FanFic - Other
"The Journey"
Part 20
by Jamie Phelps
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters. Never have, never will but would like to.
Summary: After finding out Maria's true identity, the gang deals with their feelings about the new-found knowledge. Could Maria's true identity be a danger to her?
Category: Other
Rating: PG-13
Authors Note: Please email and let me know your thoughts on this fiction. If you can see the possibility of a third part to this fiction, please email me and tell me what you'd like to see in a third part. If you haven't read my first fic, "Secrets", then this fiction will make no sense because it's a sequel. To read my first fic, email me (jamiep@egyptian.net) or visit crashdown.com
Isabel walked into the house. She knew her brother had to be home. She walked to his room and knocked on the door. "Max?"

"What?" Came the reply.

"Can I come in?" she asked.

"Yeah, itís open." He replied.

Isabel opened the door and walked in. Max was laying across his bed, staring at the ceiling.

"Are you mad at me?" Isabel asked, sitting down beside him.

Max pushed himself up on the bed. "Iz," he began. "I could never be mad at you."

"But Max, I killed our father." Isabel cried.

"But you had to. Isabel, heíd have killed you if you and Maria hadnít have killed him first." Max looked at his sister. "I didnít understand how evil he was. I know it has to be hard on you and Maria. You will live with the memory of killing your own father the rest of your life. That is such a burden to carry. I just wishÖI just wish Iíd have listened to you earlier. Izzy, you were right. Maria is our sister and Tess was lying to us. I just think that if Iíd have listened, none of this would have happened."

"Itís not your fault Max." Isabel said. "I could have easily given up on Maria too. Donít think I didnít question it. But when everyone insisted that Maria was with you Max at the motel, I knew something was wrong. I had been with Maria all morning. Iím just glad that weíre all ok."

"Me too." Max said. He pulled Isabel into a hug. "Iím not mad at you and I donít hold you or Maria responsible for our fathers death. He had to die. Iím sorry for not believing you."

No matter what anyone ever said, Isabel would always feel responsible for her fathers death. They had been the ones to kill him. "Letís not ever fight again, ok?" she asked.

Max smiled down at her. "Ok."

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