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TITLE: (Alpha & Omega)

AUTHOR: RoswellOracle

CATEGORY: The whole gang and others but focusing on Max & Liz. I am a dreamer at heart.


SPOILERS: Anything in season 1 & 2 is fair game

Please ask permission before reposting. I like to know where my story is going to live.

A list of credits will be given at the beginning of each part of the story.

Feel free to send e-mail feedback to the contact link. Corrections are appreciated and all questions will be answered as quickly as possible. And if you want me to explain my logic at certain story points, bring it on, baby!.

Roswell, the characters and the story, are owned by Melinda Metz, Jason Katims and Fox Studios (although the way that they have abused them I don't think they deserve them) and are used here purely for entertainment purposes.

Some of the dialogue used was taken from the episodes and I am not claiming credit for having written it but used it simply to set up the tone of a scene or show parallels between lives and realities.

Any additional characters or situations not mentioned in the show are the creation of my dementia.

I really wanted to know the events on Antar leading up to the pods being sent to Earth. I wanted to know the events on Earth before the pods hatched. I wanted to know what happened to the dupes, Nicholas, the skins, the other shape shifters, Brody, Shawn, etc. Why Max was drawn to Liz from the first moment he saw her but didn't recognize Tess, until she started 'helping' him to recover his memories, even though they supposedly shared a great love in their other life. I wanted any kind of plausible explanation for Max's behavior at the end of season 2. I wanted to know why anyone, the skins, the dupes, Khivar, the leaders of the other planets, would want the Granolith if it was only a one-use, disposable transport device?

I was hoping that TPTB would at least give us a hint to what was going on about some of these things and all of the other incomprehensible stuff that happened, but they have chosen to ignore the past. So I decided to make it up myself. I am also sick of all of the loose ends and unexplained nonsense so I tried to work in as much as possible into my story.

I have done extensive research, combing the transcripts of season 1 & 2 for every conversation, every clue to the past and future and I have incorporated as much as possible into the story. Everything in the story is either directly from the show, the Crashdown timeline or the now defunct website The Silver Handprint or I have created it based on clues from these sources. Sometimes the sources contradict themselves or each other and on some things these sources are clearly wrong or I do not agree with their interpretation. In these cases I have reconciled the facts as closely as possible.

I have used the information from the Silver Handprint website as much as possible because I, along with most people, consider it part of the canon but the website was so full of inconsistencies, it nearly drove me insane. I had to ignore or alter some of the situations to make them fit in with what happened on the episodes. The dates given on the Silver Handprint are even worse. Some of them don't fit with the episodes, giving them too many or not enough days and some of the dates given would put the gang in school on Saturday or Sunday. The dates are also inconsistent within different parts of the Silver Handprint, Topolsky's e-mails saying one thing and Whitaker's diary saying another. TPTB quite obviously did not do their homework. (Just the problems with the dates between Crazy and Destiny are enough to make you go screaming into the night.) So the dates in parts of my story might be different than you think they should be but I gave more weight to the dates mentioned in the episodes when there was a conflict. If anyone is interested, I am including a timeline with each part of the story and I have broken down each episode into days.

There were many places in seasons 1 & 2 where I would have chosen to do things differently (EOTW, the entire Hybrid Chronicles, everything after VLV, etc...) but since they aired I had to work with what I was given. So if some of the explanations for nonsensical scenarios seem a bit crazy, I apologize up front. Also there were certain events that were so without basis in reason that I simply abandoned any idea of 'fixing' them and skipped on to something else (reasons for how, why etc. in the Hybrid Chronicles, any kind of semi-coherent explanation for some of the entire Ganderium fiasco). I'm a writer not a miracle worker, Jim. In other words, I am not taking credit for the miserable writing and mess left by TPTB.

*** WARNING!!! - RANT AHEAD!!! ***
In my opinion season 3 was a ridiculous travesty, an exercise in idiocy, an insult to the intelligence and loyalty of the viewers, totally disregarding all of the unanswered questions and problems left over from seasons 1 and 2 and instead pandering to the ratings gods and failing miserably. Season 3 was like watching a train wreck that kept getting worse. It was like a really bad alterna-universe fan-fic. They used tired and just plain ridiculous plot lines and the one or two interesting things they came up with were dropped and never mentioned again. (Khivar? Hello? Ever heard of him TPTB? You know the uber-bad guy. The reason the podsters were sent to Earth in the first place. What the crap happened to him? He has this nifty new transport device and instead of sending an army or assassins to kill Max, he just quietly goes away. I don�t think so! Hello? Is anyone out there who can hear me? Hello? Brody? Nicholas? The skins? The dupes? Michael worshippers? Hello? Anyone? Bueller?)

