There Was One.
Summery: Roswell has
another reason to celebrate the Crash Festival when Tragedy strikes the group.
Author's note: For all my pretty Polarists. May the Aurora Borealis of
Michael and Liz shine on you.
"This is a live report from your local network of Roswell New Mexico. I
am coming to you live from five miles outside Roswell where an unidentified
Flying Object has just crashed not fifty minutes ago. Reports filed at the local
sheriffs office have yet to conclude what exactly crashed though it is believed
to have been a Space Craft of Saucer Configuration. Many locals have claimed to
have seen a second craft matching what has been Identified as a Stealth Bomber.
Wait a minute I am receiving a report from the FBI. Six Roswell teens were seen
near this area just before the UFO was sited. As of yet only two bodies have
been recovered a Maria Deluca and one Max Evans. Their is no evidence of the
other three or who they were."
"Sherrie why did you say who they were?"
"I only what has been repeated to me, but from I can tell there can be
no survivors. The locals have said that the UFO was engulfed in flames before
exploding. The remains are still raining down that is how big the explosion was.
Our hearts go out to the families of these Six teens. May they remain strong in
this their hour of need."
"Alright Sherrie please keep us informed of
what is happening. And now on to further news... wait I am receiving something
from our producer. He has told me that the Names of the other Four teens have
been identified. Isabelle Evans sister of Max Evans, Michael Guerine, Liz Parker
daughter of the owners of the Restaurant The Crashdown Cafe, and the son of the
former Sheriff Kyle Valenti. May their soles all rest in peace. I know this town
will never forget them. Remember folks you heard it hear first...."
Crashdown Cafe, Near the end of the Dinner rush.
"I was there when the
damn thing came down from the Clouds. It was one of those Flying Saucers like
they had in those shops in town. Only this damn thing was huge. I swear that
those teens was expecting it. I mean they had a fire in a strange pattern. Theys
was expecting it I tell ya. It was like some strange pattern. I was standing
there watching my sheep and then all of a sudden the clouds parted. Then a
bright light flooded out an then it came. It was as big as house. Those teens
were just standing it a circle their hands holding glowing stones. One was in
the center. I think it was a girl it was the shortest of them all. Aint none of
them look human except the short blond one. I mean when the light hit them from
the ship theys eyes was black and theys skin was pale, almost white. Any how
theys was being lifted by the light and then it happens. This huge jet comes out
of nowheres it fires some energy weapons at the ship and then flew away faster
than any jet should. I mean it just almost vanished in a flash. That's when the
ship exploded an some of the teens disappeared. I mean theys just gone. Two were
left still in midair as the Ship exploded. They fell to the ground an died
instantly cause they must have dropped some two hundred feet an theys was only
half way up to the ship. An that that's all I got to say on the subject, excuse
The man ran out of the CrashDown followed closely by Two men in
Suits. When he was gone Jeff Parker sat down heavily as he hoped it was not Liz
and her friends. Yet some how he knew that was what it was. Liz was gone and he
would never see her again. He slowly curled up in to a ball on the brakeroom
sofa. What have I done, was all he thought over and over as he remembered how
Liz had run away that afternoon. She had begged him to let her see her
boyfriend. He told her no way in hell. She had ran to her room crying. When he
came to apologize he found her in the arms of Michael. They were packing her
things and leaving. She turned to her father and her eyes were different. He did
not understand what was different then, but now he knew. She had begged his
forgive ness and then fled out of the room taking Michael in tow. He had
collapsed on her bed and found her note to him and Nancy. It said she was sorry
but her and Michael were in love and that they wanted to tell him but he only
saw him as a hindrance on her future. What they had not known was he thought her
boy friend was Max.
Now he sat hear rocking himself as he waited for
Nancy to come home from her Mothers. He would sit there for three more hour
before Nancy would come in and ask what was wrong with Liz. He would only say to
words, I'm sorry. He would repeat that over and over until they came to take him
away to the hospital. He would repeat it until he died.
Else where Phillip Evans sat in his office finishing off
his third bottle of whisky that night. He was trying to forget the stunned look
his daughter had given him and Jessie as she was told that they knew her secret
and that they would never forgive her. Max had come in at that time and told
them to go to hell as he carried a stunned Isabelle out of the room. They had
tried to stop him but he threw them back with an energy bolt. Stunned was an
understatement. They had figured Isabelle was involved in a plot that had killed
Tess. What they had found out was she wasn't human. They had misjudged yet
again. Jessie had fainted on the spot. Phillip only took out his bottles of
whiskey and started to drink directly from one.
The Valintie Residence.
Jim sat there as he watched the news. His son was gone a second time and
there was no one left to pick up the pieces. He slowly pulled the revolver out
of his mouth as he took another drink before screaming in agony. His life was
over. Now he had to remain strong for two reasons, Amy and his father.
Amy and Sean sat on the couch waiting for
Maria to return from her date with Max. That's when they received the Call. The
one every mother fears. Amy had dropped the phone and fell to the floor as Shawn
reached out to catch her. A short time later Jim had shown up and started to
comfort Amy while she screamed at nothing in particular.
In a cold cell
in an Unknown area.
Liz awoke to a cold sterile room. The only light
came from down the hall and filtered through the bars on her cell. She felt like
she was on death row. The room was in parallel to the hall in length. It was
barely eight feet long by six feet wide. She heard sounds coming from the light.
"It is awake. Get up you freak. You have an appointment with a Physician to see
exactly what you are."
Liz stood up strait and started to scream for the
others. "That won't help you annoying one. You were the only survivor." Liz
almost fainted as the voice started to laugh an evil hate filled laugh.
In the back room at the crashdown.
Inhaling deeply a kiss
deepens and then turns in to a full blown make eatery. Liz kisses down his neck
smelling in his musky scent. He tastes like a chocolate cake covered in a whole
lot of yummy. He picks her up and holds her against the Lockers and doesn't even
flinch as she drags her hands through his hair.
God this is what he
needed just to forget that skank. How could he believe he was in love with that.
He lack of control was caused just by that his lack of control on his life. He
needed stability, he needed Liz. They fit together perfectly. He ran his hands
up her body massaging in all the right places. Each touch was met by a moan of
pure bliss. Each kiss exploded in flames as he started on her neck again.
He removed their clothes ripping them literally from their bodies. She
only felt his heat. Liz rapped her hands around his manhood. He was throbbing to
be released. She new there was something they were forgetting. She was about to
remember when he thrust in her. She felt the barrier puncture by him. He only
slowed down for her to catch her breath, then he was back to grunting and
thrusting. With each thrust she screamed out in elation. Her heart beat in tune
with his three times faster than it ever beat before. He only knew one thing,
This was all for him but she could not get over pleasure that
was Michael. Her body tensed around him as she screamed before the climax. She
felt a hot burning as he filled her. Liz came as Michael in one loud burst of
energy and euphoria. As they came down they felt something activate in them. A
mind reached out to them. A child.
As they finally opened their eyes
they realized it was too late. The change was complete. Liz was no longer human.
Dark black eyes looked upon Michaels of the same shape and color. Liz began to
cry until she heard another mind reach out to their child.
was alien yet they understood the words. "The stones of Life to summon the ship.
Upon entering the circle of Life use the symbols of the royal four to show your
position. We shall come in two days. Be ready child of Antar you will soon see
Fifteen minutes later in the Cafe.
explain what the hell just happened. Why did I hear that alien Voice and Why do
my eyes look like I am wiring contacts?" A very pale colored Kyle walked in to
the Cafe followed closely by his dad. Max and Michael were arguing over Liz who
was slumped in a booth. When they turned Kyle drew back at the sight of them.
They looked identical in coloring. Now that he noticed so did Liz. He put up his
hands in defense, "I see I was not the only one. So do you know what happened?"
Max would not answer. Michael bent down and gathered Liz in his arms.
When he kissed her Max started to glow white. Kyle started to sit down and fell
on his but as Isabelle ran screaming in to the Cafe. Jessie was close behind
begging for an explanation. Max turned on him and his body flashed. He sneered
at the fallen human and stopped glowing.
Isabelle flew in to her
brothers open arms openly crying. Michael silently walked over to Jessie and
placed a hand on his head. His hand glowed for a moment and he stood up. "He
will not remember any of this or us. I am sorry Isabelle we must leave him here.
This is for his own protection."
