Disclaimer: I do not own any of the characters from Charmed. But I do own Aurora, Haley, Charisma, and any other characters you don't recognize.
"Spontaneous combustion is what many believe was the cause of the spontaneous fires today. It has yet to be proven." A female voice floated from the tv.
"What are you watching?" Aurora questioned, as she sat down beside Chris on the couch.
"The news." Wyatt answered for him, his eyes glued to the tv.
"There was a fire in the park near here, and they don't think it was set, or started, by a match, or anything like that. They think the trees just burst into flames." Chris clarified.
"It could be demonic." Aurora mused.
"A demon setting trees on fire?" Wyatt questioned glancing at Aurora. 'That doesn't seem normal."
"They could of thought that it would be a means of injuring, or killing innocents." Aurora replied. "Demons aren't that smart."
"But it still might of not been a demon." Wyatt stated.
"So you think it was spontaneous combustion? That's just to hard to believe." Aurora rounded on him.
"You ok Aurora?" Chris questioned from beside her.
"I'm perfectly fine." Aurora smiled at him, before getting up and leaving the room.
Chris looked at his older brother, "Something doesn't feel right."
"That's for sure. Did you do something to piss her off Chris?" was Wyatt's response.
"Not that I know of." Chris stated.
Wyatt shook his head, "She really hasn't been her usual self since she got back has she?"
"Not really. But then again she was down there for awhile, who knows what she went through." Chris replied.
"Exactly. Don't you think Haley's dream wasn't just a dream? Don't' you think it could of been a premonition?"
"What? You think Aurora's evil?"
"Well you never know Chris. She could be. Like you said we don't know what she went through."
"But still, that's crazy."
"And you're in denial little brother." Wyatt stated.
Chris glared at his brother, "Just because she's acting a little different doesn't mean she's evil."
"Just because she's your girlfriend doesn't mean she can't be evil." Wyatt shot back, standing up and leaving the room.
Chris watched his brother's retreating back. Was Wyatt right? Could Aurora really be evil? It just didn't seem that possible to him. Sure her family's prophecy said she was bound to be evil, but it still didn't seem possible to Chris. Or at least he didn't want to believe that she could be evil.
Closing his eyes Chris leaned forward, and put his head in his hands. He felt like he was stuck between a rock and a hard place now. He could either believe his brother, or what he wanted to believe. Sighing he stood up and headed up the stairs to the attic. He needed to look in the book, to see if they had missed something to keep Aurora from going evil.
"So you're saying we attack her family?" Insmar questioned.
"Took you long enough to get it, but yes, that's the plan." Guinevere smiled at him.
"And when do we do this?"
"As soon as her family gets back. As soon as they think everything's ok again."
"But won't that be to late? Won't the evil half of her already have complete control?"
"Not at all baby brother." Guinevere replied. "Not at all."
Aurora sat on her bed in Melinda's room, staring at the wall in front of her. Smiling to herself she thought of the events of that day. All was good so far, no one had found her out yet. Tomorrow she was going to take Kelsey out and have some much needed fun. Saturday was her date with Chris, which was going to be the highlight of her weekend, she was sure. She just hoped that no one would figure her out for awhile. So far no one had, and she just hoped that it stayed that way.
Aurora stiffened at the sound of someone outside in the hallway. She listened the best she could, and it almost sounded like whoever was in the hall was standing outside the door. Aurora sat and waited for whoever it was to come in, but no one did. All she heard after a few seconds was someone walking away from the door.
Getting up Aurora headed for the bedroom door, and opened the door. Glancing out in the hallway she saw Wyatt turning down the stairs. Shaking her head Aurora walked back into the bedroom and closed the door, there was a voice telling her that Wyatt was on to her, and she didn't like the thought of that one bit. It wasn't good. It wasn't good at all.
Night had turned to day, and day to night. Aurora now found herself in the bathroom getting ready to meet up with Kelsey. "You better not mess up my relationship with Chris." her image mumbled.
"Aww, you really think I would do something like that?" She questioned in response. "I happen to think Chris is quite the hottie myself. I wouldn't ruin what we've got going."
"You hurt him in any way and I swear I'll hurt you." Her image growled at her.
"Hun, you can't hurt me without hurting yourself, so you wouldn't try anything funny."
"I wouldn't be sure about that."
A knock on the bathroom door ended the conversation, much to Aurora's image's detest. "Yea?" Aurora questioned.
