Piper Halliwell held onto her youngest son for dear life completely ignoring the boy's plea for oxygen.
"Mom come on I can't breathe" he said as the other members of his family doubled over with laughter.
"Hey you're my baby and I'll hug you for as long as I want" the woman said as she tighten her death grip one last time.
"You've been hugging baby me every since he got her two days ago. I'd say enough's enough"
"It's not the same and you know it Chris" his father spoke as he joined his wife in the assault of their son.
"Ok, ok that's it. The Aunties need a turn too" Phoebe spoke as she tried to pry the group apart. Once there was enough space Phoebe and Paige also gave the boy a hug and said their good-byes.
"We are going to miss you so much Chris" Paige spoke as she wiped away a tear.
"I'll miss you guys too" he replied fighting back some tears of his own.
"Chris, can I talk to you for a second?" Leo asked.
"Sure Dad" the boy responded as he walked over to the man on the other side of the attic.
"Do you think that you can get your brother to talk to me and your Mom before you guys leave?" he questioned trying hard not to let his pain show through.
"I can try, but you know how he is Dad, he's not going to want to get all emotional. That's why he's kept his distance while we were working on the potion to take us back home."
Seeing the look in his father's eyes broke Chris's heart. Although he didn't want to make any promises that his brother wouldn't fulfill he knew that he had to give the man something to hold on to.
"Ok Dad I'll try. But I'm not making any promises, in the end it's going to be up to Wyatt" his older brother took that exact moment to make an appearance.
"I've bottled up the potion so we're ready to go" the man said as he made his way over to his brother avoiding all eye contact the rest of his family.
"Come on Chris you've stalled long enough, now it's time to go home" he said pushing his brother in the direction of the symbol on the wall.
"Wyatt. Wait. Aren't you going to say bye to Mom and Dad before we go?" he whispered so that if his brother gave a negative reaction his parents wouldn't hear it and get hurt.
"How many times do I have to tell you Chris, I can't"
"After all they've been through Wyatt it's the least you can do. Please, for me" the boy pleaded.
"FINE!" the man said as he made his way over to his parents.
"Hey" he began staring down awkwardly at the floor. "We're leaving now so I just wanted to say good-bye" he man spoke avoiding eye contact with his mother.
The woman took this as an opportunity to force her son into a hug something that she had wanted to do ever since he made his trip to the past.
"Good-bye sweetheart. I love you so much" she said causing the man to tear up.
"I love you to Mom" he whispered just loud enough for her to hear.
"Hey do I get a hug too?" questioned Leo.
"No, how about a hand shake instead?" the boy responded with a smirk before drawing his father into a hug as well.
"Aww isn't he sweet?" Phoebe giggled before giving him a hug as well.
"Hey I'll let it go this time, but don't ever call me sweet again" the man warned as he embraced his other aunt.
"Hey you're lucky she didn't call you by her real nick name for ya, Sweet cheeks" Paige said causing everyone to laugh once more. Sensing that his brother could use his help Chris decided to make the save.
"Ok people, lay off of my brother. It was hard enough for him to be nice to guys, don't make him take it back" he joked.
Once all the good-byes were said Chris and Wyatt got into position and threw the potion into the wall causing the portal to immediately open. With one last look back at their weeping family the boys disappeared as the portal closed shut behind them.
Wyatt and Chris stood frozen as they took in the scene around them. The attic looked the same way that it did when they were in the past. In the place of the hologram was the real Book of Shadows and there seemed to be sunlight shinning through the window instead of the usual grayish color that blanketed the sky. As they continued to look around they saw that the place was spotless and there weren't any ropes or anything to indicate that the house was a museum. The men then made their way cautiously through the attic door and down the stairs to the second level.
"Wyatt, what the hell is going on?" the boy questioned.
"I don't know Chris but keep your voice down and be careful" the man said as they made their way down the second flight of steps that carried them down to the main floor.
"Hello, is anybody home?" Chris called as he made his way into the living room. That's when they noticed that the double doors to the dinning room were closed. Wyatt nodded to his brother as he pulled open the doors.
"SURPRISE!" everyone shouted as the two startled brothers jumped back. Looking up they saw the banner that read HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS surrounded by a bunch of balloons and streamers.
"Happy Birthday baby" an older version of their mother said while wrapping her arms around the him.
"Hey you, I'm surprised that you were able to keep your brother's party a secret this year" Leo said giving to his older son a hug.
Chris and Wyatt continued standing still as they were greeted by their aunts and their husbands and their children, it was all so surreal to them.
"Are you ok baby? I didn't go over board with the decorations, did I?" Bianca said as she gave her fiancé a kiss on the cheek.
"Hey I was starting to get worried when and you and Chris disappeared for so long where have you been?" Autumn asked Wyatt while handing him their son.
"Autumn?" Wyatt spoke as he finally noticed the wedding ring on his finger. He could remember knowing the girl since she was Darryl's daughter and his best friend for a while before he turned, but he only now held images of their wedding day and not much else. But he was happy that she was there, none the less and he was even happier to be a father, something that he always wanted but never thought possible.
Suddenly all of these images started to flash through both of the boys head as they walked further into the dinning room to join the rest of the party goers. Chris was able to remember something about college and taking over the club for his Mom. While Wyatt could now remember the day that his son was born.
Noticing the look on their faces the women looked at each other and asked the same question at the same time.
"What exactly have the two of you been up to?" The two brothers just looked and each other and smiled before Wyatt answered.
"You wouldn't believe us if we told you"
"Oh you'll tell me alright. Later though, right now someone needs to take his seat of honor so we can cut the cake. Which we all know is your nephew's favorite part. But that's ok, his daddy will be cleaning him up this time" the woman said smiling as she gave her husband a kiss on the cheek.
"Hey you heard the woman little brother, go take your set" he said pushing the man to the head of the table before sitting with his wife and child.
"Ok, son. Make a wish" Leo said putting a on both of the boys shoulder while his mother held his hand. It was everything Chris could have ever imagined and had fought so hard for. As he saw the smile on his brother's face as he held his son tight, he knew at that moment that it was all worth it.
As for Chris's Wish: He wished that his family will continued to be this happy, always.