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Night Sky (Instant Michael Mix)

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Added to the Roswell Slash Archive November 14, 2000

Title: Night Sky (Instant Michael Mix)
Author: Uriel
Fandom: Roswell
Pairing: Michael/Max
Summary: Michael and Max spend time with Maria and Liz. Or not.
Archive: yes, dears!
Email: uriel256@hotmail.com
Series/Sequel: Instant Roswell Mixes, part 5
Web Page: http://members.dencity.com/uriel256
Disclaimer: I SOO don't own them. It's not even in the vocabulary (WTF? I don't even understand what I say sometimes)



I sat at the mouth of the cave, staring into the night sky. The sheer darkness of it awed me. The black was more fascinating then any of those little points of light that Isabel always seemed so interested in. They were just a billion little specks, but the darkness... It was so huge. It filled everything. An endless void.

"Michael?" Max's voice pulled me back from my reverie. "Whatcha lookin' at?"

"The night," I replied softly. He smiled one of his beautiful sweet smiles at me and sat down next to me.

"We should head back soon," he whispered.

"I don't want to," I replied. "There are so many things back there. I don't want to deal with it right now."

"I know," he said soothingly. He leaned against me, his warm body pressing against mine. It felt so good just to sit there with him. I could be happy for the rest of my life just sitting at that spot with Max, staring at the darkness.

"I- I love you," I managed to whisper. The words came so easily to him, but for me they were just so hard to say. He looked up at me, his eyes meeting mine. I drifted into his beautiful eyes, letting them consume me.

"I know," he said, smiling softly. "I love you too, Michael. I will always love you."

His eyes turned away from me, releasing me from their thrall. We stared at the darkness together, watching it move and change.

***

Max's voice called to me as if from far away. "Get up, Michael." Something warm moved beneath me. "Michael, I can't feel my legs. I really need you to get up now."

"Unh?" I asked.

"Michael, get up," Max's voice insisted.

"Nuh-uh," I replied.

"Michael, we have to get up. We have school," he said. I opened my eyes blearily. He was rumpled. And naked.

"Mmmmm," I sighed happily. "Screw school. I want you."

"What about Maria?" he asked, trying to goad me into getting up.

"I want her too," I muttered blearily. "Can she be here too?"

"She's at school," he said. I growled unhappily. "Come on, roll over." He pushed at me, sending me rolling across the cold cave floor.

"Ow," I muttered.

"I can't feel anything below my waist," Max whined.

"Really?" I asked, suddenly feeling much more awake. I rolled back over, sliding my hand down below his waist. He moaned loudly. "Seems to me like you can feel just fine." I rolled off him. He grunted loudly as he rose to his feet.

"Now I'm going to be thinking about you all day," he whined as he grabbed his clothes off the floor.

"You're the one who wanted to go to school," I replied.

"No one will notice if we don't show up till lunch," he answered. I rose to my feet and pulled him against me. His clothing fell back to the cave floor.

***

"Michael, where were you this morning?" Maria asked.

"Nowhere," I lied. She rolled her eyes.

"Max wasn't here either. I know you were with him, Michael. I'm not stupid," she growled. "Where did you two go?"

"We went to the cave last night and never managed to leave," I explained. She rolled her eyes. "I'm sorry-"

"Why?" she asked.

"Because I hurt you," I said quietly. "I- I always hurt you." Her eyes softened, and her hand reached out to touch me. I didn't pull away. Her hand gently ran across my cheek. I didn't pull away. She smiled. I reached out and pulled her against me. She kissed me.

Kissing Maria was different than kissing Max.

***

Max sighed heavily as I climbed into the jeep.

"Bad day?" I asked.

"Liz hates me," Max whispered softly.

"No she doesn't," Maria said. He turned to look over at her. They had been uncomfortable around each other ever since the night Maria had found out about Max and me.

"Then why won't she talk to me?" Max asked. He looked so distressed. I wanted so much to comfort him.

"Because you've pushed her away so much, she can't be sure whether you'll just do it again," Maria said. She gently took Max's hand in her own and squeezed it reassuringly. The tension that had been building between them broke and faded. They smiled.

A hope rose within me. The hope that this might actually work.

***

Max held me tightly against him as we lay on his bed.

"Penny for your thoughts," he whispered into my ear.

"I want to go to the cave tonight," I replied.

"Again?" he asked.

"I want Maria to come with us," I said, "and she can probably convince Liz to come too. I want the four of us to be out there. Together." His beautiful eyes stared into me lovingly.

"Thank you," he whispered. Then he kissed me again.

***

"Where are we going?" Liz asked. I looked back over my shoulder at her.

"You'll see," Maria and I said together. Max raised his eyebrow.

"Can we at least listen to the radio?" Liz whined. Maria rolled her eyes.

"No," I said. "We'll listen on the way home." The jeep turned off the main road and sped towards the cave.

"Why are we here?" Liz asked. I didn't understand what Max saw in her. She couldn't stop asking questions. It was starting to bother me.

"To watch the sky," Maria said with a smile. The two of us sat down in front of the mouth of the cave. Max sat down next to me. The three of us looked expectantly at Liz.

"What?" Liz asked.

"Sit down!" Maria and I shouted. Max raised his other eyebrow. Liz started to sit down next to Maria.

"Not next to me!" Maria hissed as quietly as she could. "Next to Max!" She gestured at Max. Liz and Max both blushed, and Liz sat hesitantly down next to Max.

The sun moved beneath the horizon, painting the sky a hundred colors that could never be found anywhere else. Maria's head was resting on my shoulder. Max's hand was intertwined with mine.

"Can we go now?" Liz asked.

"Way to ruin the mood, Liz," Maria growled.

"We can't go," I said softly. "The night's not here yet." Maria smiled at me. Max squeezed my hand.

"What?" Liz asked.

"Just watch, Liz," Max said. The four of us sat in silence for a while, watching the sky.

"I really have to go," Liz said

"I'll come back for you two later," Max said. I squeezed his hand gently as the two of them stood up and walked back to the jeep. They drove away, leaving Maria and me to stare into the darkness.

***

"Hey," Max said as he climbed out of the jeep. He sat back down next to me. I watched the void between the stars with the two people I loved in this world on either side of me, each of them leaning against me.

The night grew colder. We pressed closer together.

"I love you," I whispered. For the first time I didn't trip over the words. For the first time the words came easily. I kissed each of them in turn, and then we walked away from the cave.

A cold wind whipped through the night as the jeep sped back towards town.

***

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