Summary: What happens when Piper and Leo's anniversary rolls around, but Piper hasn't seen him in almost three years because he's an Elder? Piper comes home to find a note, a note from Leo.
Disclaimer: "I do not own Charmed, but if I did I wouldn't have broken up Piper and Leo."
Piper walked into the Manor with Wyatt in hand and dropped her purse on the ground. "Hello, is anyone home?" She called as she set Wyatt in his playpen and made her way to the kitchen. Piper found a tiny piece of paper on the fridge and read it.
'Piper, went to movie, be back soon.
Phoebe and Paige.'
"Fine," Piper mumbled as she pulled out some leftover spaghetti and served herself some. As she waited for it to heat up she found herself gazing at the calendar. She had tried to avoid this all day, but she couldn't. Today was Piper and Leo's wedding anniversary, but why should today be different? After all, Piper hadn't seen or heard from Leo in almost three years. She knew he would orb in from time to time to see Wyatt, but she was never there. He had sent Wyatt a birthday present one year. Then he just stopped. The sudden sound of the microwave beeping brought Piper out of her trance. She got her dinner and started to eat in silence. 'Happy Anniversary,' Piper thought to herself.
Later after Piper had done the dishes then put Wyatt to bed Piper went into her bathroom to get ready for bed herself. When she came out she slowly walked over to her dresser and started brushing her hair just like she did every night. She stared at her reflection until something on the bureau caught her eye. Piper set the brush down and picked up and envelope that simply had the name 'Piper' scrawled neatly across it. She recognized the handwriting instantly it was Leo's. Her heart skipped a beat as she opened it and pulled out a note.
'Piper, I know we haven't seen each other in quite awhile, but that doesn't mean I stopped loving you. I think about you everyday. When I come to see Wyatt I watch you sleep. You're beautiful no matter what you do, I miss you, and I miss us. I want us to be a family again. Piper, you have to remember that I will always love you no matter what. You're all I ever think about, your face, your laugh, and your smile. You are the most beautiful person in the world, you are the mother of my child, you will always be my soul mate and I will always be thinking about you and how we were. Just remember that you and Wyatt are the only things keeping me sane. So please write back and I will get the letter when I come and see Wyatt tonight.'
Piper's eyes filled with tears as she finished reading the letter. She missed him so much and to be reading this brought back so many memories. She quickly pulled some paper and a pen out of her drawer and began to scribble something down. A few minutes later Piper folded the paper and wrote 'Leo' on the front of it. Piper picked up the letter and walked into Wyatt's room and sat quietly.
Hours later Leo orbed into Wyatt's room and quietly looked over his son. He turned around and was about to bring the rocking chair when he noticed somebody in it. He got closer and realized who it was…Piper. She had a piece of paper in her hand but she was asleep. 'She was trying to stay up to see you' Leo realized as he took the note and pocketed it. Leo picked her up and carried her back to her room. Every moment he spent with Piper was precious, whether she was asleep or not. He gently laid her on the bed and covered her up. He ran his hand over her cheek. Piper smiled even though she was still asleep. He softly kissed her on the forehead and whispered; 'I love you' and he orbed away.
As Leo finished orbing Piper opened her eyes. "Leo?" She asked as she looked around. Her forehead still tingled where Leo had kissed her. She noticed that the note was gone and she was back in her room. Piper silently cursed herself for falling asleep. She sighed and lay back down sadly.
When Leo made it back up 'there' he headed straight for his room. All that was in there were a bed, dresser, a nightstand, and a lamp. Next to the lamp Leo kept his wedding picture and a picture of Wyatt. Piper looked so radiant in that dress, it had turned out to be the happiest day for both of them, at least until Wyatt was born. Leo sat down on the bed and let out a long breath as he opened the note.
'Leo, I know you still love me, and for that I love you even more. I want us to be a family again too. I never wanted it to turn out this way but if I had to do it all over again I would, but only because I got to be with you at the end. I miss you so much and no matter how hard I try I can't get you out of my head. Every time I look at Wyatt I see his daddy. The other day I saw him staring at your army picture so I put on his dresser. I know he misses you, we both do. I wish it wasn't so hard, but it is. I love you more than life itself, you are my best friend, my soul mate, and that will never change no matter what. I loved you from the day I met you, and I will love you until the day that I die, even after that. Just think of this as another roadblock in our relationship, we overcame all the others and I know we can overcome this one. You just have to be patient because I know in my heart that we were meant to be together. I love you so much Leo and I'm glad you still love me too.'
Leo smiled to himself. He wiped away a tear that fell. He wanted to Piper with Piper so badly, to hold her in his arms, to hear her voice, to make love to her. Even if it was just for one night Leo had to see her. And that night was tonight. He stood up and orbed.
Piper had her hand on Leo's pillow. She never felt so alone before, she just wanted Leo to hold her. To make her feel safe, suddenly blue and white lights filled the room and Leo appeared in front of the bed. Piper shot up. "Hi," She said simply, Just looking at him made her heart race.
"Hey," Leo smiled back. He noticed that Piper's eyes were red and puffy from crying; even then she was still beautiful. He leaned closer to her until finally their lips met. Piper threw her arms around Leo's neck. He put his hands on her waist, pulling her closer in an attempt to deepen the kiss.
Tears fell from Piper's eyes as she pulled away. "I missed you so much!" She said in between sobs.
"I missed you too." Leo whispered as he wiped away her tears. He laid her on the bed where they made love.
A sweet end to chapter 1, chapter 2 will be revolved around the consequences to what they did. Basically the Elders find out and they're not to happy about it. So you have to R&R ! Please and thank-you!