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Summary: After Destiny. Max and Tess have worked through their problems and are together. Even though Liz doesn’t want to admit it, and neither does Max, they still love each other. Tess continues to fight for Max’s love, and someone else fights for Liz’s..
Category: After Hours
|Max rushed out of the house and into his car. Today was going to be the start of his heavenly life! From this day forward he got to be Alisa’s boyfriend, at least at school! Since Isabel now got rides from Alex to school Max was in no hurry this morning to make sure she got out on time. He decided he would actually try to be a little early to pick Alisa up, that way she could voice any concerns and angry words and then let things be. As he approached Ray’s apartment he saw Alisa come walking through the doors. She was wearing a big smile, but he knew she was a little mad about this whole thing.
"Hey" Max says shyly. He can’t help but stare at her. Once again the changes have left her even more breath taking then last night. Once again her waist is narrower and her hair is longer. Luckily her breast didn’t grow much more, otherwise they would have looked a little too big. Her eyes sparkled even brighter today, almost as if she had diamonds in her eyes.
"Hey Max! So I’m guessing Ray beat you into submission to watch over me? Sorry you get stuck…"
"Alisa…don’t worry, I don’t mind. You guys are helping us, and well, I like being able to do something for you." Max smiled and tried to hide his face as he felt it redden as he looked into her eyes. He felt himself become completely aroused as he looked over her body again. She was perfect. Her skin glowed and she literally looked like an angel.
Liz was always a modest dresser, she never wanted to wear anything to flashy or revealing, as Tess, Isabel and Maria sometimes did, but that was something Max liked about her. Alisa was wearing a red tank top with spaghetti straps that molded to her upper body. With that she had on a long, slim, red skirt that fell to her bare feet and had a slit that came up to mid-thigh on one side. The morning light lovingly painted her skin with a golden tone. She had a hesitant smile on her lips and Max couldn’t get a word out.
"Thanks Max…." Alisa leaned over and kissed him on the cheek. "So… are we going to school?"
Alisa knew that this was going to be tough. Ray had told her late last night that Max was going to pretend to be her boyfriend while she was at school, and if she refused then her wouldn’t let her go anymore. She had tried to think of ways to get around it, but after Ray’s reaction to her changes that had once again occurred last night she knew there would be no other way. Alisa giggled as she remembered how Ray had looked when he saw her come out of the bathroom in her outfit with her make-up and everything else all done. He had tried to convince her to stay home and in bed with him, but she knew that school came first.
They arrived at school twenty minutes early, but neither minded because it would give them both some time to talk before all the guys came to drool over Alisa. Max could feel all of her discomforts, and he truly felt bad for her and what she had to go through just to be with the man she loved, even if it wasn’t him.
"Let me see your schedule." Max commanded as they walked towards the doors of the school. Alisa handed him her schedule and watched in amazement as her classes changed around. She looked at him wondering what he was doing.
"I promised Ray I would change your schedule so that you were in all of my classes." Max shrugged. He was overwhelmingly excited, but he didn’t want to show it. He gently took her hand into his and started to open the door, but Alisa didn’t move. Fear was written all over her face.
"I just hate how the guys all look at me now… its like I’m just some piece of meat." She was happy that she could be honest with Max without becoming embarrassed.
"That’s what I’m here for. If anyone looks at you or touches you in any way that you don’t like just tell me. Ok?"
"Thanks…" Max could see the tears coming into her eyes and he couldn’t stand it. He pulled her into his arms and just held her until he knew she was all right.
Kyle couldn’t help but stare at Alisa. Not only did she look like a goddess, but she also looked like Liz, to some degree. He also could have sworn that yesterday she was a little shorter, her waist a bit bigger and her breast a little less full, not that he minded the changes. He couldn’t take his eyes off her, at least not until Max took her hand in his and squeezed it softly. He didn’t understand what had taken over Max took so suddenly let a girl into his life. Since Liz had been kidnapped Max had not let any girl, not even Tess into his life. Yet this morning as Kyle was walking to his first period he saw Max and Alisa embracing and then Alisa kissed Max’s cheek before they entered class. Sure he couldn’t help but feel jealous, after all, Max had taken Liz away from him. Not that Alisa ever was his, but Max didn’t give any guy a chance to even get to know Alisa. As the period ended he watched how Max helped Alisa up and then took her hand. Even with Liz, Max was never this affectionate, not in public at least. Kyle knew something was up.
