|A Different Time and Place
Author: Queen Of Gabb 488 PM
AU- Prue was saved by Andy during the attack by Shax. A short series of events that have taken place since then, and how Prue's survival has changed what had taken place after her death.Rated: Fiction K - English - Family - Prue H. & Andy T. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 20,498 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 09-06-10 - Published: 03-08-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5801867
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A/N: This is an alternate universe, I'm going to shift things that originally occurred during the series and I hope you like it. It's just going to be a series of short moments in a changed future than what occurred at the end of the third season.
It was two o'clock in the morning and Prue was struggling to sleep when she was woken by cries. Pushing back the duvet, she climbed out of bed and exited her bedroom making her way down the hall to the old sewing room that used to be Gram's. She padded down the wooden floor softly and opened the door, making her way to the crib as she picked up her son Wyatt Matthew Halliwell, named for his very protective Uncle Leo and Aunt Paige.
Prue was wearing a red spaghetti strap camisole with black silk bottoms and the night air was chilly on her exposed arms. She walked over to the rocking chair and began to feed him. Andy had been called away on a case more than two hours before, and Prue was just as anxious as she always was when he went to a crime scene. Oddly, Prue feared the mortal dangers that her husband faced more than the demonic ones she faced. It was always there in the back of her mind that something would happen and the family would be exposed.
Deciding that she needed to focus on what was good, Prue sung to her son. He was the first boy to be born into the family since before Melinda Warren and neither her or her sisters were sure of what that meant. It was a miracle that Prue even had this new family, she thought as remembered how this had all started. It had been during the attack with Shax, after time was reset.
The Source had reneged on the terms of the pact he had made with Phoebe and they hadn't been warned of Phoebe's absence. Leo had been down in the underworld protecting Phoebe alongside Cole in order to make sure that nothing would happen to her in case the Source had tricked her. When Shax attacked and Prue was thrown into the wall the Elders had sent Andy down to serve as their whitelighter in Leo's absence. Unable to retrieve Phoebe, Prue and Piper tried to summon her and were surprised when they were visited by their mother and grandmother.
"Your destiny still awaits," Grams had said. "You must find her quickly if you hope to be able to rescue Phoebe. Her power is diminished down in the underworld and you'll need Paige to save her."
"But she's not versed in her powers," Prue pointed out, focusing more on the logistics than the emotional impact of finding out that she had another sister. She knew if they were going to get through this she was going to have to go along with this until Phoebe was home and safe again. She would kick their asses later.
"All you need to do is form the bond and you should be able to protect her," Patty said. "Take a spell with you, one to vanquish the Source before he can come after you again. Now hurry, we have to leave and you need to find Paige. Blessed be," she said as she clasped her mother's hand and they disappeared in a brilliant show of falling lights.
Prue and Piper had found Paige and had urged her to help them save their sister; eventually the four had become close and the Elders had allowed Andy to return to Prue. In a twist of fate, the Elders had revealed that they had only been holding Andy for safe keeping. An Angel of Destiny had appeared and revealed that while Andy had to die to protect them, it had always been meant for him to return to her. He kept his whitelighter powers and was allowed to return to the police force, where no one remembered his death and he had been promoted. He still had charges, but many of them were kids that were in the system and it gave him a lot of pleasure to look out for them.
Andy had been shocked when Wyatt was born because they had been expecting a little girl and never bothered to ask their doctor about their child's sex. What was even more surprising was the white blonde hair he had been born with, and Prue remembered that Victor's mother had been a blonde as was Andy's father. Still, Prue thought he was the most beautiful child she had ever seen, and she had been afraid to let him out of her sight after his birth when a Sorcerer had held her captive and tried to kidnap him. Leo and Paige had really done well that time, as Leo had figured out that Victor's wife was a demon and Paige had realized that the unicorn had been a present from the Elders.
Rocking Wyatt, watching as his eyes began to close, Prue thought of everything that had happened in the past two years since she had almost died and the consequences of finding a fourth sister. Paige hadn't created a power of four but had increased the power of three, acting as a telepathic-empathetic bond between the sisters and fighting alongside them. Paige had every whitelighter power, though some were still developing and she spent a lot of her time outside of work with the Elders so she could train. In the two years since she had been in the family, the sisters' powers had increased up to the level they had experienced when they had gone ten years in the future to prevent Phoebe from being executed. That future was only six years away.
Still, Prue wondered how much would remain the same. When they had gone she hadn't seen her and Andy together, let alone with a son. Still, Prue knew some things would remain the same. Piper was about four months pregnant, and she had been wise enough to find out the sex of her child. She was having a little girl that she would name Melinda Brianne Halliwell, after their great-great-great something grandmother and aunt. She couldn't wait to be an Aunt.
Prue was gazing at her son, not wanting to put him back in his crib, when the door squeaked and Phoebe walked in. "You gonna go back to sleep," she asked. Since the sisters had vanquished the Source, things had been a lot calmer around here. Phoebe had returned with Cole and had created a potion that had stripped Cole of his demon half. He was working as a corporate lawyer after a stint as a lawyer for Social Services. That hadn't ended well for either him or Paige.
Cole, Paige and Prue eventually learned to get along and Prue had to admit that Cole was doing well. They had married a year ago and had bought the old St. George Manor next door where Dan had lived. There was definitely a need for space but neither had wanted to go far. As it was, Piper and Leo were waiting for escrow to close on the house they had purchased directly behind the manor. Still, Paige was currently in Phoebe's old room and the sewing room was going to have to be the nursery for a little while longer. It would only be a month until Piper and Leo moved out, and they were already planning on opening the backyards of all three houses so they would have more space for family get-togethers.
Phoebe had found a job at a local newspaper and was as happy as ever, still when Prue spared her a glance she noticed how sad Phoebe's eyes were. "Hey," Prue said placing a hand on her arm. "What's wrong?" Prue knew Cole was away on business and Phoebe was sleeping over because she got lonely in her house.
"I think I'm pregnant."
"Are you happy?"
"Yeah," she said. "It's just that Cole and I have only been married for a year and we never really talked about kids. Plus, I actually have a job that I love and do really great at and I don't know if it's the right time."
"Oh, Phoebs. You're working yourself up for nothing. Cole is going to love a baby, your job is going to continue to go well and you can always work from home, and you'll have me and Piper to help you out. What are you really afraid of?"
"I've been a screw up all my life and I'm finally getting things right. What happens if I mess this up?"
"Oh, Phoebs," Prue said, her voice dropping. "You were born for this and your baby is going to love you. Nothing you can do will change that, okay?"
"When are you going to tell him?"
"Tomorrow, when he gets home."
The two sisters just sat together as Prue rocked Wyatt back and forth. Now that three of them were married and expecting children, the only thing left to do was find somebody for Paige. Hopefully that wouldn't take too long, Prue thought. Her youngest sister deserved to be happy.