Disclaimer: I do not own Wheel of Time or anything associated with Robert Jordan. I do not own any of the characters mentioned here in, any names you don't recognize are based loosely on real people whose names have been changed for privacy reasons. A/N: I am working my way through book four so anything after said book has no effect because I don't know it happens ;)

Chapter 1:

"Rand must stand alone Egwene. He is the Dragon reborn. He has armies behind him rallied under his banner. None of the Prophesies speak of another who can channel through the portal stones, no matter what you have dreamed." Siuan Sanche, the current Amyrlin seat replied to her hound of the black Ajah. "I understand that you are the strongest dreamer to grace this tower in over a century, however none of the Prophesies speak of another man who can channel, especially not one in an alternate universe through a portal stone. I will not risk one of my daughters to go and attempt to find him. Should he even exist." The woman sat down in her chair and looked at the young girl before her, her eyes and voice softening.
"I understand your need child, but I cannot spare even one full sister to help and guide you. I cannot take the chance that none of you shall return from this place that the Dark One has already touched. From what you told me few can channel there and those that can, can only control a trickle, not even enough to light a lamp. I cannot see the need for you to hunt out this man. That is my final word on the matter."
"Mother, we need to find him! I know we can if we go to this place he resides." Egwene began and was cut off again by Siuan.
"I said I would not spare a full sister in this hunt." A glint in her eye told Egwene all she needed to know. She nodded her thanks and walked down the corridor to her rooms. The mother only said she would not spare a full sister, which meant that she, Nynaeve, and Elayne were going through the portal stones to find this young man, this phoenix from her dream, and bring him here to help Rand. Before it was too late.

~*~

Jamie, Jo Dee and Faith walked the corridors of their public school. It was long after the final bell had rung and they were headed to Jo Dee's teacher's room to watch gamers club. Jamie was the tallest of the three with shoulder length red hair and freckles, Faith came next in height with close cropped light brown hair, glasses and a very boyish attitude, Jo Dee was the shortest with shoulder length light brown hair, tied back in a red bandana and grey eyes. They arrived in the room and surveyed their kingdom. They were the only females in the room, they were also very teacherless.
Faith placed a finger over her lips and snuck up behind her boyfriend. She grabbed the chain hanging off his pants and tugged. He turned around and grabbed her. She laughed as he dragged her into his lap.
Jo Dee went over and sat in 'her' window. It was the center window in the room and Jo Dee had a fake deed to it from her teacher. She watched as her best friends flirted shamelessly with their boyfriend or crush. Her crush stood on the other side of the table and she watched him move around the table to position his army with the eye of a hawk. She watched the boys play warhammer 40k and laughed when they cracked jokes. This was where she and her sisters in all but blood belonged. This was the only place they could be themselves and still fit in. As she watched she began to sing with out realizing it.
Jamie heard her and joined in, soon Faith was singing in their three part harmony. Their song was called Ireland; it was a song about the Irish going to fight in a war not their own. The boys rolled their eyes and let them sing. When Jo Dee started singing Belleu Wood the other girls dropped out and let her sing. When she finished they clapped half heartedly and went back to their game. This was their comfortable world, full of strange people and happenings but still a peaceful place to be. And only these twenty or so people lived in it. Nothing of their world could shatter the happiness there. But Shi'Tan wasn't of their world, and neither was Egwene.

~*~

Egwene and her two companions stood before a strangely carved group of stones. Elayne sucked in a breath. The daughter-heir had been through much since coming to the white tower but this was the thing she was least looking forward to. At least here she had others she could contact for help if she needed to, after going through the stone she would be cut off from her world and trapped in a strange new one with only Egwene and Nynaeve who knew the things she did. At least here she knew what she was looking for; when they crossed over they were hunting for a man that may not even exist.

Nynaeve loosed a breath she didn't know she had been holding as she and the others touched the stones and were sent across. 'Light let this be the right place.' She prayed.

