Author: LSpade PM
When change happens in your life, how do you handle it? Piper Halliwell is going through many changes in a short period of time, and she finds it difficult to deal with. It's a matter of strength, courage, and comfort. How will she cope?Rated: Fiction M - English - Friendship/Romance - Leo W. & Piper H. - Chapters: 18 - Words: 44,115 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 04-25-12 - Published: 11-21-11 - id: 7571119
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Hey guys! New fanfic for your pleasure. I hope you all enjoy this one. I actually had fun writing it. So, give it try. Thanks.
Piper Halliwell walked around the table, deep in thought. One hand rested on her hip and one hand fiddled with the pendant on her necklace.
"Piper, just choose one. This is the one thing Andy and I can't agree on." Prue, her older sister, said as she watched Piper pace up and down in front of her.
"And the decision falls on me?" she asked incredulously.
"Yes. I trust you more than anyone else. Now please, choose." Prue held out two flower bouquets; one was a combination of yellow, white, and royal blue roses and the other was made up of canary, ivory, and sapphire blue roses. Piper stared at each bouquet nervously. She bit her lip. "Uh, I say the canary, ivory, and sapphire roses. They're more extravagant than the first combination."
Prue considered her words as she looked over the flowers. "Hmm, Piper, you're brilliant."
"Well, I'm glad you finally see it." Piper blew out a breath and flopped onto the couch next to Prue. "Are you done obsessing over the wedding for today?"
Prue chuckled. "Yes. Now it's sisterly bonding time."
"Yay!" Piper threw her arms around her and squeezed her tight. Prue laughed and hugged her back.
Just then, the front door opened and a voice floated through the house. "Girls! You here?"
"In here!" they shouted.
The girls' mother walked into the living room, holding a take-out bag. "Hey, you. Where are the other two?"
"Uh, Paige is upstairs and Phoebe is out with Cole. She told me to tell you that she will not be home for dinner." Piper answered. "What is for dinner, anyway?"
"Chinese. Work ran late, so I just ordered take-out. That okay?" Patty slipped her coat off and hung it by the door.
"No, it's fine." Prue stood up from the couch. "Dad called a while ago. He said he would be a little late tonight."
Piper sighed. "As apposed to what?"
"Piper. Don't start. You know he works hard for us." Patty scolded her daughter, then turned on her heel and went to the kitchen.
"Don't worry, Pipe. I'm with you on that one." Prue linked her arm with Piper's.
She sighed again before following Prue out of the living room.
Paige, Victor, and Grams had joined the rest at the table for dinner and the evening was filled with conversation about significant pieces of their lives. Afterwards, Piper walked Prue to the door. "Tell Andy I said hi."
"I will. He's sorry he couldn't make it. He's just working overtime for the wedding. It'll be a lonely night tonight." Prue sighed, but a smirk was evident.
"Oh, Prue! Visuals!" Piper made a face. "At least you have your own place."
"Hey, you got your own room out of that." Prue retorted.
"Yeah, eighteen years too late. Besides, I'm looking for an apartment. Phoebe needs her own room." Piper said.
Piper sighed. "No, not yet. Every good place is already taken. I'm also hiking for a roommate."
"Well, I could help you out with that one. I have an extra room." Prue suggested.
"Oh, I couldn't. you've lived with me practically all your life." Piper said.
"And I never minded it. Okay, maybe that one time you stole my shirt, but hey, it happens." Prue smiled. "Anyway, you could stay there until you find your own place. Andy won't mind and I know you're dying to leave here."
Piper thought about it for a minute. "Okay. I agree. I'll start packing tomorrow."
"Yay! It'll be like old times." Prue gave her sister a hug.
"It was only a few months ago you moved out, Prue." Piper laughed.
"And I've missed you ever since." Prue said. "I'll see you soon."
"Alright. Love you." Piper opened the door for her.
"Love you, too. Bye." Prue walked out into the San Francisco air.
Piper closed the door and stood there for a moment. She was getting to move out. A smile crept up on her face. Finally.
She taped down the last box and let out a breath. Piper looked around the room. It was strange to see it so empty.
"Hasn't looked like this since we had you girls."
Piper turned to see her mother standing in the doorway. A look of bittersweet goodbye spread across her features. Piper's heart dropped a little.
"I know. I was just thinking the same thing." she smiled sadly.
"Well, Phoebe will make it hers soon enough." Patty gave a slight chuckle.
"Yeah, I'm sure she's ecstatic to have her own room." Piper looked around again.
"I'm very proud of you, Piper. Taking control of your life, moving out on your own. Exactly how I raised you to be." Patty stepped into the room, pulling Piper into her embrace.
"I'm happy about this. It feels like my life is finally starting. And I couldn't imagine it any other way." Piper said with such gratefulness.
Patty sighed. "I'm going to miss you so much, baby girl."
"Mom, I'm only ten minutes away. I'll see you as much as I can." Piper reassured her.
"I know. I was the same way with Prue. At least I have Phoebe and Paige for a few more years. You girls are growing too fast." Patty's eyes filled with tears.
"Oh, mom, don't do that." Piper said, urging herself not to cry.
"I'm sorry. I just didn't want this day to come." Patty wiped at her eyes. "Well, I won't hold you any longer. You know you can come back any time you want, right? This will always be your home."
Piper hugged her mother tightly, reluctant to let her go. "I know. Thank you. For everything you've done for me."
"You're welcome, honey. I love you." Patty kissed her hair.
"I love you, too." Piper smiled.
Phoebe and Paige had helped Piper lug all her moving boxes to her car. Phoebe had offered her car for extra space, and Prue had come along with Andy to aid them as well. Victor grabbed all the furniture and loaded it into the small rental truck. After all Piper's belongings were all packed away, the all set out for Prue's apartment.
"I can't believe you're gone now." Paige said.
Victor and Andy lifted all the boxes into the apartment as the girls stood aside, saying goodbyes.
"I know. I can't believe it, either." Piper smiled.
"Well, I'm gonna miss you. But, this is a good thing. We're all moving on with our lives." Phoebe stated.
"But we will always be sisters. The power of four." Piper said, placing her hand out in front of her, palm facing downward. Prue smiled and put her hand over Piper's. Phoebe and Paige reciprocated her and they all shouted, "The power of four!" before breaking their hands apart. The girls shared a four-way hug before parting ways.
Victor had left with the two younger girls. Prue closed the door behind herself. "Well, it's just the three of us."
"I hope you guys really don't mind me being here." Piper said.
"Don't worry, Piper. It's good to have you here." Andy smiled.
"Okay." Piper smiled.
"Now, let's leave packing for later. Let's go out to lunch." Prue offered.
Piper's smile grew wider. Her life has just begun, and it felt pretty damn good.
Okay, so Piper is starting her new life out on her own and school is just around the corner. Who is she going to run into? I know it's a short chapter, but it's really only introduction. The next chapter will be more in depth with everyone. Hope you are enjoying this story. I feel strongly about it and I hope it escalates. Please review. Thanks guys.