Author: BCDW PM
New town, new beginning, new life... Piper and her sisters were hoping to settle down in Lustville to slow down with their lives. But when Piper meets the sheriff, things are not quite as they expected. A Piper&Leo story, no magic. (NOW COMPLETE)Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Mystery - Piper H. & Leo W. - Chapters: 18 - Words: 42,273 - Reviews: 458 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12-19-04 - Published: 11-02-04 - Status: Complete - id: 2118555
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AN: Well guys… this is it! The End, that is. The last chapter for this Lustful story. Sorry it took me so long, but I think you'll like it enough.
I know I promised that I will have the first chapter of my new fiction up when I post this chapter, but I just realized that I won't be able to do any updates for 2 weeks so that's when the new fiction will be up – In two weeks exactly (sorry).
BTW, I've decided that I will only have one story going, thanks to all of you for helping me make that decision… and for your wonderful reviews! You all rock.
My next fiction –like I've said last time- will be a non-magical one again, and will center around Piper and Leo, though in a completely different situation then this one (you guys know how I like to do different things with my fictions). I won't give anything else away though… but I think you will like it.
Enjoy this last shot of this fiction… thank you to everyone who reviewed and kept me going! I've never gotten so many reviews for any of my two other fictions, and over 400 reviews for a 18 chapter fiction is quite an accomplishment for me.
OoOoOoOoO Lustville Family OoOoOoOoO
Leo pulled his shirt to his mouth so he couldn't breathe the smoke that was everywhere, and started moving forward towards the stairs.
That was when he heard Maggie's voice.
"Dad!!!" It was small and hardly audible, but it was enough to convince Leo that his daughter was still ok.
He started climbing the stairs; sticking to his left side against the wall because the rest of the staircase was starting to burn.
"Where are you?!" He called, trying not to cough.
Before he got an answer, he saw his daughter on the floor, her body shattering as she coughed uncontrollably.
Leo quickly lunched to help his daughter, picking her up from the floor.
She seemed to be just barely conscious.
"Where is Piper?!" Leo yelled.
Maggie pointed down the hall, and all Leo could see was a sea of never-ending flames.
But as he squinted too look beyond them; he could make out Piper's small figure lying against the far wall, just a bit out of the killer flame's reach.
Her chest was rising up and down so fast it looked like she was about to explode, and her eyes were set right on him.
He hesitated for a moment and almost went to jump and help her, but Maggie in his arms was in a horrible shape, and he couldn't risk loosing them both.
He quickly turned around and practically ran with Maggie down the steps, making sure she had what Leo recognized as Piper's jacket covering her face, protecting her from all the smoke.
By the time he got to the door he came in from the fire was much smaller due to the work of the few fire fighters of Lustville, and Rob was standing right at the entrance, next to him two frantic Halliwell sisters and his mother.
"Quick! Take her!" Leo called, putting Maggie gently into Rob's arms.
Keren immediately started hovering over the girl, and a few nurses ran up and started inhaling her with oxygen.
"Where is Piper?!" He heard the sisters.
Leo gave a last glance at his daughter, who seemed to regain consciousness, then lunched right back into the house, ignoring the few who were again calling his name in terror.
Once he was back inside, he hurried towards the stairs.
Water was splashing through the window, and some of the fire that blocked Piper's way to the stairs was put oout. But hardly all of it.
Leo closed his eyes, and jumped into it.
When he came out, he felt something burning the side of his jeans, and quickly flapped his jacket which he still held over it. The fire was put out uninhibitedly.
He looked around and his eyes quickly landed on Piper, who now showed no sign of being aware of where she was.
He kneeled down next to her, and threw one of her arms around his neck, pulling the rest of her up.
Leo, supporting her with all he had, started heading towards the screaming fire.
He pushed through it as fast as he could with Piper leaning on him, and it went as smoothly as it would get.
She suddenly started coughing again, which at least meant she was still alive.
"Maggie?" She let out, and Leo propped her closer to him.
"She's ok, now we just need to get you out of here… stay with me…" He started dashing down the stairs, trying hard not to loose balance with his eyes all teary and the smoke everywhere.
Piper seemed to try and help Leo by attempting to use her legs to support herself, but she seemed to have no energy in her, and just fell limp in his arms.
By the time he got downstairs; two other man had already succeeded to break through, and helped him carry her out.
