guess I can learn how to sleep on a bed again," Kyle says with a bit of sadness in his eyes. Since, Tess moved in things around his house have seemed more like a family than they have in a long time. Besides, that Kyle was starting to develop feeling for Tess.
"Tess, you can take your time in picking your stuff up," Sheriff begins to say. He too feeling a bit sad at the sudden departure of the girl that feels more like a daughter to him these days.
Tess' heart is breaking slightly. Though she wanted to get know her parents and Liz she could not help but feel a bit sad about leaving the home she has grown accustomed to. "Thanks, Sheriff. I am going to miss living with you guys."
Mr. Parker watches the scene in front of him decides that maybe they should take their time in moving Tess over. "You know, Tess, maybe it would be a good thing to leave a few things over at the Sheriff's house because we are going to have to remodel our spare room for you, and till we get that done I don't see why you couldn't live in both places...that is if you don't mind, Sheriff."
"No, no, not at all. Tess is more than welcome to stay at our house whenever she likes," the Sheriff says knowing what Jeff was doing which he smiled a thank you to him. Kyle and Tess' face both light up hearing the news.
"Okay, kids go ahead and take off. We will see you guys for dinner later," Jeff says trying to get the kids relax a little.
Everyone heads outside to talk about their plans for the day. "So, Maxwell, are we off to Jennifer's dorm room," asked Michael once everyone was outside.
"Yeah...Jennifer where did you put the book," Max asked thinking that it might be a better idea to put the book in a safe place before they head to her dorm.
"I have it," Liz said answering for Jennifer. "I put it in a safe place for now."
Max smiles at Liz. Liz knows him so well. "Okay, let's divide up into cars. Kyle, Tess why don't you ride with me and Liz...and, Isabel, Jennifer you can ride with Michael and Maria." With that being decided everyone heads to the cars and drives off to Las Cruses University. At the same time a car pulls out following the group of teens.