The four alien teens sat at a booth at the Crashdown. It had been a couple days since Tess' ordeal and Isabel's face off with Pierce. The girls had spent their own separate days wallowing in their respective rooms at home but the guys figured it was time for them to get out some.
From across the way Liz and Maria were getting the groups orders while also glancing back every now and them.
"Look at them," said Maria. "It's like they've formed their own little club now and we know the truth about them but we can't say anything and we're still on the outside."
"It is weird but Tess is their family too."
"Oh right, the wife thing."
"Maria," Liz said looking at her. "We swore we wouldn't talk about that. Max trusted me and he's said over and over that it doesn't mean anything."
"And you believe him?"
"I love him Maria so yeah I'm gonna trust him on this."
"Okay either you're really smart or really stupid to trust him. I mean look at me and spaceboy: I loved him, correction still love him, and then to find out this whole destiny he has with Isabel and it's like he's forgotten I even exist. He's become like her puppy dog or something- the way he watches after her it's sickening."
"It's kinda cute and it's not just about Isabel, I think he cares more about the baby."
"Hey, whose side are you on?"
"Maria, have you ever thought about how weird this is for me? I'm in a relationship with Max and I'm your best friend. It kinda puts me in the middle."
"You're right. Sorry. Why can't I just have the same relationship you have with Max? He has a semi-wife and he's still with you."
"Maria he's not even married."
"Yeah on this planet but on planet whatever he is."
Liz picked up a couple plates. "Well it's a good thing we're on Earth," she said taking the plates out to her friends.
The door chimed and in walked Jim Valenti in civilian wear. He took off his shades and walked to the group of teens sitting at the booth. From his back pocket he pulled out the taser that he had taken from Pierce and placed it on the edge of the table.
"I don't need to know everything but it's been two days. I think it's time I start getting some answers," said Valenti.
The teens all looked at each other. Michael reached over and took the taser packing it in his pants. One by one they got out of the booth letting Max lead them out.