Her whole chest was burning with pain and heaviness; breathing was almost impossible to master.
She was aware that she was out of the house, but everything around seemed miles away.
Something was pressed against her mouth, and after a few seconds she felt fresh air creeping into her lungs again.
That was when she realized people were talking around her.
"Oh god…" She heard either Phoebe or Paige.
"Come on, you can do this…" A male's voice –Leo's- said.
Piper tried to show she was ok and aware of what was going on, but didn't manage to show any signs.
She tried talking, but all that came out were unusual moans which made her insides hurt even more, so she stopped.
Gradually, she felt her body calming down and trying to breathe slowly, and finally she let herself relax.
Leo stared at Piper as they used the inhaler that earlier helped Maggie on her.
She wasn't shaking as much as she was when they first came out of the house.
Maggie who set with her arms tightly around her father kept chanting the same question;
"Will she be ok daddy? Will she?" And Leo kept nodding.
Phoebe and Paige both set on the ground next to their sister, each holding one of her still emotionless hands.
He squeezed his daughter closer to him, as Keren kneeled down next to them and showed the bottle of water she was holding to Maggie.
"Come on honey, you have to drink something…" Keren said.
Maggie nodded, and took the bottle, slowly sucking water out of it.
"How is she?" Keren nodded in Piper's direction.
"She's getting better."
About fifteen minutes later Piper didn't need the inhaler anymore, and as soon as she was released from it both her sisters lunched to hug her.
"Are you ok? Can you breathe??" Phoebe asked frantically when they pulled away, and Piper nodded slightly.
Leo stretched his hand out to touch her dirty with smoke cheek, and she immediately looked to his direction, then her eyes landed on Maggie.
"Maggie?" She whispered to her.
Maggie's head shot upwards at the sound of her name, and she quickly pulled out of her hold on her father and her arms sprung around Piper.
Piper seemed surprised and taken aback for a moment until she realized the girl was Maggie, so she pulled her arms around her too and her eyes closed with relaxation.
Rob volunteered to take Piper and Maggie to Piper's place, where the sisters promised they would make sure they both get the rest they needed.
Leo, as a sheriff, had to stay behind and explain what happened to the rest of Lustville, which was a hard task because other than knowing that it was Harriet that was responsible he didn't know a thing.
He took both Frank and Mar to spend the night at the station, where he would come back in the morning to sort thing out.
By 2 in the morning all the fire was completely put out and Leo finally drove to the Halliwell's.
Phoebe, Paige and Rob were in the living room. Both sisters looked pretty shaken and worried, while Rob seemed to be the one who was calming them.
All three looked up at him when he came in, asking million questions without saying a word; just through their stares.
"The fire was put out, the house is doomed. How are Maggie and Piper?"
"We showered them and put them to sleep a few hours ago." Phoebe said.
"The doctor just left. He said Maggie was ok, but Piper seems to have a small concussion." Rob said.
"She said Harriet hit her with a brick." Paige said, her voice as confused as Leo's face turned to be.
"I'm sure she'll tell us what happened tomorrow. I think I'll be taking off now, you guys will be ok?" Rob asked getting up.
"Yeah, thanks." Phoebe said, who Rob gave a small kiss before leaving.
Leo sent Phoebe and Paige to rest themselves, and headed upstairs to where his two loved ones were at.
Passing by Paige's room where Maggie was supposed to be staying, he saw the bed was slept at but Maggie wasn't in it.
He continued further down the hall, and opened Piper's door.
There, lay Piper on her back with her head turned sideways, and next to her was Maggie's snuggled body. The girl had a protective arm around the woman's waist, and her head was resting where the woman's neck connected with her shoulders. Both seemed sound asleep.
The man at the doorway smiled.
He made his way to the peaceful bed, where he placed a kiss on ear of the girls' foreheads.
Without thinking any further, Leo laid himself on Maggie's side, and moved closer so that her small back was against is chest. His hand reached out and settled on Maggie's hand which was tender on Piper's waist.
It felt good.
It felt right.
In the morning, Piper explained Leo all that happened;
About how she was in the town square by the statue when Harriet attacked her and somehow took her to her house, then told her all that happened; about how Ben really died, who tried to kill her, and the rest of the previously unsolved headaches.