By now Jim Valenti was completely
confused. He heard every word only he could not make out a thing they said,
almost as if they were not speaking English. On second thought so was Kyle. He
had been ever since that flash of light.
At this time Maria walked in
calmly and looked at Michael going back and picking up a still unmoving Liz. She
stopped breathing as she saw them kiss. They just glowed for each other,
Literally. Then so did Max. Only his was more white as in fury. She felt the
intense emotion rising from him as they watched. When she finally caught her
breath she screamed at Liz in rage.
Michael turned to her and started to
speak. "Et tue yea me on toye Yeahn. Bel tdo ot migx Locg doone." He stopped
when a look of utter terror and confusion passed on her face. He then flushed
white and spoke again only slower. "If yooooooouuuu eveerr Llllaaay aaaa
haaannnnddd onnnn herrr yoouuu willll dieee."
Maria collapsed on her
knees as Michael turned his back on her and stalked up to his mate. Max came
over to her bowed form and held her while she cried. He soothed her with his
voice although she did not understand her the words.
Liz suddenly stood
up and wound her hands together above her head and then wound her legs together.
A flash of white light surrounded her body as she stood still. When it was gone
her skin was back to it's original color and her hair had turn back from it's
illuminated brown to it's shiny brown. Though her eyes were still the same.
"Guys this is how we shape shift. I just learned how to retain my original
Isabelle pulled her best Icequeen pose and shifted. Michael only
placed a hand out in front and adopted a soldier's pose. Max stood at attention
and stared strait ahead like a king's sculpture. Kyle gave his best
Hercules/Muscle man pose then they all shifted together. Unlike Liz their eyes
turned back to normal.
Isabelle spoke first. "Liz how did you know? And
for that matter why are your eyes still black?"
Liz held a hand to her
face then her abdomen which started to glow in the shape of two hands. She
flushed as she put her hand over them. "Michael Jr told me how. But Claudia
mentioned it first. They called out with their mind and activated all Antarians
in the area to help them. Fortunately there was a ship who's crew is loyal to
Larek on it's way to Earth. They will be here in two Days. We have to go then or
they will not survive."
Kyle finally spoke again. "Why do we have to
"We are not able to retain our forms indefinitely. We will tire and
one day some one will catch us shifting if we stay. Don't even try to deny it
Kyle you would get caught in the first week. Probably shifting in the Girls
Locker Room." Kyle flushed and started to glow white. "Another thing, keep your
emotions in check. If you get to emotional you glow. One last thing. If you like
the taste of food or the feel of your clothes, don't shapeshift too often.
Unlike the others we are also human. Which means we don't totally lose are since
of touch, taste and smell. But it grows weaker every time you shift. They will
come back stronger after a period of nonshifting. Any questions, good now go
home we have a lot of planning over the next Two days."
On board the
Rath smiled at the memory, his Mate was strong she would
survive until they found her. His thoughts were interrupted by a figure in tight
clothing. He looked at the Benzien, they looked like humans with scales.
In a hissy voice "General Rathard, sir. We have recovered some of the
wreckage of the alien ship. It is as you suspected, a hoax. The ship was made of
primitive materials. The design was that of one of Khivar's. I have no doubt he
was responsible for the deception. We destroyed it before they could get you but
we lost the King and his Human Consort in the blast."
looked at him. "What of the others?"
The Benzien looked at him a moment
then decided how to phrase the response. Princess Velondra and her protector are
still in the MedBay. She is recovering and he is protecting her. Your mate
however was not in the Energy stream we intercepted. We can only assume she
passed on before we could get her. If she was lost in the energy field she could
be anywhere in Two hundred Thousand Light Years. The Captain is requesting
permission to leave Earth and return to Ishtar."
Michael turned back to
the window and gave his permission. As he wiped a tear away he watched the stars
explode as they transmitted in to the worm whole. He made a solemn vow to find
Liz no matter how long it took. He would not believe she was dead. He knew he
would have felt it.
IN the Prison cell.
"Get up traitor. His
Majesty wishes to see you." Liz got up hugging her now swollen belly. She was
three weeks along and was due in one more. This was another of his Social calls.
He wanted her to submit to his rule and she would always say no. This time when
she stood the Babies kicked her and she fell back on the bunk. The king came in
a few moments later. He smiled at her and spoke softly.
"You know Liz
you only make this harder on yourself. Just become My bride and all will be
She spit in his face and spoke, "I would rather to in hell
before that day ever comes, MAX!"
room Thirty-six hours before the Crash.
Liz sat up in bed smiling. She
had the greatest dream in a long time. She had dreamed her and Michael were
together. That's when she heard the groan. She turned to see Michael in nothing
but a smile. Liz started to panic. If he was really here then she was pregnant.
That also means that she is leaving in less than two days.
to find Liz wrenching in the toilet. He held her hair back why she finished.
When she stopped she used her abilities to clean up and he made his hand cold
and placed it to her forehead. She leaned back in to his arms and started to cry
again. He held her close and started to whisper that it would be just fine.
Liz looked at him incredously. "It will never be alright again Michael.
In Two days we are Leaving for a new Galaxy and going to a world wracked by war.
What kind of hell will we be taking our children to live among?"
will get through this. We always do, you just have to be strong." He kissed her
on the lips and she started to sob again.
"That's just it Michael, I
don't think I will make it this time. I mean its been hell living here. How bad
is it going to be on another planet? Another thing we need to consider, what are
we going to do?"
"What do you mean Liz?"
She stopped crying long
enough to explain. "We have no home. Antar is under Skin Occupation. Even if we
got back there max will never accept you as his second in command. He almost
killed you last night. If it had not been for me and the babies he would have
tried his damnedest. We are literally orphans on any world. I will have no
family after my parents find out about the Babies."
"Ssshhh Liz, don't
talk that way. You know if we could stay here your parents would help us."
"No they would not. Have you forgotten how they treated Max?" She shook
as she broke down again. Michael could only hold her and say they would find
away. He started to kiss his way down her neck to sooth her nerves. He only
seemed to start them to burning. Each kiss was stronger than the last until he
was devouring her and her pain. Their breathing could be heard echoing in the
bathroom. He realized they were both naked and she was glowing just for him. He
turned her over to help her up off the floor and stopped dead in his tracks.
Down her spine were a set of spots. She looked like she was wearing Leopard
print. When he touched the Dark brown spots she arched away from his hand and
moaned in pleasure.
Liz felt like her insides had just been touched.
When her mind returned she realized that Michael was speaking to her. "Liz where
did you get those spots?"
She knew, she did not know how, but she knew
what they symbolized. "They mean that I am pregnant with twins. "They mean that
I am pregnant with twins. They normally don't appear until the Second Trimester.
Then again I am only part Antarian. These little guys are fountains of
Michael scooped her up in his arms and carried her back to
the bed and kissed her breath away. They stayed in each others arms until her
alarm went off at Seven. They had school but they decided to skip. When they
went down stairs to get something for breakfast the rest were there already.
max looks at Liz only a moment then turns to Maria who is a little too
happy. Then Liz can since it, they did it. She smiled at them and gave a Stunned
Maria a hug, and a word of advice. "He may like you now but don't fall for him.
He is nothing but trouble."
Maria just looked at her incredously. Then
whispered back. "Stay out of my life you skank. You know he is just using you
for sex and to keep his mind off our break up last night."
smiled at her and let her real eyes show from behind her glasses. This had the
desired unnerving effect on her. Liz then sat in Michael's lap. Nothing was said
as the Waitress came over to take their orders. It was agreed that each would
pay there own.
Michael was the first to speak on the subject. "How are
we going to explain our disappearance? I mean we five just can't go away with
out an explanation."
Isabelle went next. "I know what you mean, I will
miss Jessie. But I can go now that I know how he would react to my telling him
of my true nature." She carefully guards her words as she watches the people
around us eavesdrop. She stops on one person inparticuler and glares at her. The
woman puts down her check and money then flees.
Max follows her and
comes back a few minutes later covered in dust.
"Damn skins." Michael
retorts. "That means they are on to us. We have no time for formalities. We plan
"Oh so what now oh fearless leader?" Max of course.
"Listen you smart ass," Liz brakes in much to the surprise of everyone.
"You are the one who fucked up. You no longer have any authority on this group.
You have no subjects. Your own protector betrayed you with your little Max and
that alien Bitch. Now you will listen to what he has to say."
looked at her strangely. "What so that demented bitch was not the only one who
could bend others' minds. I mean it just came to me last night."
