Back to the Past

Disclaimer: I don't own Charmed or its characters. I only own my ideas, this story, and any characters I make up.

Summary: When the Charmed Ones save a young witch from a demon, they invite her to live with them. It turns out that the witch is not who she seems to be, and has many secrets of her own.

A/N: This takes place during the sixth season- before Chris is born, while Gideon is still alive and they have not yet discovered that he is the one who tries to kill Wyatt. Leo is still the Charmed Ones whitelighter, and he is not an Elder. None of them know that Chris is Piper and Leo's son.

Chapter One: Tanya

"Watch out," Paige yelled to Phoebe, dodging an energy ball.

Phoebe ducked, avoiding another energy ball rushing over her head.

"Thanks," she yelled back, levitating several feet in the air and kicking one of the demons into a brick wall.

Piper threw a potion at the demon, causing it to scream in pain as it burst into flames and disappeared instantly.

"Two down, three to go," Piper cried, freezing the three remaining demons.

"Paige, do you have the spell?" Phoebe yelled.

She nodded, and ran over to where her sisters were standing. The three began to chant the vanquishing spell, watching as the demons slowly began moving again.

One tried to form an energy ball, but there was only the tiniest spark of electricity. As the witches finished their spell, the three remaining demons were enveloped in flames and vanquished. Piper let out a sigh of relief that the demons were gone, and Paige ran over to a girl lying unconscious on the ground.

"Is she okay?" Phoebe asked, joining Paige next to the girl.

" I found a pulse, and she seems to be breathing fine, but she's obviously unconscious and bleeding pretty badly, so we need Leo or Chris to heal her," Paige answered.

"Let's orb her back to the manor," Piper suggested.

They all joined hands and Paige orbed the four of them out of the alley and back to the manor. Phoebe had had a premonition earlier of the girl being killed by one of the demons they had vanquished, and so they arrived here just as she was attacked. Luckily, she hadn't been killed and they had managed to vanquish all five demons.

"Leo!" Phoebe, Paige and Piper all shouted when they had fully reformed in the living room.

Their whitelighter hurried down the stairs from checking on Wyatt, who was fast asleep in the nursery.

"What's wrong?" he asked, entering the room.

Paige stepped aside so he could see the girl lying on the couch.

"Innocent- hit by an energy ball," Phoebe explained quickly.

Leo nodded and placed his hands over her limp form. A yellow glow emanated from his hands, quickly healing the bleeding wound and pulling her back to consciousness. She sat up slowly and looked around at the four worried faces. Piper smiled at her, and she smiled back nervously.

"Are you feeling okay?"

She nodded. "Yeah, thanks," she said to Leo.

"Are you guys um, witches?" she asked quietly. The shocked looks on all their faces confirmed that she was right.

"It's okay, I'm a witch too," the girls said shyly. "My name's Tanya."

"Phoebe. Nice to meet you."

"Paige," Paige said with a smile.

"I'm Piper," the next sister greeted warmly.

"I'm Leo, Piper's husband and their whitelighter," Leo spoke up, shaking her hand.

"Nice to meet you guys too. Thanks for, um, saving my life back there," Tanya said.

"It was nothing. That's our job," Phoebe told her.

"I know. You're the Charmed Ones, aren't you?"

"You've heard of us?" Paige asked.

"What magical being hasn't?" she replied, a smile on her face.

"So, if you don't mind my asking, how'd you get into that fight?"

Tanya sighed and looked at the floor. After a while she looked up again, a pained look on her face as she began to explain. "Those demons killed my brother and my dad. They had a grudge against my grandfather, and they killed everyone else in my family. My mother died three years ago, when I was sixteen, and I've been on my own since then."

"I'm so sorry!" Piper said. Paige and Leo nodded in agreement.

"That's terrible," Phoebe said.

"So, you're only nineteen now? Where do you live?" Leo asked.

"I don't have a place to stay anymore. Before they attacked me today, they destroyed my home. I don't have any money, so I'm not sure where I'm going to go now."

"Why don't you stay here with us?" Paige suggested kindly. She looked to Phoebe, Piper and Leo who nodded, liking the idea.

"We'd be happy to have you here. You can stay as long as you need to," Piper spoke up.

"I couldn't impose like that. You've done so much for me already," Tanya said.

"We don't mind. You don't have anywhere else to go. Besides, you need clothes, right? You can borrow ours or we'll buy you some," Phoebe offered.

Tanya smiled. "You're all so nice. Thank you so much."

"So you accept?" asked Leo.

Tanya nodded.

"Great! I've always wanted a little sister," Paige said, smiling.

Tanya grinned back. "I can tell I'm gonna love it here."

A/N: Okay, that's it for chapter one. Please review!