This is my first try at Charmed Fiction. I hope that you enjoy it. I'm not one to beg for reviews, but I'll be pleased if you do review. I don't own anyone in this story. Remember people; it's fiction.
Title: Sister Switch Off
Author: just always
Chapter one - Three years
He ran his hand though his hair and walked into the club that he hadn't been inside in nearly three years. He saw no sign of the sisters, which he didn't know if it was good or bad. He ordered a drink from the bartender, not the same person he remembered.
It was all so odd and different. The club still looked the same, or what he could tell from it, since it was crowded. He saw no familiar faces, only a hundred that he didn't know.
Why he came back, he didn't know. Maybe to reconnect a friendship, make peace at last.
Three years, he told himself. It's been three years since he'd been back.
Maybe Piper, Phoebe, and Prue wouldn't mind seeing him. Maybe they could get together and have dinner or something. Or maybe they'd just tell him to go away.
Either way, at least he'd know he tried.
"Hey." He turned to face a pretty girl with fiery red hair. He nodded and smiled. "I saw you sitting over here, thought I'd ask if you'd like to dance."
"Dan, I'm Dan."
He led her to the dance floor, where they rocked to the music. This is what he was meant to do; he was long "over" the middle sister, though he hadn't had a lasting relationship. Maybe that was another reason that he'd come back. To tell Piper that everything was fine, and maybe test the waters to show her.
Three songs later, Paige sat down with Dan. Piper and Leo were at home with the baby, Wyatt Matthew, named partially for her. She smiled at the thought.
It was her week to watch the club; the following week, it would be Phoebe. The younger two sisters thought it would be a good idea to rotate, someone needed to be there while Piper spent time with her new son.
Son, that was a definite surprise. They believed that the babe would have been a girl; for when Piper, Phoebe, and Prue had gone into the future some four years ago, Piper had seen her daughter. But the future changes. She was in it, and Prue wasn't.
Paige turned to the man sitting beside her, "What brings you to P3?"
He shrugged, "A night of a little fun." Dan smiled and took a sip of his drink. "You?"
Should she tell him that her sister owned the club? A lot of men didn't believe her, and some got intimidated.
"Same, I guess. I come here pretty often, I know the owner." She didn't tell him that the owner was really her sister.
"Ah. Piper Halliwell... still her right?" Paige gave him a funny look, then nodded.
"Yeah. She uh, she's owns it. How do you know her?"
"Oh, she and her sisters and I were friends a while back. I ended up moving out of town though."
Something told Paige he was lying. Was he a demon or warlock?
A person walking by bumped into Dan, just as he was lifting his glass for a sip. He dropped the drink, and it fell to the table, shattering.
"Damnit." He said, lifting his hand to reveal a stream of blood where he was cut.
"Oh, hold on, I'll be right back." Paige stood up and walked behind the bar. She grabbed a couple of towels, and rushed back to Dan. "Here, wrap up your hand, and I'll clean this up."
Guess he's true, Paige thought. Warlocks don't bleed, and demons blood isn't red.
"You don't have to, I'll get it." Paige gave him a look.
"It's okay. It's my job." Dan was taken back.
"You work here?" Paige was silent for a moment.
"No, well, kind of. Not really. I just help Piper out when she needs it."
"Yeah." She smiled nervously. "So, sit back and I'll get this."
Paige unlocked the door to the manor, and then locked it back when she was inside. She started to trudge upstairs to her bedroom, but something in the living room caught her eyes. She walked through the doorway and smiled at the sight.
Leo was holding Wyatt, dancing with him in midair. Tiny orbs surrounded them, helping the baby sleep. Leo opened his eyes and smiled at Paige.
"I finally got him to sleep," he whispered. He floated downward until his feet touched the floor.
"I didn't know you could levitate." Paige said softly.
"It's been a while since I have. I have tried just about everything to get him to fall asleep." He smiled and kissed the baby's head.
Paige stood beside him, "Do you want me to take him and put him in his bed? I'm headed up that way."
"Yeah." Leo said. "You uh, you might want to orb upstairs though. He can feel when someone walks. He'll wake up." He put Wyatt in Paige's arms.
"Thanks for the advice." Paige looked at Leo. "You look like you need some sleep."
"I didn't think it would be this hard. I mean, I knew it would be hard, but not like this. When another charge needs me, I can't really take him with me, and I hate to wake Piper when she needs her rest."
"Well, just call me if you need me. I'm only ever an orb away." She smiled and touched Leo's shoulder. "Go get some sleep, I'll orb him to his bed now."
Paige looked down at the baby and the two disappeared into swirls of orbs.
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