knocked on the Gordon's door five years later. Dan welcomed him inside
with a smile.
been waiting for you, Leo."
the little guy?"
Peter! Uncle Leo's here!"
Leo! Look what mom got me for my birthday last June." The boy came running
looked askance at Dan.
one of the arrangements we made. A gift each year. She picked out everything
and she hid them everywhere. The home videos tell him where to look."
watched the child as he ran down the stairs. "Be careful!" They looked
in horror as the boy tripped and went flying. As the boy went what?
look! I'm not falling!" Dan's jaw slackened. The child lost his grip on
the miniature plane and it began to drop. "No! My plane!" In front of their
disbelieving eyes, the plane stopped in mid air.
the—" Dan stared at Peter and the plane, blood leaving his face.
grinned. Well Piper, you didn't really take this into consideration, did
you? "Peter, come here to Uncle Leo." It seems that I have to take our
son under my wing—literally—once and for all.
looked at Dan, and saw that he was still having a hard time believing it.
The child immediately grinned at Leo. "I can't, Uncle Leo."
your arms to your sides slowly, Peter. Not so fast, or you'll fall."
child did as told and slowly touched the floor. "That was good, Uncle."
He immediately positioned himself under the plane. "Okay, plane, drop!"
The child waited, and frowned. "I said drop, plane." His eyebrows creased
and he looked at Leo imploringly.
what you did a while ago? With your hands? You don't need to tell the plane
out loud what you want it to do." The boy concentrated again and again
and finally, the freeze expired and it dropped on its own. "We'll have
to practice your unfreeze next time, Peter."
Uncle. Did you bring me anything?"
don't believe this." Leo had almost forgotten about Dan. He was so thrilled
at the prospect of spending time with Peter. He's keeping his son now.
There was no way Dan could possibly take care of a five year old boy with
supernatural powers. "I don't believe this," Dan muttered.
here, Peter." Peter immediately jumped up into Leo's arms. "Believe it,
Dan. Peter's a very special boy. And I know you can't possibly care for
him now. So I'm taking him."
are you talking about? You're not taking my son anywhere!"
jaw locked. He placed Peter down and stared at Dan squarely in the eye.
"Go upstairs, Peter. I'll follow you later." The boy leapt and was floating
again. Leo grinned. He saw the boy touch the floor at the highest step.
He was such a fast learner. "Your son?"
my son where it counts. Take him away and I'll have you arrested for kidnapping."
know as well as I do that Piper wanted that boy with me."
you blind? That boy has something you would never understand!"
glared at Leo. "It doesn't matter. Piper left the boy to me and I'll be
damned if I let myself get scared off and break my promise to her!"
Leo walked out and slammed the door. Dan sighed in relief. His mind was
restless. He couldn't believe what he saw. And Leo took it so calmly! Peter
was his son! He almost had a heart attack when the door suddenly burst
open and Leo stood there, carrying his bags. "Where's your guestroom, Gordon?
I'm moving in."
(2) : The Revelation
do you mean you're moving in?"
that. I'm moving in." Leo walks inside and begins to climb the stairs.
gives you the right to move into Piper's and my house?"
ignored the pain that stabbed through him at that reminder. He'd have a
hard time already just staying with Dan. He didn't need to be told again
that this was the house that Dan bought for her when they got married.
think the fact that my son is here is right enough."
how many times do I have to tell you to shut up with that? I don't want
Peter to hear. You can't disrupt his life like this! I want you to leave."
puts down his bag and walks to face Dan. "My son needs me. Now I'm giving
you a choice. I stay here and attend to whatever he needs to know in this
house or I take this matter to court and demand that Peter be tested for
paternity." Leo didn't want Peter thrown into a legal battle either, but
he couldn't let Dan cut him out of his son's life when he was needed most.
Dan gave up the argument. "You can stay in the room beside Peter's." Leo
went upstairs to settle in. The phone rang, and he ignored it, waiting
for the machine to pick it up.
Dan! Phoebe and I were wondering if we could drop by this weekend and snatch
Peter away. We're—" Dan picked up the phone.
Prue. Sorry about that. I was…taking a bath."
okay. So what do you say?"
did I ever say no to you two? Anyway, I needed to talk with the two of
you. When can I expect you? I'll prepare then."
ran up the stairs two steps at a time when he found Leo standing outside
Peter's door. "What is it?"
motions for him to be quiet. "Do you hear that?"
that. That's just Peter talking to himself. He does that often."
you're not worried? You should be talking to him about—"
Wyatt. I agreed to this because you gave me no choice. But never, never
tell me how to raise Peter."
you even a bit concerned after seeing what you saw down there?"
sighed. "I've seen weird things in my life, but this tops it all. Don't
get me wrong, I'll always love Peter, no matter what. So what is he?"
Dan, as I told you before, he's a very special boy." Dan didn't reply.
"Piper's a witch."
the loveliest, most generous person I've ever known."