Tess had just sat down at her new lab table when Max walked in. His hands were on Alisa’s waist. Did Ray know what he was really doing by letting Max do this? Of course not! Ray was ruining Tess’s life without even realizing it.
"Ok, class… quiet down please. Today we will be doing another lab. Let me warn you now though, we will be working with silver nitrate so please be careful not to spill it on your clothes, it will stain and it can also cause holes. If you do spill the silver nitrate please call me over so that we I can help you clean up." Mr. Jones announced.
Half way through the lab Tess approached Max and Alisa. They were both laughing and Tess tried to hold in her anger as she saw that all the guys were trying to look at Alisa as she let her smile shine through. Max noticed the look on her face an felt bad. He had left her high and dry as a partner.
"Hey Tess. Sorry about being switched partners, but if you need help, you know I’d be willing to." Max urged.
"Thanks…" Tess smiled and reached for Max’s arm to give it a small rub so as to show her appreciation. As her arm passed the silver nitrate she let it bump it over and spill on to Alisa’s shirt.
"Oh! Alisa… I’m so sorry!" Tess smiled evilly. Max couldn’t help but notice this. He turned his attention back to Alisa and saw the hurt in her eyes. They both knew Tess had done this on purpose.
"Oh dear… what has happened here?" Mr. Jones looked down at Alisa’s top. His breath became short as he could now see her trim stomach through the now wet material.
"Max, please take Alisa to the office. I’m sure they will have an extra shirt which she can borrow for the day." Mr. Jones finally composed himself to say. Max couldn’t stand to see the look on her face, she was almost ready to cry. He knew his next move would make Tess only angrier, but he also felt it was the right thing to do. He began to unbutton his shirt, but Tess quickly put her hand over his.
"Max, what are you doing? The office should have a shirt for her!" Max pushed Tess’s hand off his and he continued to unbutton his shirt. Once done, he slipped his shirt off and put it over Alisa’s shoulders. She slipped her arms inside and smiled warmly. They then took off for the office.
"Thanks…" Alisa said softly.
"I’m sorry that Tess did that."
"I don’t really want to wear some strange shirt the office gave me… can I borrow this until lunch when I can call Ray and have him bring me another shirt?"
"Don’t worry about it, just use it for the day… I think I can handle just wearing this." Max pointed to his plain white under shirt.
"Thanks…" Alisa stopped and Max did too. Their eyes locked and Alisa could feel the connection between them. She smiled softly and hugged him.
After chemistry they had PE, and Max knew this was going to be the toughest class to handle. Not only would Alisa be in wearing a pair of short shorts, and a simple tight white tee-shirt, the girls were working on gymnastics while the guys worked on basketball. He had to keep an eye on her. As they broke up into the usual groups Max kept a watchful eye on Alisa. She looked incredible in her PE uniform and he knew all the other guys were watching too. While most of the girls worked on simple cartwheels or tried their luck on the balance beam, Alisa impressed everyone with her acrobatic skills. Even Max couldn’t believe what she could do, but then he noticed the sex crazed looks on the guy’s faces and his mind wandered took. Man, Ray is one lucky guy. Max quickly shook the thought out of his head. Throughout the remainder of the period he continued to keep a watchful eye on Alisa.
As the class gathered back together the PE teachers told the class that tomorrow they would start working on soccer, and that it would be co-ed. They then dismissed the class. Max and Alisa walked towards the locker rooms, but Max felt reluctant to leave her side for some reason.
"I’ll wait outside for you…." Max said as he watched her disappear into the locker room.
Max had been waiting for almost ten minutes for Lisa and he was beginning to get worried. What was taking her so long? They were already late to their next period, but something was going on. He finally decided he needed to go in and see what was wrong. He opened the girls locker room slowly and walked in even slower so as to make sure no one was in there. He heard one of the showers running and something inside of him told him that she wasn’t ok. He ran towards the shower stalls trying to find out which one she was in. As he rounded the last corner he stopped in his tracks.