Michael, Isabelle, and Kyle looked slightly more relaxed, yet they were
still unnerved by her reaction. Michael kissed her again then started to talk.
"We have to meet here tomorrow night. All those who wish to go can. If you want
to stay you have to leave Roswell and not return until you have mastered your
shape shifter abilities. Liz and I must go, the rest of you can stay if you
Isabelle spoke up next. "I will go. I love Jessie but he and my
dad are not two people I want to be around any more. I went to take Jessie his
breakfast and heard him and my father talking about how I was hiding something
as well. They are not to be trusted. I, I, I can't take it any more. They have
either got to be stopped or we leave. I don't want to hurt them so I want to
Kyle put his arm around her to help her through the pain. "I
wish that I could stay but this place is going strait to hell. I won't be
involved in any murder investigation against us. I am for leaving."
Every one looked Max. "What, you finally want my opinion? Well I am for
finding my son. That is all I want to do. That and live in peace with out this
whole damn mess on us. I am for going too I guess."
exploded at them. "What are you doing? This is stupid. I mean we are just
leaving like that?"
Michael took the lead again. "We are leaving all
humans here, that means you. Now shut up your opinion does not count for shit as
far as I am concerned. He turns back to the group and speaks. "Alright we are
agreed to meet here tomorrow and leave together. We say our good bys tonight and
leave in the morning to go to the desert. There we will set up the symbols and
the circle. When that is done we go to get the artifacts and the stones. Then
you have until Seven p.m. to get back here before we leave you here. The rest of
time is yours to do with as you want. Any questions?"
"When did you
become such an ass hole?" Maria spoke.
No one looked at her or paid
attention as they silently shook their heads in agreement to Michael. With that
they ate their breakfast and left for what ever.
On the Benzien
Transport to Ishtar.
Isabelle sat on the bio bed looking out the window.
She watched in utter horror as the scene had replayed in her mind. They were all
being lifted to the ship as the real Benzien ship came out of no where. The
portal in the center was the only thing on the saucer that was real. They were
trying to get out of it to no avail. That's when they saw the Benzien ship fire
on the imposter. She felt relieved as they were swallowed by the beam of the
Then she heard the screams. Maria had been caught in the
cross fire and a body came out of the portal. They looked at the body. It was an
exact duplicate of Max. Then he grabbed Liz and used his powers to send the
others toward the ground. As Max was sucked in to the portal with a screaming
Liz, Michael fired on him. But they were being sucked in by the Benzien ship.
That's all she remembered before she awoke with a scream in the Medbay. Kyle had
to calm her down as he explained these were the ones who had contacted Liz. They
were Larek's people, they meant no harm."
Her heart contracted when
remembered Liz and the look on Michaels face at the betrayal by Max. She had
held on to Kyle for dear life. He had gone to get something to eat and find
Michael. He had not been to see either one in the three weeks since it happened.
She focused her gaze out the window and cried yet again.
In the cell on
"Listen to yourself Liz. What did he do to you. You love me
remember. Join with me and become the Queen of Antar." Max asked in a mild
"Get away you traitor. I will kill you the first chance I get."
With that she threw her dishes and what she could at the energy barrier guarding
"Very well. If you will not join me then you die. Khivar kill
her." Max spoke to the being who looked like a red glowing shapeshifter. Liz
knew he was what was considered a skin. They had a energy based Life and they
could not change shape, that was so they could not infiltrate their Masters.
Khivar reluctantly obeyed his old and newly returned Master. He held up
his hand and fired at the figure in the cell.
Max leaned on the door way leading to Liz's room. "Are you ready?"
Liz just looked at him and stuck her tongue out at him. "You know you
were never very good at getting ready on time for any thing. I guess that was
part of your charm. Is that what Michael likes about you?"
Liz turned on
him suddenly. "What he sees in me is none of your business. We are together now
so drop it." With that she returned to getting her things in suitcases. Then she
put the last of her bags together she put them in her closet. "There now I am
ready. Lets go meet the others at the site where you buried the stones."
The ride to the site was quiet. No one would speak. They were mad at the
other for the same reason. They both felt betrayed by the other. When they
reached the site Liz did not wait for Max to stop the car before she got out.
She just barreled out and ran in to Michael's open arms. "I missed you so much,"
she breathed in to his chest.
He laughed at her and smiled. "I have only
been gone for a few hours. I mean if I get the kind of reception for this little
bit of time I wonder about tonight. I mean your parents return tonight I can't
exactly be there for you."
She kissed him much to the moaning of the
"Get a room before you make us sick." Isabelle turned away from
them. She came face to breast with Kyle. He lifted an eye brow at her. "You even
try and I will remove your spine and wear it as a belt."
Max cleared his
throat and waited impatiently. "We have got to get those things before they come
out here looking for us. Who knows who else is around us?"
to get it done and over with. Michael, Max, and Kyle started to dig. Liz and
Isabelle looked at them and started to giggle. The boys stopped and looked at
each other, then at the girls. Kyle spoke up first. "What is so funny?"
Liz made a scooting motion with her hands and they cleared out of her
way. When they were out of her way she made a scooping motion with her hands and
the dirt lifted up. Isabelle made a come here motion and the little sack/sheet
of alien artifacts came to her arms. Liz made a dumping motion and the dirt fell
back in to place. The guys just smirked at them.
Later at the that night
Parker house hold.
"Mom if you would just take time to get to know my
boyfriend you would not think he was bad." Liz pleaded with her mom who was
packing her bag again.
"Liz I said no. You behave you here me. Your dad
is under a lot of stress. I will be here tomorrow at ten. I will see you then.
Now give me a kiss." Liz kissed her mother's cheek.
When Nancy left and
there were no more sounds Liz released her tears. "But I won't be here when you
Evans house hold.
"Phillip if you don't stop this I
will leave you and that is it!" Diane stood there until he shook his head no.
Then with tears in her eyes she left him.
Phillip believed that Diane
was only bluffing. That she needed time on her own then she would be back. When
he went in to their room stuff was every where. The entire room was ransacked.
Her things were gone. He fell to the floor and cried. This was all Max and
Isabelle's fault. He would make them pay if it was the last thing he did.
"Dad I know you want to come. But the thing is
you are not adapted to survive on those alien worlds. We have been changed for
this. I never wanted to do it but I am ready. Be proud of me I am going to serve
and protect a new place with aliens." Kyle was swept up in his father's embrace.
Jim cried on his son's shoulder. "I will miss you son. Now if you can
"That's why I have the orbs here. They are for you. If we
ever get the chance I will contact you with them."
Jessie paced the living room. Where the hell is she? He looked out the
window again to see Isabelle walking up the path. She had a sad face and tears
in her eyes. He rushed out to her and held her in his arms. He told her
everything would be alright. She felt the need to be lied to even if it was just
for a night.
Max and Michael sat around his table. Neither looked at the
other. This was too uncomfortable. Every time Michael would try to explain Max
would turn his words on him. Finally Michael gave up and just sat there. He knew
that Max was being an ass and there would be no dealing with him.
know, just fuck it Max and fuck you." With that he left the apartment. Never to
return. His bag was on his shoulder and he was on his bike. Liz would hole him
up for the night. When he reached her balcony he saw her staring at the star
with tears running down her cheeks. Her brown hair flew in the evening breeze.
she looked like an angel come down from heave just for him.
her Balcony and waited for her to notice him. He watched her from a far like he
had in so many nights. He remembered how he came to her last night. Maria had
just broken up with him. He had tried to sit in the apartment and not think
about it. It did not work. He ran for a while and stopped when his heart hurt.
He looked up and there on her balcony was Liz. The orange, blue and white street
lights high-lighted the area, but not enough to block out the stars above her.
The horizon was black and she was a white light. She was ready for a joining. He
suddenly realized that is what made him come directly to her. She was in heat.
He smiled. That was a thought.
That's right it had been pure
animalistic. He had jumped over the wall literally. He landed with a loud thump,
and startled Liz. She looked at him and saw his face. All he had was lust. He
turned up to sniff the air and then smiled at her again. She flushed, and dodged
his grasp and went in to the room. He caught her as she ran down the stair which
he had no use for. He merely jumped over the side wall in to the storage room.
And as quick as lighting he had her pinned against the lockers. He removed their
clothes ripping them at the seems and smelling in her scent. He thrust her
against the lockers. She only growled in pleasure as he rubbed against her. This
was pure animalistic and all he needed. Then he thrust in her. That first thrust
was like heave had opened up and he was dying. He felt like he was being
swallowed whole as the suction would not release him.
