Disclaimer: Again as before, I don't own characters, they are merely pawns in my masterpiece (ha!) of fan fiction. I'm not writing this for profit, so don't sue me! Any coincidence in anything else is just that. This takes place before the sisters get their powers and before Phoebe leaves for NYC. I hardly have any idea which direction I'm going to take this, I'm just trying to put it together as I go along. Feedback is appreciated. AN: A GIGANTIC Thank you times infinity goes out to EVERYONE who has left me a note, suggestions, feedback, and love! I'm glad you're so eager for me to write more! I love you guys! I've been trying to get around and read some of your fics, as I'm hard pressed for time it's going to take me a while, be patient, and you'll see reviews from me soon! Again I love you love you love you love you all! Also, to Fury Piper, if you email me at glory12783@yahoo.com I can send you the link for the website where I got most of the quotes from. I knew most of the ones I wanted, the trouble was just trying to get them all typed out form somewhere. With that said, read on with your bad self! ---------------------------- Ch. 8 - In My Life I Love You More
"So, P, how does it feel to be graduating today?" Prue asked, as she helped Piper fix her cap on her head. They were standing out in the lawn of the football field. Piper was in line and ready to march out with her class. Prue was helping her with last minute adjustments.
"It feels odd, I think." Piper straightened out her robe. "Are Grams and Phoebe sitting down already?"
"Uhh..." Prue looked towards the seats and then at Piper, biting her lip. Piper sighed.
"What is it this time?"
"She probably forgot to pay for something again." Prue stated.
"Prue this isn't funny, Phoebe is going to mess her life up before it begins." Piper seemed worried. Prue reached up and put her hand on Piper's arm as she spoke.
"Oh, honey, she's just going through a phase." Prue assured, "Remember mine?"
"Prue that's different, you were a boy-crazed teen in puberty, not a kleptomaniac."
"Well look at you with the big sense of humor during the bad time." Prue smiled. "Look they're here. I'm going to go sit with them." She hugged Piper. "Knock 'em dead P!" She called.
Piper took a deep breath as she followed the girl in front of her out to her seat among her class. She smiled at her family as she passed them. Grams snapped a picture. Piper could feel her heart pounding with nervousness as she listened to the valedictorian give his speech.
"I stand before you as a pawn in this chess game we call life. Though not all of us have or will always make the right choices, there is always hope in looking two moves ahead. It is through seeing the victory that we win in the end. We all have strengths, we all have weaknesses. Together, we have made sense of them, and built upon them with the help of all of those sitting around you out on this field." Nathan spoke firmly and confidently.
Piper turned her head and glanced at Prue, Grams and Phoebe. They waved to her and nodded and smiled. Piper offered them a smile and a nod before turning back around, in thought. It was then that something caught the corner of her eye. By the edge of the stage there stood a man. It was a ghost of a man, so to speak. He was faintly there, and Piper could hardly see him from where she was seated but she knew who it was and she knew he was there. The only real feature she could make out of his was his smile. He was grinning widely. "Ty." She breathed. She looked around trying to assess if anyone else could see him. Hello, Piper. "What are you doing here?" Piper said not even loud enough to be considered a whisper. Today is an important day. I wanted to say congratulations.
Piper stared at him, trying to see him better. He simply waved. "This is a day not to be saddened by the departure of friends, but to be celebrated, and to revel in the memories and experiences we have had here. Through our troubles and drama, we've gained the tools we're going to need to finish our lives no matter which direction they may turn. All we have to do is use them." Nathan continued. "Thank you." Piper said again, so softly she wasn't sure she even had vocalized it. There's no need to thank me. Pay attention, I don't want you to miss your name.
Piper smiled, Ty could make some good jokes himself sometimes. "When I sat down to figure out what I was going to leave you with, what words of wisdom you would carry with you forever whenever you thought of this speech, I didn't think I would be able to think of anything. However, a song happened to be playing on my father's radio, and I thought it summed up perfectly my sentiments about this day. So as my conclusion I'd like to leave these lyrics with you to express how I feel about each and everyone of you." Nathan cleared his throat. "There are places I remember, all my life, thought some have changed. Some forever not for better, some have gone and some remain. All these places have their moments, but lovers and friends, I still can recall, some are dead and some are living in my life, I've loved them all. But of all these friends and lovers there is no one compares with you, and these memories lose their meaning when I think of love as something new. Though I know I'll never lose affection for people and things that went before, I know I'll often stop and think about them, in my life I love you more." Nathan smiled. "Thank you." Nathan took his seat and the principle began reading off the names and giving out diplomas.

