|The WITCH Protocols
Author: Orion101 PM
W.I.T.C.H. seems to have finally been over the recent trials they have been facing, but its no rest for the weary as the girls face a new threat unlike any they expected.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,349 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 09-08-05 - Published: 07-12-05 - id: 2481953
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The W.I.T.C.H. Protocols
Chapter: 1 Beginning and Observations
A/N: Hi guys just to let you know this story is based in the television series continuity not the comics so the girls' powers will reflect that as well as the character relationships. Also this takes place after the first season but before the second season all that cleared up good now on with the story.
Will woke up and found herself wondering if she was really where she thought she was she pinched herself and sure enough she was in her own bedroom safe and sound. It was still a little hard to believe that it was all over it had only been last week since Phobos had finally been defeated. She and her friends had foiled his attempts at stealing Elyon's powers. It was all like some dream but it was so real and at last over, time to start living life normal again.
"Will get up you'll be late for school," Will's mother could be heard from downstairs. Unfortunately for her a normal life meant obeying her mother again but she could live with that. She quickly got dressed and made her way downstairs to find her four friends waiting for her.
"About time you woke up I have already been late too many times this year and cannot afford another one," cracked Irma as she was drinking a glass of orange juice.
"Good morning to you to Irma, so let's get going," Will said as the four of them exited the house and started on their way to school.
"I still can't believe it's finally over," said Taranee starting up a conversation with the others.
"Me either there were times when I thought we would never beat that creep," Hay Lin continued for the others.
"What I can't get over is that our friend is now a queen of her own kingdom," Cornelia said. Irma smiled as she thought of this and put in her own comment.
"Yeah with the way you act I bet you thought you would be a queen huh," she said laughing at her own cleverness. Cornelia just grumbled at the wise crack Irma made about.
"Are people still wondering about what happened to Elyon and her parents," Will asked.
"Yeah after a few months passed and they never came back from their supposed vacation people really started to get suspicious," Hay Lin.
"The only good news is that since they didn't have any family here that there was no one to call the authorities and search for them," Irma reminded them.
"That is good news it would be way to hard to explain what actually happened to her," Taranee said.
"Yeah that she became Queen of some other dimension parallel to our own, speaking of which when are we going for our first visit. I so want to show her the newest designs that have appeared on sale here," Cornelia stated.
"Are you sure that's the only reason you want to go back to Meridian," Irma asked?
"Yeah like maybe wanting to go see some guy you like as well," Hay Lin pointed out.
" Well seeing Caleb is always a bonus," Cornelia admitted as she blushed slightly.
"Hey Will you've been pretty quite anything on your mind," Taranee noticed.
"I've just been thinking guys with Phobos defeated Elyon safe and on the throne and the rebellion now nonexistent do we really need to do our thing anymore," Will said to the others?
"I wouldn't think about putting up he wings just yet, Phobos may be gone but a lot of his followers are still on the loose. Plus even with him gone portals still pop up from time to time," Cornelia reminder her.
"I guess you're right, I was just thinking not doing the guardian things would give us time for other things like," Will began until she was interrupted.
"Matt," Hay Lin said.
"Well yeah of course Matt but also," Will begin to say before she was interrupted again.
"No I mean Matt is coming over from across the street," Hay Lin pointed out to Will. The all looked over and sure enough there was Matt walking over to their general direction. As he stopped in front of them Will began to blush.
"Hey Will I was wondering if you wanted to walk to school with me," Matt asked?
"Sure," Will responded as she then said goodbye to her friends and walked off with her crush.
"Well there she goes," Irma commented on the site.
"I guess with Will being with Matt, Corny with Caleb and Taranee with Nigel you and I are the only ones without guys huh Irma," Hay Lin observed. Cornelia smirked at this and noticed an opportunity to get back at her for earlier.
"Well now I wouldn't say that Hay Lin, I think you're forgetting that our dear Irma has a significant other of her own," Cornelia implied with an impish grin. Irma just looked at her crossly not sure of what she was up to.