~*~

"Fay did you hear that?" Jo Dee asked Faith. She just though she had heard a pop, like someone had just opened a stuck window.
"Yeah Jo. But it's probably a janitor or something. I mean it's six o'clock, I highly doubt someone is sneaking around the school." Faith said as she turned back to her boyfriend Toby. Jamie nodded and added.
"It might just be the one who actually own the room trying in get in. I mean his keys are there and someone locked him out." She said looking pointedly at Jo Dee, who just grinned.
"Serves him right for leaving his keys here." They had all forgotten about the noise when the door blew open. Jo Dee jumped up and walked to the, now quite unlocked, door.
"Who the hell are you?!" Her voice carried through the silent room. Jamie and Faith came to stand behind her, fun forgotten.
"We are looking for the phoenix. We have to find him, the man who can channel." It was Egwene who spoke.
"I don't care if your hunting for the song you won't find anyone who can channel here, Aes Sedi." Everyone looked at Jo Dee stunned. "The only person in this room who can touch the source is the one who greeted you. No man has been able to channel in this world since the kinslayer himself." Jo Dee continued to spite the confused and stunned looks coming at her from all sides. "Wait you are not Aes Sedi. You don't have the ageless face. You are only Accepted. What would the Amyriln say to three of her pupils running off through a gate?" She pushed the intruders back with a sight weaving of air, "I will not allow you to intrude upon my home looking for a man that doesn't exist. Return to the white tower and continue your study."
"Where is your ring Jolyen Sedi? The mother told me I might meet you. She gave me a full description of you." Jo Dee looked at Elayne.
"I have cast off my ring and all things related to the white tower daughter-heir of Andor. I no longer need to hold to the oaths I took when being raised." Jo Dee spoke calmly.
"Then where is he Aes Sedi? I don't thing you understand out plight. The Dragon has returned and he needs the aid of the phoenix." Nynaeve spoke calmly but she tugged on her braid all the same. Jo Dee looked around the room and tugged the three women out in the hall. She closed the door behind her as she left.
Inside the room buzzed with worry. No one knew what was going on. Who were these people? What was an Aes Sedi? And what on earth was channeling? When Jo Dee came back in the room her face was grim.
"Toby, David, Faith, Jamie could you come out here please?" She asked wearily. She looked as if she was just told the end of the world was near and she had to choose between her family or her friends to save. She sighed as they followed her out.
"Guys these are Egwene, Nynaeve, and Elayne. They come from, well the best way to explain it is they come from an alternate universe. The same place I came from."
"I always knew you were from Mars." Toby tried to lighten the mood. He failed miserably.
"Toby I'm serious. Their world is in peril and they need either you or David. One of you can touch the true source and because you are from this world it will not have the taint that sadin normally has. However this world isn't conducting to the source and so unless you trained in the other world you wouldn't be able to touch it. In short both of you need to come with me back to my home." Jo Dee said sadly.
Faith started laughing. "You're kidding! Jo, true source, channeling, other world. That's a riot!" she began clutching her side in laughter.
"I'm serious Fay." Jo Dee said dead pan. "You two have a choice, you can come with us or you can stay here. It's your choice. But know this first, you're safe here. If you come with me you might not come back. Toby and David I'm so sorry to do this to you but it needs to be done." She sighed again. "We're leaving in the morning. Faith, Jamie you have until then to decide." She turned heel and whipped open the door. Six boys fell to the floor. She rolled her eyes and stepped over them.

~*~

Suian Sanche paced her rooms. She wondered if the girls were alright and forced herself not to check up on them. She could not go through the stones, she might never return and she was needed here. She paused and wondered if they had succeeded and were on their way home. She resumed pacing when the though came that they might have failed and might now be dead with no way to reach her.
'Light guide them' she thought 'and bring them back safe.'

~*~

The next morning came too quickly to Jo Dee. She was waiting in the school parking lot with the boys, who she had not let out of her sight the night before. They were waiting to see if the girls would come. Jo Dee was torn in two, half of her wanted them to come so she could watch them, the other half wanted them to stay here where it was safe. This was not their war part of her argued. Nor was it Toby's or David's but she was dragging them into it, her other half retaliated.
It was quarter to five when the sun began to rise and Faith and Jamie arrived. Jo Dee sighed as Nynaeve told those who were new to channeling what to expect when they crossed. Nynaeve pushed Egwene, Toby, David and Elayne before her. Jo Dee made sure Faith and Jamie wanted to do this before she pushed them through and followed behind them all.
When they had crossed over Jo Dee took a breath and sighed. "I'm home. I never would have thought I would miss Tar Valon this much. Has anything changed?" She directed the question to Egwene.
"The Black Ajah has surfaced."
"Oh shit. Light help us all." Jo Dee replied as the others looked in wonder at the shining city that housed the white tower.
"It's so beautiful. How could you leave this Jo?" Jamie looked in wonder. Jo Dee shook her head.
"Ok rule one, here I'm not Jo Dee Green. Here I'm Jolyen Sedi of the Green Ajah. Rule two, if you see a woman with an ageless face, a colored shawl or a ring with a snake biting his own tail, don't piss her off. She's an Aes Sedi and she has enough power in her little finger to blow you to little tiny pieces. Rule three if you see an Aes Sedi don't speak to her unless spoken to first. And Rule four guys stay away from a woman with a red shawl, she's in the red Ajah and she hates men." Jo Dee explained. "Got that?" All four nodded. "Good, lets go say hi to mommy dearest. It's been ten years since I've seen her. Oh wait, not Aes Sedi anymore. Oh well I can get mother to raise me to a sister again. Come on guys."
They four outlanders followed the four women who had lived here back to the white tower. They were awed by its shear size. Faith's comment that it didn't look to be the work of human hands got a laugh from Jo Dee.
"That's because it's not Fay. It was made by Ogier stone masons. You most likely will not meet an Ogier, they tend to stay in their steddings." The fact that there were creatures here they had never heard of before brought home the fact that they were very far from home to the four outlanders and they stuck close to Jo Dee and the others as they crossed the bridge to the city of Tar Valon. The group of eight passes through the city without so much as a glace at the wares for sale and walked up to the white tower. Jo Dee smiled and raced to the steps like a little girl.
"I've never seen a full sister acting like a novice." Elayne whispered to Egwene. "Come to think of it I've never heard one lose their composer as much as Jolyen Sedi does." Egwene nodded in agreement. They stopped speaking when they saw that the four Jolyen or Jo Dee, had brought with her run up to the stairs and follow her like ducklings.
The three girls laughed and followed the estranged sister and her friends.

