Following Your Heart.
A/N: This story isn't going to be a Piper/Leo one. Sorry guys! As much as I love them together, and u love them together, I wanted to try something different. I do not own any band name that is used. Also I don't own anyone from Charmed, only the characters I make up, which aren't many.
NOTE: Hey Guys! It's been 5 long years and I've been looking for a story to continue and this story of mine seems like a good place to start. So I'm sorry for the wait and I hope you will enjoy your reading!
Time Setting- Piper meets Jeff one day off campus grounds, and as time goes on between the two, she finds herself falling hard for him. Leaving her with the choice of making a life changing decision. Is it worth it all to spend your life with the one you love? Leaving all your dreams behind?
"So Jeff, What are your intentions with my big sister?" Phoebe asked a few minutes after they arrived at the diner.
Piper just shook her head as they made their way to a booth. "You do not have to answer her questions."
"Oh Piper, It's not like I'm asking for his social security information. I'm just trying to get to know him." She said defending herself, than looked at Jeff. "So…" She added with a smile.
"It's okay, I don't mind." Jeff said laughing as he took his seat on the side with Piper. "My intentions with your big sister are to make sure she is the happiest she has even been."
"And how do you plan to do that?" She asked as she picked up a menu to look it over.
"Well first, I have to make sure I have her greatest sister's approval. Without that, my plans to make your sister happy could fail big time." He said copying Phoebe by looking at the menu.
"Oh really? My approval is that important?" Phoebe asked as she lowered her menu and raised an eyebrow at him.
"Yep, it's the most important." He said as one of the waitresses came by to take their orders. Everyone told the waitress what they would like and she left.
"Well at this point you don't seem like the type to send bad visions my way, so you have half of my approval at the moment." She said smiling.
Piper shot Phoebe a 'Don't go there' look, and then smiled at Jeff. "Just ignore her, I know I do sometimes!" She said laughing a little.
"Alright." He said a little unsure. "So what do you like to do for fun Phoebe?"
"Mostly I spend my time with Eric, he is my boyfriend. Right now he is in a rock band, they are really good. Hey! You both should totally come to his next show, you would love it."
"Sure, when is the next time he is playing?" Piper asked as she sipped her water.
"The band is playing this Friday night at the Snake Pit downtown. It's actually a really clean bar, despite the name."
"The snake pit huh? I've been down there a few times. What's the band name?" Jeff asked as he leaned back against the seat.
"Unholy Focus, they are into a lot of heavy metal. Right now they do covers, with some of their own originals. Their goal is to play a ton of shows to get signed, or at least make money so they can record a CD."
"Smart group, well if they sound as good as you say they do, I know a few guys in the recording business. I can give Eric their number, if he wants."
"Really? That would be great! Okay, my approval of you just went up to 75%. I'm going to call Eric and give him the heads up" Phoebe said leaving the booth very excited.
"That was sweet of you Jeff. You just made her day." Piper said smiling.
"It's nothing really. The guy that owns the studio is a really great friend. He loves finding new talent."
"Has he signed a lot of bands before?" Piper asked as the waitress came back to the table with their meals. "Thank you." She said as the plates were being passed out.
"You're welcome, enjoy your meals." She said smiling before leaving the area to serve another table.
"About 7 or 8 so far, you see it's a new studio, only been up and running for a few months so it takes time to build up a client list." Jeff said before taking a bite of his burger.
"That's pretty impressive amount for a new studio that just opened."
"Well Kyle knows great music when he hears it and will do everything in his power to get it out to the world."
"Alright, I'm back, oh foods here!" Phoebe said sliding back into her side of the booth and started eating.
"What did Eric say when you told him?" Piper asked in-between eating her own meal.
"Oh right, he was totally surprised and said to tell you thanks times like a million. He also said the band is going to make sure they have a lot of originals to play that night to impress your friend."
"You're welcome Phoebe. I'll make sure Kyle is there, you have my word." He said trying to do a scouts honor sign with his fingers.
"Were you even a boy scout?" Phoebe asked laughing at his attempt, while Piper just shook her head smiling.
"Well, no, but my word is still good enough right? Even if I wasn't in the boy scouts it still counts." He asked looking at the girls.
"Hey, it's fine by me babe. I believe you." Piper said waving it off.
"Yeah, I guess it will have to do." Phoebe said with a dramatic sigh, and then smiled.
After a half hour of talking, joking, the group was headed out of the diner to Piper's Jeep.
"That was a very interesting lunch. I must say I have learned a lot about you Jeff." Phoebe said getting in the back seat.
"Well seeing how we both know each other better now, have I earned a full approval from the greatest sister?" He asked with a hopeful look.
Piper waited in starting the car till Phoebe said her answer. "Yea Pheebs, did he earn it?"
Phoebe tilted her head to one side, put her hand on her chin and pretended to think for a few seconds. "Yeah I guess you have. I approve of you Jeff. Just make sure you don't break her heart." Phoebe said smiling and laughed as Piper leaned back to hug her.
"Thank you Phoebe." She said and kissed her little sister's cheek before turning back to the front to start the car.
"Thanks Pheebs. I promise I won't." Jeff said as he patted her arm, and then turned forward to the front as Piper pulled out of the parking lot.
"No needs to thank me, you both make a cute couple. Now that we have that squared away, where are we headed?"
"I was thinking the mall? Do a little shopping?" Piper asked.
"Ohh I love the mall Piper! I'm game!" Phoebe said excited from the back seat.
"Yeah, sounds good to me too." Jeff said with a nod.
"Alright, to the mall we go." She said as she got on the highway to take her to the mall.
A few minutes later they arrived at the SF Mall. Piper found a place to park and after shutting off the car; they all got out and headed into the mall.
"Let's head upstairs; they have the best clothing store with the best prices." Phoebe said leading the way.
"Phoebe is like a shopping fairy with it comes to knowing where to shop and where to get the best price for things. Don't ask me how she does it, but she is just that good." Piper said to Jeff, who just smiled and put his arm around her.
"I guessed that from the look in her eyes. Will you be doing some clothes shopping today as well?"
"I might, depends if I can find something that will make me look good enough for you." She said leaning into him.
"I'm pretty sure anything you wear will make you look beautiful Piper." He whispered in her ear, and then kissed her cheek.
Piper blushed and leaned her head on his shoulder. They followed behind Phoebe until she found the right store she was looking for.
"Piper Halliwell? Is that you?" A voice from behind called; making Piper stop right in her tracks. Jeff and Phoebe stopped as well and turned around to see who had called her name. Piper didn't need to look, she knew who it was. His voice hadn't changed after all these years.