Each episode in season 3 was progressively, even exponentially worse than the last and the personalities of all of the characters changed so much, I didn't care about what happened to any of them by the end. I really think TPTB tried to give us the worst they could come up with, so there would be no chance of �saving� the show again. They wanted it to end and they very effectively killed it.

Sorry, I had to get that off my chest.
(takes a deep breath and thinks of Buddha to calm down)

So it may come as no surprise that I am completely disregarding season 3. In my world it does not exist. My story was conceived in its entirety before the start of season 3 and any similarities are purely coincidental.

The story explains the crash and capture of the shape shifters by the government, the skin's arrival and settlement on Earth, Nasedo's journey after his escape from the special unit, including the stories of with Atherton, River Dog, Hubble & the skins, what happened to the other shape shifters, the original events before Liz & future Max changed things, the story of the dupes, what really happened at the New York summit, the events that led to Alex's death, what happened on Antar in the podsters' other life, the true purpose of the Granolith and what I think should have happened instead of the garbage that was season 3. The story basically is linear but will jump ahead in time occasionally, with fair warning.

  • Book 1 is the story of the shape shifters bringing the pods to Earth and the events that happened up to and including the crash.
  • Books 2, 3, 4, & 5 pretty much all cover the same time period from 1947 to 1999 but each book tells a different part of the story, following the separate groups.
  • Book 2 is about the skins, from just before the crash to 1999
  • Book 3 is about the shape shifters, from just after the crash to when the pods hatch
  • Book 4 is about the pod squad's hatching and early life up to 1999
  • Book 5 is about the dupes' lives in New York, recounting the story of how they got there up to 1999.

Sept. 19, 1999 is the magic date, because that is when Liz was shot, starting this whole thing. So all the story lines come together in Book 6 and go forward from there.

STATUS: Complete - Mar/2005

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(Alpha & Omega)

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Briefly introduces some of the characters and sets the tone for Book 1


An account of the events that surround the crash and subsequent
capture of the shape shifters by the government.

Part 1 - Part 2


The events surrounding the Skins' settlement on Earth and
their search for the Granolith and the Royal Four.

Story - Timeline


What Nasedo & the other shape shifters were doing to pass all those
years while they waited for the pods to hatch.
The story of Atherton, River Dog, Jim Valenti Sr. and Sheila Hubble

Part 1 - Part 2


The events around the time the pods hatched and the activities of the shape shifters

Story - Timeline


The dupes' lives in New York

Story - Timeline


An original timeline where events are set in motion that lead up to Liz's shooting

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

Book 6 Songs


The events behind the scenes in Season 1

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7

Book 7 Songs


The events that led to Future Max being sent back in time

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5
Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10

Book 8 Songs


What really happened with the skins, the dupes, the New York Summit
& the events leading up to Alex's death & Tess' departure.

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5
Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8

Book 9 Songs


The events that unfold immediately after Departure
& Season 3 the way I think it should have been.

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6
Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10 - Part 11 - Part 12
Part 13 - Part 14 - Part 15 - Part 16 - Part 17

Book 10 Songs


Explains the political system on Antar and the origin of the Granolith.
Gives a background on the different races of people on Antar and sets the tone for Book 11.


The story of Zan and Ava on Antar.
What happened between Vilondra and Khivar
and the events that led to the deaths of the Royal Four

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5


The end of the story.

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7

Book 12 Songs





Definitions for the story


List of the songs and lyrics used in the stories.


Many people have asked me how I came up with the original concept for this story.
The answers is, quite truthfully, it was based on a dream.
If you are interested, it is narrated on this link.


All of the symbols I used as chapter headings were used on the show
Roswell or on the official WB website the Silver Handprint (now defunct).
I have redrawn the symbols for my story, but if you are interested in where they
originally came from, what they looked like or their original meaning, this is the place.


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Feedback for ALPHA & OMEGA


I love this story. its a comprehensive, thoughtful, and extensive back story to the show. while at the same time being very concise, very easy to follow story.

i enjoy how you have taken us from right before the deaths to today using first one time line to circle back onto the one we know from the show.

your use of new characters and delving into known ones is excellent.
you have taken care to answer questions one didn't even think to ask.

breaking it up into different books, works beautifully.
these characters are real to us. they no longer seem to act on whims. there is a reason.
- Ti88


Wow and wow! This is awesome.
I am amazed at the way you've handled a backstory!!!
I really am enjoying the way you've taken the story we know and given it your own twist.
Can't wait to read more.

