The Power of Five
Summary: What if Patti Halliwell had not four but five daughters? While helping Prue clean out the attic, Paige finds something interesting. The four sisters and Leo begin the search for the fifth Charmed One. Their search leads them to Hogwarts and straight into the war between the Light and Voldemort. Will they find their lost sister? Can the Charmed Ones help defeat Voldemort? Who knows. R/R.
Author's Note: This is an Alternate Universe. Prue never died but Paige was still found. Patti died when Paige was 12, Phoebe was 14, Piper was 17, and Prue was 19. The youngest is now 17 or 18. Prue was already in college when Patti died.
"Why couldn't Phoebe or Piper help clean? Why me?" Paige Matthews mumbled as she carried a box over to her oldest sister Prue Halliwell.
"Well, Piper had to do inventory at P3 and Phoebe had to turn in something at the paper. So, that leaves you and me." Prue said with a smile.
Paige frowned as she once more began going through boxes. She removed the lid of the box she was carrying and started going through the papers and pictures. She paused only to ask Prue if something was to be kept or thrown away. At the very bottom Paige found an envelope that was sealed.
"I wonder what this is?" Paige asked.
"What?" Prue asked as she tossed an empty box in the corner.
"This envelope. It's sealed but has no name on it, no seal, no nothing." Paige answered as she held up the envelope.
" Hmmm. Let's go downstairs and open it." Prue said.
The two grabbed the trash bags and headed downstairs. Paige sat the envelope on the counter as she and Prue went outside to throw away the trash. They re-entered the house, got some tea and sat at the table. Paige opened the envelope.
"Oh my god!" she gasped.
"What? Paige what is it?" Prue asked.
All Paige could do was hand over the paper she held. Prue snatched it from her and read it. Prue reread the paper four times.
"Prue! Paige! We're home!" Piper Wyatt-Halliwell called out.
"How did cleaning the attic go?" Phoebe Halliwell asked as she and Piper entered the kitchen.
"What's wrong?" Piper asked.
"Did you know mom had a fifth daughter?" Paige asked.
"What!" cried Piper and Phoebe.
"Yeah. Paige found this in the attic. It's an adoption certificate." Prue said.
"You…you mean we have a fifth sister out there?" Phoebe asked.
"Yeah. It says here she was born one year before mom died. Paige would have been 11 or 12. That means she would be about 17 or 18 now." Prue answered.
"Leo! Leo get down here!" Piper cried.
A second later a flash of blue and white light appeared. When the light faded, their Whitelighter and Piper's husband Leo, stood before them.
"What's up?" he asked.
"Did you know about this?" Paige asked as she gave him the document.
Leo quickly read the paper. The girl's grandmother, Penelope Halliwell, had told him about the fifth daughter. All he knew about the child was her name.
"Yes. Grams told me 6months before she died. I was sworn to secrecy." Leo answered.
"Why didn't Grams of even mom tell us?" Phoebe asked.
"Well, this isn't any different than me. You three had no idea I even existed." Paige added.
"Paige is right. There had to be a good reason why your mom gave your youngest sister up." Leo said.
"I wish we knew why." Piper said.
The kitchen was then filled with a soft gold and white light and when it faded two people stood before the Charmed Ones and Leo.
"I know I should have told you." Patricia Halliwell said.
"Mom? Grams? Why did you hid her? We know why you gave up Paige, but why this one?" Piper asked.
"well, like Paige, she is your half sister. Her father is a Wizard. I met him first at Hogwarts. It wasn't until two years before I died that saw him again." Patti answered.
"So, you had a one-night-stand?" Prue asked.
"No. We wanted to be together but couldn't. I gave up my fifth daughter for three reasons. One, her father is a werewolf. Now, before you four say anything, not all werewolves are evil. Remus Lupin is the sweetest Wizard there is.
"The second reason is she is the last of the Halliwell line. At least for the moment. And finally, she has all the powers you have. Even Paige's. She is the strongest Halliwell to ever be born." Patti explained to her daughters.
The four were in shock. In the last two hours they found out they had a fifth sister, her father was a werewolf, she had all their powers and was the strongest Halliwell ever.
"Does…does this Remus Lupin know? I mean does he have her?" Phoebe asked.
"No. I mean, Remus knew about her, but him and Patti agreed to give her up for adoption. She would be safer that way." Grams answered.
"Is she a werewolf too?" Paige asked.
"No. A person can only become a werewolf if they are bit by one." Leo answered.
"Girls, it's time that you four found your sister and bring her home. Or at least make her aware of her destiny as a Charmed One." Grams said.
"Where do we even start?" Prue asked.
"Well, her name is Hermione. The people who adopted her have kept her name. Where they live now, I have no idea. You four have to find here." Patti answered.
"Wow, you broke the whole names starting with 'P' thing. Shame on you mom." Phoebe said sarcastically.
"You always were a smart alec Phoebe. We have to go now. Be careful and please find Hermione. Be safe my darlings." Grams said.
The four sisters nodded. They each waved as their mother and grandmother vanished from sight. Everyone moved into the living room.
"Leo, as a Charmed One, you would be her Whitelighter too right?" Piper asked.
"Yes. It will take some time, but I'll go over my charges and see if I have any named Hermione." Leo answered.
"all right. You better get started. We'll start going through records and things down here." Prue said.
Leo nodded and orbed away.
"I'll go to my old office. Maybe I can find something. After all, Gary down there still owes me a favor or too." Paige said with a grin.
"All right. We'll start here at the manor. Call us if you find anything Paige." Piper said.
Paige nodded as she grabbed her keys, purse and hurried out of the manor. And so the four sisters and Leo began their search for the fifth Charmed one, hoping to find her at last.