"MAX!" Alisa shrieked. She had just stepped out of the shower and was just reaching for her towel. Max turned around quickly, but the image of her naked body was already burned into his memory. He felt himself harden at the sight of her naked body. Her perfectly round firm breast, her long blonde hair, and that trim stomach. Everything about her was perfect.
"Sorry… you just took a long time and I felt like something bad had happened to you."
"Oh, yeah… well… I got in a fight with on of the girls… she said that I was taking away her boyfriend or something like that…. You can turn around now." As Max turned around he couldn’t help but let his eyes roam over her body. She blushed as she watched his eyes.
"Are you ok?"
"Yeah… thanks for your concern…now… I’d better get dressed…" Alisa was still slightly embarrassed, but she had felt the connection with Max and she felt like something was going to happen soon too.
School continued on in the same manner for weeks. Guys would continue to try to get close to Alisa, but Max was always by her side and he would quickly put them in their place. Often, Max and Alisa would find some secluded place to eat lunch together, they enjoyed the time together. After school Michael, Isabel, Tess and Max would meet Ray, Kalika, Yaksha, Seymour and Alisa in the dessert. Maria and Alex would follow along once in a while, but figured there was no real reason to go except to be with their significant others. It wasn’t until almost three months had passed before Alisa started to sense that the other race was coming soon, but luckily she felt they were ready.
It was Thursday night and the whole gang was out in the dessert. Michael and Isabel were practicing with Yaksha, Tess was practicing with Seymour, and Max was working with Kalika. Ray and Alisa had decided to go take a walk. Alisa can sense that something has been bothering Ray lately.
"Ray… what’s wrong?"
"I just miss you. I never get to see you between going to school, practice and you spending time with Kalika. I don’t mind, but I miss loving you."
"I love you… more then anything in the world… how about we skip this practice this Friday and we have Yaksha watch Kalika." Alisa sat down next to Ray. He senses that she has been missing him just as much and pulls her into his lap.
"Well… we could also spend tonight alone… " He began kissing her lips softly, but soon he couldn’t help himself. Desire was burning throughout his body, as it also was in Alisa’s. He felt his arms wrap around her delicate body and his mouth began to wander. She wasn’t wearing much, so that did save some time. As he got up Alisa wrapped her legs around his waist so as to keep him close. Her hands searched all over his body and her lips trailed down his neck now.
Ray caught his breath and then moaned right before he took her mouth with his in a deep, velvet kiss. Alisa rubbed her lower body against Ray’s arousal, and tried to ease both of their need. Then realized that this only fueled it more. Ray swore, and tearing his lips from hers, he met her eyes and knew she needed their joining too. Ray wrapped an arm around her and lifted her with one arm, while his other hand pulled her panties down and off, stuffing them in his pants pocket for safe keeping. Then he slid a finger under her dress to make sure she was ready. God he almost growled out loud when he felt physically and emotionally how ready Alisa was. Alisa was shaking with need, and as Ray continued to caress and draw more of her moisture with his fingers, she unbuttoned his Jeans and reached for him as well. Ray waited no longer. He let Alisa caress him once, twice, and then she led him to her eager body. Ray slid into Alisa and they both sighed at the immediate full connection. Then their eyes met.
He slowly moved in and out, getting them into a rhythm. He loved loving her. Neither one of them had any control around the other, and he hoped it was always like this. Alisa pulled him closer and ran her hands up under his shirt so she could touch his smooth, muscular stomach. She loved touching Ray. Everywhere and all the time. She couldn’t get enough of him. Alisa loved the fullness when Ray was a part of her. She didn’t know when she ended and he began she just felt complete. Alisa’s inner walls clenched tight around Ray as she neared her release. She felt Ray slide a hand between their hot bodies and find her swollen nub. He was as familiar with her body as he was with his own now, but was still amazed by hers. She drove him crazy with equal portions of love and lust. When his fingers made contact with her sensitive nub, Alisa arched closer and Ray’s tongue went deeper into her mouth, and his body picked up a faster pace.
"Oh God Ray! Yes! Don’t stop! Ray…I’m going to fall, hold me!" Alisa whispered and nibbled on his mouth as he came up for air.