~*~

Siuan, the Amyriln seat smiled as she saw the three she had sent across the portal stones returning safe and with five others. She started when the keeper knocked on her door.
"Mother there is a woman here to see you. She brings with her four others, to men and two other women. She requests an audience."
"Send them in." Siuan replied. She smiled as the woman she remembered as Jolyen walked into the room.
"The Light illuminate you, Mother." She said as she curtsied. Siuan smiled.
"And you my daughter. Come now Jolyen we are in private there is no need for you to stand on ceremony. I missed you my friend. The tower has been dull without your smiles."
"Siuan it has been too long. But I was under the impression I could not return, then three Accepted find me and my charges and seem convinced that one of the men I bring with me is the Phoenix. I thought the Phoenix was never to rise again." Jolyen said with uncertainty.
"Nothing said he would, and yet nothing said he wouldn't. It was Egwene who dreamt he would. And she is the most powerful dreamer to grace this tower in over a century. So care to introduce me to those you brought with you?" She asked
"Where are my manners? Of course Mother. This woman is Jamie Black; the woman over there in the corner is Faith Johnson. This man is David Judd; the man over there with Faith is Toby Herndon. Faith Can channel she just doesn't know it yet and Jamie might be able to. I haven't decided yet." She pointed to each in turn. "Mother if it's alright with you I would like to send my boys to train with the warders. In their world there is no need for swords, they have something far more terrible. What they have is like using fireworks as a weapon. It works just as well as if we shot fire bolts. They need to know how to defend themselves. If Jamie cannot channel I would like her to train as well. I will not sit by while my friends stand defenseless. It won't happen."
"Worry not my child it will be done. They need to be trained." Siuan kissed Jolyen's forehead and dismissed them to the warder fields.
Jolyen walked her friends to the fields where the warders normally trained. She smiled at the men training and told the girls to do the same. Her idea was to weaken them with a smile and then show them how dangerous you were. It was the ultimate 'talk softly and carry a big stick.'
They were only half way to the blades master who taught the sword to new boys training to be warders when a voice screamed out and a pair of arms wrapped themselves around Jolyen. She started laughing as the man spun her around in a circle before putting her down.
"Jolyen Sedi it has been far too long since you have graced the white tower and her warder fields. Where have you been?" He asked.
"I did not think it was proper for a warder to show such emotion. Then again it has been nearly a decade since my last trip to Tar Valon. I went across a portal stone my friend and stayed there. Of course you know all about my ultimatum." She was cut off as the warder spoke.
"No. Jolyen Sedi we were not told what had happened to you. All we were told is that you had left the tower."
"They didn't tell you?" the warder shook his head. "Then neither shall I until the time is right. Lorn these are your new charges, David, Toby and you might have Jamie I haven't decided yet." Jolyen pointed to each in turn. Lorn nodded and looked his new charges over.
"They will need work Jolyen Sedi, that one doesn't look like he can hold a sword much less swing one." He said pointing to Toby.
"Work hard Lorn. He will be Faith's warder when she is raised and David" she nodded at the youth "Will be mine."
Lorn looked gob smacked. "Milady! Surely we can offer you better than a scrap of a boy that looks more like a stork than a man. Why he's nearly a foot taller than you and he's all knees and elbows!" He protested "and besides he will not be skilled enough to be a warder for some time!" She grinned.
"then I guess you'll have to work fast then won't you Lorn?" She turned on her heel and took Faith and Jamie to their uncertain fate in the huge white stone tower.

So what do you think? Continue or let it die? Well review and tell me! FYI this is the most I have ever written in one chapter of a story.