Trying to keep up with this masterpiece...
it's so detailed and I am loving every minute of it.
I really love the view we get for why someone has done something, etc.
It realy helps to make the characters so much more real.

There are no words to describe how you taken what we know and made it so much
more. I bow to your attention to detail, your creativity and style.
It really amazes me how an author can keep track of several timelines in a
story and make each one unique and just as exciting! Can't wait to keep reading.

I love reading this story....
you have given so many plausible explanations and twist and turns!!
- Roswellkitkat


Wow. That seems to be the only word that can come out of my mouth right now.
I just finished reading "Alpha & Omega" after two weeks of getting in
chapters in between work and i am like in awe of the story you captivated me with.
It answered so many questions that were left open by the writers and just had
me so happy in the end. It truly felt like something was accomplished and
i applaude you for the hard work it must have taken to get this out.
I loved the reasearch and how thorough the whole book felt.

At first i have to admit to a little skepticism when i read that you didn't
have Liz shot and thought you were reworking the whole Roswell storyline from
the very beggining, but when i realized that you had 4 different lifetimes
worked in, i was so amazed at how everything seemed to just MAKE SENSE.
- Flora


I absoloutley Love Alpha & Omega!
I think it is one of the best Rosfic there is
Man, This story is completely 100 percent better then the show!
This is amazing, If only the show was like this It would still be on the air.
- Alyshia


I just finished reading your 12 books of Alpha & Omega. You are unbelievably talented.
I was enthralled by the different lives they led & the way you wove them all together so seamlessly.
Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with the Roswell fans.
- Peg


wow, you have woven a great backstory
The different timelines are facinating
- CalicoCat


Thanks you for alpha and omega.
Thank you for saving roswell for me.
Scenes and events that take place at antar are brilliant.
- Uday


I absolutely loved your story and really wished the show did something like this. I liked it most because you showcased how powerful max really is without trying and he still is max a nice kind man who wants to help and protect people.

The length, description and everything just showed how good of a writer you are and how well the story was researched.

Excellent story. I wish there was more.
- brightblueeyes1


This is just so excellent.
It's an awesome story - it answers tons of questions,
but like a good story, creates tons more
- majiklmoon


RoswellOracle has an awesome storyline called Alpha and Omega, that goes into major details of the Antarian side of their lives and gives an awesome timeline. It tells about the history of Antar, the real names of people and ton of really cool stuff, the detail is incredible!

It tells about the last days spent on Antar before Zan and Ava's death and how they were sent to Earth. The names that they have are totally out of this world - no pun intended, you can down load all the "books". I think it may be as good as rtfc, but in a different way.
- roswellbrat


That was one of the BEST stories that I have ever read...ever.
I am sad to see it end, but I'll probably re-read it for like forever.
- plush19


I have been a lurker on this story since the first day that you posted it, and
I just wanted to say that it was a really great story. You can really tell how
much you did to prepare and to make it a better more cohesive version of
Roswell than what we got at times in real life.
- taressa05 - Danielle


I've Lurked around your story for quite sometime and I just wanted to
come out of the shadows to say what a wonderful story this is....
Its been a long time since I've read a fic that had me on the edge of my seat...
- TicFic


Took me almost a week to read this, but finally, I've reached the last chapter.
I absolutely love this story and I can't wait to read more.
I've never read a story so detailed and in-depth before. It's mind boggling.
I can't wait to read more, and keep up with the great work.
- Lillian


Just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying your ideas on the show's
past and your projections of what the third season could and should have been.
This is one of my favorite stories of what "might have been" the real Roswell.
- rnj12 - Linda


I finally started reading this fic and you have blown me away.
The ammount of time and effort on your part to write this story amazes me.
You have tied up so many loose ends and managed to stay true to the original characters.
Hats off to you!

Even though we know how it ends you manage to make it suspenseful.
Well done.


I just got caught up with Book 8 and the start of Book 9, and I am just amazed.
Book 8 was stunning, I was balling my eyes out,
you had such a wonderful grasp of the characters in that timeline.
I can't wait for Book 9 and the next revelation!!!
Keep up the great work!
- Sarah - kiwisarah98


This fic is the most fantastic (size wise) story that I have ever read.
The detail, the storyline, the chateracters...everything is just so neatly fitted together.
Your thought process alone brings me to my knees and forces me to say,
"I'm not worthy!" in a typical "Wayne's World" fashion.
- area52


Wow, this is so incredible.
I've been reading it off and on for the last couple of days, and I'm so hooked.
I love the way you fill in all the blanks and give us insight into the minds
of the characters that we weren't able to see on the show.
Keep up the awesome work. :thumbsup
- jbangelo


i am really enjoying the plotline!
you are giving a really refreshing twist of all the history and telling of
everyone's stories before the roswell, as we know it, began.
- aurorasky


Wow! You've got EVERYTHING figured out! And you have all the characters
accounted for so far, including River dog, Pierce, Congresswoman Whittaker...
I have to say, this is really complete. I don't think you missed anything!