"I’ve got you Alisa … you feel so good! Alisa!! I’m gonna explode." He admitted and gritted his teeth and rubbed her all the more, wanting her to be with him. Alisa drove him mad. Then he had another thought. This was his Alisa. This thought alone drove him over the edge. When he felt her inner muscles clench around him and pull him further into her, he captured her mouth under his again to keep her from crying out. Then he put his hands on either side her hips and drove into her wildly, knowing she was with him. She was always with him. When they both tumbled over the edge together, Ray cried out into Alisa’s mouth as well. Ray couldn’t stop. He kept pouring his love into her and even Alisa was surprised at how much control Ray had lost. She held onto him tight and kept squeezing and milking the rest of him to completion. She kissed his neck and shoulders and his chest where she had gotten a few buttons open, and just soothed him as he continued to lose control. When Ray finally stopped moving and collapsed against Alisa, burying his head in her neck, Alisa soothed his wet hair away from his face, kissed his forehead and whispered her love.
As Ray held Alisa in his arms a vision blew through his mind.
Alisa giving birth.
Alisa holding a baby in her arms.
He and Kalika looking at her in amazement from afar.
He knew that she hadn’t seen it, but he also now knew that she was again pregnant. How long before she knew? Last time she had known almost immediately.
"I love you Alisa… but we have to go… it’s late…" Ray didn’t want to let her go, or end this moment, but he knew that in her condition this wasn’t very good for her. As he let her slip to the ground he subconsciously placed a hand on her stomach where he knew her baby was now growing. She looked at him questioningly, but when she received nothing but a smile she smiled back and took his hand and they walked back to the others.
"Mommy! Where have you been? I taught Max a new power!!!" Kalika couldn’t help but be excited. She had learned how to connect her powers with Max and let him use some of her energy.
"And what new power is that?"
"He can now read minds without having to touch anyone." Alisa’s eyes widened in horror.
"How did you do that Kalika? Did you give…no… how did you do that?" Her voice was strained.
"No, I wouldn’t do anything like that mommy! All I did was connect my powers with him and give him some of my energy." She knew that she was never to give her blood to anyone, no matter what the circumstance, unless Ray, Yaksha or her mother was around.
"Oh thank god…" Alisa could feel a great weight lift off her shoulders. Ray noticed this and quickly began to rub her shoulders softly. He didn’t want any extra stress to burden her. Maybe she should take time off from school.
"Its late everyone, and I think everyone is tired. Why don’t you take the day off tomorrow and we can meet again Saturday." Ray said enthusiastically.
Everyone nodded in gratitude. As they walked back to their cars Ray decided that he should talk with Max, maybe ask him if he could keep an extra eye on her now. He didn’t want to have to tell Max about the baby, but he didn’t trust Alisa going to school unless he was absolutely sure that she was ok. As he thought about the last time she had been pregnant he remembered how she had become more and more radiant each day. Even after five months she didn’t even seem to have gained a pound, and yet they knew their baby would be born in four months.
"Honey, why don’t you ride with Maria and Alex. I want to talk to Max for a minute." "Oh… ok…is something wrong?"
"No, I just want to talk to him." He gave her a stern look, which told her all she needed to know. It was about her protection, but why would he want to talk to Max about that?
"Max… how about I give you a ride home, I need to talk to you." Max looked at Ray, but once he met his eyes he knew it was about Alisa.
"Sure… Is, I’m going to get a ride from Ray, cover for me!" Isabel nodded as she and Michael got into the jeep. Tess glared at Ray with a heated anger. Max and Ray got into Ray’s car.
"I need to ask another favor." Ray wasn’t sure how he could work this correctly, but he had a feeling that Max would always be needed to protect his love.
"Anything." Max had a good idea about what this was about, but he didn’t want to jump to any conclusions. He would understand if Ray asked him to stop pretending to go out with Alisa, after all he did have to admit that they did sometimes get a little carried away, but it is all an act.
"I know this is a lot to ask, but I have to at least try. I need you to keep an extra watchful eye over Alisa. I don’t want anyone near her, except for our little group. No one is to touch her except for you all." Max couldn’t believe what he was hearing, Ray was asking him to make Alisa untouchable and unattainable to everyone at Roswell High. He did have to admit that the stares and accidental groupings were annoying, but now Ray wanted something that may be hard to do.