The memory was
interrupted by Liz turning around and staring at him. She walked up to him
slowly and wrapped her hands around his fly. She then lowered in and put in her
hand. She looked in to his eyes as she gripped him and started to massage. His
eyes glazed over as the sensation ripped through his body. He through his head
back as he began to moan. A hoarse cry ripped through the night as he came in
her hand. She pulled it out of his jeans and looked at it. Her hand was covered
in green glowing semen. He looked at her and she smiled.
With a wave of
her hand it was gone and he was cleaned up. She zipped him up and laid under the
stars with him until morning. Their last day on earth was to be spent in each
other's arms. He watched as she sleep under the sun and kissed her on the cheek.
He then joined her in sleep.
They awoke around Five. Time to get ready.
Liz walked down stairs to greet her dad. When she came to view he was arguing
with Max. They broke apart and he came storming in to the room. "Liz you are
never to se him again while you are living under my roof."
"I am here to
tell you bye. I am here to tell you bye. I am leaving. I want to be with my
boyfriend and no one will stop us from being together."
"NO I forbid you
to see him. You are to go near him."
Liz screamed that she would do what
she damned well pleased and left. When she got to her room she left a note,
grabbed her bags, and Michael. They left as her dad came in. She looked at him
pleading with her eyes. He only looked stunned. She realized he looked stunned
and that her eyes were different. Terror swept through her and she and Michael
fled. She called the others told them to meet her and Michael at the site.
Mean while at the Ramirez house.
"I am sorry Mrs. Ramirez about
your loss. Would you like us to tell your family or can you do it?" The
detective looked at a shell shocked Isabelle.
She finally pulled her
self from the shock. "I'll tell them. I have to meet them in a few minutes."
When he left Isabelle told Max to come out.
He looked at her. "What did
he say? Was it about Tess?"
Isabelle shook her head. She was still too
stunned. With tears in her eyes she looked directly at him. "Its about mom.
Apparently she and dad had a fight and she left. They found her wrecked car out
side of Los Cruixes. She was still in it when they pulled it out of the
reservoir. She drove off the bridge to avoid a truck that still hit her. She
died on impact."
Max held Isabelle as they drove to Phillips office. He
let Isabelle out why went to park the car. Isabelle emotionally floated up the
stairs and in to the office. Jessie and her dad looked at her glaringly. "I am
glad you came Isabelle." Phillip got up and spoke ignoring the detached look of
his daughter. "I am filing charges against you and Max. That is unless you
cooperate with us."
Max came in to hear his father's words. He looked at
Isabelle and caught her before she collapsed. "You stupid son of a bitch. You
fucked up Majorly this time Phillip." He carried Isabelle out of the office
followed by outraged Phillip and Jessie. He hit them with an energy bolt that
nearly killed them both. Then he fled.
The Site hour later.
"Here they come. What the hell is that human doing with them?" Michael
looked at Maria.
Max answered for her. "We ran in to her on the street
in front of the crash down. She was coming to say good bye. I asked her to help
me with Isabelle."
Liz spoke next, "what is wrong with her Max?" Max
explained everything to them. When he was finished they lit the symbols ablaze
and dropped their human frames. The were telling Maria to back away and go home
but Mouth would not shut up. Just then their circle was engulfed in light from
the UFO. They looked up and screamed in fear and rage as the realized they were
under a portal for the skins. They had created a ship to mask their portal. As
they went up the fought to no avail. Then they were hit by the energy of the
ships fire from the Benzien ship.
The cell on Antar.
fired at the figure but only hit the energy barrier. He was going to fire again
but Max hit him with a blast. "You see Liz they are nothing but the worthless
slaves we designed them to be." He laughed as he killed a couple of them
watching their energy forms dissipate in to the dust. "They rose up against us
Fifty-five years ago and killed us by surprise. What they forgot is they were
programmed to obey my voice. I have the same voice pattern every male in my
family has had for a thousand years. We were genetically engineered too. Only we
are the royals and they the slaves." he said as he kicked the reeling Khivar.
"He though that if he could kill me before I produce any offspring he could end
the enslavement. Well he ended the enslavement and killed most of their masters,
but now that I am back things will go the way they were supposed to. Oh and I
don't have the Whore Velondra to contend with either. Life is good. I have a son
who is almost old enough to start training as a warrior like his father and a
bride to be. That's right you and I will be married soon after your abominations
are born and disposed of." With a cruel laugh he was gone, and Liz cringed as
she felt her babies kick.
"I am not going to cry. Life will continue. I will get back to Michael.
I am not going to cry. Life will Continue. I will get back to Michael. I am not
going to cry..." Liz continues her chant as she sat rocking holding her babies.
'They will be here soon. I must help them in any way possible.'
stopped rocking and stood up to look at Max. "Will you spare my children if I
submit to you?"
"Now there is an offer I should have thought of. I
suppose if you agree to marry me. Then and only then would I spare them."
Liz took in his demeanor. He was totally serious even with his black
eyes. Her heart constricted and she felt hard to breath. Tears stung her eyes as
she breathed out. "If it is the only way then I will marry you."
now that's more like it. Guards come take Liz to her chambers. I want her
cleaned up and those things removed before she is presented to the court in
Max smiled at her. "Yes the Court. You
are to be tried as a traitor. When you are found guilty you will die."
"But you said if I agreed to marry you I would live."
at her. "No I said they would live. You I just wanted to break. I already have a
queen. No the people want some one to blame for the deaths over the last fifty
years and why not you. Your from a planet that saw the deaths of many of their
own so lets give them something to talk about."
Liz launched her self at
him but was restrained by the guards. She started to scream no over and over as
her body was dragged by the guards. Max called after her. "I will take good care
of your kids. They will make Michael more bound and determined to get back here.
I will delight in watching him suffer."
The Benzien transport three days
"Sir we will reach Ishtar in about an hour. We are receiving some
thing over the Communications channels. It's a signal from Antar. The trial of a
Traitor by the name of Liz Parker Guerine."
Michael stormed on to the
bridge. 'That sick son of a bitch knew that would get my attention.' "Bring the
signal on screen." The attaché turned the signal on.
Liz stood before
three shapeshifters that stood on podiums. "Very well. It is the decision of
this Triumvirate that Liz Parker Guerine be executed on crimes of Sedition,
conspiracy to assassinate our leader, Treason and the uncounted deaths of our
people in the retaking of Antar. This judgment is passed and now on to the
sentence. Sentencing is to be carried out immediately and publicly. This
Triumvirate is now dismissed. Executioner do your duty."
Michael fell to
the deck clutching his heart as he heard her scream just before the executioner
swung the blade that removed her head. Her lifeless body fell to the podium
followed by the cheering of the surrounding crowd. He released one last breath
before he fell to the deck completely.
The Benzien MedBay two minutes
"He is coming around. General Rathard can you hear me?" The Medic
turned Michael head checking his eyes. He opened them then shut them as he
remembered Liz's last few moments. He screamed in pain and anguish.
Isabelle held on to Kyle for dear life unaware why Michael was in so
much pain. She new it was bad for him to be openly crying. Kyle stood by and
watched helplessly while they left Michael to his own grief. "What happened to
him," Kyle asked one of the medics.
The medics green scale turned bright
blue. "We just learned an and watched his mate was executed for crimes against
Antar. I am Sorry my Lady but you are no longer on Antar."
happened?" Both Isabelle and Kyle held their breaths. They hoped that they meant
"The King of Antar has declared you and the rest of your
group traitors. He has issued a bounty on your heads. This and the public
execution of Liz Parker Guerine will lead to War. After all they just executed
King Larek's sister in law for bogus crimes and put a bounty on his brother's
Isabelle broke down completely and Kyle started to cry as he held
her. Then a thought hit him. "What about her children?"
As far as we know she was taken alone."
"She was two days pregnant when
they took her."
The Medic looked flustered. "Then they probably still
have them. They will be held as prisoners of war, and most likely be used
against General Rathard. I am sorry to say that in most likely events they will
be executed as well." He then turned back to watching Michael's vitals, as
Isabelle and Kyle sank to their knees.
May the worlds hear you scream as the stars know your pain.
before Liz's execution.