She made Leo promise that he would release Mar and let Piper take care of her
Later that afternoon when Piper was feeling better, she called Mar and promised her a job in P3, which would be a good start for her.
Frank decided to leave Lustville all together. Piper convinced Leo to apologize to him for suspecting that he was the 'big bad', but Frank just frowned and said he was leaving town that night.
He went to try and start over in San Francisco.
Some remainders of Harriet's body were found, but not much of them. She was a poor woman who drove herself insane for reasons no one will ever know. Or at least that was how Piper looked at it.
The three sisters spent a few good hours that evening talking about things between them.
Phoebe and Paige were able to understand Piper's frustration towards them, and some agreement was made about the way things would be from then on. Piper knew she couldn't protect them forever, if she would, they would come to Mar's situation at some point, only they would drive themselves to it. That was something Piper failed to explain her sisters; but they agreed to the new terms.
Leo and Maggie were staying at Keren's house, but spending most of their time at the Halliwell's.
Piper came to love the little girl, and she knew well that Maggie was feeling the gentle connection too. It was hard to miss.
Piper rolled away from Leo's naked body, and lay on her back next to him. Both were breathless.
"You are a god." She whispered.
"I aim to please." Leo laughed, faking a French accent.
"You are a jerk George." Piper stated, joining the accent game.
"And you are a bitch Vilma."
They both burst laughing.
"Come here." He said, not waiting to pull her back onto him so that her chest was on his, and her forehead rested tenderly on his own.
"What do you want, town boy?" Piper asked, exaggerating the French.
"I want to marry the woman I love." Leo said as a matter of fact.
Piper's head shot up. Did he just…? No… Or maybe…?
"Will you marry me?" He asked.
She stared into his eyes. He was serious.
"You just said you loved me and you wanted to marry me in one sentence. Give a woman a moment." She snapped, getting up from his chest and sitting herself on the bed, not far from him.
"Ok, let me put in a little differently." He said, sitting up and reaching over for her hands. "I love you."
"My turn now?" She asked hesitantly.
"Ok. I love you. Too."
"Good. We got the hard part out of the way." He teased, and leaned over for a brief kiss.
Then, he leaned towards the floor where he took out a small violet box out of his jeans pocket, and put it in front of Piper.
She took it with slightly shaking hands, and opened it.
"Ok?" He asked.
The silver ring had a sparkling diamond planted in it, with some along its side.
"Ok." She said.
"Ok." Leo concluded.
And so it begun.
A beautiful Roman style house was built right in front of the Lustville Town Square.
In it, settled a fresh family; a father, his daughter, and the newest edition to the family; Piper Halliwell.
The couple wasn't engaged for long, less then two months. They were married in the local church with all the happy citizens of Lustville as their guests. Their house was built with everyone's help, and it came out beautifully.
A newly married couple stood on their beautiful balcony which looked out right at the Lustville statue.
"Red… I like your style, Vilma." Leo said, looking out at the freshly painted, ex-lime green statue.
"I know. It looks so much better now. It's bound to be red. All passionate and… Lustful. Just like this town." Piper said, hugging her husband.
He wrapped his arms around her as well, which was when he saw Maggie, staring at them from a few feet away.
"Morning smart one." Piper greeted.
Maggie just stared, looking a bit shocked.
"What is it hon?" Leo asked.
"I figured out the statue!" The happy girl exclaimed.
Both Leo and Piper turned to look at the newly painted red mess.
"Care to share?" Piper asked, seeing nothing.
"It's you!" Maggie continued, running closer to them.
"What do you mean?"
"Look closer! It's a man, and a woman… see the two heads? And there are the arms…" She pointed, drawing the figures with her finger in the air. "It looks just like you! The way you were just a few seconds ago when I came in…" Maggie said with excitement.
Both Leo and Piper studied the statue.
Slowly, they started realizing that the wired shapes wrapped around each other weren't just shapes… They were two lovers, embracing each other.
"The Lustville lovers." Piper whispered.
"Vilma..." Leo started.
"George…" Piper continued.
"And little smartass Maggie" the youngest one added, and the three joined together in a Lustville statue styled hug.
Good Times Ahead.
OoOoO THE END OoOoO
AN: It's over! To be honest with you guys; this is probably my favorite fiction out of the three I've posted on here… You guys absolutely HAVE to leave me a review and tell me your thoughts about it as a whole.
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C U THEN!