Thanks for the reviews everyone, sorry for the delay, school's been hectic.Chapter 9- The plan
"I'm not going to let them take my babies." Piper said simply as she watched her three beautiful children sleep peacefully in their beds.
"Neither are we sweetie," Phoebe told her as she put her arm around her sister.
It had been only two days since Prue and Chris were born, and those two days had been spent trying to think of a plan, which obviously had come up fruitless.
"I just wish there was some way to prove to them that Chris and Prudence both turn out good." Leo finally said what everyone was thinking.
"Maybe we can," Paige muttered.
"How?" Piper questioned.
"We summon future Chris and future Prue!" Paige answered a little too enthusiastically which caused one of the babies to stir so Piper quietly shut the door and everyone herded downstairs.
"That may actually work," Phoebe nodded.
"It has to," Piper said quietly.
There was a moment of silence but Paige was the one to break it. "Well, Phoebe and I will head up to the attic to work on the spell, you two just rest." Paige told Piper and Leo.
"Thanks Paige," Leo replied. Piper nodded as she rested her head on Leo's chest.
Usually Piper would've insisted on helping, especially when it had something to do with her family, but she was just so drained, she barely had the energy to stand up, besides; she trusted her sisters. But she couldn't shake this horrible feeling that maybe the Elders were right.
Phoebe and Paige sat at the table in the attic, both holding pencils with a piece of paper in front of them, but nothing on them.
Phoebe rapped her pencil on the table blankly while Paige had her head rested on one of her hands. She let out a long sigh.
"This should be easier,"
"I know, it's just we're so stressed out all the pressure is breaking our concentration." Phoebe explained.
"Well we need to concentrate, for the babies' sakes." Paige stated the obvious. Phoebe started scribbling down something. Paige followed her lead.
A few minutes later Phoebe and Paige had compared notes and had managed to pull together a rather nice summoning spell.
"Let's go tell Piper and Leo we're ready." Paige advised, the quickly ran downstairs and found the couple in the living room, Piper was fast asleep as Leo held her. He looked up when Phoebe and Paige entered.
"Is everything alright?" He asked.
"We have the spell." Phoebe was happy to inform.
A small smile formed at the corner of
Leo's mouth and he whispered to Piper.
Sweetie, we're ready."
Piper immediately awoke. "Ok,"
Everyone headed back to the attic where Piper and Paige stood next to Phoebe and started to chant.'In this night and at this hour
We call upon the Ancient Power,
Help us so we can see,
Who Prue and Chris grow to be!'
As they finished Phoebe struck a match and ignited the paper and watched it burn before letting it fall into the bowl on the table, it made a hissing sound then a small circle of smoke floated up. Silence. Then gold and white lights appeared and when they subsided it left two people, a man and a woman, standing there, confused.
"Mom? Dad?" Prue muttered in disbelief.
"I-it worked," Phoebe stuttered.
Prue turned to Phoebe and Paige.
"Aunt Phoebe, Aunt Paige?" Chris looked around the room in surprise. "The attic,"
Both of them looked to be about 23, Prudence looked exactly like Piper, only paler, she had her long brown hair tied back and she was wearing all black.
Chris had lighter shorter brown hair, and wearing a T-shirt and jeans, clearly these two were opposites, Piper just prayed that it was not in the way she feared.
"Why did you summon us?" Prue asked, her tone sounded slightly cold, like that was how she normally spoke.
"Because, the Elders are trying to take you two away from us. Well, not you, but the little you…this is gonna be confusing." Paige replied.
Prue suddenly turned to Piper. "Mom, are you alright?"
Piper smiled and nodded. "Of course I am," she almost whispered.
Prue and Chris exchanged a glance then walked over and hugged Piper. Then Leo joined in, then finally Paige and Phoebe, but they all turned around when they sensed someone behind them. It was Odin.
"It is time,"
"No!" Piper objected.
"We have proof that Prudence and Chris grow up good." Phoebe added.
"Of course they do, it's because they stay 'up there' with us." Odin replied.
"That's not true," Prudence spoke up.
"And how would you know?"
"Because I'm evil, and you know why? It's because you took us away from our parents, our family! You wouldn't allow us to see them because you and all the other Elders thought they were bad influences!" Prue screamed, her voice strong, but slightly shaky.
"Then one day we finally met our family and you erased any and all memories they had of us!" Chris said, avoiding eye contact with his parents when he heard his mom and aunts gasp and Leo shook his head.
"But.." Odin started.
"But nothing! All I could remember growing up was how miserable I was, how much I hated you and your kind, then I soon began to think it was better to have no feelings at all compared to just bad ones. So, I joined the Underworld and soon managed to kill off who I considered the enemy." Prudence spoke through gritted teeth. Piper walked up and grabbed her daughter's hand and squeezed it and did the same to Chris.
"That was never our intention!" Odin said in disbelief, he shook his head, confused.
"Well that's what happens when you tear a family apart." Phoebe told him coldly.
"So if Prudence is evil, is that true of you also?" He asked Chris.