Liz sat in her new 'Hell' as she liked to call
it. The room was an exact replica of the white room. Each of the devices were
used to study Liz as she was tortured. They had her strapped down but no
anesthia was applied for it might effect the results of the tests. They had been
testing every part of her body in hopes that she might reveal a weakness to
Her body ached from the exposure to the freezing temperatures.
Each of her muscles still bore the scars of the burns. Her heart stopping was
the only thing that made them relent. More and more she wished they would just
end it before the babies were born to spare them the pain.
She was about
to be sent through another battery of tests when the pain ripped through her
body. Each of her muscles spasmed in turn as she cried out in pain. Soon the
nurses came in and strapped her to another table. They wheeled her prone form
down the corridor to an unknown designation.
When they reached a room
much like the white room the stopped. Inside was a modified table with stirrups.
Liz screamed and raged as they strapped her down to the second table. When the
next spasm hit her she stopped fighting all together. Each of the doctors looked
at each other as they moved their masks. The green blood was every where. In the
mass that had come out were two wiggling white forms. Eyes of black searched the
room as they stood up. They turned back to see their mother no longer moving.
That's when they started to cry.
Three days later, the Trial.
lifeless figure in a stasis field was placed in front of the Triumvirate. "What
is the meaning of this? This woman is dead."
Max glared at them until
they backed down. "You are still to perform the trial. She will be executed in
front of the crowd. All necessary effects will be taken care of." When the time
came he was true to his word. A recording of her birthing scream, her last
played to a over anxious audience. The recording was cut off at the same time as
he head. Max smiled. "There that should be enough to get his attention."
Khivar turned away from his master and cringed. Not even he had been
The MedBay of the Benzien ship Present time.
he even moved yet?" Kyle asked Isabelle as they both watched a catatonic
"I don't know. I can't keep going on this way. We are about to
land at the Imperial palace. He is about to meet his brother for the first time
in this life time and all he can do is look off in to the middle of nowhere."
Finally disgusted Isabelle shook Michael screaming a guttural roar.
looked at her and broke down. The stone wall was gone. He was gone as well. His
heart and his life were now empty. All he could do was keep going or he would
simply stop breathing. That's when he started to feel the pain again. His head
started to throb and he screamed out in agony. Then he fell silent to the deck
as the doors opened. Medics rushed to his side as they tried to revive him.
Larek looked almost identical to Michael in his shapeshifter form. Larek
forgot his status and ran to Michael's side as his body convulsed. He spoke to
the medics and they injected him with a syringe of clear liquid. Michael stopped
his trimmers almost immediately. Larek stood in silence as he watched the Meds
take Michael away on a stretcher. Then he turned to Isabelle who had Kyle in a
death grip. "He has had a major stroke. From what they gather it was self
induced. We got there in time and he may make a full recovery." He stopped and
wiped his black eyes. "I am sorry, its just that I learned of his mate myself.
Max has sent a ransom demand for the Children. He wants you three. I told him no
deal. We will declare war in the morning in front of the high council."
Isabelle fell to her knees shortly followed by Kyle. "So she really is
"Yes, our sources say she died in child birth. The trial was just
a farce to rally his people to war. It has Succeeded. He will launch an
offensive against us and the other four worlds."
Kyle looked at Larek,
"Yes, Kestral, Eunia, Caylor, and Earth. He has gone
insane. Some thing must have happened on earth to have sent him on this quest of
the Damned." Kyle and Isabelle could only look at each other in puzzlement as
they slowly digested the news.
Which is worse, pain or the anticipation of pain, either way their both
effective means of torture.
Michael awoke to the soft sounds of a
Scanning device. The Medical wing on the Palace was basically empty save for
Michael himself. He looked around grabbing his head. Where was he? This place
looked familiar, why did he not remember? What was going on? Where was Lerak?
A feminine form walked towards him. She had strange skin color, pink. He
shook his head. What was she saying, he new the language. Michael, why does that
sound familiar? Michael looked around the room again hoping to find his brother.
Larek walked in the room slowly. He had been informed by Isabelle that
his brother was awake and asking for him. When Michael noticed him he almost
jumped out of the bed. Larek had to restrain his brother in his arms to prevent
him from over taxing his system. "What do you remember Rath... I mean Michael?"
"Why does every one keep calling me Michael? Where am I? What is going
on Larek? Why am I in this bed?"
Larek smiled to calm his brother. "Tell
me Rath, what do you remember?"
"I was coming to tell king Zan about the
traitor Volandra. That she was working with Khivar. Then I was hit from behind
by some body. No wait there is more. We were tied to polls. That Shrenaak
Nicholas was frying us. He was killing us, then I woke up here to that traitor
over there calling me Michael."
Isabelle flinched at Michael's words.
Kyle put an arm protectively around her. "She died too remember. You all died.
She was tricked by Khivar in to betraying you. Now you are back. Max, I mean Zan
has gone insane. He is calling for a strike against us and all other worlds."
Rath pulled back. "So I really am Michael. Why do I not remember?"
Isabelle had sufficiently recovered. "Because you suffered a major
stroke. Your brain has still yet to fully recover. In fact you were not expected
to have survived. You did a pretty good job at trying to kill yourself."
"Why would I try some thing that stupid?" He looked at each of them,
none would look at him directly. His gaze finally landed on Larek.
sighed as it was his duty to tell his brother. "In this Life you had a mate. She
was pregnant with twins, which is almost impossible to achieve among our kind.
She was only part Antarian like us. You were intercepted by Khivar's forces
before our ship got there. We managed to save you, Isabelle and Kyle but Max
escaped with your mate as his prisoner. As far as we could tell he had made a
deal with the skins and now he is back to ruling Antar with Ava at his side. He
treats her as a brood mare and a love slave. Your mate was scheduled to be
brought up on charges but died in child birth. Your mate's body was desecrated
on open circuits to Rally the Antarians to war against the other worlds. Max has
given us an ultimatum, hand you and the other three over or he will kill your
children. No we can not do it. He would kill the either way. At least while you
are still you are still free to one day may be bring them home."
fell back against the bed. He has children and a mate. Correction he had a mate.
She is gone now. He felt drained. They had loved each other enough to have
children and he did not even remember her. May be it was for the best. He could
at least go on living this way to get back his children with out attempting
another suicide. She must have been one hell of a person to have elicited that
kind of reaction from him. He told them he wanted to be alone, so they said
their apologies and left. He then curled up in a ball. Why did he feel so empty?
Part 8 Hell
is only a perspective on Life, how you choose to perceive it, depends on what
kind of hell you want.
The great Audience chamber in the Palace of
"Kyle I don't want to risk it. You are the only one I have
left." Isabelle pleaded with Kyle to listen to her.
"I have to Michael
or Rath, what ever he calls himself is in no position to lead the Kings armies.
With the memory download he gave me I know every thing he and several warriors
know. And what do you mean I am the only one left?" Kyle looked at her puzzled.
Isabelle turned from him wringing her hands and crying. "Max is no
longer Max, Liz is dead Maria is dead, Michael might as well be dead, Alex is as
well, I lost my family my home and my husband in one fatal swoop. I can't lose
you too. I will die like Michael if you go away."
Kyle cringed at her
words. Then he hugged her close holding her head down to his shoulder. "Michael
is not dead. He just needed to get away so he did the only thing he could, he
buried himself under the rubble of his mind. I would not be here either if it
had been you that were executed instead of Liz."
"Liz is that her name?"
They were about to kiss until a voice rang out. "So you are moving on Velondra.
I knew you would not take long."
"You are a major dick Guerine."
"Rath human, My name is Rath. You would do well to remember that seems
how you have been appointed my second in command." Rath looked at them and
smiled as he saw Isabelle brake down again. "Still the weepy roof a Velondra.
You were never stable enough for a family. It's a wonder you ever got married."
Kyle hit him with an energy bolt which knocked him across the room. He
then stalked over to Rath's prone form. "Listen here you piece of shit. I am in
charge by order of King Larek. You are not in any shape to lead. If it weren't
for the possibility that Michael would come back I would not hesitate to kill
you." Kyle quickly walked back to Isabelle and carried he out of the Chamber
cradling her to his chest.
Rath lay for a few moments then painfully sat
up. "Remember that anger kid. It is the only thing that will keep you through
this war. I can't remember and from what you say I don't want to remember. I
don't have the anger or the will to fight any more. I just want to return to the
peaceful oblivion. Liz if you can here me, I am not far behind. What Isabelle
and Kyle don't know is that Michael did more damage than they thought. He won't
have a chance to come back."