"Why?" Max asked.
"I have my reasons. I think that everything is getting to her. Maybe you could do something to calm her down, but all I’m asking is that you don’t let anyone get to her anymore."
"Wait, what do you mean? When did someone get to her?" Max quickly became concerned.
"So far there have only been two incidents, the fight with the girl and one time when some guy grouped her just a little bit too much. You had just gone to change and she had forgotten something in the gymnasium. So can I count on you to not let anyone touch her? I know I sound paranoid, but I think she either needs a lot more security or she needs to be taken out of school, at least for a little while."
"Of course I will. I’d do anything for her." They had just arrived at Max’s house and Ray was relieved.
"Thank you Max, I knew I could count on you. I trust your friends, but I still see how Michael looks at her. He may love Maria, but you may want to distance he and Alisa."
Max had thought he was completely insane because he had been thinking the same thing, but now he knew that he had every right to be concerned.
"I know what you mean, and thanks for trusting me."
"Oh, and Max, I don’t mind what you do at school, its all an act. I mean, I know she loves you, and just to let you know, had I never showed up then she would be with you. You aren’t a second choice, I know that for a fact, and that is why I trust you and what you do with her." Ray smiles and waves as he drives off, now content that Alisa will be safe.
Isabel watches as her brother walks up the stairs and into his room in a complete daze. A smile is plastered onto his face, and for the first time in weeks he looks like life is finally going his way.
"Hey Isabel. What’s up?" Max couldn’t hide the joy in his voice. Alisa loved him!
"I think I should be the one asking you that question." She grins at Max knowing that something is up.
"Nothing is up. Why?"
"Well, just because you seem to be wearing a smile the size of the Grand Canyon and because you just came back from talking with Ray. So what did he want?"
"Nothing really, just wanted to make sure Alisa is doing ok in school, and that no one is really bothering her."
"Oh, well what would you have to do with that? I mean you can’t stop what is being said about her!" Max looks at his sister hastily. He hadn’t heard anything be said about her.
"What do you mean?"
"Well besides all the guys thinking she is some goddess, there are about a three major rumors going around. You really haven’t heard them?"
"No… tell me….I need to know!"
"One is that she is a playboy bunny, another is that she is she is an escaped felons wife and she is hiding out from the law until he can find her, and then there is one really weird one… I think Kyle may have started it. According to Tommy, Kyle’s friend, Kyle told all his friends that he saw Alisa with Ray at a bar when they went in. When they left Alisa was seen leaving with some other guy who was all over her. The next day that man was found almost dead in an alley near that bar. So this leads to the rumor that she is some psycho killer, and that she uses her beauty to lure men to he." Max can barely hold his anger in. What has she done to deserve everyone to make up such nasty things?
"Well, I guess I’ll just have to stop those rumors, won’t I…" Isabel looked at her brother and for the first time she could feel his anger like a tidal wave washing over her.
"Max, don’t worry about it. People will stop talking after a while, and they aren’t that bad… except for Kyle’s." Isabel grinned.
"Is… how would you like for your life to come crashing down on you, to only find out a few months later that your past love and present love still love you. Not to mention that since you have chosen our past lover, then you have also chosen your past, which includes becoming a vampire, having a child and a brother. Then changing into a completely different body and name. A body, which just happens to be goddess like and completely flawless. All while you are trying to help to complete high school, stay with your lover, be a mother, help your friends and loved ones, and deal with stupid rumors, stares and groupings." Isabel stared at Max for a second in anger, but soon she smiled as she thought about it. Max was right, Alisa was going through a lot right now, and maybe she could help to stop some of these rumors.
"Ok Max, you made your point… it’s late, we should try to get some sleep." Isabel replied. She closed his door and walked back to her room.
It was almost 3AM when Max heard a soft ringing. He sprung up from his bed thinking it was his alarm clock, but when he saw what time it was he knew it was something else. A pang of fear ran through his body suddenly and he jumped out of his bed and strode over to his phone.
"Hello?" Max mumbled groggily into the phone.