He shook his head. "No, I'm still good. No matter how much I hated you all I always thought that my parents would've wanted me to fight the good fight." He looked to his sister. "Unfortunately, Prudence feels differently so now in our time we are constantly battling each other. Her the Source of all Evil and myself the Head of the Reorganized Elders."
Odin shook his head once more and raised his hand. "That's enough, you may have jeopardized too much by speaking of the future, one only knows how much you've already changed by being in the same room together." Odin informed them.
"So, what's the verdict?" Paige asked somewhat sarcastically.
"Well, in my opinion, I think it would be wise, given what I just learned, to let you keep your children. But I must consult the other Elders." Odin replied then nodded and orbed away.
"So-so when exactly do we get our memories erased?" Piper stuttered.
"I think it's best we don't reveal anymore, like Odin said." Chris answered quickly.
"Of course you would agree with one of those bastards." Prudence crossed her arms.
"Well at least I don't run away from my problems like you and Wyatt!" Chris shot back.
Everyone's eyes widened when Wyatt's name was mentioned.
Leo stepped in front of them. "Ok you two, I know you don't get along in the future but this is not then, it's now, so can you try to forget your differences for the time being."
"Spoken like a true Elder," Chris patted his dad on the shoulder. Prue made a sound.
"Alright, so um, why don't we go downstairs and have some tea, since we don't know how long you're gonna be here." Piper suggested.
"Sounds great mom," Chris smiled.
Everyone started walking downstairs.
"I'm just gonna check on the kids." Piper called to the others. "Prudence honey would you give me a hand?"
Piper picked up baby Prue and Prudence picked up Chris.
"So, what's it like being the Source of all Evil?" Piper somewhat joked.
"It has its days," She answered.
"Ah, your Aunt Phoebe was the Source's wife once, ya know."
"Yea, I know, I hear stories all the time, heard she was pretty evil."
"That's only because her husband, Cole, got her pregnant with his evil spawn." Piper countered as they walked down stairs, Piper holding Wyatt's hand. When they made it into the Conservatory Odin was standing by the fireplace, everyone quiet.
"So," Phoebe said once Piper and Prudence were settled in.
"We've decided to let you keep your children." He said simply.
"Thank you," Piper said and slightly smiled, though he hardly deserved that.
"Yes, I'm just sorry you had to go through what you did. And Leo, we've decided to give you some time off."
"Well, I should go," Odin finished, when no one said anything he orbed out.
Piper and Leo looked at each other and smiled.
"I knew it would work out all along," Phoebe half lied.
Piper giggled, then frowned. "I guess that means we better send you two home."
"It was great spending time with you guys." Chris admitted.
"Same here," Paige agreed.
"Hey, just for fun, do you guys have any cousins in the future?" Phoebe smirked. Chris narrowed his eyes and smiled. "Hey, can't blame a girl for trying."
"Are you ready Prudence?" Leo asked. Prue just sat quiet. "Prudence?"
She got up abruptly, handing baby Chris to Phoebe and stormed out the front door.
"Prue!" Piper called. "She handed baby Prudence to Leo and ran after her.
Piper found Prue sitting on the front steps. She sat down next to her.
"What's wrong?" Piper asked.
"I don't want to go back," Prue admitted.
"I know, and I don't want you to either, but you have…" Piper started but Prudence cut her off.
"I don't want to go back because you're not there!" Prue cried.
"Oh, sweetie," Piper pulled her into a hug. She may have been evil but it was only because she lost her family.
"It's just so messed up, I never got a chance to know you, then when I finally do I have to go straight back."
"Well, if it helps I never knew my mother either, well not until I got my powers, she died when I was little." Piper said, remembering how tuff it was growing up without her mom, and how when she did finally see her, she never wanted to leave her side. She blinked back tears.
"It doesn't, it just proves that Halliwells never get to know their moms." Prue hugged her mom tighter, proving that she wasn't truly bad.
"If you think about it, now we will be able to spend time together, maybe when you get back to your own time everything will be changed, better."
"I hope you're right,"
"Me too," Piper kissed her on the forehead and the two made their way back inside.
"I think I'm ready to go home now." Prue said once she had managed to keep her voice straight.
"Alright," Phoebe said as she stood up and led everyone up to the attic.
Prudence and Chris hugged Paige and Phoebe first.
"I'll tell Abigail you said 'hi'," Chris told Phoebe, a huge grin spread across his face. It took Phoebe a minute to process this but then she smiled too.
Then they hugged Piper and Leo.
"Thanks mom, ya know, for everything…" Prue whispered to Piper.
"We love you guys," Prue said as she and Chris stepped back.
Through blurred vision Piper, Phoebe, and Paige recited the spell.
'Shadows of tomorrow
from the past are sown,
send back home from whence they came,
so mote it be.'
Again Phoebe took a match to the parchment and dropped it into the bowl.
The two kids waved good-bye to their family and just as they came, disappeared in a twister of gold and white lights.
"We did good," Leo smiled as he wrapped his arm around Piper's waist.
Piper wiped a few tears away and nodded. "Yea, we did."
Then the same lights appeared, and standing there, just as confused as their family, Prue and Chris were back.
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