"Piper Halliwell." Piper heard her name and turned away from watching Ty, so she could walk up on stage and accept the piece of paper. It's time for me to go, Piper. Congratulations. "No, wait Ty." Piper begged as she started for the other side of the stage, where Ty had been standing near. She needed to see him. By the time she descended the stairs, he was gone. ------------------------ "P, hey, P this is your party," Prue took a handful of plates and two cups from Piper, who was on her way to throwing them out. "Stop cleaning, leave that to me, go and enjoy yourself already will you!" Prue gave her a little nudge. Piper headed into the conservatory to mingle and Prue carried the trash into the kitchen. "Oh I can't believe how fast you girls are growing up." Grams smiled as she rinsed a dish and put it in the dishwasher. Prue was at her side after replacing the trash bag, "Grams, we are so still young." She assured. "Oh, young yes, but growing so fast. I can't keep up!" She smiled some. Prue put her arm around Grams' shoulders and took the plates from her. "Oh hush, Grams. Go have fun with Piper. I'll do this." She offered. Gram placed her hand on Prue's cheek momentarily with a smile before leaving to attend to the guests. "You are such a kiss ass." Phoebe shook her head, crossing her arms in front of her as she entered the kitchen. "Phoebe, please don't start trouble tonight." Prue asked, closing the dishwasher and turning the water off. "Oh I'm not starting trouble," Phoebe stepped in closer, a confused look on her face as she studied Prue's face. "What?" Prue asked, touching her nose. "Oh, nothing, nothing," Phoebe shook her head and pointed some with her hand, "Did you know that you have some brown stuff right here." She pointed to her own nose. Prue crossed her arms. "You know what Phoebe-," she began. "What?" Phoebe challenged. Prue shook her head. "This is not your day and I will not let you ruin this for Piper." Prue walked away. Phoebe sighed and headed up to her room. ----------------------- "So what did you think P, did you have a good day?" Prue asked. She was sitting on Piper's bed as Piper brushed her newly washed hair as she sat in front of her mirror. "Yes...I did. It was perfect. Thank you." She smiled, turning to look at Prue. "But?" Prue asked knowingly. "But..." Piper fiddled with her brush a little and bit her lip. "I...saw something today." "Ty?" Prue questioned, moving her head to get Piper to look at her. "Yeah." She nodded and looked at Prue. "Is that crazy?" "How many times do I have to tell you that you're not crazy?" Prue crossed her arms. "Besides...I saw him too." "You what?" "Well, sort of. I saw you get startled and hurry to the end of the stage. And there was something there but it disappeared before you got there." Prue told her. "So...how do you know it was Ty then?" She asked, walking over and sitting next to Prue. "Because you looked so heartbroken that you didn't get to see him at the other end of that stage." Prue told her. Piper nodded slightly. "Okay, I'm going to sleep." She hugged Piper. "Congratulations P, sweet dreams." "You too." Piper hugged her back. Prue shut the door on her way out. Piper pulled back her covers and crawled under. She made a decision earlier when Ty had disappeared. With a heavy heart, she took a deep breath. "Ty?" She called. It took him a little longer than usual, but she soon felt that he was there. Sorry to leave you so quickly earlier. "Ty, something's wrong." Piper told him. What? Are you hurt? "No." Piper assured. "I'm not hurt." What's wrong? "Ty, I don't think I'm going to be talking to you anymore." She forced herself to say. When no response came, she cleared her throat. "I know you think you're protecting me and if I really need protecting I'll call for you, but-," Its okay, I understand. "Good-bye Ty. Thanks for today." She smiled some and closed her eyes. She felt peace coming over her and soon found herself asleep. She was only slightly conscious when He kissed her cheek and tucked her in. Sweet dreams, Piper...I'll be in them. And then he was gone.
------- AN: To be continued...or not? I'll guess you'll have to wait and see, muahahahaha.

After much thought and agonizing over a decision, I've decided that this is how this particular story is going to end. I know that will upset some people. I'm sorry to upset you, but as a way to thank you and as an apologee, I have made and put online a music video for charmed. At the end there's a special message, so bear with some of the quality of the video. It's clips of the show, with talking over the song. I realize it's a bit primitive and I'm not great at making videos, but it's my thank you to all of you for all of your support and love for this story! Keep reading, good things are coming, even if not in the form of this particular story. =) Much love to you all!

~H.J.Glory

I can't put the full url, so just put the w's before it when you type it in

burncrazy.com/video

P.S. - To Fury Piper, I used movie maker and Charmed episodes that are on my computer to make the video, the quotes I got were from a webpage, the url is here: nullasalus.addr.com/quotes/ Like I said I can't put the full url so just put the W's before it in your address line and then hit enter or click go.

To those who couldn't access the video, I was working on fixing some problems with it today. Click on the picture if you can't use "Save Target As." If it still doesn't work leave me a note and I'll figure out a way to get it to you asap.

Also to Chantelle (charmeds # 1 fan), Chapter 8 is the ending for this story. If you got and watch the video, you'll see that this isn't completely over yet. =)