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NOTE: These Charmed characters belong to the WB and only the WB. I also don't own the plot. But I do own Travis and Melinda.

Second note: This is my own personal AU. In this alternate universe Cole and Phoebe are still married and have their son. He is twelve years old and his name is Travis. Piper and Leo are, of course, married and have their eleven-year-old daughter Melinda. Personally I like the Cole with powers. But in my story he does not turn into the demon, Belthazar (if that's the way you spell it). Also Paige is still a social worker and she has her own apartment.

Summary: Travis decides to act nicer.





CHAPTER 17



After school the Turners went to the manor. Paige was also there. Travis knocked on Melinda's bedroom door. She looked up from her math homework.

"Hi," said Melinda. "Are you okay?"

"I'm fine," he replied. "What about you?"

"I'm good."

"Look, cuz, I'm sorry about the way I've been treating you. I'm sorry. I'm a jerk."

"Yes, you are. But I don't have to take it from you. And I won't anymore."

"You don't have to."

"So how bad is the damage?"

"I'm grounded for the rest of eternity."

"Ooh. Is that it?"

Travis gave her a playful frown and tossed pillow at her. Melinda smiled and tossed one at him. Soon it was a serious pillow war.

Downstairs in the living room Cole and Leo were talking on the couch.

"You were right," said Cole. "Travis is my son and I'm going to treat him that way."

"Good," said Leo. "Because none of us are perfect at this parenting thing."

"You're telling me. But I doubt Melinda will ever cross over." They laughed at that.

Piper, Phoebe, and Paige were in the kitchen. They were sitting around the table. Each of them had a cup of coffee in front of them. A plate of cookies were in the middle of the table.

"Well, ladies, we dodged another bullet," said Paige.

"Yeah. We did good," said Piper.

"We did great. I am so glad that Travis is okay. I just couldn't lose him to evil," said Phoebe.

"Well, Cole is the father. What do you expect?" said Paige. Phoebe slapped her arm with a smile. "Just kidding."

"I hope things stay normal for a while," said Piper.

"No joke," said Phoebe, sipping her coffee.

"Well, no matter what happens next we can overcome it," said Paige.

"Yeah. We're the charmed ones. Now and forever," said Piper.

Phoebe lifted up her cup. "To the power of three."

Piper and Paige lifted up their cups. "To the power of three."





A/N: I am so glad to end this on a happy note. Not the longest ending in the world but I like it. Please do the reading and the reviewing.