"Kelsey's here." Chris's voice filtered through the door.
"Kay, I'll be out in a second." Aurora replied, before coating her lips in lip gloss. Smiling at the mirror she turned and left the bathroom. Her smile turned into a grin at the sight of Chris standing on the other side of the hall. "Gonna miss you while I'm out."
"Well I'll be here when you get back." Chris replied.
"You better." Aurora stated, pulling Chris's head down to hers for a kiss. Pulling away she smiled at him, "But I better hurry, don't want to keep Kelsey waiting."
"Too bad. I guess I'll see you later."
"Stay out of trouble."
"I'll try." Aurora stated before taking off down the stairs. "Hey Kelsey." She smiled as she got to the bottom of the stairs. "You ready to go?"
"Yea." Kelsey smiled in return. "Where exactly are we going anyway, you didn't really say."
"That would ruin the surprise." Aurora laughed, heading for the door. "Bye Piper! Bye Leo! See you in the morning!" she yelled, over her shoulder as Kelsey and herself left the house.
Aurora turned to Kelsey as they walked along the sidewalk. "So tonight is the night where you forget about Eric and have some fun."
Kelsey looked at Aurora warily, "Now I'm a bit nervous."
"You don't need to be worried." Aurora replied. "You can trust me."
"When you say that it makes me worry." Kelsey stated.
"Don't worry." Aurora laughed.
Aurora and Kelsey glanced around at their surroundings. The music pounded around them, and the smell of fatty foods and alcohol surrounded them.
"You brought me to a club?" Kelsey whispered in Aurora's ear.
"You can't tell me you don't think we're going to have fun." Aurora scoffed. "We are going to have a blast. Plus this is one of the hottest newest clubs out there, 'Free World'. Stupid name but cool club."
"I don't understand how we were able to get in." Kelsey stated somewhat distracted.
"Connections in high places." Aurora grinned. "But the plan for tonight, is to have as much fun as you possibly can, without feeling bad in the morning."
"What exactly is your definition of feeling bad in the morning?" Kelsey questioned.
"Yup." Aurora smiled.
"You're not acting like the Aurora I know." Kelsey stated.
"The Aurora you know was left at the door. The party Aurora has come out to play." Aurora's smile turned into a grin, as she grabbed onto Kelsey's hand and pulled her into the crowd on the dance floor.
"What do you want Wyatt?"
"We need to talk."
"About what?" Chris questioned sitting up in his bed.
"Aurora." Wyatt stated simply.
"She's not evil." Chris mumbled.
"Well she's not herself."
"Didn't we already have this conversation Wyatt?"
"Yes, but I have a feeling you weren't listening before."
"I was listening Wyatt." Chris sighed. "But I don't want to believe any of it. She's not evil, sure there is a chance she'll become evil, but not yet."
"You can't be sure of that."
"And you can't be sure that she's evil." Chris stated. "We've already gone over this."
Wyatt shook his head, "I'm going to go talk to Haley, I'll be back later."
Before Chris could say anything else, his older brother orbed out. Shaking his head Chris lied back down on his bed. As he got comfortable he heard the phone ring. Glancing around his room he spotted the cordless sitting on the floor. Rolling out of bed, Chris reached over and picked it up. "Hello?"
"Hey Chris, it's Eric. Adam and myself were wondering if you wanted to come to a club with us."
"Adam thinks he'll be able to get us in. Which I'm highly doubtful of."
"I guess I could."
"Good. My dad and I are going to come pick you up, and then drop us off at Adam's place. Then the three of us are going to walk over there, and we'll be spending the night at Adam's."
"Ok, I'll talk to my mom, and see you in a few."
Chris hit the 'end' button on the phone and stood up. Sighing he headed out his bedroom door and down the stairs. Heading to the kitchen he put the cordless down on the charger and called out, "Mom!"
"Yea, honey?" Chris heard his mom's voice come from the direction he was headed.
As he entered the kitchen Chris said, "Me and Eric are gonna go spend the night at Adam's place. Eric's dad's gonna come here and pick me up. If that's ok with you."
"It's fine with me." Piper smiled at her son. "Just stay out of trouble."
"I will you don't have to worry about me mom."
"Wow." Eric stated glancing around the club.
"I know it's awesome in here isn't it?" Adam questioned.
"Not that," Eric started. "I can't believe you got us in."
"I said I would, and I did." Adam grinned.