In the shadows a tall form bowed it's head
and cried. "Rath what have you done to yourself brother. I hope she was worth
A base on the M-class moon in orbit of the thirteenth planet of the
Antar home system.
A large dark chamber with high walls that incline
towards the middle to make the room pentagon shaped. In the center of the room a
large table the same color of the room, a deep blue. The top of the table glows
a bright white with several display screens deployed across the top. There are
five orbital screens that show scenes from five worlds. Max walks up to the
"Ishtar will be the last to fall," He says to the other
occupants of the chamber who were taking notes. "Larek has been building his
forces for decades declaring to be a neutral territory. I have Intel that says
he is amassing his forces to plan an attack on us and our neighbors. We won't
let him have control over worlds that rightfully belong to Antar."
Murmured voices of approval were music to his ears. "We will launch our
first strike Against Kathana's planet of Caylor. When it falls we will launch
incite our coup on Eunia. Kestral has aliened itself with Larek so we must wait
until we have rebuilt our forces from the resource of our soon to be
protectorates. Then we will launch a full scale offensive against Earth. They
have more resources in that small solar system then we dreamed of. Last of all
we will take out Kestral and Ishtar in one major offensive. The battle plans
will take the equivalent of six months before we can sack the Kingdom of
The chamber was in a roar of approval. Max smiled again. "As I
speak we are wasting time. Lets get to planning."
Twelve hours later,
out side of Caylor.
"Well Tess, how is it to watch our home and
everything you hold dear to fall under your worst nightmare?" Max grabbed her
head and forced her to watch as the planet was bombarded from orbit. She refused
to open her eyes. Max slapped her head hard enough for her cheek to split open.
"Listen you traitorous Bitch this is my victory and you will watch or so help
you." Tess refused to watch. Max threw her away from the window and beat her
severely. When he was threw he tore off her clothes then raped her while he
watched her planet burn. The fires of Caylor only served to flame his passion.
Part 9 And
the angel of death smiled at me.
Rath watched as the first of their
forces intercepted Max's ships. It was hard to believe that this was his King
Zan. Zan was not a good man but he was not insane either. He wanted to rule his
planet, not known Universe. This was going to be their first encounter. It had
been Six months since the death of his mate and he still did not remember a
thing about his second life.
He remembered when the first battle had
started. It was the most horrific battle of his life. Caylor was hit hard and
fast. Kathana had been on Ishtar trying to forge an alliance with Larek. When
the first video feeds from the Antarian fleets reached Ishtar Kathana had
collapsed. She kept on mumbling something about regretting her previous threats
to Max. What was she talking about? As far as he knew they had never met.
Next had been Sero's world Eunia. They had been decimated in a matter of
days. Their world and outer colonies had been bombarded with Meteorites for six
days before they had surrendered and Handed over Sero. Max had stopped his
progress forward for unknown reasons. Now here they were four months later in
orbit around Earth. Max had launched a full scale invasion of the tiny blue and
Minor Defensive forces had been deployed to protect Earth
at the request of Kyle and Isabelle. Rath had volunteered to lead them, as
probably the last thing he would ever do. His body was shutting down even as he
led the Fighter wings against the too large armies. He knew Earth was a hopeless
cause but this was the home world of his beloved. Or what he was told to be his
Rath signaled his second in command to tae control his body was
shutting down. His mind raced as his temperature dropped. His blood pressure
increased causing him to hear the rushing of his blood. His brain started to
scream as he fell forward. Blood ran out of his ears, nose, and eyes. He finally
got a handle on the aneurysm. He knew the next would kill him.
Tactical officer reported. "Sir the enemy mother ship is vulnerable. If we take
it out they will have no choice but to pull back. Unfortunately one of our gun
ships are in range. We are the only ship able to take it out."
turned to his second officer. "The crew are now your responsibility. Make sure
they get home safely. This is Commander Rathard to all hands. You are the best
crew a captain can have under his command. I am not going to out live this
battle, for I have lost the battle against my own body." The last statement was
met by gasps and outcries all over the ship. "Now hear this, you are to abandon
this ship and make best speed to the nearest space worthy vessel of our side.
Their you will head back home and declare our mission a success. Mean while I
will fly our ship in to their mother ship. May you all know the peace of your
loved ones when you get home. Then you can thank me for my sacrifice." The last
was said with a laugh. "This has been your captain and friend General Rathard of
The bridge crew stood up and saluted Rath. The TO and Second in
command took DNA samples from his blood and then left him to his ship. Rath set
the controls to automatic and flew the ship at full burn right in to the Antar
Mother ship. The resulting Explosion caused a shock wave that was seen on earth
for six days, and on the Seventh day Rath's spirit was laid to rest.
part 10 Cry in the
night for release from the light.
Max stood on the observation deck of
his personal command carrier. The ship was equal to two miles long. He watched
as the swan shaped ship glided across the path between the stars. This was the
first time he had left Antar controlled territory since the Ishtar Alliance had
beaten him at Earth. Losing his largest mother ship and half of the invasion
forces in one blast had set back his plans and put a hell of a dent on his
His fleet came through the worm hole like they were being dropped
out of it. he had gathered ninety percent of his forces to attack Ishtar
herself. The rest of his forces had drawn back to protect Antar. He knew this
one hell of a Gamble but he would ha had to burn Ishtar before Larek could
gather enough support and build his forces any more.
On upon arriving
outside the system he was greeted by two hundred attack ships. They were the
basic patrol for on mother ship. His force would remove these flies then he
would head towards Ishtar herself. Max smiled as the fleet fled back towards the
heart of the solar system. This was going to be quick. Then they started to
disappear. A cloaked ship, from the size of the space distortion it was twice
the size of his command carrier. There were six more distortions heading his
way. They were all equal in mass. He was going to have a large battle on his
He smiled. He loved a bloodbath. The distortions decloaked. They
launched their fighters. And so it begins. The first of the fighters collided
with the attack fleet. They were not stopping. Kamakazi missions. The first of
the ships hit the command carrier. Max was thrown from his feet. Those damned
suicidal freaks. That's when he realized they were not firing their weapons in
at specified targets. The bursts of firing were in random patterns. They were an
automated defense. Ishtar was unprotected. Then were the hell was the fleet?
Antar home system.
The Ishtar fleet came out of their worm hole
firing at everything that moved. They cared not who was what. Antar was hit by
the weapons of the largest ships. Her surface burned like a star. Kyle smirked
as his forces burned the Antar. This was a payback for the hell his life had
become because of them. They were hitting shipping yard and munitions areas.
They were in a since crippling Antar. When they finished the slash and burn runs
they started on all military posts.
Kyle's forces searched every inch of
Antar only to find a hatred from the locals. The twins were not here. He was to
give up on them when he received a communiqué from his forces on the outer rim
of the system. They had found a secret base. According to the communications
logs and the crew that were still alive, it was Max's strong hold. They had
found some thing he should see. He told them he was on the way.
"We can not penetrate the planetary shielding King
Max. Their shielding is to strong only a super nova could take it down. There is
some ting important going on down there they don't want us to see. Its called
Max suddenly looked at the crew man. Project rebirth.
That is what his mom had called the resurrection of him and the other three
shortly before she was killed by Khivar. That was the last straw. He had annexed
the entire world and killed two billion skins by ordering them to kill
themselves. His voice was the trigger to their demise. "I want that clone."
Antar Moon Base.
Kyle walks over to the tanks and cringes at the
sight. It was like the alien movie. Only their were hundreds of Liz's. They were
mutated versions of her in various stages of development. From what the last one
showed they were using alien DNA to recreate her. The last fifteen of the tubes
were empty but their was evidence they were used. What the hell did their final
product look like?
Tears from heaven are for the soles of the damned.
He opened his eyes
then closed them to block out the light. His head hurt, for that matter his
whole body hurt. What the hell had he done now. He heard voices in the back
ground. "He is waking up. We must find out what he remembers."
hell were they and what were they saying. He recognized the words only they were
in a language he had not used in this life time. He sat up and looked around.
These people were totally fucked up to him. They needed to get some sun and get
their eyes checked. Michael looked at his body and stopped. The past came
rushing to him. His body convulsed at the onslaught. When he regained control
tears ran down his cheeks. That son of a bitch had killed his Liz. That was the
last thing he remembered.
