Carrie- Thank you so much for you kind words.
Max sounds like a serious idiot! I still can't blame Tess he's a gorgeous idiot
Max is an idiot but Tess sees him as the perfect guy. Like I still see my high school crush, the perfect guy. lol.
Ashita- I am glad you are liking this it makes it worth writting.
Ashita wrote:I love the friendship between Liz and Tess as well as their, I don't want to say role reversals but that we're seeing a take no prisoners Liz and a softer, sweeter Tess. I wish a potential friendship between the girls would have been explored in the series. Actually, I really wish that Tess was given more depth and explored more overall and I'm loving your portrayal thus far.
When I set out to write this I orginally had the roles reversed but as I started to write it I thought hey wouldn't it be great if Liz had a back bone and Tess was sweet. As for Tess in the show I agree 100% since I was a dreamer fan but mostly a hardcore polar fan. I loved it when Tess showed up. I thought with her taking Max's attention leaves time for MIchael and Liz to hook up. lol but that never happened.
Note: This is the longest chapter I have ever written and I wanted it to go on for longer but I cut it in half. So enjoy, Thank You
When I left my house tonight I never thought I would be here standing next to Michael. Let alone the fact that he is talking to me and wanting to spend time with me. To be honest I never thought Tess would go through with it, but here I am. I have no idea what I am going to do, but I know that I am not going to be one of those girls that falls all over themselves when he walks into a room. No matter how bad I want to.
“What do you mean I fascinate you? I never even talk to you.”
“Hey, why don’t we find somewhere to talk and I’ll tell you exactly why you fascinate me.” He is just looking straight into my eyes, never looking away. I have never had a guy do that to me before. I feel stupid just standing here looking at him.
“Fine, but no bedrooms,” I know what is on his mind.
“Fine there’s a pool house out back that no one is allowed in we can go there.” He just smiles at me and takes my arm leading me out onto the back porch. While walking out Maria and I made eye contact for a second. I could tell she was not happy.
The Evans house is really amazing. In the back yard there is a mock jungle theme with lots of unusual plants all around. Michael is leading me to the back of the backyard where there is a huge pool house which looks like it is bigger than my house.
“Now you’re about to see the decorating skills of Mrs. Evans. It’s a trip.” He says laughing while opening the door.
I have to say when I first entered I was in shock. “Oh god but, the house is so nice. What was she thinking when she decorated this?” Looking around I am in complete shock it looks like a movie set from a bad beach movie. The living room of the pool house is done in all wicker furniture with bright orange and yellow flowered cushions there is a bar in the corner there is a bar that looks like it is made of wicker as well. There are flowers everywhere.
“Well Max told me his dad wouldn’t let her decorated the house because she has bad taste.” He says laughing.
“I can see that,” oh god did I say that, I think I’m blushing.
“Wow, I didn’t know girls blushed anymore. Come on lets sit down.” He says taking my arm and leading me to the couch. “So Liz why did you come to the party I have never seen you at one before?”
Should I tell him the truth or lie. “Oh, Tess wanted to come. She has never been to a party before,” I say looking down at my feet. I didn’t lie I just didn’t tell the whole truth.
“Oh, I was hoping you came for me.”
My eyes snap to his, what does he mean by that? “Why would I come for you? Like I said earlier I don’t think we have ever talked before.”
“We haven’t but that doesn’t mean I haven’t noticed you.”
Does he mean this or is this just some play to get into my pants. From the way he is looking at me I don’t think it’s a line but who knows.
“Am I making you uncomfortable, Liz?”
“Can we just back up.” This is really blowing my mind how he is acting.
“I know let’s play twenty questions. That will let us get to know each other better.” He smiles like a child which I can’t hold back the giggle that comes out of my mouth.
“Fine, but only because I have nothing better to do,” I am leaving it up to him to start the game.
“So, is Tess like you sister because you look nothing alike?” Ok, not too bad I was afraid he was going to ask something that I couldn’t answer.
“Well, were not sisters. Our moms were best friends and when Tess’s mom died my family took her in.” See simple I can handle this. Now it’s my turn, what have I always wanted to ask him. “What’s it like having an unlimited supply of money?” Hey, doesn’t everyone wonder that.
“I don’t know I guess lonely.”
“Yeah, I may have a lot of money but I’m always alone.” I really don’t want to push him because truly I don’t know him.
But he is back with his next question, “So, why does Maria hate you so much?”
“Well, I slept with her boyfriend Kyle back in the seventh grade. He told me they were together anymore and I thought he was really nice. When Maria found out, I tried to tell her that he lied but it was too late. I had made my first life enemy.” I am really surprised Maria had never told him.
“How many girls have you slept with?” I’m hoping that some of the rumors are false that I have heard.
He just smiles, “you don’t waste any time do you Parker. Well my first was Isabel but that was a long time ago. Better as friends I guess you could say. Then it was Brooklyn Meyers Freshmen year. Then, Maria we were together for three years off and on. But I sure you knew this.” Who I guess you can’t listen to everything people say. To say the least I was shocked. It more made me feel like a slut, like I didn’t deserve to be sitting here with him.
"So you how man for you?”
I take a deep breath should I lie again. Can this little game be any more awkward, “Uh, too many.” God, I’m blushing again.
“Hey, that’s ok you just haven’t found the right guy.” Is it possible to fall for someone after only talking to them for ten minutes?
“What does Max really want with Tess?” Okay, I really just need to know because really right now she is my number one.
“To tell you the truth, Max has always had a thing for Tess.”
“No Way,” Yep that’s shocking.
“Yes way I’ve had to listen to him pine over her for years. So when he saw her tonight, I was like just go for it. Mostly because I just want the whining to stop”
He is laughing and I must tell you he is beautiful when he laughs. “Is it true that you steal other girl’s boyfriends?” He says raising his eyebrow.
“No, it’s just happened a few times. I’m not proud of it but I can’t change it. This is me and if people don’t get that then I don’t need them.” When did a small game get so depressing?
Before I can ask him a question he says, “I heard you had sex for the first time at your mother’s funeral? Is that true and if so why.”
“Ok, first I thought we were taking turns. Second that’s really personal?”
“I just want to know you.”
For some reason I believe him. I know that he is coming from a place that is very genuine. I just don’t know if I can be open with him like that.
“You want to know me, I can think of a better way of going about that.”
Moving in closer to him our lips almost touching, at first he doesn’t say or do anything just looks into my eyes.
“Liz, I want you so bad but I don’t want it to be a fling.”
“Why?” Why is he doing this to me?
“I’m a guy of few words but I knew it from the first time I say you. You’re special, you just can’t see it because your too busy hiding. Please let me in I just want to see you.”