I am still way, way impressed by all the effort you have gone to to make
everything canon-perfect (even when the "canon" was not perfect!)
- isndbreeze


I started this fic this morning and I couldn't stop reading. You're doing an
excellent job with all thoses unanswered questions. I loved how you painted the
two other timelines, and how they led to the show timeline. This story is
absolutely captivating. And you gave us finally a decent answer for Max's
attitude at the end of S2 other than "meeting someone like me it attracted me
and I had to find out" bullshit they gave us in Busted, made me want to puke

You should have definitely written for the show, Roswell would still be on air.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful story with us.

I can't believe it's already the end.
Even if it was a long and bumpy road, I felt like I could read it forever
I loved your vision of Roswell.

Your Max was near perfection, you got the Max I fell in love with, even with his faults
And I adore your Liz. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Michael was great, I grew to like him dearly. Maria was her usual self
Alex *sigh* what can I say, sweet and adorable Alex.
And Kyle, one of my favorite in the show, was fantastic in our story too.

You deserve every nom you got, this fic is one of the best I've ever read.
- frenchkiss70


I just finished reading Alpha & Omega and had to tell you that it was amazing. This story was so complete and answered so much that was left hanging, forgotten or ruined in end of season 2 and all if season 3 of Roswell. This was the story I wanted Roswell to be, what it was meant to be. You fleshed out and mended the Roswell mythology in ways the writers of the show didn't bother to and didn't take the time to truly plan out.
- Shanna

Nominations & Awards

***Roswell Fanatics***

2005 - for:
Best All-Around Fanfic
Best Conventional Couple Fanfic
Best Dreamer Fanfic
Most Imaginative Fanfiction
Story with the Best Twist
Most Suspenseful Fanfiction
Best Science Fiction Story
Best Past Lives Storyline
Favorite Series
Fic that Left You Bouncing in Your Seat for an Update
Favorite Lead Portrayal of Liz Parker
Favorite Lead Portrayal of Max Evans
Favorite Supporting Portrayal of Isabel Evans
Favorite Supporting Portrayal of Maria DeLuca
Favorite Supporting Portrayal of Michael Guerin
Favorite Portrayal of Sheriff Valenti
Best Use of a Supporting Character (for Sean DeLuca)
Best Fanfic No One Seems to be Reading, but Everyone Should

Best Science Fiction Story


2005 - for:
Best Science Fiction Story
Best Past Lives Story
Favorite Lead Portrayal of Liz Parker


2006 - for:
Most Imaginative Fic
Best All-Around Fic


2006 - for:
Fanfic Conversion Award
Favorite First Chapter


2008 - for:
The Fanfic Conversion Award


2009 - for:
Best Fan-Art Cover


2010 - for:
Best Old Fanfic

***Roswell Heaven***

2007 - for:
Best CC/canon fic banner that fits or tells the story


2007 - for:
CC/AU Orb award - Favorite Vision of Liz in a CC/AU fic
CC/AU Orb award - Favorite Vision of Isabel in a CC/AU fic
CC/AU Orb award - Favorite Vision of Maria in a CC/AU fic


2011 - for:
Lost Treasures Award aka Best Vintage fic

Voted 2011 Round 3


June 2009

***Roswellian Chronicles***

2006 - for:
Best Use of the Pod Squad

***Eraser Room***

Nominated for:
May 2005 CC Fic of the Month
July 2005 CC Fic of the Month


2007 - for:
Best Dreamer Fic

Best Dreamer Fic


2005 - for:
Best Long Fiction
Best Conventional Couple Fan Fiction


2006 - for:
Best Alien Mythology

***Majik's World of FanFic***

Nominated 2005 Round 1 - for:
Best Pre-Pilot or Backstory
Best Angsty Fic
Best Fight Scene
Best Fic that kept you on the edge of your seat


2006 - for:
Best CC Story
Best Pre-Pilot or Backstory
Best Action or Fight Scene

***Land of Dreams***

Nominated 2005 - for:
Best Exploration of Alien Mythology
Most Emotional Scene in a Fanfiction
(Liz, Kyle and Maria meet their end in the alternate timeline in Book 8)
Biggest Fanfic Obsession

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