"So what are we going to do now?" Chris questioned.
"Simple." Adam replied. "We're gonna scope this place for hot chicks."
"If you don't remember Adam, Chris and I both have girlfriends." Eric pointed out.
"Right..." Adam trailed off. "Well I'm going to scope this place for hot chicks and you two can sit around and do whatever you want to do."
"It's great know you care so much about your friends." Chris mused.
"I do care about you guys." Adam stated. "I just care about the hot chicks a bit more."
"Well you have fun then, we'll be at the table in the corner." Chris informed Adam before he disappeared into the crowd. Shaking his head, Chris headed towards the table he had told Adam they would b at, Eric behind him.
"What kind of a name is 'Free World'?" Eric questioned as the two sat down.
"I really have no clue. They probably couldn't think of anything when they were naming the place, so they used the first two words that popped into their heads." Chris replied.
"I think you should try to get us into your mom's club some time.' Eric stated.
"My mom's club? I'm sure she'd let us in, she'd just make sure someone was watching us 24/7."
"Then why not go? That way we can make sure Adam doesn't get himself into to much trouble."
"You got a point there." Chris laughed. "Why did we even agree to come here?"
"Because Adam is our friend, and we don't want him going out by himself. Do you remember last time?"
"What? The whole making out with a chick twice his age 'cause he got a hold of alcohol?"
"I don't think it would of been any different if we'd been there or not." Chris replied.
"You can never be to-"
Eric was cut off by Adam running up to the table, "You guys are not going to believe this!"
"What Adam?" Chris questioned.
"Your girlfriends are here." Adam stated.
"Aurora and Kelsey are here?" Eric asked.
"That's what I said, isn't it?" Adam replied.
Eric shook his head, "I was just trying to make sure I heard right."
"Where are they?" Chris asked, standing up.
"The dance floor. I don't know whether or not they saw me, but I saw them." Adam replied, taking a seat a the table.
Chris and Eric looked at each other, and then back at Adam. "Think you can show us the way to them?" Eric questioned.
Sighing Adam stood up, "Yea, I think I can do that."
Chris and Eric followed Adam towards the middle of the dance floor. Both of them immediately spotted their girlfriends, who were getting quite a bit of attention.
"Aurora." Her name left Chris's lips slowly, almost as though, he was unsure whether or not it was her.
Turning around Aurora smiled at him, "What are you doing here Chris?"
"Could ask you the same thing." Chris replied.
"Well I came here to have some fun with Kelsey. A girls night out." Aurora informed Chris, "Now tell me why you're here."
"Guys night out." Chris replied.
Aurora smiled at Chris, and glanced at Eric and Adam. "Then why don't you go carry on with your guys night out, and have fun. Don't worry about me and Kelsey, we're not going to go make out with random guys."
"Are you trying to get rid of me?" Chris questioned.
"No," Aurora replied giving Chris a quick kiss. "I just want you to go have some fun with the guys, while Kelsey and myself have fun ourselves."
"Why don't all of us just hang out." Adam spoke up from beside Chris. "It makes more sense then hanging out on opposite sides of this place."
Aurora sighed and then shrugged, "I guess it doesn't really matter. If that's what you guys want to do."
"The more the merrier." Kelsey mused.
Aurora pulled Chris into a hug, "I'll see ya back at your place in the morning."
Chris smiled and gave Aurora a kiss, "You better be there bright and early."
"Come on Chris this is me we're talking about." Aurora laughed. "And I highly doubt you'll be up early in the morning.'
"We'll see about that." Chris replied.
Aurora turned to Adam, "Keep an eye on Chris for me. Make sure he doesn't do something stupid that he'll regret."
"Don't worry you can trust me to keep an eye on him." Adam replied, with a grin.
"Good." Aurora laughed, turning in the direction of Kelsey and Eric. "Kelsey you ready to go?"
Kelsey smiled, "Yea." Looking at Eric Kelsey said, "I'll call you in the morning."
After both Kelsey and Aurora gave their boyfriends a kiss, they headed off in the direction of Kelsey's house. Aurora looking forward to her family finally coming back, and her plans that she'd set forward soon enough. The world definitely wasn't ready for coming, and Aurora liked that idea.
AN: I know it kind of sucked, but I have a small case of writers block, and I wanted to get this chapter posted by the new year. I'm hoping the next few chapters won't take as long to write. Keep reading and leaving reviews!