"What you talking about Cornelia," Irma asked.
"Why your knight in shining armor of course," Cornelia further hinted.
"I am going to make this clear I do not like Martin," Irma yelled.
"Um who mentioned Martin, I know I didn't. Pretty funny how you would automatically think of him when I started talking like that though," Cornelia said. Irma just gritted her teeth as she glared at Cornelia.
"Who else would you have been talking about, it was obvious you were implying Martin," Irma defended.
"Sure it was Irma, whatever you say," Cornelia laughed as she began to walk away from the other an irritated Irma following close by. Taranee was about to follow when she noticed Hay Lin looking back at what was apparently nothing.
"Hey Hay Lin something the matter," Taranee asked her friend. Hay Lin just turned at looked at her before replying.
"Oh it's probably nothing but I can't shake the feeling that I'm being watched, I'm probably just being paranoid though," Hay Lin said as the two continued their walk to school. Little did either of them know that once on the street across from them a lawn gnome had a tiny camera in its eye and the lens gleamed as it reflected of sunlight?
Things continued normally for the girls Will in particular who was enjoying spending her lunch period with Matt.
"So is everything okay with you Will," Matt asked?
"Every things fine, why do you ask," Will questioned.
"Its just that over the last few weeks you seem to have been really distracted lately and your behavior sometimes seemed erratic," Matt described. Will was a little concerned her being distracted was due to all of the stuff with Phobos and the erratic behavior was when she left her astral drop in her place. Of course she couldn't tell Matt any of that so she had to improvise.
"Oh that it was just some stuff I was dealing with at home, it's over now and I assure you I am done with the weird behavior," Will said trying to sound convincing. Matt just looked at her and smiled as he held her hand.
"That's good I was worried about you, you know if you're ever going through something you don't think you can deal with alone I'll be there for you. You know that right," Matt asked?
"Of course I do Matt," Will responds with a smile.
"Isn't that the sweetest thing you ever saw," Hay Lin said as she watched the pair from across the cafeteria.
"I'll say, those two make a great couple, just like me and my little gumdrop," Martin said from his seat at the table. Like usual he had sat there to be next to Irma who of course had not welcomed him but he was oblivious.
"I am going to only warn you once to stop calling me that Martin," threatened Irma from her seat at the table. Cornelia herself was enjoying every minute of it as she smirked.
"Come now don't tell me you two are having a lovers quarrel," Cornelia commented as she watched them. Irma turned and gave her a glare that would have spat venom if she could will it.
"Of course not she's just joking Cornelia, when you told me she invited me to sit with you guys I knew I expected her to play this game," Martin said.
"You told him what," Irma screamed. This caused everyone to look at her. She grinned sheepishly as she sat back down in her seat. A few minutes later Nigel could be seen walking over to their table.
"Taranee don't look now but Nigel is coming over here to talk to you," Hay Lin told her. Nigel then reached the table and greeted everyone there.
"So I guess you and Taranee want to be alone now," Hay Lin asked?
"Actually I came here to talk to Martin," Nigel admitted. Martin got up from the table and followed Nigel to a corner where the two of them were conversing something in secret. After ten minutes they parted ways and Martin returned to his seat.
"Hey Martin when did you and Nigel become friends," Irma asked.
"Oh we've been friends ever since I started tutoring him sugar lips," Martin said as he gave her a wink.
"Martin do you remember what I told you I would do to you last time if you called me sugar lips," Irma said as she got out of her seat and advanced on Martin. Only the timely intervention of Taranee and Hay Lin saved the hapless nerd as they held both her arms and stopped her from reaching Martin.
"So Martin what was Nigel talking to you about," Taranee asked hoping to change the subject, not to mention she was curious what her potential boyfriend was talking about that he couldn't mention in front of her.
"Sorry but mums the word, I can't tell what he was talking to me about you know guy code and all," Martin said as he returned to his lunch. The four girls at the table were a little suspicious but decided not to press the matter any further. Besides they also noticed Nigel walk over to the table Will and Matt were sitting at and call Matt away. He basically got the same routine Martin went through, a few minutes later he went over to Will said something and left with Nigel. The girls then got up and walked over to Will to see what was going on.