"Max! Meet us at the pod chamber right away." Alisa didn’t even give him enough time to respond before she had hung up. He waited for a dial tone to make sure she had really hung up.
"Who was it?" Max’s head whirled around at the sound of his sister’s voice.
"It was Alisa… get dressed, we have to go to the pod chamber. I’ll call Michael and Tess.
The sun was just beginning to crest over the hills of the dessert as Max, Michael, Isabel and Tess arrived at the pod chamber. Kalika, Seymour and Yaksha were patiently waiting, their backs against the rocks. They all had a small smirk on their face.
"Where’s Alisa?" Max asked anxiously as fear once again sprang through his body.
"Ray said he needed to talk to her alone. They will be back soon, but we should go hide in the chamber. We have to discuss our plan." Yaksha responded. Max nodded and opened the chamber for everyone to enter. He decided to wait outside for Ray and Alisa, that way he could let them in.
"What do you mean you're not going to let me fight?" Alisa looked at Ray in utter disbelief.
"I am not going to discuss this right now. If you really love me and trust me then you will listen to me and not help in this war. I know how much your friends mean to you, but you have to trust me, I feel like something is going to happen to you."
"I do love you, but this request of yours is too much." Alisa replied as she walked away. He tried to grab her arm, but she pulled away and started running towards the chamber.
"Alisa! Come back here now!" Ray bellowed.
"Leave me alone!" Alisa yelled back. Tears were streaming down her face, and she knew she couldn’t let the others see her like this. She looked around for a minute and spotted a small cave off to the right of the pod chamber. Before Ray or anyone else could catch her she slipped in and sat down. She waited until she heard Ray’s footsteps pass before she let herself breathe again. Why won’t he let me do this? Doesn’t he know that Max means everything to me? I would die to make sure he was ok. Alisa began to pace but soon stopped when she heard a faint voice drift through the cave.
"What do you mean she didn’t come back here?" Ray shouted. He became panicked at the thought that she was gone and all alone in the dessert, and she didn’t even know she was going to be having a baby soon. "We have to find her!"
"No, we have to come up with a plan. She will be ok, she just wants to think." Yaksha retorted. "Ray, don’t worry. I care for her just as much as you do, but right now she is ok. If we don’t help out our friends right now then she will be in trouble."
"What do you mean she will be in trouble if you don’t help us?" Max hastily asked. Dread rushed through his body at the thought of anything bad happening to Alisa.
"Don’t worry about it right now. She is close by, and safe. Now, I have a plan that I think will work." Yaksha motioned for everyone to come closer as he whispered his plan. They all agreed and rushed to work to set their plan into action.
Alisa sat back down after hearing their whole conversation. What sort of danger would I be in? She looked at the wall and continued to stare at until she heard footsteps at the opening of the cave.
"Leave me alone Ray." Her voice was harsh, she hadn’t meant for it to be, but he really had made her mad. She wanted to protect her friends. Before she knew what was happening a man grabbed her from behind and placed his hand over her mouth before she could scream. Fear rushed through her body, but soon everything was black.
"Shouldn’t we make sure she is ok." Max asked Ray.
"I trust Yaksha, if he says that she needs time to think then let her do so. Anyway, I do not want her anywhere near this."
"I know what you mean, but she does have a lot of powers that could help us."
"Max, no, she is not going to help. I forbid it." Ray glared at Max, but soon softened his eyes as he thought about his vision again.
"I know you don’t want to talk about it, but why?"
"Max, I need you to promise me something right now."
"If anything happens to me I want you to take care of her." Ray knew Max would, but he just wanted to hear him say it.
"You know I will… I" But Ray didn’t get to hear anything else. One of the aliens had heard them talking and had stunned the two of them. The two men sank to the ground and the alien dragged them to the cave where the girl was.
"Yaksha… something is wrong." Kalika uttered quietly as they walked towards their assigned post.
"I know…. But we have to be strong, for your mother’s sake. She needs our help so that her friends can continue to live here on Earth." Yaksha smiled. He had never had any real friends, just people he had kept around for his own purposes. He stopped and took Kalika’s hand. A vision flashed before his eyes, Alisa had been hurt.
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