He started to stand when six people came in to
the room. Four were in pale gray uniforms while the other two were in fancy
garbs. The woman rushed to his arms. Isabelle. Yeah that was who it was in her
Shapeshifter form. Her body shook with sobs, you would think that he had died.
Now that he mentioned it, he felt like he did when he came out of the pod. His
senses were nonexistent.
The Man just hung back while the uniforms
looked him over. Michael thought he looked familiar. He was some one he should
"What do you remember, Rathard?"
"My name is
Michael now." Tears ran down his face. "They killed her didn't they?"
Larek bowed his head. "I am afraid so. They are in orbit for now but the
fleet is returning and they will be gone by the hour. Kyle has reported in. They
found no trace of your kids on Antar or the moon bases. How ever they did find
traces of your mate's genetic matter in cloning tubes. The last fifteen tubes
are empty so it is reasonable they have succeeded in recreating her."
Michael started to get angry causing his body to glow white. "Now hold
on that is not the last of it. They could not recreate your Mate's unique DNA
sequence. So they used a Gandarium to hybridize her with an unknown species.
They took all evidence from the tubes that suggested which species they used. I
am sorry but if you did find your mate their is no way of knowing who she was,
or even what she was."
Michael fell back to his bed. That son of a bitch
had recreated her. "I want his head. I don't care how. I want him dead. Then I
want his world to burn. Any people who could let such a monster rule deserve to
"Too late, Antar is in flames already. I had Kyle destroy her and
her occupants. Max is now falling Back to his new home on Eunia. What turns out
his second conquest was actually a search for a new home. He knew Antar would
burn, so he stopped his conquest to build a fall back point. We need a new
general, Kyle is coming home to a pregnant wife and I promised him this would be
the last battle if Isabelle became pregnant."
Michael looked at
Isabelle. "You and Kyle, how long was I gone?"
Isabelle wiped her eyes
again. "You personally have been gone for one year. Rath has been gone for six
months. When you watched Liz die so did you. Rath took over only after your mind
had fled and caused your body to have a stroke. He sacrificed himself to save
earth." Isabelle wiped more of her tears away.
Michael hugged Isabelle
until a link on the wall beeped Kyle's face in to existence. "Get your alien
hands off my wife."
Michael turned towards the White skin and black eyes
of Kyle's familiar face. "I thought only aliens impregnated women and left in
Kyle's face lit up. "You mean I am going to be a Dad?"
Isabelle Shook her head yes and bared her belly to show the glowing
swell. Kyle shouted with happiness then some one off screen told Kyle some thing
that made his face fall. "Michael my advanced forces have reported on the Ishtar
Orbital Platform. They said their is a communiqué for you. I am sending it to
The screen went blank and then the Face of Max appeared
surrounded by people. He had his hands on two preteen children and a woman off
to his right. The children looked exactly like Michael. The woman had Liz's
features and her height but that is where the similarities ended. Her hair was
the solid black of her eyes. Her skin was pale yellow with purple tinge. Her
lips were bright purple. When she smiled at Max it did not reach her eyes. In
fact the smile was a wicked grin. Max was about to say something when Liz put a
hand to his face and his whole body lit up in light. When it had cleared he was
in his shape shifter form. He turned on her and hit her with a blast form his
hand. He tried to turn back but his form would not shift. Liz laughed as she was
taken away. "Your people are in my custody Michael. Yes I know they are
recreating you down there. Catch me if you can..."
Are the children of the gods, gods themselves?
Michael stared as the
screen went blank. He was unblinking and unmoving for almost a minute and then
the room started to explode. Isabelle and Larek backed out of the room while the
medics tried to calm Michael. After they went flying they decided Michael needed
to get this out of his system. Michael screamed as he tore apart the chamber.
His powers made the electrical equipment explode in to showers of sparks. When
he was through it looked like a bomb had blown the place to hell.
Isabelle and Larek walked to find a glowing Michael who's eyes had
turned a glowing blood red. He looked at them and smiled a humorless twist.
Isabelle backed up while Larek held her. "I want to lead our forces against
them. I am not going to let that bastard a chance to rebuild his fleets."
Larek nodded in agreement.
"Have the generals meet me in the war
room in fifteen hours."
"Why fifteen hours..." But before Larek could
finish Michael was passed out back in the Biobed.
The War room Fifteen
Michael walked in to be and was stared at by the generals
like he did not belong there. He smiled at them then turned towards the
projections they were looking at. One of the rougher looking men turned to
Michael. "Why are you in here child and where is General Kyle?"
is Michael. You will address me as so or face the consequences."
looked non plussed. "Look child I..."
Michael turned on the man with his
hand up. A bright light engulfed the man. When it disappeared the man was gone.
All that was left was a pile of ash that is common when a shapeshifter dies. The
others raised their palms in defense as Michael turned towards them.
I said you will address me as General Michael. My previous incarnation was
General Rathard. Now any one want to fuck with me? I will take no disloyalty
from any one." The others only looked at Michael with awe. "Good now we have a
bug to exterminate."
Eunia the new high councilors chambers.
looked out the window. This world was still beautiful even after he blasted most
of it to hell. The whistling sound of the door meant that his guest had arrived.
He turned to face her.
"What the hell have you done to me you bitch? I
am stuck in this hideous form. You will change me back or die now."
smiled at him in a condescending way. "Now what would be the fun of that Max
darling? You are such a bitch since I killed that whore of yours. You do realize
that she was the one who caused this split in your personality? Oh well if you
don't know then I guess I will tell you."
Max looked at her incredously.
"What the hell are you talking about?"
"Tess. That lazy whore had you
wrapped around her finger. She put a back up in your mind just incase her plan
failed. It was supposed to kill you but it only caused your personalities to
merge. It has caused you to go insane. I will fix it for you." Before he could
do any thing she placed her hands on either side of his head. His face contorted
When she removed her hands Max's eyes filled with tears. He
sank down to his knees. "Liz I am sorry."
Liz looked at him and smiled.
"So am I sweetness. You see when you created me from the ashes of the love of
your beloved you used some body else's DNA. I am more Alien than I am Liz."
Max's eyes bugged out as Liz put her hands on either side of his face.
"I am sorry darling. I am but you see, the other part of my being is too strong.
I can not let you live for what you did to me or my offspring. I am not going to
let you ruin my plans for taking control of the Royal systems, or what is left
of them after your little war. I am going to make them wish that you had
succeeded in taking control. Then I am going to burn Earth and the other worlds
until all life that is not Silarian is under my control."
"Who are the
Silarians?" Max gasped out between bits of blood.
"I am so glad you
asked. We are the creators of the five worlds. We were here long before you and
your pathetic little species." Liz spat out the last parts. "I am the last
thanks to your races. But also thanks to you I am here. You gave me life twice
Max. Now I will give you life." Liz's hands glowed as Max's gray body shook. He
was surrounded by a white light again. Only this time his body was a pale yellow
with purple tinge. His hair was Black and so were his eyes. His lips were blue
as he smiled. "There now give mommy a hug before she destroys your former
generals and make her people the new leaders."
Max smiled again. "Yes,
Seasons Change, so do people. But love will always remain.
weapons laced across the heavens burning the ships that scattered in tight
formations. When one falls out the others close ranks and charge forward. The
great battle was silent in space but on the ships chaos reined. People of all
species joined in the chatter that drove the great death machines through the
stars in an attempt to wipe each other out. On a ship that watched from a
distance sat the Empress Lizette and her royal entourage.
This was the
third battle she had watched with out participating. Her fleet amassed to the
size and strength of a death cloud. Life was order under her rule. The futile
worlds of months ago were on the verge of collapse. The only two worlds to
survive her predecessors touch are now allied against her. On one of these
worlds was the ruler that was blood kin to her former Mate. The other her former
The battle for Kestral had raged in orbit for seven days. The
planetary defense system was still online. To Lizette this was intolerable. That
any one should hold out for so long was a disgrace to her people. she was about
to join the battle when her people told her that they had received a signal from
the front lines. They had captured an injured General Rathard, only claimed to
be called Michael. DNA testing proved him to be General Rathard.
stood and smiled since the battle started. Her thoughts were on finding out the
defenses of the Ishtar Alliance. She would brake him if it was the last thing
she did. Her ship charged through the lines destroying any thing and everything
in her path. When she reached the prison ship her people brought Michael aboard.
This was one interrogation she would make on her own.