"Hey Will what did Nigel want with Matt," Cornelia asked?
"I don't know he wouldn't tell me, all he said was that Nigel needed to talk to him about something and they walked out together," Will describe the scene as she had witnessed it.
"That's strange Nigel came up and talked to Martin about something secret too," Taranee stated. In a few minutes the lunch period was over and the girls continued school as normal. The classes ended and they all walked out of school together then they spotted Matt, Nigel and Martin all walking off in a peculiar fashion.
"Now that's weird usually Martin comes up to me and tries to walk me home, today he just walks off with those guys," Irma observed.
"Yeah and the three of them were having secret discussions that they didn't want anyone else to hear very suspicious," Cornelia said as she stroked her chin.
"Guys don't you think your being a little paranoid Matt's probably just discussing some stuff for his band," Taranee suggested.
"Problem number one with that Matt has never kept his band stuff secret before," Will pointed out.
"Problem number two, Nigel was the one who initiated the secret gatherings not Matt," Cornelia added in.
"Problem number three Martin isn't in the band," Irma pointed out lastly.
"Maybe he just joined he plays a mean banjo," Hay Lin said as she mimicked banjo playing in the air. The other girls gave her a weird look causing her to stop.
"Whatever is going on here maybe it would be better if we followed them," Will suggested. The other girls agreed and soon they were all following the trio of boys from a distance so as not to be seen.
"This is so cool it's like we're those private detectives you see on television tracking down guys to find out what secrets they have," Hay Lin said.
"Yeah too bad most of the time those detectives are hired to find out if husbands are cheating on their wives," Taranee said.
"You don't think that's what this is about do you, it would be horrible if we found out those three were two timing you three," Cornelia said.
"Okay for the last time, me and Martin are not an item so stop implying we are Corny," Irma yelled only to have here mouth covered by the other girls. The guys a few blocks ahead stopped and turned their heads around looking to see if they saw anything. Fortunately by the time they did so the girls were hidden behind a building.
"Did you guys here something," Matt asked?
"I thought I did but it could have been my imagination," Martin said. The three eventually shrugged it off and kept walking. The girls then came from behind the building and started following them again.
"Okay the good news is that despite Irma's outburst they were too far away to hear us, the bad news is that their too far away for us to hear them either," Will said as she assessed the situation.
"I wish there was a way for us to hear what was going on from a large distance," Taranee said. Then they all stopped walking and looked at Hay Lin who smiled as she realized what was about to happen.
"Oh goody it's been a long time since I transformed," Hay Lin said as she jumped up and down in the air.
"Hold up guys should we really be abusing our powers for personal reasons," Will asked? All of the girls looked at her, and then she shrugged.
"Awe what the hay it wouldn't be the first time what's one more," Will said as she pulled out the heart and transformed the girls. In a bright flash of light the girls now stood in their guardian forms.
"Okay now hay Lin get an ear full of what the boys are saying," Will told her. Happily Hay Lin did as she was asked and held her ear out to collect the far away sounds.
"Okay it sounds like their talking about socks for some reason, oh wait now their discussing their dad's," Hay Lin went through the list of conversation.
"Come on guys talk about the secret," Irma said as if saying it would make it so.
"Hey cool fairies," a voice from behind called out. The girls turned around to see a group of kids behind them pointing from the looks of their attire it seemed they were coming from a birthday party. One of them called out to someone from around the corner.
"Hey Mom come see there are these fairies in the middle of the street," she called out.
"Uh oh time for us to fly," Will said as they all took off to a far place where they quickly transformed to normal. Little did they know they were being watched by a mysterious man in a black suite and sunglasses who had watched the whole scenario?
"Central command will be interested to hear this," he said before disappearing into an alley.
End of Chapter 1
A/N: Well this is interesting who was that man watching the girls, who has been observing them. What will happen next in their lives, stay tuned for next chapter as the mystery deepens?