All For You Title: All For You
Author: Kata
Disclaimer: WB has Roswell. The song is "Everything I Do (I Do it for you)." It's been done by various people. This particular version belongs to Brandy.
Rating: PG
Summery: Everyone focuses on Michael's realtionship problems. What about Maria?
Distribution: If you already have my stuff, take it, or just give me the URL.
Feedback: Please! This is different from my usual stuff, and I guess I want to know if I can write anything vaugely happy. :-)

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"Michael! Hurry up with those burgers!" Maria yelled.

"If you wnat them so much, come back here, and make them yourself!" Michael shouted back.

"Michael, it's your job! You need to start working faster!"

"I don't need your comments! I don't understand why you hang around with me, anyways, if I disappoint you."

Maria narrowed her eyes at him, and shook her head. "You don't get it, do you?"

Look into my eyes
You will see what you mean to me
Search your heart, search your soul
When you find me, then you'll search no more

"What?" Michael yelled after Maria, as she turned and left.

Liz walked up to the counter.

"What did you say to her?"

"Nothing! I just aske her what she was doing with me if I was such a disappoinment."

Liz sighed. "Oh, Michael. Where did you get the idea that Maria's so much more expeirenced at this than you are?"

"What?" Michael asked, returning to flipping burgers.

"You're the first boyfriend she's ever had. She's only kissed one guy before. Maria's learning, too."

Michael didn't say anything, but his eyes were thoughtful.

"I do know this, Michael-- she'd do anything for you."

Don't tell me it's not worth fighting for
I can't help it, there's nothing I want more
You know it's true, everything I do, I do it for you

Michael walked back to the staff room. Maria was there, her face in her hands.

"Maria."

Maria jumped up. "Oh, Michael! I was just leaving!"

"No, stay!" He grabbed her arm. Maria sighed and sat back down. "I'm sorry, Michael. I don't mean to push you."

"I need it sometimes."

"If it's too much, just tell me." Maria sighed, as she pushed her headband further up on her head. "Do you Alex is the only guy I've ever been close to? But you-- I'm close to you in a way I never imagined. I never thought it was like this, so wonderful, and so hard."

There is no love, like your love
And no other, could give me more love
There's nowhere, unless you're there
All the time, all the way

Michael said nothing, but pulled Maria closer to him.

"I dreamed of having the perfect boyfriend, but it's more than that. I wanted you to be perfect for anyone who might come after me. It was all for you, Michael, everything."

You can't tell me it's not worth trying for
I can't help it, there is nothing I want more
I would fight for you, yeah, I'd die for you
Walk the wire for you, yeah, I'd die for you

"Everything?" Michael swallowed. "For me?"

Maria nodded. "I'd complain when you borrowed my car, but if you asked, I would have *given* it to you. I don't there's anything I wouldn't do for you."

You know it's true
Everything I do
I do it for you

Michael looked at Maria in amazement. No one had ever said anything like that to him. Then he said something he had never said before.

"Thank you."

End

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