Liz walked down
the corridor to the grand audience chamber. Her ship had pulled out of the
fighting and had ordered her fleets to retreat to a safe distance and wait for
Michael was laying on a large table in the central part
of the chamber. His body was stripped down to the bare facts and he was cleaned
for her Imperial highness. He was shocked to see Liz wiring almost nothing as
she entered the room. She was followed by Max and Six others he did not
Liz smiled at him in an evil kind of way. Her face held only
a touch of sadness, a revenant of her former self. Liz released the energy field
holding him down and he moved to cover himself. Liz was quicker and was on top
of him before he could get his hands in the right places. She smiled at him and
shook her finger at him. Kissing him her heart did a flip.
with the need to take her then and there but there were other people in the
room. Liz had covered most of his body with her own but they could still see how
happy he was to see her. Michael coughed and Liz giggled.
"A little shy
are we Michael?" She made it sound like it was perfectly normal to be talking to
him in this matter. "I bet you are wondering why I am mounting you instead of
torturing you for the information. Well the answer is simple I want to."
"What is wrong with you Liz? What the hell have they done to you?"
Michael pulled her closer to his chest and she licked him causing him to shudder
"I am one of the Silarian. We are the first. Thousands of
years ago we came to your worlds and seeded them with our colonists. They
Mutated and became your peoples. Some of Max's former people were still Loyal
and created me. I am only doing what we were designed for. I was designed to
rule the five worlds. You are my mate. We will rule the five worlds together.
All you have to do is tell me what the defenses of your people are and I will
let you have control over the Empire as Regent." Liz was kissing and nuzzling
him as she offered her deal.
Michael shook his head no. "I will not help
you kill my family and my people. You are right about one thing, you are my
mate." Michael took Liz by the hair and pulled her head back. He kissed down her
neck while his other hand touched her temple. Liz screamed as she passed out. "I
am sorry my beautiful. Max you and the others get her out of here and put her in
a cell. Hail the fleet and tell them that you are now back in control and that
the war is over."
Max bowed his head and carried Liz out of the room.
The others looked at him in a mixture of confusion and fear. "You are now my
prisoners." With that Michael hit them with an energy bolt. Several guards came
in and carried them away and brought Michael his clothes. Michael walked on to
the bridge of the ship and told the CO to open a communications to Ishtar.
The face of Larek appeared on the screen. "I take it that yours and
Max's plan worked?"
Michael nodded. "Yes we are now in control of the
people and the fleets. Liz is now under constant guard. I request time off to in
order to rehabilitate her and to spend time with my kids."
and shook his head yes, a gesture he had picked up from the earthers. "Yes I
wish you all the luck in the worlds. You will need it. Only don't get your hopes
up to high, she may not be able to be your mate any more."
his head and nodded while a tear raced down his cheek. Silently he vowed, 'Liz
if there is a way to get you back I will.'
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Michael sat watching as Liz looked out
the window. She would only move to survive, which means she was going through
the motions. Her life was now a prison in he own mind. What Michael did not know
was Liz was observing every thing and making a plan to escape.
grabbed her head, 'these damn head aches are getting worse.' Pain lanced through
her head as she screamed out in agony. Liz was on the floor before any one could
Michael was the first to be by her side. He was holding her to
his body while she thrashed about in the throws of a seizure. Michael called for
a medic as Liz stopped breathing. Michael used his powers to keep her heart
beating and her lungs breathing. He knew that she was going to be in pain for it
but he could not lose her again.
When the Medic arrived Liz was
breathing on her own but her heart still refused to contract on it's own. They
hooked her up to several electrodes that controlled the flow of her blood. The
three medics continued to work on Liz while Michael stood to the side with his
two teenage children. The eighteen equivalent kids held their father as he
collapsed when they announced that Liz was brain dead. Her electrical impulses
had stopped completely.
Five days later the Palace of Ishtar.
Larek walked up to his brother who was looking at a map of Eunia. "Their
world was once a paradise. Now only decades of Terre Forming can restore the
former beauty. Why are you here Michael? Why are you not with your kids or Liz?"
Michael looked at the map a little longer then turned to Larek. "She is
dead Larek. I can't even look at her with out feeling like I want to end my own
life. My kids are fussing over Isabelle's new borns and her six year olds. I
have tried every thing I know to help them yet they won't even talk to me. What
kind of father was I? I could not even safe my own kids let alone my mate."
Michael turned away and wiped the tears from his eyes. "Help me Larek. I have
nothing in this world but you."
"Come on Michael you just have to give
them time. It was only five days ago they lost their mother again." Larek put
his hand on Michael's arm. "There was nothing you could have done to prevent it.
The doctors say she had a brain imbalance, almost like there were two
personalities fighting for dominance. The result was one of them one but at the
cost of their life."
Michael hugged his brother close and started to
shake as his tears fell in waves. "What if she was coming back to me? What if
she won the battle and was going to finally be with me again?"
rubbed his brother's back. "We will never know Michael. I have given the order
that she is to be kept on life support until you and the twins give permission
to remove her."
Michael shook his head. "Never she will live on for as
long as I do. That is the least I can do for her. I miss her like a plant misses
the sun at night. I have a request Brother."
Larek nodded, "Name it
"I wish to return to Earth for a time. To take my kids and
show them their heritage. Do you think that is possible?"
"It will be difficult to insure your safety but I will send our best along to
aid you. Good luck my brother."
Michael nodded and bowed to Larek. Earth
was going to be the last place he would ever see with his love. Then they would
be together in eternity.
in the Night when I scream your name will you be there?
as the Earth rose up to meet their ship. His heart ached to see Roswell one last
time so he had the pilots land the ship on the outskirts of the city with the
landing lights on full display mode. There was a large crowd to observe the ship
at it's landing point. Michael kicked himself, the last time this happened he
had caused this damn festival. The Stealth bomber shape of the ship caused many
people to think it was the government.
When Michael opened the landing
doors people gasped and screamed at the sight of real live aliens. Michael
followed his mixed race guards and waved to the crowd. He noticed one very vocal
person above them all. "Michael Guerine is that you?"
Michael waved at
Jim Valenti, and the crowd let him through with a hushed whisper of voices. "You
look almost identical to when you left. It's been almost two years I would
figure you would have changed, but by god it is good to see you."
Michael embraced Jim and started to cry. His soldiers looked at the
crowd to make sure no one would interfere. "I am only a few months old Jim. The
Michael you knew died four weeks after he left, he and Liz died the same day. I
came here to bring my Liz home for her eternal rest and join her."
pulled back. "What, you seem find to me. You are not dying are you?"
"Only of a broken heart. You our enemies got Liz before we left for
home. Shortly after my kids were born Liz died. They executed her body on live
air and broadcast it for all to see. My previous self stopped functioning and
had a stroke fifteen hours later. They recreated me seven months ago, only after
I was awakened we learned they had created a hybrid Liz. We won last month and I
came here shortly afterwards. Liz died of unknown causes on the way back to my
Michael had to stop his tears and sobbing had caused him to
be understandable. Jim held him as he shook from the pain. "Enough of that how
is my son?"
"Kyle is a general of my brother's people. Him and his wife
Isabelle have four kids and two on the way. This ship is here to take you to
them. I have to worn you the hybridization process is painful. I am sorry but it
is the only way Jim. How are the families?"
Jim looked down. "Liz's
father died in the hospital last month. Her mom is spending all her free time
with Amy. They are the best of friends now. Mr. Evans is in a sanitarium, he
went insane after the CrashDown when you left. Jesse is still in his coma, no
one believes he will come out. So I am a grand pa. I guess I am ready to be I
feel old enough to be a great grand pa."
Michael and Jim laughed through
the tears. "Bring her out." Michael called up in to the ship. Three people came
out carrying Liz as she floated in a stasis field like she was gliding over the
ground. Michael took her hand and led her floating body out past the crowds to
the center of the festival. As he smiled through the tears he held her tight.
Michael started to build his powers in order to self destruct. His
energy started to mix with Liz's body and she started to glow yellow. Michael
was concentrating to hard to hold his own form and turned in to his shapeshifter
white glowing form. When his power reached a climax he swirled it around them
and threw it in to their bodies. Michael felt Liz gasp then heard her cry out.
Liz screamed as her body started to glow white. Michael released the energy
towards the sky before he could finish. In his arms was Liz, not the Silarian,
but his Hybrid Liz. He kissed her with all his strength and caused her to laugh.
Silently they made a vow. They would never again be apart.